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(Mar 21, 2017 - OTSEGO, Mn.) Expanding on its incredibly popular PT line, Crestliner introduces the new PT 18, a premium bass boat with abundant onboard space and impressive fishing features that will continue to set the standard in bass fishing. This tournament-quality boat will make its official debut at the Bassmaster Classic Expo in Houston, March 24-26.

Lightweight and lightning fast, Tenzing’s new TX 14 is grab-and-go hunting daypack perfection
(Mar 16, 2017 - Plano,IL) Great hunting is where you find it, and sometimes, it’s just a short distance from the house, camp or truck. Hunters headed for the stand, blind or back 40 don’t always want or need a large hunting pack. They need a secure place to keep essential hunting gear and supplies meticulously organized and ready for action – a sturdy, svelte and lightweight hunting pack that won’t slow them down.

(Mar 14, 2017 - Peachtree City, GA) Bright white light is great when working or performing a specific task but often a softer tone or secondary color is desired. Owners can now benefit from two alternating LED hues with the new Dual Color Sea Hawk-XL lamps from Hella marine.

Kevin VanDam’s Secret
(Mar 14, 2017 - Plano,IL) Kevin VanDam was focused. I could hear it in his voice. “I’ve never been more organized. I know everything that’s in my boat.”

(Mar 13, 2017 - Mt. Pleasant, SC ) With the Milennia MILAMP200BT from Prospec Electronics, the ability to stream music without a traditional stereo becomes a reality.

(Mar 11, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Just because something is the most utilitarian tool on board doesn't mean it can't be attractive. Shurhold's premium Fishing Series Handles fit over 40 attachments available for the One Handle Does It All system, and are sure to turn heads in any marina.

(Mar 6, 2017 - Lebanon, MO) New for 2017, G3 is proud to introduce the new Sportsman 18 bass boat, a complete package designed to fulfill experienced anglers’ “wish list” of features and benefits for their next boat.

The Best Little Walleye Jigs You’ve Never Heard Of FISKAS ‘Gets Heavy’ with New XL Walleye Series Jigs  
(Feb 23, 2017 - Saline, MI) You can’t fully appreciate the need to sink your lure like a stone until you’ve got a big red sonar fish staring you in the face at 32 feet and you’re sitting there over a hole in the ice with a tiny jig at the end of your line. Ditto for vertically jigging a deep swift river for walleyes. Or when you’ve found fish hovering in heavy cover.

(Feb 22, 2017 - Richland, MI) From attracting fish to creating the perfect dockside mood, TecNiq's new M50 and M51 Water Dragon Underwater Lighting illuminates the world aquatic. They're the brightest surface-mounted LED underwater lights available, yet are competitively priced. And with a lifetime warranty, a long and reliable service life is guaranteed.

St. Croix Eyecon trolling rods let anglers see, feel and CATCH what they’ve been missing
(Feb 21, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) Unpredictable? Oh yeah. Fickle? Goes without saying. Heck, why don’t we just simply call ‘em plain ol’ picky and be done with it. And if you target what is arguably North America’s choosiest (and tastiest) freshwater fish, it’s obvious, we’re talking walleyes.

St. Croix goes off the grid with new Premier Musky Spinning Rod  
(Feb 17, 2017 - Park Falls, WI) This isn’t about the poor sap caught on camera with his spinning rod upside down. What matters is that the dude’s heart’s in the right place. He’s fishing. Not golfing, bowling or sitting in his mom’s basement shooting zombies with a joystick. 

Angling Underwater
(Feb 13, 2017 - Crosslake, MN) We dare you to fish any lure in your box without imagining what it actually looks like below the surface. Tough to avoid, isn’t it?

(Feb 10, 2017 - Gurnee IL) Inspired by his own survival story, Scott Smiles developed Life Cell, a revolutionary floating safety device. So confident in its ability to save lives, the very organization that rescued him endorses it.

NEW Plano Plastic Worm StowAways provide efficient, dimensional and transparent storage for bulky soft plastics
(Feb 3, 2017 - Plano, IL) Soft plastic baits come in an ever-expanding array of styles, shapes and colors. What’s more, these affordable and versatile artificials can be rigged and presented to nearly every species that swims in seemingly endless ways. It’s no wonder they’re so popular with anglers.

Multiple sizes, configurations offered for a variety of angling needs    
(Jan 31, 2017 - FLIPPIN, AR.) Ranger Boats, the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, today announced an all-new line of aluminum Deep V models designed for multi-species anglers across the country. The new designs, available in 16-, 17- and 18-foot models offering multiple configurations, will begin shipping to dealerships later this month. 

(Jan 31, 2017 - Minnetonka,MN) Stingy fish staying hidden? Tie on a search party. Throw'em the Storm 360GT Searchbait, an ultra-versatile new bait the world's most respected professional anglers trust to deliver strike after strike in nearly any scenario.

Hardwater Lake Trout Hammer Sweet Stuff from Custom Jigs & Spins
(Jan 30, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Underwater, some pretty cool visuals produce compelling cause-effect scenarios, mostly unbeknownst to anglers. Like what happens when jaws snap and gills flare danger red. In the wake of a strike, an explosion of scales and flesh and violence triggers something primal from other aquatic predators in the neighborhood.

Trapper Tackle reins in a trifecta of bass fishing talent to spread the gospel of Trapper
(Jan 19, 2017 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Fresh off a whirlwind introduction in 2016, including best-in-show accolades at ICAST 2016 and the Pitman Creek Wholesale Show, and rounding out an award trifecta with terminal tackle best-in show honors at Big Rock West, the industry barnstormers at Trapper Tackle have stocked their pro team shelves with established anglers and up-and-comers from coast to coast.

(Jan 13, 2017 - Seattle, WA) Emerald Marine Products announces the release of the ALERT418™ Man-Overboard Transmitter. Made in the USA, the enhanced unit is based on the company's proven ALERT2 Transmitter, and is compatible with its MOB alarm system receiver and portable direction finder.

The Inside Story Behind Custom Jigs & Spins’ Classic Ratfinkee
(Jan 4, 2017 - Coralville, IA) Funny thing about the best fishing lures ever created. They’re often the least extravagant, most humble baits in the bunch. But like actual works of art, they have a way of transcending the space-time continuum. Not just in the sense that these classic lures “hold up” across many seasons, but that they’re virtually immune to the dreaded fishing-pressure factor; that fish never really turn wise to these all-time greats.

Legendary Ranger quality with unmatched features 
(Dec 22, 2016 - Flippin, AR)  Ranger Boats, the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, announces an all-new line of pontoon boats for 2017-Reata® by Ranger®. The line pulls inspiration from Ranger's acclaimed Reata series of fish-and-play designs and features the same quality and unmatched features that consumers have come to expect from a Ranger boat.

Award Winning Trapper Hooks Arrive in Time for the Holidays

(Dec 22, 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Following back-to-back Best in Show awards in terminal tackle at ICAST and the Pitman Creek Fall Dealer Show, the anticipated Trapper Hooks are now available at designated sporting goods retailers across the U.S. and Canada.

Berkley Dredger ready to find deep fish
(Dec 7, 2016 - Columbia, SC) Legendary pro angler David Fritts knows a thing or two about what makes a deep diving crankbait so effective. Combining the technology and innovation of Berkley with the expertise of Fritts and the Dredger was born. The Dredger is a smaller profile bait that dives deeper, faster than any other bait on the market.

Advanced optics endow HD700i with spectacular low light vision
(Dec 1, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) What was once dark and mysterious within a water body’s inky depths has recently taken a turn toward the light.

(Dec 1, 2016 - Atlanta, GA) "If you could only hunt or fish one day of the month for a short period of time, wouldn't you want to go during a time when you could predict success?" asks John Lehman, President of DataSport, Inc. 

(Nov 22, 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Crevalle Boats recently launched its 26 Open Bay Boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The innovative, new boat features Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America's ground-breaking BlueSky electric sliding hatch.

(Nov 18, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) Cast. Crank. Hook. Set…. Shake, rattle and roll…and then the story can go one of two ways. One ends in utter disappointment. The other plays like the highlight reel of a Super Bowl win. In slow motion, the crowd cheers, you are the champion and lift your flopping trophy from the landing net!  

Frabill's All-new U.S. Coast Guard approved I-Float suit hits store racks just in time for first ice.  
(Nov 17, 2016 - {Plano, IL) As November’s temperatures dip and ice begins to spread southward from America’s Northern expanses, ice fishing aficionados are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get their seasons started. First ice provides some of the best angling of the hard water season, but it can be tricky business – and potentially life threatening. So how does one whet their appetite for early ice without actually getting wet?  

Purveyors of the original sit-on-top fishing kayak bring anglers myriad new features
(Nov 16, 2016 - Old Town, ME) Ocean Kayak, makers of the original sit-on-top fishing kayak, is proud to introduce an entirely revamped Trident Series, already the choice of serious saltwater anglers around the globe.  

ICAST Best New Saltwater Reel award winner currently shipping to retailers  
(Nov 14, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The new PENN Slammer III reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation, just in time for holiday gift shopping. A favorite among voters at the ICAST 2016 show, the PENN Slammer III won the Best Saltwater Reel award at the annual event. The new PENN Slammer III reels are among the best spinning reels in the market place and are destined to be a favorite among professional and recreational anglers.

St. Croix Rods’ highly anticipated BASS X series now appearing in stores
(Nov 7, 2016 - Park Fall, WI) We’ve all gotten caught up in the hoopla around the release of a “life changing” product. Don’t be ashamed if you camped out to own the latest and greatest iPhone. (Now if you slept outside a store praying to snatch a Cabbage Patch Kid or talking Minion character, you might want to keep that on the low.)  

Next level Micro DVR-DT Underwater Viewing Systems unlock overlooked fish
(Oct 24, 2016 - Crosslake, Mn.) Still so much we don’t know about what’s really happening beneath the surface.

NEW Frabill Universal Bait Can is the only bait can an angler needs

(Oct 24, 2016 - Plano, IL) Much like the corn cob pipe, the “bait can” started its existence as a repurposed item that was formerly relegated to junk status. While other coffee cans may have collected miscellaneous screws and bolts on dusty, cobweb-covered garage windowsills, the lucky ones became the friendly confines of night crawlers collected from backyards on rainy summer nights.

Keweenaw Tackle Company embellishes a twosome of natural tones to fool predator fish; introduces new Golden Tiger and Fire-Fin patterns.
(Oct 7, 2016 - Traverse City, MI) Panfish can be pesky. Little ones will shred an angler’s crawler, disembowel their cricket and suck the scales right off a minnow. But as frustrating as they are to fishermen, these pint-size bait robbers are a necessary evil in creating a healthy underwater ecosystem. An all-too-important center of the food chain, they are a favorite prey for predator fish of all species.

Late-Fall’s Bladebait Smallie Bite  
(Oct 7, 2016 - St Louis, MN) It’s not easy for smallmouth bass anglers to put down their rods for the season. But because of the latitudes smallies swim, folks throughout the northern Midwest states will have to do just that when their favorite waterways freeze-up.

Trapper Tackle lifts the lid on the new Offset Wide Gap Hook
(Sep 29, 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Few pieces of terminal tackle SCREAM bass fishing like the offset wide gap hook. This perennial, versatile lip-piercer serves as the foundation for a wide variety of soft plastic delivery systems – such as Texas and Carolina rigs – and is equally effective when adorned with a fluke, Senko, topwater toad and a myriad of other offerings.

Anglers say underwater scouting keyed victory at Canadian Bass Open
(Sep 29, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) Anyone who’s fished North America’s big bass lakes in recent seasons has seen the signs: Clearing waters. Schools of trophy smallmouths shifting deeper and deeper. Tournament game plans evolving to spot-lock, sweet-spot fests—anglers mining small, specific sections of underwater real estate.

Revolutionary pedal-drive fishing kayak offers no-fail forward and reverse, unrivaled boat control and fishability
(Sep 29, 2016 - Old Town, ME) Old Town Canoes & Kayaks is proud to announce that the ICAST 2016 award-winning Old Town Predator PDL is now shipping, bringing anglers no-fail forward and reverse for unrivaled hands-free boat control and fishability.

(Sep 29, 2016 - Columbia, SC) The newest of the ever-popular Abu Garcia® Revo® low profile baitcast reels are now being shipped to retailers across the nation. The new Revo MGXtreme®, MGX® and ALX are among the best reels in the market place and are favorites among professional and recreational anglers.

(Sep 23, 2016 - Crosslake, MN) For most anglers, ‘sight-fishing’ evokes images of super shallow bass or lunkers hunkered tight to a spawning nest.   Not necessarily.

(Sep 23, 2016 - Plano,IL) Anglers love a good wrap. No, we aren’t talking about those culinary creations involving buffalo chicken or turkey and avocado served to calorie counters at that fancy place on the end of the dock.

From the budget-minded to hippest millennial, St. Croix’s BASS X meets the demands of the bass-centric
(Sep 23, 2016 - Park Falls, WI) ‘X’ marks the spot. It’s the Sharpie scribble on Grandpa’s composting lake map on the fridge, where lunker largemouth hunker as promised. It’s the four billionth Navionics waypoint; that microscopic seam between the point and hump – visually referenced by the purple martin house and ranger tower – that only you and the bronzebacks know about.

Overhaul the lessons learned nearly 50 years ago and catch more late-season Great Lakes trout and salmon today
(Sep 22, 2016 - ) It happens right after Labor Day every year: Cold front after cold front roll through the Great Lakes states and Canada. And with every frigid rain and stony north wind, another pod of Chinook and coho salmon make their way from the Great Lakes into one of the many tributaries that feed them.

Custom Jigs & Spins Boosts the Season’s Best Ice Lure with Powerful New Glow Patterns
(Sep 1, 2016 - Coralville, IA) Just how hot are the new generation of vertical swimming lures, like Custom Jigs & Spins’ radical Rotating Power Minnow (RPM)?

Zipperless design of Plano’s NEW Z-Series 3600 and 3700 Technical Tackle Bags eliminates frustrating failures
(Sep 1, 2016 - Plano, IL) Fishing is supposed to relieve stress, not bring it on. So it’s a real buzzkill when the salt-splashed, sun-soaked, stress-stretched zippers on your tackle bag finally say uncle. Plenty do, either locking up or failing outright, while leaving their owners stressed out and scratching their heads over what to do with the high-dollar tackle bag that just died before its time.

Tough, dependable and easy to use, every Cannon® is built beyond the highest industry standards
(Aug 23, 2016 - Racine, WI) Offshore anglers are a meticulous bunch. They have to be. When a pelagic fish is marked on sonar—typically with abyssal depths below the boat—it’s critical to get your bait into the strike zone quickly, efficiently, and precisely. There is zero margin for downrigger disappointment.

Avant-garde hook designer – Trapper Tackle – lets loose the Dropshot Hook
(Aug 12, 2016 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Fresh off a whirlwind introduction at ICAST 2016, including a Best-in-Show performance in the New Product Showcase, Trapper Tackle reveals details about its ultra-versatile Dropshot/Live Bait/Finesse Trapper Hook. With applications that are as broad and far-reaching as the sport of fishing itself, this is truly a game changing tool that belongs in every angler’s tacklebox.

Fishing, family and fun in one versatile package
(Aug 12, 2016 - Flppin, AR) As Ranger® Boat's newest addition to the acclaimed Reata® line, the 1850MS delivers a multipurpose watercraft to fit a family's full day on the water. This configurable and versatile boat is ideal for serious fishing, water sports or pleasure cruising and offers unparalleled performance and features.

Spacious redesign gives room for serious angling and family outings
(Aug 12, 2016 - ) Ranger® Boats continues its rich tradition of innovative design and function with the introduction of the new 1880MS Angler. The unique versatility gives anglers a platform for hardcore fishing along with a wide-open layout for family outings.

(Aug 11, 2016 - Racine, WI) Forever leading the way in trolling motor development, the 
Minn Kota® Ulterra® with fully automated stow and deploy and power trim, now features Bluetooth® wireless communication.

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