Fishing & Boating News
(05/11/2001 - ) Jigs have become the number one lure for winning tournaments and catching big bass in heavy cover. Many jigs on the market today have hooks that are too small and inadequate weed guards. Falcon lures has developed a jig with several unique features to solve your jig fishing problems.
(04/27/2001 - Rhinelander, WI) Fishing Hot Spots, Inc., the nation's largest publisher of fishing maps introduces the latest addition to its Canadian Series with two new maps for Rainy Lake.
(04/14/2001 - CHATTANOOGA, TN) Killer Kam Lures introduces its new line of Super Sonic Spinners, which enables fishermen to fish with Different Sounds. That's right! Now fishermen can choose between a variety of 4 different sounds to fish with.
(04/10/2001 - Page, AZ) Gary Yamamoto has released the new Senko Lite in two sizes and four strike-provoking colors. Made from a special blend of buoyant soft plastic, the Senko Lite doesn't actually float but it sinks incredibly slowly with a hook in it, and it triggers intense action as it suspends and hovers enticingly above shallow cover.
Bottom Line's Tournament 4300
(04/02/2001 - Meridian, ID) No matter how you look at it, Bottom Line fish finder technology keeps a clearly defined edge up on all competitors. One glance at the new Bottom Line Tournament 4300 tells all. This unit offers amazing sharpness and a wide-ranging field of view. Plus a price that's truly Bottom Line affordable.
(03/13/2001 - Portland, OR) Portland, OR. based HannaNRyan Inc. has completed the acquisition and move of the Zipper Worm Co. from Arizona. In addition to Zipper the HannaNRyan brands include Big Poly, Seducer, CRO, Crackle, and In-Line Jigs. The move to Portland includes opening a new distribution center as well as additional corporate offices. The new distribution center is open and shipping orders as this is being written.
(02/23/2001 - Scottsdale, AZ) Nemire Lures of Scottsdale, Arizona, recently announced its sponsorship of the 2001 Professional Red Fish Tour as well as its new "Go For The Gold" award program designed to reward anglers in the Red Fish Tour who use specific Nemire Lures products during the tournament.
(02/16/2001 - ) Hot new fishing item coming on the market. The Line Bugz holds your fishing line & hook without tieing a knot, it performs well. It holds hook sizes from 2.0 to 4.0 and line size from 16 to 40 lb line. The line bugz was tested in a big aquarium, both salt and fresh water. The fish struck the Line Bugz with and without bait.
(02/16/2001 - Bologna, Italy) BassMania an exciting new fishing publication dedicated totally to European bass fishing has been introduced and published by two well known Italian fishermen, Stefano Sammarchi and Paolo Vannini.
Circle Hook Advocate Capt. Ron Hamlin of "Capt. Hook" Endorses MateSaver™ & AnglrSavr™ Safety Fishing Harness
(02/14/2001 - ) Circle Hook advocate Capt. Ron Hamlin is no stranger to the dangerous sport of big game fishing. He knows firsthand the danger of entanglement and the possibility of going overboard while wiring or angling big fish.
(02/07/2001 - Helena, MT) Want to know how the pros land the fat fish and snag the big winnings checks? The new edition of CATCHING BASS LIKE A PRO by Steve Price and Guy Eaker (The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT 06437) takes you inside the minds of seasoned pros to help improve your chances for fishing success -- whether you seek the trophy bass of a lifetime or just want to fill a stringer on the weekend.
(02/03/2001 - Fairview, TN) AMPRON introduces the DuraCharge Tournament Series charger means it works no matter how wet the conditions. Even fully submerged, these chargers are watertight.
(01/31/2001 - Shelton, CT) Doug Antuna, President of Catch-All Lures launches a new program that will benefit kid's fishing programs across the country as well as improve the environment and give our youth the chance to enjoy this wonderful sport. Catch-All Kids is the program to do it all.
(01/31/2001 - Madison,NC) When the fish become finicky and the bite gets tough, anglers must reach into their bag of tricks for a solution to pull out those few precious strikes. Stren Magnathin is a low diameter, durable line that enables anglers to reduce thickness without sacrificing strength.
(01/23/2001 - Mount Laurel, NJ) TACKLE-RACK™ is an open, two-sectioned box, which is used "while" fishing. Instead of storing 50 to 70 routinely used lures. TACKLE-RACK™ LMS, with its patented "Hook-Nook" beveled notches, allows an angler to hang each lure separately around the perimeter of the RACK. Lures hang safely without exposed hooks outside of the box.
(01/11/2001 - Rhinelander, WI) Fishing Hot Spots, Inc., the nation's largest publisher of fishing maps and Garmin Inc., a leading manufacturer of navigation, communication and information electronics, jointly announce a new CD-ROM giving anglers what it takes to find fish - introducing MapSource(tm) Fishing Hot Spots®.
Two New Models Designed For Simplicity, Durability
(01/07/2001 - Philadelphia, PA) In response to anglers from around the globe, Penn has announced two new electric Fathom-Master® downriggers for 2001. Model 805 features a 24" boom and a fixed base, while Model 835 features a 48" boom with a Swivel-Matic® base.
Information, Answers Come Easy At G3
(01/05/2001 - Lebanon, MO.) Call toll free, e-mail, conventional mail or cruise the internet, there are a variety of quick, easy and efficient ways to get answers or information from G3 Boats, where customer service is the number one priority.
Skeeter SL190 Fish and Ski Boat Provides Family Fun For All Skeeter's Stylish Ski Boat Has Bass Boat Features
SL-Fish & Ski Series
(01/05/2001 - Kilgore, Texas,) Looking for stripers or largemouth at dawn. Taking the girls out tubing and skiing in the afternoon. Do it all from the same boat with Skeeter's Fish and Ski SL190, designed to accommodate however you chose to have fun on the water. Skeeter's SL190 offers the best of both worlds, with the most popular features of Skeeter's legendary bass boats together with those of stylish ski crafts.
13 Jon Boat Models in G3 Line
(01/05/2001 - Lebanon, MO.) When building the best aluminum Jon boats, the basics need to get down to a science. The folks at G3 like to think of it more as an art form. Hunters and anglers will too when they experience the 2001 line of Jon boats from G3.
Skeeter Deep V Series ZX2050 For Big Water Angling Size, Stability, Performance - For All Fishing Conditions
ZX Deep V - Big Water Series
(01/05/2001 - Kilgore, Texas) Fishing rough water? Gotta have a Deep V. No matter how far north or how tough the conditions, Skeeter has a Deep V built for big water, a great ride and even better fishing experience. Skeeter's new ZX2050 satisfies the special itch big water anglers have, whether it be fishing for walleye, northern pike, salmon or lake trout. The hydrodynamically designed Deep V hull makes for a fast and dry ride in even the worst chop. They're rugged too. Skeeter's unique X-TREME and X-CEL composite design, backed by over ten years of engineering and construction experience, is used for all Deep V floors, stringers, transoms and hulls, and results in a lasting performance year after year under even the harshest conditions.
New Formula™ Series Reels Are First Graphites to Feature Penn's Legendary Two Speed Lever Drag Performance
(01/02/2001 - Philadelphia, PA) Saltwater anglers have long awaited the arrival of American-made graphite reels offering Penn's world-renowned two speed lever drag performance. With the introduction of the new-for-2001 Penn Formula™ Series reels, there's no need to wait any longer.
Versatile Size Ideal for Freshwater, Saltwater, Even Ice Fishing
(01/02/2001 - Providence, RI) When Acme introduced its new Slim Jim® spoon for 2000, serious saltwater and freshwater anglers immediately had two reactions. One, they started catching everything from saltwater bluefish, bonito and false albacore to freshwater walleye and stripers like never before. Two, they began clamoring for a scaled-down version that would fit the bill when gamefish were keying on small prey.
Taking Finesse Fishing to the Next Level!
(12/28/2000 - Menomonie, WI.) Imagine this scenario…you only have the weekend to fish for your favorite finny opponent …Mr. Largemouth Bass. All week long you've made plans to be out on your favorite lake hoping to entice a game of tug o' war from a lunker largemouth. The only problem is, Mother Nature throws one of her famous "Cold Front Curve Balls" right at your lake! Bright sunny skies, no wind, cold temperatures -- fishing is tough and nothing seems to be working!
(12/22/2000 - ) Now and then a fish finder comes along with the kind of quality every angler desires, at a price every angler and boater can afford.
(12/12/2000 - Fond du Lac, WI.) Mercury Marine has been presented the first ever 2001 Environmental Leadership Award from the Bluewater Network, a national environmental organization protecting public waters, lands and ecosystems.
(12/06/2000 - Rhinelander, WI) If you've been searching for that one "good book" for your favorite angler this Christmas, you can stop looking. And if that person fishes for bass, you'll really be a hero!
Scorpion 377 Sterndrive Provides Unmatched Performance Proving Itself a Viable Power Source for High Performance Bass Boat Market
(11/28/2000 - Fond du Lac, WI) Bryant Enterprises of Maryville, TN and Mercury Racing have teamed up to develop a high performance Stroker bass boat powered by the Mercury Racing Scorpion 377 sterndrive engine. The innovative combination of a 350 h.p. small-block V-8 sterndrive in a 21-foot bass boat has netted very positive results, providing unmatched performance with the Scorpion 377 sterndrive proving itself as a viable power source for the high performance bass boat market and is one low-emissions alternative to traditional 2-stroke performance outboards.
(11/28/2000 - Atlanta,GA) Last year, Yamaha Outboards introduced a line of High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) outboards as part of its largest commitment ever in bringing the best in outboard motors to anglers and boaters. The HPDI system won three industry innovation awards in 2000 - the IMTEC Innovation Award, given by the National Marine Manufacturers Assn.; Motor Boating & Sailing magazine's Innovation Award; and the Design & Engineering Award 2000 from Popular Mechanics magazine. For 2001, Yamaha is expanding that line with three new models - a premium175, a VMAX 175 and a VMAX 200. These engines meet the Federal 2006 guidelines today.
Innovative Turbine-Powered Mercury Racing Outboard -- Efficient Design Delivers Exceptional Power to Weight Ratio
Versatile Applications Include 26-foot Military Landing Craft
(11/27/2000 - Fond du Lac, WI) Marine Turbine Technologies (MTT) of Franklin, LA has developed an innovative turbine-powered Mercury Racing Outboard. The experimental outboard features a Rolls Royce Allison 250 series gas turbine engine mounted to a Mercury Racing 2.5 EFI Offshore outboard center section and 1.87:1 gear ratio Torque Master gearcase. The lightweight, 320 horsepower outboard is being tested on a 26-foot aluminum hull landing craft built by Munson Boat Works. The 4500-pound boat, loaded with four people and a Jeep, is capable of reaching speeds up to 40 mph.
World's First Low-Emissions Hi-Performance Outboard set to Revolutionize Outboard Sport Boat Market
(11/27/2000 - Fond du Lac, WI) The new OptiMax 200XS consumer performance outboard represents a culmination of advanced, direct fuel injection, 2-stroke technology developed by Mercury Marine. Mercury Racing's OptiMax 200 earned its 'XS' advanced performance designation and entry in the record books after winning the 2000 '24 Hours of Rouen' endurance powerboat race in Rouen, France. The 200XS not only won the race but also set records for the most laps completed (837) and fastest average speed (129.052 kilometers per hour). OptiMax 200XS outboard powered boats also finished second and fourth. This record setting performance, resulting in part by fewer necessary fuel pit stops, proved the extended operating range and durability of Mercury's OptiMax 2-cycle direct fuel injection, low-emissions technology.
(11/22/2000 - Walker, MN) We've all received "unseasonable" presents during the Holidays. Much needed or wanted, these items go unused and often misplaced during the winter months. There's the out-of-season weed-whip, bug-zapper, electric trolling motor, canoe paddles, running shorts, etc. As a winter sports enthusiast, I prefer giving as well as receiving "seasonable" gifts – those, which can be used within minutes of unwrapping. And ice-fishing trinkets are the niftiest of all...
Liner Deck Design Gives Skeeter ZX Series More Applications No Carpet Decks Ideal For Saltwater Anglers
(11/21/2000 - Kilgore, TX) With a no carpet deck design, the Skeeter ZX 225L and ZX 190L, the most popular models of Skeeter's high performance bass boats, are equally ideal for saltwater and low maintenance conscious anglers. Equal in every way to their bass counterparts, the ZX 225L and ZX 190L feature a light maintenance, corrosion free fiberglass deck in place of the traditional carpet covered deck with the inshore saltwater as well as the bass fisherman in mind.
Skeeter Gets Salty With Four Bay Boat Models Big Boats For Big Water And New Hull Design That Lets You Go Shallow
(11/21/2000 - KILGORE, TX) A tunnel boat with a unique hull design that allows fishing in very, very shallow water and a trey of big center console boats, make up the Skeeter Boats saltwater bay boat lineup. The Skeeter ZX2400, ZX2200, ZX2200T and ZX2000 are engineered to provide first-class bay and offshore performance. With Skeeter's exclusive X-TREME composite transom and stringer system, Skeeter bay boats are stronger than ever. That means great performance in shallow as well as deep water. Plus, Skeeter's patented V-pad hull flattens the roughest water for a smoother, drier ride.
Penn's New International® 70 Big Game Special Ushers In "New Generation" Of Two Speed Lever Drag Performance
(11/20/2000 - ) Penn has advanced two speed lever drag performance to a higher level with its new-for-2001 International® 70 Big Game Special, a reel destined to become an instant favorite among serious offshore anglers worldwide.
SX - Tournament Series Bass Boats
(11/19/2000 - Kilgore, Texas) Sometimes, the best fishing is hard to get to and around tight places. The SX180 bass boat from Skeeter may not be as large as some of her big sisters, but the quality and fishing features are not lost. At 17' 8", the SX180 ranks as one of the smaller Skeeter Boats on the market. But this is a Skeeter and Skeeters are made for fishing. Rated for a Yamaha 130 horsepower outboard, the SX180 is quick on the hole shot and anglers get from the ramp to that favorite cove or point in no time. The 82-inch beam provides the stability needed during rough conditions and the space required for fishing from the front deck. The cockpit is built around a console with boat driving in mind with tinted windscreen, easy to read gauges, built in Zercom CID-40 flasher, single cable non-feedback steering and bench seat. Switches are situated within the driver's reach even while steering on a plane. The nineteen gallon divided live well in the back provides for easy separation of fish and the live well control system allows for filling, draining and recirculation. Both the front and rear deck have fishing chairs on 13-inch fixed extensions. The bow panel is complete with trolling motor receptacle and engine trim switch. And every SX180 comes standard with a Motorguide 24 volt foot operated trolling motor with Gator mount.
A Total Performance Bass Boat Rated For 200 HP
(11/17/2000 - Kilgore, TX,) The ZX200 from Skeeter is quite simply a smaller version of the ZX225, considered to be Skeeter's flagship bass boat, and the ZX250, the largest Skeeter bass boat. Extending a tape measure to 19 ' 5" in overall length, the 200 horse power rated ZX200 is smooth and dry on the big water and can maneuver into the back of timber filled coves for that secret pocket of bass. Like her big sisters, the ZX200 has a 92-inch beam so the forward fishing platform is long and wide with so much room that two anglers can fish the front and not get in each other's way. The ZX200 also has oversized storage boxes including two rod lockers on the front deck with room to hold a large number of outfits neatly arranged with the built-in integrated rod storage system. The front deck also has two spacious storage compartments to hold plenty of tackle. More storage compartments are built into the back deck and under the seats. Three retractable rod staze hold rods secure on the decks on even the longest and roughest runs.
PENN's New LD Series Reels Offer Smooth, Dependable Lever Drag Performance For Battling Tough GameFish
(11/15/2000 - Philadelphia, PA) When you take on hard-fighting gamefish like cobia, kings, tarpon and tuna, you need a rugged, lightweight reel with a smooth, precise drag system, plus the power to bring these saltwater bruisers to the boat. That's exactly what Penn had in mind when designing its new-for-2001 LD Series models.
from Escape To The Outdoors
(11/13/2000 - Scottsdale, AZ.) If your holiday shopping list includes someone who loves the Great Outdoors, we have some great gift ideas for you. We searched high and low for gift ideas that will fit any budget. Most of these gifts can be found in retail sporting goods stores or on the Internet. Approximate prices and toll-free numbers are listed where available.
Define On-Water Performance
(11/05/2000 - Murfreesboro, TN.) Superior performance, smooth handling and premium quality workmanship make the new Stratos® SS Extreme bass boats the boat of choice for bass anglers who want to remain competitive on the water – and in contention for the top spot at the weigh-in on any competitive tournament trail.
(10/31/2000 - ) Fins™ Spectra Super Line represents the next generation of braided fishing line. This incredible line enhances the strength of the high performance spectra fibers from which it is created. It is the best performing super line ever produced. FINS PRT Braid offers measurable performance beyond all other Superlines. Lines do not provide power; anglers and their catch do, and FINS PRT Braid harnesses that power with the most efficient performance per dollar of any Superline.
(10/31/2000 - Franklin, PA) "Autumn and cool water means hot smallmouth action," said Legendary Smallmouth angler Jeff Snyder. "Smallmouth get a jump start in activity once temperatures dip into the low fifties and high forties. This drop concentrates bait which in turn...concentrates smallmouth." Snyder was on a story and photo shoot for an upcoming issue of BASSMASTER Magazine. "Outdoor writer Darl Black asked me to fish with him on a river I had never been on before," he said. "He was hoping to see how I dissected the river and find smallies in tough fishing conditions. I chose the upper Allegheny because I had never seen it before and I knew that the tough old river would challenge me."
(10/20/2000 - Bradford, Ontario Canada) Results of two recent high profile bass tournaments on Rice Lake near Peterborough Ontario, continue to show that adding Crackle capsules into tube jigs increases both the numbers and the size of bass caught during these events. At the Ontario B.A.S.S. Federation Qualifier on August 26 & 27, *Matt Monkman of Barrie fished as a non-boater and captured 2nd place overall out of almost 200 anglers. 18 year old Matt was one of the youngest anglers in the tournament. At the Chevy/Mercury Bass Classic the following Labor Day Weekend, Dave Chong of Thornhill placed 2nd thanks to Crackle.
PF145, For Those Small Ponds and Lakes
(10/16/2000 - Lebanon, MO.) Crappie, bluegill, bass and all the other fish that reside in that favorite small pond or lake won't even notice when a PF145 slides into the water. This 14-foot panfish model from G3 transports up to three people quietly and comfortably from the shore to the favorite fishing hole creating angling adventures to remember.
Skeeter Bay Boats' New Little Sister
(10/16/2000 - Kilgore, Texas) The new ZX2000 has all the bigger Skeeter bay boats features but at a size of an inshore flats boat. At 19 feet and 10 inches in length, with a 98-inch beam and 14-inch draft, this craft will go wherever the redfish run or the specs scurry. The ZX2000 is built for fishing and comfort. The elevated front and rear casting decks provide added visibility to locate the fish and plan the next cast. Beneath the front deck are two roomy storage compartments and an anchor storage box. The rear deck features a large storage compartment, easy to reach rear rigging compartment and 19-gallon recirculating livewell. The fiberglass doors are rigged with stainless steel hinges.
Fishing Accessories Added As Standard Features
(10/16/2000 - Lebanon, MO.) G3 Boats expand the use of pontoon boats, those big deck cruisers with home-style luxuries built in, with the introduction of the new PB20F, a fishing version of the family's pontoon boat. Added to the comfort and safety found on the other G3 pontoon boats are fishing features making the PB20F function like a mobile fishing dock. Fishing features found on the PB20F include four deluxe upholstered fishing chairs and pedestals, forward and aft aerated livewells, wiring and plug for a 12-volt trolling motor and rod holders. Family features include large Bimini top for sun and rain protection, comfortable Roto-molded furniture, an ABS table with 2/cup holders and a cooler with storage. Other standard features include AM/FM cassette stereo with two speakers and two -12 volt accessory outlets.
SX200, For Skeeter Angling Pleasure - Balance, Beauty, Performance-With Skeeter Reliability
(10/16/2000 - Kilgore, Texas) It looks and feels like a million dollar fishing rig but the cost is so much less. The new SX200 bass boat from Skeeter is built for tournament angling with the size, power and stability needed for fishing early and making the weigh-in time. This value series high quality bass boat satisfies the family budget as well. It's the best of both worlds.
Larger Livewell, Improved .100 Gauge Welded Hull
(10/16/2000 - LEBANON, MO.) Bass boats should be built to handle tough conditions yet laid out to compliment the angler's fishing abilities. The Pro 185 from G3 is on the mark for both categories with a hull welded with .100 gauge aluminum and features designed with fishing in mind. The 18 and one half foot long Pro 185 is rated for a 115 horsepower Yamaha outboard and the improved "New Generation" modified-vee step hull calms choppy water for a smooth ride and maximum performance at all speeds. The 3/16-inch extruded longitudinal stringer system runs the full length of the hull, adding strength and providing truer hull alignment.
A Total Performance Bass Boat Rated For 250 HP
(10/16/2000 - Kilgore, TX) There's no mistaking the ZX250 Bass Boat from Skeeter. Rated for a 250 horsepower Yamaha outboard, this 21-foot craft is the largest Skeeter bass boat made. Cruising to the next fishing hole is a smooth and fast jaunt for the ZX250. The massive forward fishing platform is built on a 92-inch beam to accommodate the most demanding of front deck anglers with room for rods, tackle and even an oversized fishing partner.
With All Aluminum Hull, Floor and Deck
(10/16/2000 - Lebanon, MO) Fish all day, fish all year and continue fishing into the decade, the new HP190 bass boat from G3 Boats will outlast any angler. With all aluminum materials for the hull, floor and deck and welded construction from bow to transom, these boats won't rattle apart even in the roughest conditions.
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