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Five Tips for Trolling
Trolling is an effective way to catch fish, but it could be a lot more effective for a lot of anglers. Why? Because it isn’t quite as simple as it seems – how you outfit and run your boat has a huge impact on how successful a troller you... Read more
Keeping Live Baits Lively
If you like fishing with live baits, you’re constantly looking to keep those baits in good condition, right? And, this can be a tall order. Poorly-designed livewells, over-crowding, and extended time in captivity can all take a toll on those baitfish. Here are five tricks and tips, that will... Read more
Most Efficient Cruise: Save Fuel By Running the Boat Right
Do you know your boat’s most efficient cruise? It’s surprising how few boaters can tell you, off the top of their head, what cruising speed is the best on their own boat. Truth be told, most of us simply go as fast as conditions allow, without stressing the boat.... Read more
Overnighting on the Ocean
I write this with a foggy mind, and a sore body – the night before last, I took my sons on their first overnighter on the ocean. If you’ve never tried an overnight fishing trip on the ocean, trust me, it’s unlike anything else you’ll ever do. The stars... Read more
Pod Drives: Are They Right for You?
Whether we fish for bass in lakes, redfish in bays, or flounder in the inlets, most of us own outboard boats. So when we talk about powerplants on this blog, outboards rule the roost. But some Texans run boats that eclipse the outboard’s capabilities, and I don’t want to completely... Read more
Which is Better: Bait or Lures? Here’s the Proof.
Sure, it’s an age-old question, which is why we set out to settle it on our new fishing show, Got Bait? I say “our” new show because it features me and my boys, Max and David. We grab an expert angler to be our guest for the day and even... Read more
Radar: Do You Really Need Open Array?
When it comes to radar systems, the most common question I hear is “do I need an open array?” And there’s a lot of misinformation out there, about this topic. Let me try to put one thing in a nutshell, right off the bat: merely choosing between open array... Read more
Is Your Trailer About to Break Down?
Take a peek at this picture of my decoy trailer, which I sold last week. As you can see, it has a bit of rust. Otherwise, it looks okay, right? Especially for handling the relatively light load of a few dozen full-body goose decoys and a couple of lay-out blinds.... Read more