Goliath Grouper Boatside

A 29-hour drive to escape the Minneapolis riots had landed fishing guide Paul Hartman and his family in Marco Island, Florida. On May 31, Hartman, his wife Kimberly and stepchildren Reegan and Owen Werner would be 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, wrestling a record-class goliath grouper. Before the battle ensued, they’d watch the mammoth fish bite on the screen of their Aqua-Vu underwater camera. Early in the day, on the way to their offshore fishing spot, Hartman…

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Minn Kota Raptor on fishing boat

Global leader in boat control for over 85 years and maker of the Talon shallow water anchor Minn Kota® announces the upcoming release of Raptor™ shallow water anchor. With a host of new innovations and unmatched anchoring and durability, the Raptor is engineered to stand up to the harshest conditions, giving anglers the ability to confidently hold their boat securely in place in more fishing situations than ever before. Hydraulic anchoring systems currently on the market have lacked the ability…

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1st Mate System

Mercury Marine today announced full compatibility of all Mercury SmartCraft‑capable engines with the new 1st Mate Safety and Security System. This technology comprises an intelligent hub, a set of wearable products and a mobile‑device app that integrate with a boat’s propulsion systems to provide potentially lifesaving safety features and to help secure property. Its three main features are: 1) a boater‑overboard monitoring and alert system, 2) distress‑messaging capability, and 3) deterrence against theft of the boat and/or its engine(s). The 1st Mate mobile app is…

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St. Croix Rod Manufacturing

Rare are the people, business and industries left unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Even places like rural Price County, Wisconsin – a Northwoods community with just 14,000 residents and only two confirmed COVID-19 cases to-date – were recently shut down with most of the rest of the nation… and much of the world. Price County is a scenic and sleepy paradise for its residents and visiting anglers. It’s home to more than 400 lakes – the majority of them officially…

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Captain Observing Water

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says an April 22 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) wireless network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s Global Positioning System and harm boating safety. SPRINGFIELD, Va., – The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United…

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