Bigger is Better

Aptly named for the type of live bait they house, tuna tubes are common aftermarket accessories found in cockpits around the globe where live baiting

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Regulator 23

Regulator Marine is known the world over for producing some of the finest vessels capable of traversing the most demanding stretches of water. Founded

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Rules of the Road

I just purchased a 34-foot center console and plan on trailering it to Louisiana for a SKA event later this summer. Are there any special permits I ne

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Within Reach

Kayaks present anglers with one of the most affordable and eco-friendly options for enjoying the outdoors. In addition to providing a solid platform f

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Preventing Pandemonium

It seems that it’s never too difficult to find a crew willing to get out and wet a line, but there will be times when you’ll have trouble finding a fi

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Blue Wave 2000 Pure Bay

Celebrating over 40 years and three generations of boat building innovations, Blue Wave Boats is proud to introduce the 2000 Pure Bay. An addition to

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Contender 39 ST

Over the years Contender Boats has immortalized their name in the history of sport fishing with a proven track record of producing tournament winning

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The Era of the Honest Angler

Being able to narrate a tall tale while keeping a straight face is easier said than done. This is especially true with the advent of today’s modern di

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Pony Up

Perfect for repowers and new builds, Mercury’s recently released 150 HP four-stroke is the ultimate powerhouse for anglers that require a lightweight,

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Tech Toys 2014

Sophisticated chartplotters, high-definition sonar units and intuitive autopilots are most often associated with blue water fishing and high performan

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Licensed To Drive

With year-round warm weather and thousands of miles of navigable waters, it is no surprise Florida is the undisputable fishing and boating capital of

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Sun Protection

Florida’s intense sunshine makes statewide shallows a sight fishing paradise, but it’s important anglers stay covered on the water. While typical cott

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Overpass Ordinances

“I recently purchased a bay boat and want to start fishing my local bridges. I know there will be times when it will be advantageous to drift, but wha

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The Value Of Viscosity

Hunting game fish in the open ocean is a thrill and what today’s technology is capable of is truly fantastic. Sophisticated rods, reels, line and lure

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SeaVee Boats 390 Z

Stepped hull boats are typically faster and more fuel efficient than conventional deep V hulls. However, the innovative design that originated in an e

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Scout Boats 225 XSF

Through more than two decades of building award winning boats, Scout has learned what works and what doesn’t. Coupled with the latest outboard e

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Labor of Love

There’s not much that compares to the joy of owning a boat and being able to outfit and customize it to your particular liking. While some products re

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Poseidon’s Revenge

Spend enough time fishing and you’ll eventually get hooked. Even worse, you may accidentally give your fishing partner an unwanted earring. Like it or

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The Roaring 40s

Having the ability to safely traverse rough waters over long distance open ocean runs in confidence is essential to successful sport fishing. Many sea

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Aquatic Parasites

“We were throwing a cast net on a school of pilchard and within our catch we found a juvenile mackerel. While analyzing the fish a small crustacean-li

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Shore Power Sense

It’s obvious water and electricity don’t mix, even though electrical power is crucial to the everyday, safe operation of any vessel. However, there ar

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Medium Rare

Do you enjoy steak, BBQ chicken and grilled burgers as much as I do? If so, you’ve at the very least thought about it, or have at one time or another

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Talk Time

Need to stay connected with family, friends and emergency services when venturing beyond cell phone range? Unfortunately, there are dead zones everywh

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SeaHunter Tournament 45

While twin outboard powered vessels were once the cream of the crop and highly desirable for their speed and reliability, things have changed in a big

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Bluewater 180 Pro

With a longstanding history of producing high performance center consoles for open water exploits, Bluewater recently took a departure from their trad

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Dollars & Sense

With boat show season upon us, it’s time for buyers to put their money where their mouth is. With the latest 2014 models about to be unveiled and deal

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Tailspin

Imagine yourself cruising through the open ocean while enjoying the sun on your skin and wind in your hair. With cool drink in the cup holder and fish

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Name Game

Like tax season and Valentine’s Day, there are some things in life that simply cannot be avoided. Hurricane season is one major inconvenience Florida’

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SeaVee 430 Fish-Around

SeaVee owners are hardcore anglers who require seriously equipped vessels to reach distant waters where game fish flourish—regardless of sea condition

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Contender 32 ST

Since their introduction to the world of sport fishing in 1984, Contender has continued to set the benchmark for high performance, tournament equipped

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Electrifying Results

When it comes to sport fishing, there’s not much that tops the actual strike. There’s really nothing more visually appealing than feeding a sailfish a

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Troll Pro

With over 50 years experience, MotorGuide is proud to introduce their innovative Xi5 wireless trolling motor. The first in a series of trolling motors

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Sacrificial Anodes

Whether it’s through direct contact with the water or exposure to salt in the air, nearly everything that comes in contact with the harsh saltwater en

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Boating Etiquette 101

After spending most of my life on the water, I’ve come to realize that no matter how much I want to believe everyone on the water is a safe, experienc

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Ocean Master 27

With a reputation for manufacturing what are arguably the world’s most durable and seaworthy vessels, Ocean Master’s 27 center console continues along

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Pathfinder 2600 HPS

While up and coming boat builders continue to flood the market with impressive options, one can’t ignore the time-tested platforms from Pathfinder Boa

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The Cat’s Meow

A rugged set of weatherproof marine binoculars is absolutely essential for successful offshore fishing and safe navigation. If you don’t already, you

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Let It Slide

Providing safe and secure docking solutions, TideSlide will change the way you look at dock lines. Incorporating the benefits of a floating dock, Tide

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Keep The Wheels Turning

As an avid boater one must be adept and proficient in a variety of facets to overcome the numerous obstacles that come along the way. Call it an ongoi

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Blackfin 34

Few vessels have the respect and reputation of the legendary Blackfin 29, yet after hard economic times the respected builder was forced to close the

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Belzona 325

With more than 60 years of experience as a leading manufacturer of polymers and composites used by industry leading boat builders, Belzona Inc. is bri

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Miraculous Maneuverability

As our relationship and close association with advancing electronics and technologies continues to grow, anglers have more at their fingertips than ev

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Treasure Hunt

Just a few short years ago when ambitious bottom fishermen wanted to search unfamiliar waters for potential honey holes beyond the 100-fathom line, th

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Dressed To Kill

I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am to live in the great state of Florida. Fertile waters both inshore and off combine with tropical weather yea

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Low Voltage Nightmare

The latest bass boats, bay boats and flats skiffs are commonly outfitted with an increasing number of electronic devices including a power-sucking tro

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Heart Attack!

Across the marine environment, dealing with emergency situations on the water is normally centered around responding to collisions, fires and navigati

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Blackjack 224

If you are in the market for a new bay boat, you will be thrilled to know there are numerous well-designed platforms that provide incredibly diverse o

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EdgeWater 220IS

A legendary brand that has helped boaters create lasting memories for years, EdgeWater puts customers first with a goal of building the strongest and

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What Lies Beneath

At one point in your life you’ve likely wondered what the ocean floor looks like. Without purchasing an expensive submarine or ROV, there’s simply no

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Boat Wraps

Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture the countless components and accessories that enhance our

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The Perfect Pickup

This article isn’t about buying a boat, nor is it about how to rig deadly strip baits. This feature delves into the latest innovations in tow vehicles

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Sit Back & Relax

Autopilots have come a long way in recent years and are now capable of much more than simply self-steering. The latest units can not only be set to a

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Xcelerator Boatworks 36 CC

Keeping in touch with the classic boat building techniques perfected in coastal North Carolina, Xcelerator Boatworks is pleased to introduce the relea

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Grady-White Canyon 271

The totally new Canyon 271, Grady-White’s latest center console entry, showcases their many years of boat building experience with a host of inspired

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Hell’s Bay Whipray Classic

With an established reputation of manufacturing the finest flats skiffs in existence, Hell’s Bay Boatworks is bringing back the original skiff that se

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Underwater LED Lights

Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture the countless components and accessories that enhance our

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Stinky Situation

A marine toilet, or head, is a necessity on any boat where passengers will be onboard for extended periods of time. Actually, Florida law requires a t

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Begging To Be Touched

Standard Horizon’s CPN 1010i multimedia GPS chartplotter is a touchscreen powerhouse that features an internal 50 Channel WAAS GPS antenna for quick a

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Navigate With Confidence

Are you the type of person that gets lost on the way to your local boat ramp? If you’re directionally challenged, Magellan can help. With proven perfo

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Eye In The Sky

Providing intelligent products and solutions for complete vessel protection, Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST) is proud to introduce the Xtrem

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Ultimate Awareness

Offering plug-and-play integration with Simrad chartplotter/multifunction displays and VHF devices, the NAIS-400 AIS transponder and NSPL-400 antenna

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Patience Please

From naïve boaters rudely shoving their way through a bridge opening when they don’t have the right of way, to inconsiderate captains approaching a br

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Cape Horn 31XS

Building on the success of the high performing 31 Offshore, Cape Horn’s 31XS (extra seating) further increases its appeal to those who desire more cre

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Pelican Ambush

Are you the type that enjoys breaking away and relaxing in a world of stealth and solitude? Interested in launching way off the beaten path and invest

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Caveat Emptor

I recently purchased a pre-owned boat from a private seller. After nearly $2,000 in repairs, summer is over and my family has yet to enjoy a single af

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Marine Speakers

Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture the countless components and accessories that enhance our

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Complete Coverage

As the boat product manager for Progressive Insurance, I’ve helped many boaters land policies to keep them worry free on the water. While spending tim

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Bottoms Up

With boat show season right around the corner, you may be planning the second largest investment of your life, after your primary residence of course.

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Smear Campaign

After a few coastal cruises or hardcore fishing trips, it’s not uncommon for the display on a boat’s sonar, chartplotter or multifunction navigational

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Rock The Boat

Designed to handle the latest digital media devices, Clarion’s M502 source unit makes CDs a thing of the past. By removing a traditional CD player, th

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What Lies Beneath

Taking a giant leap in marine sonar technology, Humminbird is proud to introduce 360 Imaging. With a single sweep, 360 Imaging has the ability to cove

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Low Cost AIS

Whiffle Tech’s AIS Identifier is the world’s lowest cost AIS vessel tracking solution. It’s a self-contained waterproof unit designed specifically to

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Super Charger

Offered in one-, two-, three- and four-bank models, with 15-amp True Rated output per bank, Minn Kota’s Precision Chargers offer an incredibly fast ch

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OBX Boatworks 326XP

OBX Boatworks is a name you’ll soon be very familiar with. Built on experience and expertise, the OBX Boatworks team includes a Naval architect, 20 ye

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X-Fish Recon-V

As affordable approaches to getting on the water continue to gain popularity, we’re sure to see unique designs from builders filling the niche. Howeve

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Waterfront Woes

The Florida peninsula is surrounded by water, which means there are literally hundreds of miles of Intracoastal Waterway, canals and lagoons meanderin

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Elevation Revelation

Inshore and off, maximum visibility with a clear view of your surroundings is absolutely essential for safe navigation and successful fishing. We all

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Pony Up

As the cost of boating continues to rise, anglers and boaters are on the lookout for inexpensive ways to get out on the water. While you may not be aw

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Hard Over

While routine and scheduled maintenance are typically determined by annual usage and environmental conditions among other factors, boats need care and

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Empty Handed

The sport we enjoy so much is actually quite dangerous to our health—perhaps the reason why hardcore anglers go to such extremes to get their next fix

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Regulator 28FS

With a longstanding history of manufacturing some of the finest offshore sport fishing platforms, Regulator Marine’s latest introduction is a serious

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Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12

It’s no secret kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing segments of the recreational sport fishing market. Seen on nearly every body of water throu

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Diesel Owners Save Big

The offshore pursuit of pelagic game fish is becoming more expensive with each passing summer. With an uncertain economy and the price of fuel climbin

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Hands On

A trusted name in marine electronics, Furuno has once again set a new benchmark for innovation with the introduction of NavNet TZtouch. This new platf

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Sizzling Sensation

Although the Sunshine State often times lives up to its tourist-inviting nickname, the tropical sea breeze and humid climate enjoyed by so many combin

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Grady-White Canyon 271

The expertly crafted Canyon 271, Grady-White’s latest center console entry, remarkably showcases their many years of boat building experience. A quick

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Florida’s Best Marinas

Whether you’re taking on fuel and ice, looking for a weekend getaway or investing in a permanent wet slip, marinas play a key role in the boating life

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Rub Rail Repair

We’ve all done it. As active boaters we somehow or another at sometime or another managed to damage our rub rail. Since we’re only human and accidents

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Save Yourself

After careful consideration, it has come to our attention that many boaters put too much reliance on life jackets and inflatable life rafts. Without a

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East Cape Vantage

Designed with the goal of a truly hybrid platform featuring skiff appeal and bay boat ride, East Cape’s Vantage is quickly gaining popularity among se

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Gheenoe Low Tide 25

When it comes to remote access and unparalleled efficiency, canoes are hard to beat. And although determined anglers can certainly score under paddle

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Gone With The Wind

If you’ve spent enough time on the water then you are well aware of the fact that flats fishing is forever interlocked with the wind. A part of life w

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Fish Outside The Box

Recent developments with essential tackle, gear and accessories have propelled anglers to impressive catches never before thought possible. And while

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Inflatable Life Rafts

Interested in learning more about your favorite pastime? Anglers and boaters rarely consider the tremendous effort required to design and manufacture

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Radio Check

Essential for recreational and commercial boaters, two-way VHF radios provide reliable communications in addition to 24-hour Coast Guard monitoring fo

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SeaVee 34LE

While legendary rough water performance provides die-hard boaters with one of the most stable and high performance fishing platforms available, the 34

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Intrepid 400 CC

Introducing their largest center console to date, Intrepid’s highly customizable 40-footer will exceed your reservations regarding fishability, comfor

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Show Me The Light

If you spend as much time on the water as we do then you know marine lighting has a large role in enhancing our fishing and boating experiences. Cabin

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