Before Lowrance invented and sold the first recreational sonar product for fishermen in 1957, many anglers focused their time on the water searching for gamefish near or around the shoreline. The reason is simple: When you can see fish-holding structure along the bank of a lake, you are more confident in locating key fish-holding areas. The Lowrance Fish-Lo-K-Tor – also known as the “The Little Green Box” – changed all that. Using this portable, battery-operated device, fishermen gained the confidence they needed to move off the shoreline with a whirling dial of red lights that could define depth changes, and mark underwater structure as well as gamefish. While this first fishfinder was simple in design – requiring a considerable amount of training to use effectively – it changed the way we fished, and it definitely helped put fish in the boat. Today, when a marine electronics company announces a “ground breaking” fishfinder that delivers a meaningful benefit, anglers take notice. And that’s where our story begins.
Luxury appointments and the durability, toughness, and fishability required by serious saltwater anglers. Combining the comfort and style of a yacht into a boat designed for offshore fishing is a tall order. But the engineers and designers at Tidewater Boats did it all in the all-new 320 CC.
For six decades, the iconic brand Lowrance has led the fishing and boating industries in product innovation and customer service, supported professional anglers around the globe and dominated the tournament trail. But how did it all begin?
When you move up to a 20-foot multi-species boat, you expect more of everything. The Skeeter WX2060 delivers with more cockpit space, storage, and standard options than any boat in its class.
From personal to corporate trips; from family who wish to enjoy the sport to a group of professional anglers who wish to compete, the Colorado Mountains provide a place where everyone can achieve their individual goals. It is important to note that fishing is far more than a sport, it is a passionate pursuit that combines technique and artistry that no other sport or activity provides. And as the mind wanders while sitting in that “office space” this month, dreaming of a place where the waters run deep and the trout are waiting, it is important to note the name Colorado Fly Fishing Adventures is the one that goes hand-in-hand with that dream.
Viewing coastal wildlife and catching the bounty of species inhabiting inshore areas is what many Carolina Skiff owners enjoy the most. The folks at Carolina Skiff are doing good deeds to ensure everyone, they included, has those opportunities for generations to come.
If big water is in your future and so is family cruising and serious fishing, then the all-new Sea Chaser 27 HFC by Carolina Skiff is your boat. Whatever the activity the 27 HFC is already rigged out with the features everyone needs to enjoy a long day on the water. Head out early for a long offshore run to catch pelagic species and then cruise a secluded island for an afternoon of beachcombing. You can do it all in the same trip with this features-loaded rig.
The Bassmaster Classic®. There\’s not another event like it anywhere, and it only comes around once each year. The Classic, as it’s called, will bring a number of firsts to its newest destination, and fishing fans won’t want to miss them. The Classic is March 24-26 in Houston. About an hour north, the 52 pros will compete for the world championship on Lake Conroe. The winner will earn $300,000 when they are crowned, a huge first for professional fishing.
In the springtime just prior to the spawn, bass fishing can be relatively easy as fish begin moving shallow and gorge themselves as their metabolism speeds up with rising water temperatures. However, during other transitional periods – like spring-to-summer and summer-to-fall – bass can be more difficult to dial in. In these situations, using electronics to map high percentage offshore locations and selecting the right lure set-up are absolutely critical to getting bites.
AWARD MARKS COMPANY\’S SIXTEENTH CONSECUTIVE IN 2017 Yamaha Marine Group announced today from the Miami International Boat Show® that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has again recognized Yamaha with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Outboard Engine category. This year’s award is the sixteenth consecutive, an achievement no other outboard manufacturer can claim.