April 30, 2009
News

Oregon Boat Rentals at Loon Lake Open for the Season

REEDSPORT, Ore., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- After a highly successful first year, the second season of Oregon boat rentals for water sports fun has begu
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April 29, 2009
News

Going Boating? A Crew Safety Briefing Could Save Lives

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2009 - Having friends and family aboard is what boating is all about. But in an emergency could they quickly locate a fire
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April 27, 2009
News
Julie Clements

El Dorado youth spokesperson for C.A.S.T. for Kids

El Dorado, Kan. - At age 11, El Dorado youth Riley Brown has already been fishing for many years. That love of fishing was apparent to the organizers
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April 23, 2009
News
Sara Higgins

Drought, economy can't scuttle boating business

When Dave Sieniawski drives home from work on RM 620, he often catches a glimpse of the sun reflecting off Lake Travis. At that point, he says, he fee
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April 22, 2009
News
Meg Jones

Lake Delton's rebirth begins

Lake Delton, WI. - The four pontoon boats moored at the dock outside Lake Delton Watersports; the once-again aptly named Lakeside Motel; the millions
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April 21, 2009
News
JOSH REICH

Boatbuilders ready for good times

A Nelson, New Zealand boatbuilding business has used a couple of quiet months as an opportunity to expand and prepare for when the economy rebounds.
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April 20, 2009
News
Melanie Winters

Organizers upbeat about Atlantic Coast Boat Show

Free admission and steep discounts on boats helped boost attendance and sales at the recent Atlantic Coast Boat Show in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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April 17, 2009
News
Jennifer Nelson

New State Marina now open for business

The $3 million State Marina in Storm Lake, Iowa is now finally open for business after some delays set it behind, originally scheduled to open last su
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April 16, 2009
News
DEB PETERSON

Thefts at local marinas under investigation

Arno and Angela Justman enjoyed Saturday afternoon out on their boat on Norfork Lake, relaxing and listening to satellite radio plugged into a power a
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April 15, 2009
News

Honda Marine names "Master Techs"

Honda Marine congratulates two dealer technicians for achieving "Master Tech" status. Tyler Anderson of King Salmon Marine, Inc., Tacoma, WA, and Der
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April 14, 2009
News
Paul Rogers

San Jose will soon have San Francisco Bay boating access again

Stillman Kelly remembers how, in the 1970s, he loved to set out in a wooden boat from San Jose's waterfront and spend countless hours enjoying San Fra
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April 13, 2009
News
Delores Flynn

Bargains help keep boat sales afloat

Boat sales are down, and watercraft repossessions are on the rise because of difficult economic times in Michigan and across the country. But dealers
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Ted A. Thompson

Food for Thought

A friend recently mentioned that in many of my columns I use a lot of space discussing food.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Amazing GOOP Marine

Pontoon boats are pretty durable, but no matter how well you make something or even take care of something, it'll eventually needs maintaining.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Bobber Primer

Those colorful pieces of plastic, foam or cork known as "bobbers" are among the most visible angling accessories-and for good reason: bobbers are all about being seen.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Destination Yachts Top Deck 3510: Higher End of the Price Selects

Destination Yachts should be listed in the dictionary under the word "luxury."
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Foul Weather: Fishing

It goes without saying that foul weather affects fishermen far more than the fish we seek, but there are instances where Mother Nature can shut down the angling action faster than you can yell "Fish On!"
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

HIDES 3-IN-1 SYSTEM: Sunglasses Saver

Sunglasses-at least, high-quality sunglasses-don't run cheap.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Dan Armitage

How To Catch A Snag: (And then free yourself from the hang up)

Like the saying goes: if you're not snagging your bait or lure occasionally, you're not fishing where the fish are.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

It's Evinrude Time

Sixty seconds equals a minute.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Dan Armitage

Kids + Fishing= FUN!

According to studies conducted by the American Sportfishing Association, 70 percent of those of us who fish were introduced to the sport by the time we were 12.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Premier Boundary Waters 310 Sky Dek: Middle of the Price Selects

Count yourself lucky when get your hands on a Premier Boundary Water 310 Sky Dek.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Right Anglers: The Cypress Cay Angler Ltd 220 is your next fishing destination

Greeks in ancient times believed the god of the sea, Poseidon, and Amphritrite, goddess of the sea, sired a mighty Greek god-Triton-who became known as the messenger of the deep.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Tyler J. Baum

Start Your Engines!: Getting a boat ready for the new summer

The snow is receding.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Karlee Jo Dahl

Sun Tracker Party Hut 30 Regency: Lower End of the Price Selects

Sun Tracker offers a comfortable option for a two-level pontoon that won't have you wondering where your money went.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

THERMACELL: Mini Mosquito Repellent Lantern

It's sometimes hard to find a good mosquito repellant.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Absolute Domination: VMC Dominator Series Jigs

The VMC Dominator Series integrates modern angling technology with premium hooks to provide every angler a jig for any circumstance.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Do You Have the Right Prop?: 5 Reasons to take a closer look

Selecting the right propeller for your boat's motor is sometimes as much art as it is science.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Extreme Commotion: Bluefox's New Vibrax Lure

Look out below-the Salmon Super Vibrax is standing by and getting ready to take a deep plunge below the surface.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

From The Forums- Catfish: Excerpts from recent PDB Forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

If you've ever listened to animal rights activists, you'd think anglers (and hunters, naturally) were the most blood-thirsty monsters the planet has ever seen, people who live to see animals cringe in pain.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

G3 228 Fish and Cruise

The 228 Fish and Cruise from G3 Boats is an outstanding addition to G3's line of value-priced pontoons.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

How often do you like to fish each week?: PDB Poll

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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Hungry or Not, It's Time to Eat: Trigger X soft bait

Reports of salivating fish have been documented around the world as anglers prepare to flip on the "eat" switch with the first biodegradable, environmentally-friendly soft bait, infused with scent-emitting Ultrabite Pheromones.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Lock And Load: The interchangeable Storm

Storm has redefined the meaning of "interchangeable" with the new WildEye Pro Paddle Tail and the WildEye Pro Curl Tail, featuring the one-of-a-kind Bait and Switch system.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Dan Armitage

Now's The Time For Reel Care

I know, I know: about this time of year, all you really want to do is wet a line and hook a fish-any fish for that matter-for it has been months since you last felt connected to those finned critters that bring us all together in this column every issue.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Recap of the 2009 Atlanta Boat Show: New Models, Green Boats & Price Wars

Avalon VP Director of Sales and Marketing Greg Knight takes a moment during the unveiling of his new Sandbar model line to pose for a photo.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Sending Shock Waves: Rapala introduces the Clackin' Rap

Anglers will stop, stare and marvel at how Rapala has once again redefined the laws of lure design with the creation of the new lipless Clackin' Rap.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Shootout Online?: From Our Readers

We've been holding our annual Shootout Boat Test for a dozen or so years and that's not going to change.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Tax Break?

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a bank loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions available when filing their 2008 federal income tax return this month.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

The Right Touch: Automatic pontoon or deck boat cover

IMT, Inc. recently announced its incredible new boat cover and protection system for free standing lifts, DC or AC driven lifts, and modular floating docks: The Touchless Boat Cover.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue

Young Boaters Wanted: Picture book gets toddlers started

It's good to start reading to children at an early age and there are a ton of books out there to choose from.
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April 09, 2009| Published in the April 2009 issue
Brady L. Kay

How's Your Online Lingo?

I still stand by my statement that boaters are some of the friendliest and most helpful people you'll ever come across.
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April 09, 2009
News
Scott Staats

Fantasy Fishing Trips

While at the Central Oregon Sportsmen's Show, I stopped by several booths and chatted with fishing guides and outfitters. Of course I wanted to go fis
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April 08, 2009
News
Lawrence Ragonese

Lake Hopatcong is low, angering marina owners, locals

Marina owners and local officials say the state mishandled a planned drawdown of Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey, creating unusually low water levels the
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April 07, 2009
News
Elsie Hodnett

Lake cleanup a resounding success

LOGAN MARTIN LAKE, Al. - Although the official numbers are not in yet, the Logan Martin Lake Protection Association (LMLPA) annual lake cleanup was a
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April 06, 2009
News

Teens rescue 82-year-old man from Shioc River

SHIOCTON, Wis. (AP) - Two teens rescued an 82-year-old fisherman from an icy Shioc (sheye-AWK') River in Outagamie County.
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April 03, 2009
News
Chris Newman

Pontoon Boats: How Business Came Before Pleasure

When pontoon boats were first developed, most people used them for recreational activities. You could find pontoons on any lake, river or even oceans
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April 02, 2009
News

Online Registration For National Marina Day Events Now Available

Online registration is now available for marinas that are holding events for National Marina Day, August 8th, 2009.
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April 01, 2009
News

U.K.-based electronics retailer coming to U.S.

Cactus Navigation & Communication in the United Kingdom is expanding its global reach with a new sales, service and installation center in the United
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