A collection of articles and tips for boaters.

Bass Boating Essentials

Boat Safety Equipment

Running a high performance bass boat is a fun way to cover water effectively in a short period of time.  However, in order to enjoy your

high performance machine there are a couple of safety pieces that you need in your boat just in case a situation occurs where you  may need it. Life Jackets are the most important necessity to have in the boat. Whether it’s a foam jacket or a Automatic PFD, a life jacket could save your live if you get thrown out, if the boat sinks or for any reason where you have to get into the water.  A life jacket will keep you head up and out of the water so you can work on trying to get to safety.  

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Tips For Boating with Your Pets

I don’t know about you, but my favorite fishing buddy is my dog.  He keeps my secret fishing spots “secret” and he never cast over me... ever!  Let’s face it, our pets are family and no wants to leave them home alone.  That being said, not all pets enjoy boats and the water.  Most dogs love that feeling of wind blowing in their faces and the stimulation of being outdoors.  Who would’ve thought?  These days my old boy isn’t too crazy about the water, but we’ve had some great days on the water together. 

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Reading Water

Reading Water

How many times do you have to fish in an area or new body of water and wish you could see the bottom? I bet if you could you wouldn't be as afraid of fishing new bodies of water. The ability to read water is not a mystical power or a special talent it is just being observant to the lay of the land. When we are driving to our fishing destination do we pay attention to the surrounding land hills, bluffs, mountains, or swamps, we should.

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Approaching New Water

Approaching New Water

For those of you who regularly travel to new water to bass fish, or participate in tournaments that frequently bring you to unfamiliar impoundments, you are probably familiar with the overwhelming feeling of; "what do I do now?" Well, to offer some consolation, there are several steps you can take to combat this all to familiar problem, many of which are much easier than one might anticipate. First of all, quite possibly some of the most important steps you can take to prepare for new water, can be taken days or weeks in advance to physically traveling to your new destination. I consider these steps a form of "bassin' reconnaissance", that will, if done correctly, eliminate a whole lot of unproductive water.

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Bank fishing or as some call it shore fishing, is where most of us started out fishing as kids. Today more fishing tips and techniques are targeting anglers...
Here’s our complete guide to mastering the 6 most important techniques for targeting bass you’ll ever learn. We break down each technique with...