Minnesota boaters may find crowded boat accesses and a shortage of trailer parking over holiday weekends warned a state fishing organization, MN-FISH. “There is one big reason for the access problems,’’ said MN-FISH president Ron Schara. “While state boat registrations have grown to more than 830,000 craft, the Legislature has consistently failed to give DNR needed funding to upgrade existing boat ramps or create new ones.” Currently, there is only 1,900 public boat ramps providing access to state waters. Since…

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Skeeter Boats and Yamaha hosted the 28th annual Skeeter Owners Bass Tournament on Lake Fork, Texas, at Lake Fork Marina and Hotel in Alba, Texas, June 9 through 12. Approximately 1,800 anglers in 900 Skeeter boats competed for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes, including a Yamaha Viking VI Side by Side, Yamaha Kodiak ATV and the grand prize, a Skeeter® FXR20 bass boat with a 250-horsepower Yamaha V MAX SHO® outboard. Anglers fought to catch the biggest bass…

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By Ron Wong The versatility and stability of pontoon boats have caught the interest of the fishing community. The sales of pontoon boats for fishing have increased significantly across America. The increased popularity is linked to an increased demand for outdoor activities as a result of the recent pandemic. After being “locked down” too long, Americans are yearning for an escape and fishing has enjoyed a large share of the increase in outdoor activities. Whether you fish for catfish, bass,…

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Lund® Boats, legendary manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, announced today that Lund professional anglers have swept the top three spots in the recent Leech Lake Walleye Tournament. Held Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, June 5, the tournament took place in Walker, Minn. The teams of Chuck Hasse and Randy Topper took first place, Dylan Maki and Joe Bricko took second and Sean Colter and Dave Hernesman came in third. In addition, five other Lund teams landed in the…

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Skeeter, a leader in performance fishing boats, announced today during the Miami International Boat Show® that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has again recognized Skeeter with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Fiberglass Outboard Boat category. This year’s award is the twenty-first consecutive award for Skeeter. “Our customers know they are going to have a great experience on the water in a Skeeter boat,” said Jeff Stone, Sr. Vice President, Skeeter Boats. “We’re grateful for…

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