Fishing & Boating News
A Total Performance Bass Boat Rated For 200 HP
(11/17/2000 - Kilgore, TX,) The ZX200 from Skeeter is quite simply a smaller version of the ZX225, considered to be Skeeter's flagship bass boat, and the ZX250, the largest Skeeter bass boat. Extending a tape measure to 19 ' 5" in overall length, the 200 horse power rated ZX200 is smooth and dry on the big water and can maneuver into the back of timber filled coves for that secret pocket of bass. Like her big sisters, the ZX200 has a 92-inch beam so the forward fishing platform is long and wide with so much room that two anglers can fish the front and not get in each other's way. The ZX200 also has oversized storage boxes including two rod lockers on the front deck with room to hold a large number of outfits neatly arranged with the built-in integrated rod storage system. The front deck also has two spacious storage compartments to hold plenty of tackle. More storage compartments are built into the back deck and under the seats. Three retractable rod staze hold rods secure on the decks on even the longest and roughest runs.
PENN's New LD Series Reels Offer Smooth, Dependable Lever Drag Performance For Battling Tough GameFish
(11/15/2000 - Philadelphia, PA) When you take on hard-fighting gamefish like cobia, kings, tarpon and tuna, you need a rugged, lightweight reel with a smooth, precise drag system, plus the power to bring these saltwater bruisers to the boat. That's exactly what Penn had in mind when designing its new-for-2001 LD Series models.
from Escape To The Outdoors
(11/13/2000 - Scottsdale, AZ.) If your holiday shopping list includes someone who loves the Great Outdoors, we have some great gift ideas for you. We searched high and low for gift ideas that will fit any budget. Most of these gifts can be found in retail sporting goods stores or on the Internet. Approximate prices and toll-free numbers are listed where available.
Define On-Water Performance
(11/05/2000 - Murfreesboro, TN.) Superior performance, smooth handling and premium quality workmanship make the new Stratos® SS Extreme bass boats the boat of choice for bass anglers who want to remain competitive on the water – and in contention for the top spot at the weigh-in on any competitive tournament trail.
(10/31/2000 - ) Fins™ Spectra Super Line represents the next generation of braided fishing line. This incredible line enhances the strength of the high performance spectra fibers from which it is created. It is the best performing super line ever produced. FINS PRT Braid offers measurable performance beyond all other Superlines. Lines do not provide power; anglers and their catch do, and FINS PRT Braid harnesses that power with the most efficient performance per dollar of any Superline.
(10/31/2000 - Franklin, PA) "Autumn and cool water means hot smallmouth action," said Legendary Smallmouth angler Jeff Snyder. "Smallmouth get a jump start in activity once temperatures dip into the low fifties and high forties. This drop concentrates bait which in turn...concentrates smallmouth." Snyder was on a story and photo shoot for an upcoming issue of BASSMASTER Magazine. "Outdoor writer Darl Black asked me to fish with him on a river I had never been on before," he said. "He was hoping to see how I dissected the river and find smallies in tough fishing conditions. I chose the upper Allegheny because I had never seen it before and I knew that the tough old river would challenge me."
(10/20/2000 - Bradford, Ontario Canada) Results of two recent high profile bass tournaments on Rice Lake near Peterborough Ontario, continue to show that adding Crackle capsules into tube jigs increases both the numbers and the size of bass caught during these events. At the Ontario B.A.S.S. Federation Qualifier on August 26 & 27, *Matt Monkman of Barrie fished as a non-boater and captured 2nd place overall out of almost 200 anglers. 18 year old Matt was one of the youngest anglers in the tournament. At the Chevy/Mercury Bass Classic the following Labor Day Weekend, Dave Chong of Thornhill placed 2nd thanks to Crackle.
PF145, For Those Small Ponds and Lakes
(10/16/2000 - Lebanon, MO.) Crappie, bluegill, bass and all the other fish that reside in that favorite small pond or lake won't even notice when a PF145 slides into the water. This 14-foot panfish model from G3 transports up to three people quietly and comfortably from the shore to the favorite fishing hole creating angling adventures to remember.
Skeeter Bay Boats' New Little Sister
(10/16/2000 - Kilgore, Texas) The new ZX2000 has all the bigger Skeeter bay boats features but at a size of an inshore flats boat. At 19 feet and 10 inches in length, with a 98-inch beam and 14-inch draft, this craft will go wherever the redfish run or the specs scurry. The ZX2000 is built for fishing and comfort. The elevated front and rear casting decks provide added visibility to locate the fish and plan the next cast. Beneath the front deck are two roomy storage compartments and an anchor storage box. The rear deck features a large storage compartment, easy to reach rear rigging compartment and 19-gallon recirculating livewell. The fiberglass doors are rigged with stainless steel hinges.
Fishing Accessories Added As Standard Features
(10/16/2000 - Lebanon, MO.) G3 Boats expand the use of pontoon boats, those big deck cruisers with home-style luxuries built in, with the introduction of the new PB20F, a fishing version of the family's pontoon boat. Added to the comfort and safety found on the other G3 pontoon boats are fishing features making the PB20F function like a mobile fishing dock. Fishing features found on the PB20F include four deluxe upholstered fishing chairs and pedestals, forward and aft aerated livewells, wiring and plug for a 12-volt trolling motor and rod holders. Family features include large Bimini top for sun and rain protection, comfortable Roto-molded furniture, an ABS table with 2/cup holders and a cooler with storage. Other standard features include AM/FM cassette stereo with two speakers and two -12 volt accessory outlets.
SX200, For Skeeter Angling Pleasure - Balance, Beauty, Performance-With Skeeter Reliability
(10/16/2000 - Kilgore, Texas) It looks and feels like a million dollar fishing rig but the cost is so much less. The new SX200 bass boat from Skeeter is built for tournament angling with the size, power and stability needed for fishing early and making the weigh-in time. This value series high quality bass boat satisfies the family budget as well. It's the best of both worlds.
Larger Livewell, Improved .100 Gauge Welded Hull
(10/16/2000 - LEBANON, MO.) Bass boats should be built to handle tough conditions yet laid out to compliment the angler's fishing abilities. The Pro 185 from G3 is on the mark for both categories with a hull welded with .100 gauge aluminum and features designed with fishing in mind. The 18 and one half foot long Pro 185 is rated for a 115 horsepower Yamaha outboard and the improved "New Generation" modified-vee step hull calms choppy water for a smooth ride and maximum performance at all speeds. The 3/16-inch extruded longitudinal stringer system runs the full length of the hull, adding strength and providing truer hull alignment.
A Total Performance Bass Boat Rated For 250 HP
(10/16/2000 - Kilgore, TX) There's no mistaking the ZX250 Bass Boat from Skeeter. Rated for a 250 horsepower Yamaha outboard, this 21-foot craft is the largest Skeeter bass boat made. Cruising to the next fishing hole is a smooth and fast jaunt for the ZX250. The massive forward fishing platform is built on a 92-inch beam to accommodate the most demanding of front deck anglers with room for rods, tackle and even an oversized fishing partner.
With All Aluminum Hull, Floor and Deck
(10/16/2000 - Lebanon, MO) Fish all day, fish all year and continue fishing into the decade, the new HP190 bass boat from G3 Boats will outlast any angler. With all aluminum materials for the hull, floor and deck and welded construction from bow to transom, these boats won't rattle apart even in the roughest conditions.
ZX - Performance Series Bass Boats
(10/12/2000 - Kilgore, TX) It's the bass boat dreams are made of. The Skeeter ZX225 is boat of choice by more tournament competing Skeeter owners than any other model. The ZX225 has the size, the power, the stability in rough water and the front deck size to help anglers catch more fish, day in and day out. Rated for a Yamaha 225 horsepower outboard, the 20' 2" ZX225 rockets through the water allowing the driver and partner to arrive at the best fishing hole while the others still work the wakes. The ZX225 is also a master at beating an impeding thunderstorm, or the tournament clock, back to the ramp.
Raychart 320 Delivers High-Performance in a Compact Package
(10/11/2000 - Nashua, NH) Raytheon Marine, the leading supplier of marine electronics to the worldwide recreational marine market, today introduced the new Raychart 320. At the heart of the Raychart 320 is a new 12 channel parallel GPS receiver capable of receiving augmented GPS WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) satellite differential signals.
Offering speciality products and innovative items for fishermen.
(09/19/2000 - Lindale, TX) C.T. Sports has joined the Fishingworld.com community with a new e-store that offers speciality products for the fishermen. C.T. Sports offers innovative items that most tackle stores don't carry. Owner Tom Rivers said, "In most cases the items are what I would consider outstanding products that suffer from limited exposure." Now when you are looking for those hard to find items, be sure to drop in C. T. Sports.
(Friday, July 28,2000 - San Angelo, Texas) "I thought I saw it in the rod locker!" "I think it's in the storage box by the left live well!" "We had it last year #*%*!"
(Thursday, July 13,2000 - Maple Grove, MN) Dean Meier of Maple Grove, Minnesota took a fourth place finish in the MInnesota State Lottery Pro/AM Bass tournament held on Gull Lake this past June 14-16. Dean used a new bait bearing his name produced by the Osseo, Minnesota based fishing tackle manufacturer, Thunderbullets, Inc.to find fish on the weedy flats of this popular resort area lake.
Fishing Hot Spots Maps and Navionics Announce New GPS Fishing Maps
(Friday, July 07,2000 - Rhinelander, WI) There hasn't been a breakthrough product in fishing for a long time. Until now. Fishing Hot Spots‚ HotMaps‘ by Navionics will feature freshwater lake contour and structure information in both handheld and fixed mount GPS units. In making the announcement, Fishing Hot Spots, Inc. (FHS) and Navionics plan to have the product available this summer.
The Only New Truly Innovative Bass Jig in the World!
(Thursday, July 06,2000 - Menomonie, WI.) How do you effectively fish extremely thick cover? Not your average isolated brush pile here or there, but the real dense and matted stuff. You know…thick, seemingly impenetrable vegetation or prickly, lure-grabbing buck brush. How about beaver huts and clustered logjams? These are the places that grow giant bass and most lures can never reach them. Innovative Sport Group (ISG), manufacturers of the record-setting Intimidator' Soft Plastics, has solved the heavy cover blues...introducing the Scorpion' Bass Jig
(Friday, May 19,2000 - Flippin, AR) For years, saltwater anglers have looked to Ranger for a wide variety of exceptional fishing boats. Now, they have another reason to look to the nation's largest manufacturer of premium quality fishing boats for their sportfishing needs - the all-new 2180 Bay Ranger.
The 50 Best Places to Catch Bass
(Saturday, May 13,2000 - Granbury, TX) Largemouth, smallmouth or stripers--bass of all varieties are the number one sport fish across the country, and in America's Best Bass Fishing veteran angler and outdoor writer Steve Price points the way to the very best places to catch them.
(Friday, May 12,2000 - Claremont, NH) You've found the exact depth where the prized school of walleye has been swimming. You tried the bottom-bouncer, the slip bobber, everything you could think of, but because of the winds and the drift of the boat you just can't hold that depth. We're all familiar with that frustration, but now there's an answer!
(Tuesday, May 02,2000 - Dania Beach, FL) The 2000 World Record Game Fishes book is now ready for distribution. This edition of the only official guide to world sportfishing records lists over 850 species in all-tackle, line class and fly fishing categories. Included are the newly revised international angling rules and regulations for freshwater, saltwater, and fly fishing. In addition, there are freshwater line class records for all 50 U.S. states, and complete junior angler records.
(Friday, April 28,2000 - Menomonie, WI.) Crowded lakes, heavy fishing pressure and finicky bass are the makings of a disastrous fishing trip. To avoid these tempestuous times, serious anglers need an advantage or edge over those wily old bass. ISG, manufacturers of the record-setting Scorpion' Jig Series, has that advantage...the Intimidator' Skirted Grub!
Skeeter's Stylish Ski Boats Have Bass Boat Features
(Thursday, April 27,2000 - KILGORE, Texas) Looking for stripers or largemouth at dawn. Taking the girls out tubing and skiing in the afternoon. Do it all from the same boat with Skeeter's Fish and Ski boats, designed to accommodate however you chose to have fun on the water.
(Friday, April 21,2000 - Fond du Lac, WI) Mercury Racing and Mercury MerCruiser engines powered 15 out of 18 boats recognized by Powerboat Magazine in their annual "Awards for Product Excellence." Powerboat presents the awards to boat builders who survive the extensive evaluation put forth by the magazine's expert test team. The team evaluated a total of 46 boats in a series of performance trials that were featured in the December through April issues of Powerboat. The May, 2000 issue of the world's leading performance magazine features seven categories of boat builder product excellence awards including Offshore, Offshore Sport Cruiser, Sport Boat, Catamaran, Tow Boat, Production Runabout and Custom Runabout. In addition to boat of the year honors, workmanship, performance and value were recognized where appropriate in each category.
ZX High Performance Series Offers Options For All
(Thursday, April 20,2000 - Kilgore, TX) The "A" class of bass boats, the Skeeter high performance ZX series has a boat for every angler. Whether it's our biggest bass boat on the market, the ZX 210, the ZX 195 or the ZX 180, these ultimate fishing machines are engineered and built for the tournament fisherman.
(Friday, April 07,2000 - Rhinelander, WI) Never before has a product better reflected the world class fishing found on Lake of the Woods. Canada’s "big four," walleye, muskie, northern and smallmouth bass are the focus of the latest maps from Fishing Hot Spots.
Mercury Racing Introduces All-New HP575SCi Sterndrive Sets New Durability Standard for High Performance Marine Propulsion
(Tuesday, April 04,2000 - Fond du Lac, WI) Mercury Racing is pleased to introduce the all-new HP575SCi sport boat propulsion package, the first Mercury Racing consumer engine to feature both super charging and fuel injection. It is the highest output powertrain package ever released by Mercury Racing to include a one-year limited factory warranty.
(Sunday, March 26,2000 - Alexander, AR.) Rattles are fast becoming a vital addition to the bass anglers arsenal. They attract fish to lures that would otherwise go unnoticed. Rattles enable an angler to announce to fish that their lure is in the vicinity by producing a clicking sound, mimicking their forage.
Creative Lure™ introduces crankbait making kits!
(Friday, March 24,2000 - Weehawken, NJ) Creative Lure™ introduces for the first time ever, a unique line of premium Balsafoam crankbait making kits. Developed for the hobbyist and serious angler, whose knowledge of "matching the hatch" can now be utilized for greater success and loads of fun!
(Thursday, March 23,2000 - Tulsa, OK) Salt-impregnated lures work pretty simply. "The fish get instant salt satisfaction when they bite the bait. It reminds them of foraging baits and, the good part is, they hold onto it longer," stated Jamie Moore, Director of Sales and Marketing for Gene Larew Baits. In other words . . . it tastes great! But Larew Baits have gone the extra distance, and added a special garlic scent to all their new baits.
(Tuesday, March 21,2000 - Emory, TX) Lake Fork Trophy Bait & Tackle have two of their Pro-Staffers claiming top ten finishes after the first day of Mega- Bucks tourney held on Lake Murray in South Carolina today. Todd Faircloth of Jasper, Texas weighing in an impressive stringer 19.12 lbs for a second place standing along with Mark Pack of Mineola, Texas weighing in a solid weight of 16.03 lbs for the 9th place finish after day one. With most anglers sight fishing and fewer fish being found day two should be very interesting. With reports of the fish moving out and the added pressure of the recent FLW tourney anglers will need all their talents to hold their leads.
No Carpet Decks Ideal For Saltwater Anglers
(Monday, March 13,2000 - KILGORE, Texas) With a new no carpet deck design, the Skeeter ZX 202L and ZX 185L, the most popular models of Skeeter’s high performance bass boats, are now equally ideal for saltwater and low maintenance conscious anglers.
SPORTS TOP FEATURES & HIGH-GRADE COMPONENTS
(Saturday, March 11,2000 - CERRITOS, CA) Sporting high-performance features unavailable from any other manufacturer, Daiwas Millionaire S reels offer fresh and saltwater fisherman X-Treme casting and fish fighting performance for $89.95 or less.
Skeeter Technology and Design in an Aluminum Boat
(Saturday, March 11,2000 - KILGORE, Texas) Built to live up to the Skeeter legend for rugged durability, unmatched fishability and lasting performance, the Skeeter ZX aluminum bass boat line is engineered with all the technology and craftsmanship as its fiberglass counterpart.
(Thursday, March 09,2000 - KILGORE, Texas) The ultimate fishing machine is a catch phrase no longer. Redesigned for 2000 are Skeeter's flagship bass boats, the ZX202 and ZX185.
(Wednesday, March 08,2000 - Waukegan, IL) In a move demonstrating the broad performance capabilities of its new FICHT® Ram Injection™ technology, Evinrude proudly unveiled a new 75-hp outboard with FICHT Ram Injection. Evinrude, the first name in outboards, continues to be the technology leader offering the most comprehensive line of direct fuel injection (DFI) two-strokes of any outboard manufacturer.
Boaters wanted it. Now Evinrude, the world's leading name in outboards, has it.
(Monday, March 06,2000 - Waukegan, Illinois) Evinrude is offering boaters a hard-charging new 135-hp outboard to the outboard maker's increasingly popular line-up of powerful, durable and fuel-efficient two-stroke Evinrude® outboards with FICHT® Ram Injection™ direct fuel injection (DFI) technology.
(Thursday, March 02,2000 - Emory, Texas) Roland Martin of Clewiston, Florida, one of the most recognizable anglers in the sport of fishing, has teamed up with Mark Pack's Lake Fork Trophy Bait & Tackle's Mega-Weight Pro Staff. Martin holds the record for tournament wins (19) on the BASSMASTER Tournament Trail, has fished in 22 BASSMASTER CLASSICS and has 9 Angler of the Year Titles.
Wide variety of on-line stores now available, more being added daily!
(Tuesday, February 08,2000 - LINDALE, TEXAS) FishingWorld.com, the company that brings fishing industry news, products and services to the Internet, has announced the development of a simple-to-use e-Commerce program that helps businesses sell their products and services on their own web pages - without knowing html programming language.
Tricks and tools for detecting bites (and weeds) when trolling crankbaits behind planer boards
(Monday, February 07,2000 - ) Nobody disputes the value of small in-line planer boards for crankbait trolling. Boards help you spread lures wide from side to side when searching for scattered fish. The fish might be suspended, or roaming flats. Boards also let you run crankbaits right in to shallow fish, without having to float your boat over their spooky little heads.
(Sunday, January 23,2000 - Brainerd, MN) Lindy Little Joe has excited anglers again with the introduction of the NEW Rattlin' No-Snagg Sinker! The addition of a super loud, brass rattle to the already extremely "hot" No-Snagg slip sinker will give the angler what he is looking for...sound that will attract fish to his Carolina or Lindy Rig and still remain virtually SNAGG free. Rattles are extremely important to fishermen who are looking for an angling edge in dirty or stained water.
Fully anodized, feature-laden, fish-fighting machine
(Wednesday, January 12,2000 - CERRITOS, CA) Tooled from a solid chunk of Aluminum, Daiwa's new Millionaire reel boasts features that seem to be the bellwether of plug casting reels Daiwa's newest CV-ZA MILLIONAIRE is the largest in the series and also the first to feature spool click. Like the other Millionaire-Z models, the MCV-Z300A is tooled from a solid piece of aircraft aluminum and all exterior surfaces are hard anodized.
(Wednesday, January 05,2000 - ) The president of Computrol, Charlie Scott, made the directive to his staff perfectly clear. "I want a fish finder that every angler in America can afford to install on their boat. It has to have all the same features of any of the Bottom Line line sonar units, but at a price no one can walk away from." The staff of engineers at the Meridian, Idaho, facility rolled their eyes, moaned and groaned, then went to work. The result: Bottom Line's new Tournament Leader 1200.
(Wednesday, January 05,2000 - Lebanon, MO) The fastest growing boat manufacturer in 1999, G3 Boats, wants its customers to go fishing for free ... for the next three years. It's called the G3 Advantage Program and G3 boat buyers will receive a special "Thank You for Fishing G3!" gift package valued at over $75.00.
All the Features at a More Affordable Price
(Wednesday, January 05,2000 - ) Bottom Line's Fishin' Buddy 2200 and 2250 have a new sibling....introducing the Fishin' Buddy 1200 æ the latest model of the most popular and technologically advanced portable fish finder ever made. And the Fishin' Buddy 1200 is the most economically priced portable yet. The Fishin' Buddy 1200 includes the patented SideFinder® with the multi-view transducer. With SideFinder the user can look not only down but to the side as well.
12 Jon Boat Models in G3 Line
(Tuesday, January 04,2000 - Lebanon, MO.) When building the best aluminum jon boats, you’ve got to have the basics down to a science. The folks at G3 like to think of it more as an art form. Hunters and anglers will too when they experience the 2000 line of Jon boats from G3.
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