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Kayak Fishing Just Got Better
(Jan 30, 2018 - Plano,IL) Kayak fishing is all the rage for one very good reason: it simplifies things. Kayaks don’t take up a lot of space, they are easy to transport, have an eco-friendly footprint and, most importantly,
(Jan 30, 2018 - Westlake Village, CA) Introducing the next generation of electric boats… ElectraCraft's all new TR Series Tri-Cat! This sleek and innovative design provides greater stability for superior maneuverability and performance. 3 sizes are available to fit every desire; 152TR, 162TR and 182TR, accommodating up to 12 adults comfortably.
Mechanical or Tiller: 25 hp, 20 hp Tiller: 15 hp
(Jan 25, 2018 - Kennesaw, Ga) Yamaha’s high-powered portables are redefining the expectations for portable horsepower, from the F15 and F20 to the outstanding, new F25, an IBEX Innovation Award Winner for 2017.
Z-Man Fishing Enlists Communications Pros Traditions Media
(Jan 25, 2018 - Ladson, SC) There’s something elusive and simultaneously irresistible about a truly original thing. It draws you toward the unknown, and toward the possibility that mind-blowing things are about to happen.
(Jan 25, 2018 - Ostego, Mn.) Crestliner welcomes a versatile member to its line-up of durable, reliable fishing boats with the all-new Bass Hawk. Built on the hull design of the Fish Hawk series and featuring the raised bow and stern decks similar to the PT series, the Bass Hawk offers a flexible platform for bass anglers and more.
LIVETARGET impresses with twin awards at Big Rock shows
(Jan 15, 2018 - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) LIVETARGET lures are widely recognized for their anatomically accurate, three-dimensional designs and incredibly detailed, lifelike finishes. When these visual characteristics are coupled to actions proven to attract and trigger the wariest predators, the result is a family of lures that represents Nature to the highest degree possible: lures that are truly, Live Targets.
“Panfish” Phil Laube’s finesse plays for bigger pans on pressured waters
(Dec 8, 2017 - Coralville, IA) We’ve all seen it happen—a crappie bite starts and word gets out. Like bums on bologna sandwiches, the ice turns into a free-for-all. Common sense would tell us to find fresh ice or try another lake, but depending on where you live or ice conditions, that’s not always easy. And it might be your favorite lake or home waters—so then what do you do?
St. Croix Mojo Salt series blends durability and design consistency for top performance
(Nov 19, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Florida Keys guide and co-host of Saltwater Experience, Capt. Tom Rowland knows that hosting clients with varying degrees of angling skill is the ultimate testing ground for new products like St. Croix’s Mojo Salt series. After extensive field experience, Rowland grades this lineup of conventional and spinning rods a solid A+.
New Ocean Kayak Malibu Pedal earning accolades with dealers and tough critics alike
(Nov 16, 2017 - Old Town, ME) Introduced this past July at Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ocean Kayak is proud to announce that the revolutionary Malibu Pedal is now shipping.
Truly Innovative - Square Bill is as Tough as They Come
(Oct 27, 2017 - Fort Smith, AR) A Square Bait crankbait is known for three things, deflection, deflection, deflection, and is one of the most versatile crankbaits an angler can have in their arsenal of baits.
St. Croix Pro Tommy Skarlis owes MWC World Walleye Championship to rod performance, and, of course, some tactical deftness
(Oct 5, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) It’s been 29 full seasons since Walleye Tournament Pro Tommy Skarlis started fishing professionally. It was 6 years before that when he bought his first St. Croix rod; a 7-foot 6-incher.
Aqua-Vu® micro Revolution Series applies reel technology to underwater viewing
(Sep 28, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Cast. Reel. Catch. Nothing’s more fundamental to fishing success than this simple action, accomplished hundreds of times each day on the water, almost as an afterthought. Other than the lure itself, the reel likely remains the single most important fishing tool ever invented.
Sometimes a Hard Bait Needs Split Personality
(Sep 26, 2017 - Fort Smith, AR) It looks like a typical topwater popper. But a closer inspection of the new Prank from Booyah Bait Co. exposes the true hybrid nature of this unique bait.
New LightHouse 3.2 Offers Additional Enhancements
(Sep 21, 2017 - Wilsonville,OR.) One of the best ways to get the most out of any marine electronics is to update software when it becomes available. Make this a habit and you’re sure to stay on the cutting edge—all without any additional investment.
Hint of autumn in the air spurs catfish activity…and St. Croix Mojo Cat promo
(Sep 19, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Warm sun-filled days coupled with crisp, cool nighttime temperatures start bringing tempertures down on Arkansas’s Lake Ouachita. With it, leaves begin turning, imparting the annual telltale sign that catfish are going on the prowl.
Skarlis credits new Raymarine Axiom for making it a “mark ‘em, catch ‘em” event
(Sep 19, 2017 - Cass Lake, MN) In his 24-year professional walleye career, Raymarine pro Tommy Skarlis has won a dozen major walleye titles across AIM, NWT, PWT—and now, MWC circuits. Add myriad club and charity event wins, a Crappie Master National Championship win in 2013, the world record for largest professional walleye tournament weight, and you begin to understand why Outdoor Life named him one of the “Top 10 Anglers on the Planet”.
Iowa-based ice tackle pioneers release 2018 catalog featuring new MVP baits
(Sep 14, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Always ahead of the curve, Iowa’s Custom Jigs & Spins is proud to release a 2018 catalog refreshed with many brand-new lure designs and added colors for proven performers like the Chekai Tungsten Ice Jig.
One slick trick takes it easy on fish lips and your favorite lures
(Sep 8, 2017 - Saline, MI) Dentists and anglers agree on exactly one thing: Work around jaws and teeth is serious, sensitive business. It’s why practitioners of both trades wield instruments of precision extraction.
Ingenious new optics accessories compatible with modular Quick Attachment™ System
(Sep 8, 2017 - Crosslake, Mn) Key in a single YouTube search for “underwater strikes,” and your device quickly kicks out over a hundred thousand hits. Even after filtering out the usual riff-raff of YouTube weirdness, you’re still left with hundreds of hours of spectacular underwater footage—and the undeniable impression that anglers today can’t wait to see what it really looks like when big bass, muskies and other fish attack.
(Sep 8, 2017 - ) Spinning gear or Casting gear? Live bait or artificial? Walk a stream bank or launch a boat in a lake? These are common considerations before venturing out fishing for the day.
Versatile fishing star embodies “Best Rods on Earth”
(Aug 21, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) In seeking out the ideal individual to represent your fishing rod company, it probably doesn’t hurt to hire an angler who, you know, fishes a lot. Might be the understatement of the year relative to St. Croix Rod’s elite roster of professionals, its newest ambassador, Tony
Capable TX 17 is the workhorse of Tenzing’s all-new, affordable line of TX Series hunting packs
(Aug 15, 2017 - Plano, IL) Hunting packs lead a tough life. They’re overstuffed, overloaded and dragged through some of the worst conditions and environments imaginable. Sooner or later, stitching yields, straps break and zippers say uncle. For some, it’s hard to expect a pack to last more than a single season.
FRABILL PARTNERS WITH MILLE LACS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE DONATION SUPPORTS MLSA'S MISSION TO "FREE THE FIGHTER"
(Jul 29, 2017 - Plano, IL) The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) has received a significant donation from Frabill, makers of trusted fishing gear since 1938. MSLA will use the gift of 10 Frabill Weigh-Bag Systems and 10 Conservation Series Landing Nets to minimize mortality of trophy smallmouth bass on Mille Lacs.
PLANO PRO POSTS 24TH B.A.S.S. WIN AT HUK BASSMASTER ELITE EVENT
(Jul 25, 2017 - WADDINGTON, NY) Plano Pro Kevin VanDam won his 24th B.A.S.S tournament this past Sunday along the US/Canadian border at the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing.
Old Town is back on tour with brand-new Castine and Sorrento Series
(Jul 24, 2017 - Old Town, ME) For 120 years, expert craftsmen from Old Town Canoes & Kayaks in Old Town, Maine have built some of the world’s finest watercraft. Now, the veteran watercraft engineers at Old Town are once again leading the way in forward-thinking design with two new touring kayaks debuting at Outdoor Retailer.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Gurnee IL) For tournament anglers, keeping their catch alive means avoiding point deductions and potential loss of a trophy. Pro Fisherman Kyle Weisenburger uses Iosso Products' Live Well Cleaner before an event. It safety removes stains and algae, and keep his wells fresh and odor-free.
(Jul 14, 2017 - Richland, MI) When bright, clear light is needed for walkway, task and general ambience use, but space is tight, TecNiq's new M90 Accent Light is the perfect choice. This accessory is completely waterproof and less than 1" in diameter.
Elite Gloves debut in ICAST’s New Product Showcase, Technical Apparel
(Jul 13, 2017 - Santa Rosa, CA.) Gnarly rapids, mosquitoes clouding the launch ramp, crafty fish that don’t fight fair; there’s no lack of challenges for those pursuing their passions afloat. BUFF® just doesn’t want hand protection to be one of them.
Pile Diver, Wheeler Hammer Craw, Rock Banger and Big Hunk take soft plastic designs from small to hefty at Larew
(Jul 10, 2017 - Orlando, FL) Gene Larew Lures, makers of Bobby Garland crappie baits and Larew bass lures, announces several new product introductions at this week's ICAST fishing tackle trade show in Orlando.
New High-Performance Multifunction Displays Offer Superior 1kW CHIRP Sonar Technology, Intuitive HybridTouch Control, and RealVision 3D™
(Jul 10, 2017 - Wilsonville,OR.) FLIR Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the expansion of its Raymarine Axiom™ Multifunction Display (MFD) line with the introduction of the Axiom Pro.
(Jul 6, 2017 - Coralville, IA) One of the best kept secrets in multi-species fishing is housed in a state-of-the-art warehouse on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa. It’s the home of one man’s dream to create, manufacture, and market baits that simply catch fish.
(Jul 6, 2017 - ALEXANDRIA, La.) Bill Lewis Outdoors announces the introduction of StutterStep 4.0, a smaller version of the innovative StutterStep 5.0 topwater lure that brought new features and actions to surfa
(Jun 29, 2017 - ) Boat lifts are perhaps the ultimate accessory. Out of the water, the hull stays cleaner, which in turn boosts speed and mileage—not to mentioning saving the owner from back-breaking scrubbing.
St. Croix wows recreational and professional anglers with technologically advanced and handcrafted Legend Tournament Inshore
(Jun 29, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Work… There’s a saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” And it gets infinite likes and shares on social media, despite its tiredness.
Best-Selling Aqua-Vu 715c receives XD Camera upgrade, retains low price
(Jun 27, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Video tech today has opened the pursuit of capturing cool stuff on camera to a whole new generation of would-be Woody Allens. Point, shoot, edit, upload. Blink . . . you’re an overnight internet sensation.
(Jun 16, 2017 - Hayward, CA ) Some species of fish, especially after spawning, won't chase fast-moving bait. The problem is, many outboard engines won't run at the low RPMs needed to entice a bite.
B-Fish-N Tackle’s MasterFlash Jig taps into key predator-prey interactions
(Jun 15, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Underwater, some pretty cool visuals produce compelling cause-effect scenarios, often unbeknownst to anglers. Like what happens when jaws snap and gills flare danger red. All that’s left is an explosion of scales and flesh and violence— a flashy feast for the eyes that triggers primal responses from other aquatic predators in the neighborhood.
(Jun 12, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) Don’t be surprised when your smartphone goes full A.I., 3D and solar powered—all at once. Or when your device lets you interact with lifelike holographic images. Or when something called ‘augmented reality’ endows your phone with Star Trek Tricorder powers, scanning, analyzing and enhancing anything in your world.
(Jun 2, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Onboard power management is a concern, particularly on larger yachts where multiple light sources can represent a continuous drain. The Hella marine EuroLED 75 downlight provides bright, glare-free illumination yet draws less than 3W. Its superior design also enables both interior and exterior use aboard for a cohesive look.
(May 9, 2017 - Hayward, CA) Out of the water, even the lightest dinghy can be awkward to move. Some owners use anything they can find, from reluctant bystanders to dock carts. Others simply resort to dragging on it the ground by its painter. Whichever method, there's always a risk to the vessel and everyone around it—especially on a windy day.
Beans, Bullets or Band-Aids, Plano’s new military-spec Field Locker Waterproof Ammo Box protects contents in all conditions
(May 3, 2017 - Plano, IL) Plano’s venerable 1312, 1712 and 1612 Field/Ammo Boxes have served hunters and shooters around the world for over a decade. These practical, molded-plastic ammo cans are durable, won’t rust, and provide a secure and economical means of storing and transporting ammunition and other shooting accessories. Specifically, worldwide sales of the big Model 1612 .50 cal. Ammo Box have sealed its status as a shooter-preferred favorite.
Ingenious new optics accessories compatible with modular Quick Attachment™ System
(May 1, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) It’s a mad mad video world; a YouTube nation; a virtual way of life. See something weird or wild? You capture it with your phone or your camera. Upload. Share. View. Go viral. Within minutes, the whole world’s seen it, while legions of would-be documentarians stand ready to record the next wow moment.
Affordable autopilot system designed specifically for small- to medium-sized vessels
(Apr 27, 2017 - WILSONVILLE, OR) Nobody wakes up at 4 AM to go steering. Operating the boat is simply a means to an end—like getting on a hot bite before anyone else, or making that next port of call on time.
(Apr 21, 2017 - Edgewater,FL.) There's a new champion on the scene: The Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro, a boat designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. Unrivaled Boston Whaler hull construction combines with innovative, purpose-driven design to satisfy the needs of serious anglers, without sacrificing comfort or style.
(Apr 17, 2017 - Crystal Lake, IL) Torqeedo, long-time supporter of small boat fishing and leader in clean, zero-emission marine propulsion, returned to the 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship as a main title sponsor.
(Apr 7, 2017 - Shelton, CT) As onboard power demands increase, Hubbell Marine answers the call with high-quality 50 amp cable sets that feature safety indicator LED lights. They notify users when electricity is flowing and, more importantly, when there are wiring problems at the power source.
Perseverance pays big dividends for Bassmaster Classic victor Jordan Lee
(Apr 4, 2017 - New York, NY) Pulling away from the docks on the first day of the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Seaguar pro Jordan Lee couldn’t have imagined the roller-coaster path of conditions and emotions that he would navigate over the next three days.
(Mar 24, 2017 - Bixby,OK) After winning the coveted “Best Terminal Tackle” award at ICAST, the world’s largest annual sportfishing trade show held in Orlando, FL, followed by a trifecta of industry Best-in-Show awards, Trapper Tackle gets ready to debut a trifecta of its own. Enter “Trapper Treble” which will be first shown to the world later this week at the Bassmaster Classic in Houston, TX, on the world stage of championship bass fishing.
(Mar 24, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) The precision, long-distance cast – it’s the mark of the elite bass angler. The ability to hit the faraway pocket in a pad field, to reach the most remote regions of a dock, to run a crankbait on ledge in just the right window—these are the powers that separate the average bass angler from the extraordinary one. These are the angling powers that St. Croix aims to amplify with the debut of six new members in the Legend Tournament Bass casting lineup.
How Old Town-sponsored pro Keith Combs taps backwoods bass
(Mar 24, 2017 - Old Town, ME) Old Town Canoes & Kayaks is proud to announce official sponsorship of Bassmaster Elite Series pro and 2017 Bassmaster Classic competitor Keith Combs.
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