There are more than 30 million fishers in the USA (and much more worldwide). And each of these fishers may have their own distinct idea of what comprises the supreme fishing experience. The fishing bay boats shown in this post will reflect such diversity.
Inshore fishing competitions spread like wild fire before the 2008 economic recession. Smiling professional fishers posed for the television cameras, sporting vibrant polyester jerseys like all those other ESPN heroes.
Bay boats targeted at inshore fisheries and designed with low freeboard, multiple fishing accoutrements, and moderate deadrise, grew popular over a decade ago. They were one of the strongest markets through the Great Recession, and these days, you can hardly cruise through a Gulf Coast inlet or a Florida coastal bay without seeing one or two or ten.
Read the article Bay Boat Battles for more information about the rise of bay boats.
The outdoor life is amazing, fantastic, and breathtaking! Nothing beats the view of the rising sun and the starry night outside the bustling cityscape. Wouldn’t you agree? Of course, you do! Can you smell the fresh outdoor breeze?
Aside from the majestic view, you know what else is breathtaking? A snake! A snake just a few feet away from you may give you a mini heart attack! If it comes closer, it can literally (in a case of a venomous snake), take away your breath! You don’t want that! Do you?
Most of us don’t want those snakes to touch us or at least get near to us! In many cases, these snakes don’t match an adrenaline pumped human. These snakes, venomous or not, are axed and beaten to death. But if you know how to identify a copperhead snake, you just need to walk away from it or shoo it away.Continue reading
Trolling, which entails pulling an artificial lure or mounted fish bait behind a motorboat at speeds of 1-10 knots, in either fresh or salt water, is in world-wide terms the most commonly practiced of all techniques.
Trolling is so effective because of the amount of water it covers, and the subsequent number of predators that get sight of the lure or mounted bait. Once you located fish by trolling, you can work the productive area systematically by casting while on the drift, or by anchoring up and offering baits all around the boat.
Or you can troll through the area time and again, trying a variety of different lures at varying depths to evaluate which works best and at what depth on the day.Continue reading
Going on a camping trip is exhilarating! Just the thought of it makes your heart beat faster! Nothing beats the great feel of the outdoors! Imagine the color of the sky as it changes throughout your journey. Imagine the crackle of leaves as you walk and tread the mountains. The smell of fresh air is relaxing!
Then, here comes the night. As get settled, you put down your bags and set up your tent. Now, it’s time for dinner, and you and your friends sure are hungry! Oh! You’re tasked to start a fire! You grab your bag and search for your lighter. Unfortunately, you don’t have it! You left it at home! Just beside your flashlight! Oops! You forgot them both!
But you’re not worried. You know how to make a fire! You just need some firewood and dried leaves, and friction! Wood and leaves are everywhere! Now, you reach for your pocket to get your knife to cut and split some wood to its right size. Unfortunately, you also left it!
That, my friend, is the reason why you need a camping checklist before you go out! Let me help you make a list, so that next time, you will not forget the important stuff!
What are the most important things you must have on a camping trip? Here’s some stuff you need to include on your list and why you need them.
When out fishing, you need to have proper tools/gadgets that will aid you in the adventure. Mostly, these tools vary depending on the size of fish you intend to fish, the size of the water body you intend to go fishing and the time of the day. However, in this article, we will provide you with a list of some essential tools/gadgets that you must have for any type of fishing.Continue reading
One thing we love most about motorcycles or motorbikes is that they allow us to experience a ride directly, instead of from within a glass cage and steel. That’s the reason camping and motorcycles are a great match.
Nevertheless, why spend a day with the wind blowing in your face only to stay in a motel with annoying plumbing at night? “Moto-camping” takes loads of forethought and preparation, and the results of not having the proper skills or gear are worse than those of selecting the wrong motel.Continue reading
One reason why bass fishing is among the most popular game is because they are somewhat easier to fish than other species; mainly because they’re so abundant. However, the fact that these fish can thrive in many bodies of water does not always indicate that you will constantly load them on the boat in each fishing trip.
It requires more than just a simple tossing of the bait and hoping there is a hungry bass close by willing to bite. Consistently catching these big fish essentially comes down to a good application of techniques. In this post we will share important tips to maximize your success and performance as a bass angler.
Whether you are an aspiring tournament angler or a weekend bass warrior wanting to learn more tricks of the trade, the tips you will learn here should help maximize your success and performance. Learning more methods and becoming a diverse angler will result in your catching the more lunker-size bass on upcoming fishing trips.Continue reading
A handy bright flashlight is something everyone should have in their pockets. You just never know when you will need one. And until you get yourself one, you will never know how useful it could be! If you love the outdoors, a flashlight is something you should not leave home without.
Aside from the pocket-sized flashlight and multi-function tactical flash light, one more thing you should have is the best keychain flashlight. If you already have a bright LED flashlight, why would you need a keychain flashlight?Continue reading
Is your boat carpet dirty? As soon as a boat carpet gets a mildew infestation, it’s just a matter of time until a mold develops. When this occurs, the whole boat can become infested with spores, which can be extremely bad for your investment.
Certainly, if you utilize a boat often, some grime will ultimately get traced onto the boat carpet. Regular vacuuming will just keep most loose items from becoming a problem, although a number of them will surely find their way into the fibers of the carpet.
Eventually, this can result in the carpet having a soiled appearance and losing its fluffiness, especially in high-traffic spots.
Frequently, boat carpets are treated to stop mold formation. Over time, such treatment can subside, resulting in the boat carpet being exposed to moist air. Normally, boats are dank and dark, and individuals wearing soiled shoes frequently traverse the carpet.Continue reading
Digital distractions and an always-online culture are slowly making it more difficult to share a love of the outdoors with your child. Sometimes, finding a way to make playing in a sandbox as appealing as a cartoon marathon can seem nigh-on impossible, but it doesn't have to be. All you need is a handful of the right ideas and the patience to show your child what they're missing.Continue reading