• Reviews

      August 27, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Mercury’s New FourStrokes Are Quiet, Powerful and Fuel Efficient

      Mercury Marine’s new 75, 90 and 115-hp FourStroke outboard engines offer the ultimate combination of power and thrust, unsurpassed fuel economy and extreme reliability. But what has boaters talking out loud—literally, is how quiet and smooth the engines are running. During a recent media event in Wisconsin, reporters from across the country were given...

    • Conservation

      Austin Fly Fishers
      August 26, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Austin Fly Fishers Improving Local Fishing

      Want better fishing at your local reservoir? Go do something about it. Austin Fly Fishers recently teamed up with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the City of Cedar Park to conduct aquatic vegetation plantings at Brushy Creek Reservoir. The 38-acre lake, in Cedar Park just north of Austin, is one of five...

    • Hunting

      Texas Sets Dove
      August 25, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Texas Sets Dove, Teal Seasons

      Texas recently set its upcoming dove and teal seasons, and dove hunters will have more late-season opportunities. There will be a 70-day dove season with a 15-bird daily bag limit statewide. The possession limit for doves is 45 birds. Waterfowl hunters will have a 16-day early teal and Canada goose season.

    • Freshwater Fishing

      release techniques
      August 24, 2014 Joe Dipietro

      Avoid Killing Summertime Trout

      Summertime in the South is tough on trout. Unfortunately, I received a reminder of this recently when a rainbow in the 20-inch class died in my hands after I’d spent more than 20 minutes trying to revive it.


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    • Fishing

      Reel Recovery
      August 23, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Reel Recovery: Coming Together Through Fishing

      Chairs scraping the linoleum, gentle murmurs and a hushed undertone of intermittent conversation fill the room. Fourteen fly fishermen and their buddies sit down for the evening meal on the first day. Just two hours ago they were complete strangers, but they have now begun to form a strong positive bond based upon their...

    • Reviews

      August 22, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Suzuki Wows The Crowd With Awesome New Outboards

      In early June, Suzuki Marine brought together a top-tier group of marine media, boat builders and dealers to the prestigious Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. for a fantastic event to introduce their outstanding new line-up of motors and display some impressive innovation in the outboard marketplace.

    • Product Spotlight

      August 21, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      CoverAlls is back! With better-than-ever material and new inventory!

      CoverAlls is once again the “go to” source for marine-grade boat covers that protect all sizes of consoles, leaning posts, and outboard engines. Even T-tops. Our covers are WATERPROOF—not just moisture resistant—UV proof, and reflect 90% of radiant heat.

    • Freshwater Fishing

      World Record Spotted Bass!
      August 20, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      California Spotted Bass Is A World Record

      In February, Keith Bryan caught a 10.48-pound spotted bass from New Melones Reservoir in California. Recently, he received word that his fish has been declared the new IGFA all-tackle world record for the species as well as the 8-pound-test line class record.

    • Travel

      Hope Town is the home of the Elbow Reef Lighthouse, probably the most recognizable land mark in Abaco.
      August 19, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Stuart, Florida and Hope Town, Abaco Now “Sister Cities”

      On the weekend of July 25th, City of Stuart Mayor Troy MacDonald, along with his wife Portia Scott and Ricardo Treco, Consul General of the Bahamas Consulate in Miami, Florida paid a formal courtesy call to Hope Town District, Elbow Cay, Abaco. During this visit the group signed a formal resolution declaring Hope Town,...

    • Fly of the Month

      Fly Of The Month
      August 19, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine


      The twisted whistler is a versatile fly I like to fish in the peak summer months for river stripers on my local waters. Like any other dumbbell-weighted streamer, it is an effective fly on many different fish with modification to the hook size and material color. I try to have a brace of these...

    • kayak fishing editorial

      Quality Accessories Help Maximize Your Catch!
      August 19, 2014 John 'JD' Donohue

      On The Water With Hobie

      The difference between owning a nice kayak and making sure it is a fish-catching machine often lies in a few key after-market additions. If you are like me and often fish out of more than one Hobie model (I actually switch back and forth, as my Revo is easier to drag across the flats...

    • Boat Maintenance

      August 19, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      Is The Boat or Trailer You’re Purchasing NMMA Certified?

      There are a lot of exciting decisions to make when you are ready to purchase a new boat: the accessories, electronics and even the color. One of the smartest decisions you can make, however, is to seek out a manufacturer who has achieved the elite designation of NMMA Certified.

    • Freshwater Fishing

      Following up with his second straight FLW Angler of the Year title in 2014, Livingston pro Andy Morgan, of Tennessee, is one of the most consistent anglers in the professional bass fishing headed into this month’s Forrest Wood Cup on South Carolina’s Lake Murray. Our own Josh Garrison took a few minutes to pick Morgan’s brain during ICAST, and the following is a transcript of that interview.
      August 18, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      FLW Angler Of The Year Andy Morgan Talks Of The Bass Tournament World

      Q: Was there one tournament that kind of put you over that hump where you realized you could make a living bass fishing for the rest of your life? A: I won a big tournament when I was 15 years old (with) the Chattanooga Bass Association. There were 290 folks in it. It really gave...

    • Inshore

      The Gold Spoon!
      August 18, 2014 Jake Bussolini

      Use Gold For Hatteras Reds

      Normally when we think of Hatteras fishing, we think of offshore catches of dolphin, wahoo, sailfish, marlin and tuna. For an angler like me who was raised fishing freshwater lakes and rivers, fishing for redfish offers a fine transition to saltwater angling. Reds offer the opportunity to use spinning gear and the same fishing...

    • Inshore

      Dick Walters caught this 32-inch trout from Mosquito Lagoon, Fla.
      August 18, 2014 Nick Carter

      Targeting Gator Trout

      Catching a cooler full of seatrout can sometimes be downright easy. Catching just one gator trout heavier than 5 pounds is a different story. If you want to catch gator trout consistently, you’ve got to target them.

    • Hunting

      Red Hartebeest
      August 18, 2014 Coastal Angler Magazine

      The Redneck Invasion of South Africa

      Naturally we were a little nervous to start with. Two redneck boys hopping a 16-hour plane flight to South Africa! Heck, Jamie and I had hardly ever been anywhere we couldn’t drive home from.