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What is Netting?

April 21, 2020
Fishing 101

Have you ever wondered where all the bait comes from that your guides use? There's a fun little art called netting or using a cast net that can easily be the most effective way to get bait and start your day on the water.

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What is Conventional Fishing?

April 13, 2020
Fishing 101

Today, we are talking about conventional rods and reels. We'll be covering what you need for your style of fishing and how each works. If you're just getting started fishing, this article will be a great resource for you.

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What is fly fishing?

April 7, 2020
Fishing 101

If you've been out and seen someone fly fishing and have never tried it, you're probably wondering what the fuss is about, it looks complicated, looks like too much work, so why would anyone want to do it? We are diving into what fly fishing is, and why we like it and why it's really not too complicated after all.

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7 Must-Haves for Marine Coolers and Our Top 6 Choices

April 2, 2020

Let's talk coolers and give you some pointers to help you find the cooler that will last and make your life on the water that much easier.

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Types of Recreational Fishing

March 26, 2020
Fishing 101

A look into the most common types of recreational fishing.

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Essential Boat Safety Checklist!

March 23, 2020

Every boater needs to know what he or she is required to bring with them. If you're gearing up for a new season and need a refresher we've got you covered with our Essential Boat Safety Checklist.

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Fishing 101 Series Introduction

March 23, 2020
Fishing 101

With boating comes fishing, if you're hoping to do both we want to make sure you have the info you need to succeed and to choose the right boat. Fishing 101 will be for all skill level fishermen, teaching everything we know about fishing, and helping you make the right decision on your next boat.

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What is Trolling

March 6, 2020
Fishing 101

The best way to catch game fish that are hitting schools of bait is to troll along with the bait. The best way to troll is to use outriggers and keep those lines where they need to be so they don't end up in a tangled mess. If you want to catch more fish and learn how to troll for fish better we've got you covered.

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What is a Boat's Draft?

March 3, 2020

Your boats draft will be one of the major deciding factors of how shallow you can go in your boat; Sportsman Boats gives us the inside look at what draft is and what the best models are for your specific boat draft needs.

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Can I Drink & Drive My Boat?

February 24, 2020

Summer fun is approaching quickly but remember as you stock up those coolers who's going to be the designated driver. Why you should never drive your boat under the influence!