• Fishing

    Cranka Crab

    Cranka Crab

    Sheepshead fishing is part fun, part frustration, and one of the frustrations comes from the fish’s ability to steal your bait before you know it. The main bait of choice among sheepshead anglers is a live fiddler crab. And catching the crabs, keeping them alive, and constantly rebaiting with them is no fun, and it’s time-consuming. 

    May 01 at 7:00am
    Mercury’s V-6 four-stroke outboards

    Mercury’s V-6 four-stroke outboards

    Mercury Marine decided that its 75- to 150-horsepower FourStroke outboards were so successful, the company has debuted a line of bigger engines with the same features.

    May 01 at 7:00am
    G. Loomis E6X Inshore Rod Series

    G. Loomis E6X Inshore Rod Series

    If you’re looking for a new weapon of choice to target redfish and speckled trout this spring, the G. Loomis E6X Inshore Rod Series fills the bill — and then some.

    March 01 at 7:00am
    Sportsman Dri-Balance shirts

    Sportsman Dri-Balance shirts

    These moisture-wicking long sleeve tees look and feel like cotton, but added microfiber makes them resistant to wrinkles and quick-drying. Unlike pure poly garments which tend to retain odor even after washing, Dri-Balance garments will be odor free for the life of the garment. You’ll also love how comfortable the Dri-Balance fabric makes you feel.

    March 01 at 7:00am
    G. Loomis E6X

    G. Loomis E6X

    Lightweight, strong, and sensitive. That’s the recipe for a fishing rod that bass anglers strive to find, and it can be elusive, especially when you add affordability into the mix. Or at least it used to be. But the G. Loomis E6X changes that. 

    February 01 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado 200 K series

    Shimano Curado 200 K series

    Shimano made some waves in the fishing industry last summer when it debuted its new Curado 200 K series baitcasting reels at the annual ICAST show, where they promptly took home the honor as the best new freshwater reel.

    January 01 at 7:00am
    Huk Attack

    Huk Attack

    The new Huk Attack won Best of Category in the 2017 ICAST New Product Showcase, and is the most engineered, purpose-built fishing shoe ever created. The Attack combines Huk’s GripX wet traction non-marking outsole, with the bullet-proof durability of a Fuzetek upper-support cage along with a unique insole drainage system, for all-day dry, non-skid comfort. “I didn’t want to come up with just a water shoe,” said Iiley Thompson, Huk’s vice-president of footwear who designed the Attack. “Everything we’re going to do will be purpose-built for fishing. That’s first, and then everything else comes after that.” The Attack is available in black, green and blue, and retails for $84.99.

    November 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Old Town Next

    Old Town Next

    Old Town’s newest canoe is a durable, compact one-man fishing machine. It weighs a mere 53 pounds, making it great as a car topper, and measures 11 1/2-feet long. The hull is a 3-layer number, making it rugged and the removable Element seating system is designed with all-day comfort in mind. Average retail is $849. 

    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Booyah Flex II

    Booyah Flex II

    How many times have you flung a crankbait up toward a levee, riprap bank or dock piling only to have it crack or chip? Those days are over with the introduction of the Booyah Flex II, which has a foam-injected body. This means that the bait is one piece with no fusing or plastic welding. The Flex II has a wire-though design that can handle the burliest of fish and a rattle chamber that’s part of the scooped bill that encourages the bait to hunt.

    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am

    Live Target 2017 lineup

    Famed hyper-realistic luremaker LiveTarget has released three new baits for the ICAST tackle tradeshow this past month, the Sunfish, Hollow Body Frog Popper and Hollow Body Mullet. The Sunfish follows the Mullet, Threadfin Shad and others with its flawless look and action while the Hollow Body Frog Popper fills a gap in Live Target’s freshwater lineup that bass and topwater fishermen will love. The Hollow Body Mullet is designed for maximum hookup ratio with a body that collapses on the bite. The Texposed hook also helps the lure remain weedless. Prices range from $10.99- $14.99.

    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Shimano Curado K

    Shimano Curado K

    Shimano’s storied Curado line gets a new addition this year with the introduction of the Curado 200K. The 200K is designed to be a do-all workhorse for inshore anglers who demand precise cast controls, smooth operation, a redfish-stopping drag and the longevity that is the best in the business. MicroModule gearing keeps reeling smooth as butter, and SVS Infinity cast controls let you toss a 1/8-ounce jighead into the wind and the longer handle gives you leverage like you’ve never seen. The 200K is available in 6.2:1, 7.4:1 and 8.5:1 gear rations and retails for $179.99. 

    August 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Ardent Apex Flipping Reel

    Ardent Apex Flipping Reel

    Flipping and pitching can be hard on reels, namely the drag, handle and gears. Ardent has teamed up with flipping and pitching legend Denny Brauer to release the newest Ardent reel, the Apex Flipping reel. The Apex is built tank tough but is also lightweight at 5.9 ounces. It has a carbon fiber handle, a 10+1 ball bearing system and a 6.5:1 gear ratio. Also, no bass will be able to stand up to the 11 pounds of drag the Apex can put on them.

    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Front Runner Monsoon Bag

    Front Runner Monsoon Bag

    The bed of your pickup is the best place to stow cargo, but the gear is liable to get wet or dirty riding back there. Front Runner Outfitters’ new Monsoon Bag is made to keep goods dry and protected, whether it’s in your truck bed or on the back of your kayak. The Monsoon Bag is weatherproof (not waterproof) and has a rigid internal tray to securely hold your gear, be it camera equipment or fishing tackle. To secure the Monsoon, simply roll the top over and tighten the clasps.

    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Versamaxx Bolt

    Versamaxx Bolt

    The Versamaxx Bolt represents a new evolution in sliding corks. The Bolt can be adjusted for depth in an instant by winding in or out the leader line, then securing it in the eyelet. The Bolt is constructed with a titanium wire, has solid brass beads, a stainless steel swivel and solid foam to take season after season of abuse.

    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Hobie H-Crate Jr.

    Hobie H-Crate Jr.

    Space is at a premium in your kayak, so make every bit of storage count with Hobie’s new H-Crate Jr. This 14- x 14-inch box nests neatly behind your seat for convenient and secure storage. Another cool capability of the H-Crate Jr. is that it fits within the cargo area along with a plug-in cart inserted upside down in the scuppers, eliminating a trip back to the truck to store your wheels.

    July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Napier Outdoors’ 57 Series Truck Tent

    Napier Truck Tent

    You know you’ve slept in the bed of your truck before. Was it the most comfortable night of sleep ever? Of course not. But more than likely, it was necessary. Make the next experience a more comfortable one, and memorable for the right reasons. Napier Outdoors’ 57 Series Truck Tent Offers 5’7” of headroom and a sewn-in floor to keep your dry and warm. It has a waterproof rainfly, two side vents and two windows, a 4’ X 4’ awning and packs up easily into a bag.

    June 01, 2017 at 7:00am