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Drift Boat

Drift Boat Basics

With two anglers flailing away from either end of drift boat, there is huge potential for monumental foul-ups. A drift boat and a good oar-man can be flyfisher’s best friends, but there are some rules everyone must follow.
Boston Whaler Boat

All New Boston Whalers Are Much More Than Unsinkable Boats

Going back to 1958, when Dick Fisher introduced the first 13’ Whaler at the New York Boat Show, the concept has always revolved around reliability. Fisher set out to build a boat that was fun, easy to use, easy to care for, extremely durable and built to last.

Tim Barefoot Introduces New Angler Vessel

Barefoot tells us this vessel is designed for easy access to any fishing spot. No boat launch needed. Just stop, unload and fish. Tim also said even the largest angler cannot disturb the stability and center of gravity of this dual-hull metal boat.

On the Water with Bossman Boats

I had the opportunity to take a trip with Bill Fisher, a seasoned angler who has over 30 years’ experience catching monsters. Bill has a custom 18’ Bossman designed specifically for his needs. These shallow-water skiffs are a fisherman’s dream!

National Fishing and Boating Week June 2–10

The start of the traditional summer boating season also brings the annual kick-off of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2–10, designed to highlight the importance of these two recreational activities.

The Approach

In many situations, how you handle the boat plays a major role in whether you will catch fish or send them diving for cover... It is equally important to be aware of engine noise, the splashing of a wake, and sounds in the boat that transmit through the hull. Whenever possible, approach the area you want to fish at relatively slow speed.

Trustbridge Hospice Foundation Hosts Hospice Regatta

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19, when sailboats from throughout South Florida will gather off the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach to compete in the 2018 Hospice Regatta presented by Holman Enterprises...

Boat Reviews

Sealander II Deck Boat

The SeaLander II is a pontoon type deck on an air boat type hull. The result is a fishing/party boat …

Piranha F2000 Boat Review

Piranha Boatworks of Sanford, Fla. has designed the ultimate fishing platform with its F2000 Flats/Bay boat. Drafting 6 to 8 inches, with a maximum of 150 hp, this sleek hull can get you to and from your favorite fishing grounds in short order. It offers all that Piranha Boatworks is famous for, a large forward casting deck, plenty of storage fore and aft and 6 under-gunnel rod holders.

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