Boating

Boating How-To

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DIY Cooler Slide

For years, I struggled every time I wanted to open the lid on the big cooler under my bayboat’s leaning post. The cooler serves as a fish box and the top of it sits only a few inches below the seat support. It was impossible to lift the lid more than a few inches and difficult at best to slide the cooler far enough out to be able to open it, especially if the box was filled with enough ice to chill a catch.

Boating Gear

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Trailer Smarter: Check Those Codes!

When it comes to trailering your boat, besides keeping your trailer in tip-top shape, keeping the vehicle you tow with up-to-spec is just as crucial. If you are throwing a check engine light (CEL), the odds are you’re losing precious towing power and eating up unnecessary dollars at the gas pump.


Flats Boats

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Hewes Redfisher 18

Maverick Boat Company, manufacturer of Hewes Light Tackle Boats, has redesigned their versatile, mid-sized skiff. For decades this boat has been a favorite of backcountry anglers and many Keys guides have made their living out of one. Famous for its speed, range and ride, the Redfisher 18 now boasts even more features.

Bay Boats

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Blue Wave 2400 Pure Bay

Performance meets style is the best way to describe the Blue Wave 2400 Pure Bay. Computer engineering combined with over 40 years of boat building experience has produced a bay boat that meets the needs of the most demanding angler and looks good doing it.

Center Consoles

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Dusky Marine 33

Hardcore offshore fisherman demand a lot out of their boats and are always looking for an edge over the competition.

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Luhrs 35 Convertible

The LUHRS 35 Convertible has features for open-ocean fishermen, overnight cruisers, and boaters in between. For the fishermen, the 88-square-foot, self-bailing cockpit has a 30-gallon livewell, bait preparation center and sink [...]

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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.