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Terminally Well

Even the most expensive rods and reels are worthless without critical hardware. Catching coastal fish requires a wide variety of terminal tackle—the hooks, swivels, line, leader, crimps and other components that complete the rigs. You might be targeting a certain species. But in the briny, you never know what might show up so it pays to be fully prepared to capitalize on whatever opportunities might arise.

Cape Cod Deep Sea, Sport Fishing & Pleasure Cruises: The Dancing Squid Offers it All!

When any species of ‘fish’ is mentioned in the same sentence as the beautiful location of Cape Cod, everyone seems to drool. Half of that group are those who want to set out upon the water and catch something ‘this big’ to either mount on the wall or take a picture of that they can carry in their wallet to let all their friends know that they ‘landed’ a true treasure. The other half drool because they think of the stunning, delicious array of seafood that Cape Cod has to offer.

Hook the Future TV Means What It Says

Capt. Don Dingman’s idea of hosting a TV fishing show with kids as guests were met with skepticism by a producer. “He wanted me to follow a script, say all the right things, do this and do that,” recalled Dingman. “I wanted to be me, not someone else.”

Catch More Bass in the Grass

Fishing for bass in shallow, grassy lakes can be either incredibly productive or incredibly frustrating. While most anglers associate aquatic vegetation with prime bass habitat, pinpointing specific locations to focus efforts can be quite the challenge in lakes with vast expanses of submerged grass. In these types of scenarios, Identifying subtle environmental cues can make the difference between hitting paydirt and coming up empty.

Win a Carolina Skiff, support conservation

The CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha is a win-win proposition for saltwater anglers. For 101 days this summer they have the chance to win $500,000 in prizes, including three boats by Carolina Skiff, for catching tagged redfish. There are other prizes and categories too, making this a great excuse for going fishing in the coastal and offshore waters of Florida.

Yamaha Marine Receives 2017 Silver Star of Excellence

From American Technical Education Association and the National Technical Honor Society® for Contributions to Technical Education RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MOTORCYCLE AND MARINE SERVICE PROGRAM AT THE TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (TCAT) CHATTANOOGA

Former Classic® Winner Jones Has a New Competitor on the Water

This Season Alton Jones Jr. Joins His Father to Fish the 2017 Bassmaster Classic® and the Elites Never, in all of his previous 26 seasons of bass tournament competition, has Alton Jones been concerned with how many fish any other anglers may be catching, but that will change this year. That’s because the Yamaha Pro’s 24-year old son, Alton Jr., will be joining him on both the Bassmaster® Elite circuit and in the 2017 Bassmaster Classic® as he begins his own full-time professional career.

Dialing in Docks to Up Your Bass Game

Virtually every angler on the water these days is well aware that boat docks hold bass throughout the year. However, not all anglers approach dock fishing with the correct tackle and strategy to make the most of their time on the water. Fine-tuning your approach by reaching all fish-holding zones and identifying patterns can definitely lead to higher catch rates and bigger fish.

The Versatile Ballyhoo

When targeting reef and offshore gamefish, the versatile ballyhoo is an excellent bait choice. Fished whole or cut into chunks, ballyhoo will entice everything from snapper to dolphin to blue marlin. It’s readily available, either live or frozen, and can be rigged in a variety of ways.

Can You Trust Your Fishfinder?

Before Lowrance invented and sold the first recreational sonar product for fishermen in 1957, many anglers focused their time on the water searching for gamefish near or around the shoreline. The reason is simple: When you can see fish-holding structure along the bank of a lake, you are more confident in locating key fish-holding areas. The Lowrance Fish-Lo-K-Tor – also known as the “The Little Green Box” – changed all that. Using this portable, battery-operated device, fishermen gained the confidence they needed to move off the shoreline with a whirling dial of red lights that could define depth changes, and mark underwater structure as well as gamefish. While this first fishfinder was simple in design – requiring a considerable amount of training to use effectively – it changed the way we fished, and it definitely helped put fish in the boat. Today, when a marine electronics company announces a “ground breaking” fishfinder that delivers a meaningful benefit, anglers take notice. And that’s where our story begins.