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  • Fishing The WildSide November Newsletter: Catch The Pre-Ice Bite!

    DATE:November 10th, 2017
    Inside The WildSide - Seasonal Solutions Catch The Pre-Ice Bite! Don’t pack away your open-water tackle just yet. Winter’s impending arrival means it’s time to take advantage of a unique and highly productive fishing pattern I like to call the “pre-ice bite.” Make no mistake, the lengthy feeding periods, extended strike windows and aggressive behavior of mid-fall are history once...
  • MercuryDockline: Tips for Winterizing Your Outboard

    DATE:November 9th, 2017
    NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED STORY Winterizing Your Outboard Prepare your outboard for its "long winter’s nap" It may be tempting just to throw a cover over your outboard and call it a day, but temperatures below freezing can cause costly damage to an engine that isn’t winterized properly. Whether you do the job yourself or take your outboard in for service, spending a little time and money today potentially can save a lot of both come spring. Read full story » QUICKBITE...
  • Create HD maps on your Boating app!

    DATE:November 8th, 2017
    SonarChart™ is a 1ft/0.5m HD bathymetry map that is constantly improved with sonar logs shared by boaters. The extraordinary bottom contour detail helps increase depth awareness, so you can boat safer and fish smarter! See SonarChart™ on your Boating app If you haven’t yet downloaded charts to your Boating app, select Menu > Download Map. The Navionics icon in the lower left corner indicates that Nautical Chart is being displayed. Just tap the icon to switch to SonarChart™! You may...
  • Fish Size on Sonar

    DATE:October 31st, 2017
    Fish Size on Sonar Identifying fish size on sonar is very difficult since you can change the size with sensitivity adjustments or depth range. Fish look larger on a depth range of 20 foot than 100 foot. The size of a fish is determined by the color of the fish arch. For example if you have palette colors yellow, blue and red. The more yellow you see the bigger the fish. The thickness of the fish arch also determines fish size. How long the fish arch is just how long the fish is below the transducer. In...
  • Can my plotter card be updated? Yes!

    DATE:October 30th, 2017
    Can my plotter card be updated? Yes! If you are using a Navionics Marine Gold, HotMaps Premium, Marine & Lakes USA, or Land and Sea Gold: You can upgrade to Navionics+ online through our Chart Installer or by purchasing a Navionics Updates card*.  You may be prompted to purchase a new Navionics Updates card if your current card was produced before the Freshest Data program began. This card can be purchased through our online store or your local dealer. Pricing of...
  • “Fall Is in the air and cold nights seem to have settled in. ODU’s Late October edition hits home with open water and ice fishing together just for these times. Bass, walleye, perch, musky, bluegill, trout and crappie fishing are all covered. Even an amberjack piece and a few on hunting. Check it out.

    DATE:October 30th, 2017
    It’s FREE! Links: Magazine Link: https://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUOctober2017/ Ice Fishing Section (9 articles): https://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUOctober2017/#p=47 Download Link: https://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUOctober2017/ODUOctober2017.pdf Index Link: https://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUOctober2017/#p=5 To receive the magazines direct for FREE here is the registration link >> https://www.odumagazine.com/magazine-sign-up/ . ODU Magazine is...
  • FW: The October Open Water and Ice Fishing Combo Edition Is Now Here

    DATE:October 27th, 2017
    Thank you for being one of my LinkedIn connections. Here is a little piece of my work. William Schwarz This edition of ODU Magazine has over 100 pages of fishing, ice fishing with a sprinkle of hunting  for you to enjoy. Over 25 stories to bite into and help you enjoy the remaining part of fall and get you ready for the ice. Are you looking for information on bluegills, bass, walleye, musky, perch, amberjack, or trout …. I think we have you covered. Enjoy! Magazine Link: https://www.odumagazine.com/Magazines/ODUOctober2017/ Download...
  • DOLPHIN DAZZLE Call ’em dolphin, dorado or mahi-mahi, these sporty gamefish are built for speed and excitement

    DATE:October 27th, 2017
      Image courtesy of Raymarine DOLPHIN DAZZLE Call 'em dolphin, dorado or mahi-mahi, these sporty gamefish are built for speed and excitement By David A. Brown Capt. Ron Mitchell grew up around prime dolphin waters, but with most of his on-the-water time consumed by kingfish tournaments, the Raymarine pro from St. Lucie, Florida cherishes the time he gets to spend chasing mahi-mahi. Eager to make the most of each outing, Mitchell employs a two-part plan: find ‘em and wreck...
  • ODU CFN Teaser for October

    DATE:October 17th, 2017
    ODU CFN Teaser for October Summary The Tennessee River below Nickajack Dam is favorite flathead fishing waters for Ty Konkle. A recent trip resulted in a personal best flathead while breaking some myths related to catching flatheads. Tags: catfish, catfishing, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, catfishing basics, catfishing in rivers, catfish habitat, family, tournament, Foley Spoon, Ty Konkle, B’n’M Poles, Driftmaster Rod Holders, Catfish Now, CatfishNow   The...
  • MONITOR THE FALL BAIT ROUNDUP FOR MORE BASS

    DATE:October 16th, 2017
      Raymarine SideVision reveals baitfish schools and bass. MONITOR THE FALL BAIT ROUNDUP FOR MORE BASS By David A. Brown Picture the best fireworks display you’ve ever seen: Blast after thunderous blast, with a myriad of dazzling elements all competing for your attention. That’s kind of how it is with the fall bass gorge fest; that exciting time when largemouth, smallmouth and spots crank up the feeding in advance of winter’s approach. Throughout the nation, threadfin...