Boating

Boating How-To

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Finding Your Boat’s Proper Trim

Find your boat’s proper trim for best running attitude. Many things can affect the performance of your boat, but one that’s consistently underutilized is proper trim. Running at the right attitude will increase your speed, reduce your fuel consumption and greatly improve the comfort of your ride.

Boating Gear

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Mustang Survival Elite Inflatable PFD

Shannon and Jared of Mustang Survival introduce the new Elite Inflatable PFD at ICAST 2014. Engineered specifically for the serious angler, the Elite Inflatable PFD has been designed with five key features to enhance every day on the water.


Flats Boats

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Solo Skiff

Solo Skiff is the one man micro-skiff for the shallow water fisherman. The Solo Skiff can best be described as a hybrid vessel, borrowing features from different types of shallow-water craft.

Bay Boats

Idle speed for the Tidewater 2200 Carolina Bay, as the 22-foot bay boat heads toward an area inlet. Plenty of bow flare has this unique vessel gaining attention from anglers in Florida waters.

TideWater 2200 Carolina Bay

Florida Sportsman’s Rick Ryals met up with TideWater Boats in North Florida to photograph the 2200 Carolina Bay.

Center Consoles

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Contender 39T

The largest center console in the Contender fleet is their 39. It’s available in three different models depending on your mission. The Tournament, which is aimed at the competitive circuit anglers.

Express / Cuddy

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Pro-Line 26 XP

The 26 XP, or Express Pilot, from Pro-Line Boats is a strong, mid-size pilot boat that offers a host of attractive possibilities for Florida anglers.

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Dream Boats

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FS Dreamboat Contest Winner Heads to Costa Rica

Capt. Charlie Phillips, winner of the Fishing NoSara Prize Package given away as top prize for the Florida Sportsman Dreamboat Contest earlier this year, returns from his fishing vacation this week.