Gear

September 25, 2018
You want to find out how well designed and built an outboard motor like the Suzuki DF25A really is? Then mount one on a heavy 16-foot boat and spend three full seasons using it at least once or twice…
September 9, 2018
You may think we've covered all the bases with our Award Winning Fishing Gear from ICAST and Yet More Hot New Gear from ICAST articles, but you'd be wrong. This week, folks, we have still more cool…
August 27, 2018
A few weeks back we brought you a selection of the cool new award winning fishing gear from ICAST, and now, here's a selection of some of the other interesting items which we think you'll want to…
August 8, 2018
A few weeks ago we showed you some of the hot new fishing gear introduced this summer, in New Fishing Gear Introduced at ICAST: Garmin Panoptix Livescope Wins, but this included a mere fraction of…
August 2, 2018
Here's some kayak fishing gear we've come across recently which paddling anglers of all types will find of interest. Kayak fishing requires a selection of tools specific to their jobs. Merrell…
July 27, 2018
Whether you prefer chasing trophy stripers on a kayak or sinking baits to the bottom for tidal blue catfish behemoths, choosing the best fishing line can be a tough call. Those of you who fish…
July 25, 2018
In our never-ending quest to bring you news of the latest and greatest fishing gear, we went to the ICAST show in Orlando, Florida this summer and saw all the cool goodies on display including the…
July 13, 2018
Fluorocarbon leader has become a must-have in many fisheries, especially those in clear water for species with keen eyesight, such as when you chunk for tuna. But, how do you know if a fluorocarbon…
June 29, 2018
Choosing the best fishing rod is no small task – walk through the door of any tackle shop, and you’ll be confronted with almost endless options. So, what should you base your decisions on? We’ll…
May 11, 2018
Two months ago we brought you Fishboat Upgrades Part One: New Electronics, last month it was Fishboat Upgrades Part II: New Outboard Engines, and this month in part III of the series, we'll cover…
May 4, 2018
I once tried to chunk for tuna with a rod I paid $20 for at K-mart, even as my buddy told me I was nuts. The rod broke, the fish got away, and I was forced to admit I’d made a spectacularly stupid…
April 13, 2018
Mercury has rolled out a new 3.4L V6 Mercury FourStroke outboard engine line including 175 horsepower, 200 horsepower, and 225 horsepower versions, to complement its line of Verado outboard engines.…
March 24, 2018
If you run a thick spring trophy striper spread you are no doubt used to tangles and twists slowing you down. Avoid the multiple-line pitfalls, by: Buy and use leader spools for each and every…
March 21, 2018
When I was a kid and we went Chesapeake Bay fishing, there was always this moment of anticipation as Captain Dad stepped onto the boat, inserted the key into the ignition, and gave it a twist. Would…
March 17, 2018
Ready to check out some hot new fishing gear? Here are our top picks of the month. Game On Big Occhi The Game On Big Occhi is an all-new soft plastic fishing lure. There are lots of soft…
March 6, 2018
For weeks on end I’ve been floating in the brine. My throat, skin, and lungs have been seared by exposure to salty water and air, and I itch all over. Both inside and outside, my body cries for a…
February 28, 2018
Now is the time for offshore fishing tackle preparation, as you look forward to trolling for bigeye tuna, hooking up with bluefin, chasing wahoo, and pursuing those other blue-water species that will…
February 27, 2018
The Yamaha V6 Offshore outboards, in the form of the F225, F250, and F300 engines, are topped in the line only by the Yamaha F350 V8 powerplant. But the F350 has been around for over a decade. And…