Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Death only Seconds Away!

Fast acting chapter boat captains save lives
A reminder on how quickly a mishap can turn dangerous. Read on as Luke Hendry explains how tragedy was averted in the Bay of Qunite, Ontario. 
By Luke Hendry
Fast-acting fishermen – and a lot of good luck – rescued four men from the near-freezing waters of Adolphus Reach east of Picton Saturday morning.
Scott Walcott of Bay of Quinte Charters said he was on a trip with several clients at about 11:45 a.m. Saturday when he spotted trouble about 500 metres off 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Win an Skeet Reese Autographed Lucky Craft S.K.T. Magnum DR

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Is Pollution Killing Our Fish?

Susquehanna River bass show spike in melanosis

SUNBURY — Recent sampling of adult smallmouth bass on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River has shown an high prevalence of melanosis, according to a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission biologist.
Is this a result of pollution?

“We noticed it in a few of our sampling locations,” Geoffrey Smith said. “We were out almost every night over the last two months and once we started to see (fish with melanosis), we saw it in almost every survey.”

Smith could not provide information on the cause of the melanosis, the abnormal or excessive production of melanin in the skin or other tissue.

Pathologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who examined the fish tissues agreed that the smallmouth had melanosis, Smith said.

“As far as a cause, I am not certain there has been any movement on that front.”

The concern is whether the melanosis represents melanoma, which would be skin cancer in wild fish.

“If it does,” said William Yingling, a retired physician and avid fisherman from Freeburg, “we need to know why they have cancer. We really need to know why so many wild fish in the Susquehanna have begun showing up with these black spots in large numbers since March 2010, almost four years ago.”

Yingling said he has fished the Susquehanna watershed since he was a teenager and never saw the condition in smallmouth bass until 2010.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DuraSafe E-LOCK®/Swivel Combo Provides Ultimate Protection Against Electronics Theft

Just heard of a friend who got his electronics stolen. Tears have been spilled for the price of replacing them but especially for the loss of 1500 waypoints.  Here is something to consider over the winter. 

NEW BERLIN, WISCONSIN (USA) – The E-LOCK®/Swivel Combo by DuraSafe combines two keyed-alike locks to provide ultimate protection of bracket mounted electronics that utilize a RAM® Mount.
When marine electronics are mounted to a RAM® Mount System, locks are needed for both the electronics unit and the mount. DuraSafe combines these two locks into one keyed-alike package. It is available in three different sizes depending on the RAM Mount System. Small fits B Size RAM – 1” dia. ball, Medium fits C size RAM – 1.5” dia. ball and Large fits D & E size – 2.25” and 3.37” dia. balls.

To take keyed-alike convenience a step further, boaters and anglers who already have DuraSafe locks or require several E-LOCK or E-LOCK/Swivel Combos can custom-order product from DuraSafe with all the keys the same.
The DuraSafe Electronics Lock (E-LOCK®) recently received the North American Fishing Club (NAFC) Seal of Approval after over 100 NAFC members gave the unique lock a 98 percent approval rating in field testing.
The E-LOCK/Swivel Combo is available from marine and outdoor distributors and retailers across the US. New distributors and retailers include A.C. Kerman, Northern Wholesale Marine, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Defender Industries, Tackle Warehouse, Bass & Gas and West Marine. It is now also distributed in Europe by IJsselsport and in Japan by Kisaka Marine.
For more information about the DuraSafe E-LOCK/Swivel Combo and other DuraSafe products, visit or call 1+262.544.5615.
DuraSafe – 1785 S. Johnson Road – New Berlin, WI 53146 USA

Monday, November 18, 2013

2014 Top Bass Tournament Circuit Dates and Locations

2014 Top Bass Tournament Circuit Dates and Locations

Event # Day Month Date Lake
1 Saturday June 28 Tri-Lakes
2 Sunday June 29 Tri-Lakes
3 Sunday July 6 Lake Scugog
4 Saturday July 19 Rice Lake
5 Sunday July 20 Rice Lake
6 Sunday July 27 Sturgeon Lake
7 Saturday August 9 Balsam Lake
8 Sunday August 24 Lake Seymour
9 Classic September 6 & 7 Tri-Lakes
10 TBD October TBD Rice Lake

Specific information on tournament sites, fees and rules can be found on the TOP BASS website. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bass Pro Shops announces plans to open fifth Canadian store in Kanata (Ottawa), Ontario

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bass Pro Shops, an outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, fishing, camping and other related outdoor recreation gear, will locate its fifth Canadian store in Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario.  The new 120,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor World store will be located at Highway 417 and Huntmar Drive, directly across from the popular Canadian Tire Centre hockey arena in Kanata. The new store will feature the popular Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill.

“We couldn’t be more proud to announce that our fifth Canadian Bass Pro Shops store will be located in Kanata," said Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops.  "We’re pleased to be chosen as lead anchor in the Broccolini-Laurentide development. The location is both high-profile and accessible, which will allow us to bring Bass Pro Shops’ low prices and friendly, expert service to better serve the area’s many sportsmen and women as well as those visiting Ottawa.”

Ottawa, Canada’s capital and fourth largest city, is located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau, and Rideau rivers and borders Gatineau, Quebec.  Together they form the National Capital Region--a tourism destination welcoming millions of visitors every year to celebrate Canada’s capital and Ottawa’s many cultural, arts and outdoor recreation opportunities. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rapala Getting Angry!

Rapala Angry Birds products are engaging and provide beginners with an easy way to learn fishing. The product family includes lures, key rings, fishing combos, pole fishing rods, float sets, lure boxes, and fishing tackle bags.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer lure fishing or enjoy bait fishing with a float set –we have the Angry Birds gear that will suit your needs.
Be careful and remember to have lots of fun fishing!

Select your product to find more information about our Rapala Angry Birds products.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The "Bass Professor" receives Honour

Doug Hannon, the "Bass Professor", who died in March, 2013 at the age of 66, has been selected with 3 other people to be inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. All four candidates are being recognized for their profound and lasting impacts upon the world of bass fishing.

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization dedicated to all anglers, manufacturers and members of the media who further the sport of bass fishing. It honors those whose contributions to this sport have elevated it to the professional level, and without whom none of this would have been possible.

Hannon, an educator, inventor, television host, award-winning author, photographer and conservationist was also noted for catching-and-releasing more than 800 bass over 10 pounds. He was considered by many as the world's greatest authority on bass fishing and was featured in Outdoor Life as one of the O.L. 25, people "whose lifetime achievement has had the greatest positive influence on hunting and fishing".

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Humminbird ONIX and ION

Humminbird® Unveils Most Powerful Electronics Yet
Humminbird ONIX and ION bring bluewater and freshwater anglers unparalleled power via user-friendly Cross Touch technology
Besides creating leading-edge products like 360 Imaging™, Humminbird® engineers have also been hard at work over the past two years developing a radical new platform that changes everything you know about fishing electronics.
“Humminbird ONIX and ION offer a rich user interface that is completely customizable to the individual needs of anglers and boaters, while remaining extremely easy-to-use via a full complement of multi-touch capabilities,” says Dale Logue, Director of Marketing, Humminbird. “The included feature list and available add-ons is unparalleled in the industry and make the units the most versatile, powerful and user friendly on the water.”
At the core of the new units, users will discover all the advantages of powerful Humminbird sonar, advanced navigation and Humminbird imaging technologies right at their fingertips, courtesy of a radical new take on Touch Screen operation called Cross Touch™.
While some touch units limit operation to finger pointing, Humminbird’s Cross Touch offers Multi-Gesture Control, which lets users navigate menus and activate features with a tap, swipe or pinch. Cross Touch also minimizes false touches from splashing water.
From marking waypoints with your finger, naming those waypoints via a virtual keyboard, to zooming in on fish-holding structure or chart locations for a better look, or swiping and dragging screens to create custom views, fishfinder use has never been more intuitive than this.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cold Weather Preventative Boat Maintenance with

Its getting very cold out there! Time to think about some fall boat maintenance.  Fishing is still good but if your motor or boat fails, you won't be happy. 

Friday, November 1, 2013