Tag Archives: freshwater fishing

Fishing for a pandemic panacea

By David Gee More than 49 million Americans find their way to freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing ever year, but fishing’s popularity has surged since the COVID-19 crisis gripped the country. “Fishing is obviously something you can easily and safely do while social distancing,” says Stephanie Vatalaro, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing ...

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Ranger Boats returns to B.A.S.S. as premier sponsor

Ranger Boats announced it is returning as a Premier Sponsor for B.A.S.S., fittingly as the 50th Anniversary of the sport's marquee event, the Bassmaster Classic, kicks off this week on Lake Guntersville.  The partnership extends to the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens Series, Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series as well as the grass-roots B.A.S.S Nationregional tournaments.   ...

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American anglers achieve greater diversity

America's anglers are more diverse than ever, according to the 2019 Special Report on Fishing, released recently by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). Both women and Hispanics are casting their lines in record-breaking numbers, with 17.7 million and 4.4 million participants, respectively. "It's often assumed that all anglers look alike," says Stephanie Vatalaro, RBFF's Senior Vice President of ...

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Garmin and Lowrance enter trolling motor market

Within days of each other, marine electronics manufacturers Garmin and Lowrance both entered into the freshwater trolling motor market. Both motors will be on display at this year's International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando, Fla., July 10-12. Garmin Force Trolling Motor Garmin announced its new Force trolling motor, which offers a brushless motor, allowing the motor to ...

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Iosso Cooler Cleaner

Iosso’s Cooler Cleaner claims to both remove mildew, stains of all types and deodorize coolers, ice chests, thermos bottles and other plasticware, without harsh chemicals or chorine bleach, all while leaving no odor or residue behind. To begin, we tested the concentrated powder Cooler Cleaner on a brand new roto-molded cooler that still had a fairly strong new-plastic odor to ...

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SeaSucker Pro Series Single Rod Holder

Boats are becoming more versatile to appeal to the whole family, but with that some boats may be lacking in the things you need as an angler. SeaSucker’s new Pro Series Rod Holder seeks to eliminate missing elements, by offering rod holders in more locations on your boat. The single rod holder comes attached to a 4.5-inch SeaSucker system, which ...

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Iosso Water Repellent

From quick-changing seas to unexpected weather and everything in between, if you’re in the boating environment you and the things on your boat are eventually going to get wet. That’s where Iosso’s Water Repellent comes in. Able to protect just about any type of surface, the non-solvent and non-silicon water repellent offers great protection, without leaving any residue or making ...

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Celebrate National Fishing & Boating Week

National Fishing and Boating Week, sponsored by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is now underway, highlighting the importance of recreational boating and fishing. During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. Check out the upcoming free fishing ...

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Skeeter Boats, Yamaha to sponsor Major League Fishing events

Skeeter Boats announced that the company is an official boat sponsor of the all-new Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour and Bass Pro Championship. Nine professional anglers will run Skeeter boats during the 53 episodes airing on Discovery Channel, Sportsman Channel, CBS, and CBS Sports. All episodes are also available on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).   “We are excited to ...

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Crestliner awards first year of ‘Angling Aces’ scholarships

Crestliner recently awarded four scholarships as part of its new Angling Aces Student Program. The program, which launched in March of this year, awarded two individual scholarships and two team scholarships, totaling $6,000. "One of the main components of the Angling Aces program is to support young anglers who would like to pursue professional fishing, as well as young angling student ...

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