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Super-Cheap Fishfinders: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
You may have come across the Shopping for the Right Fishfinder blog I wrote a while back, which went through a number of important factors to consider before you choose a unit. There’s just one problem: you and I both know that the number-one factor for a lot of people is,... Read more
Louisiana Hunter kills endangered black bear, faces jail time and $10k in fines
ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -A hunter killed a Louisiana black bear after he says he mistook it for a wild hog. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, agents received a call from a hunting group on Feb. 28 claiming that 52-year-old Richard A. Picard of... Read more
Texas police chief helped develop 2016 Ford Interceptor
When a police dog unveiled Ford’s new Interceptor SUV at the Chicago Auto Show, the company also introduced their police advisory team — law enforcement professionals who had spent almost two years providing direct input into the development of their vehicle, the successor to the nation’s largest selling police... Read more
Five tips for Reading the Water
Being able to read the water isn’t just important for fishermen, it’s an important talent for all boaters. It can help you avoid running aground, lose speed due to currents, or anchor in an inappropriate area. Oh yeah, and then there is that fish-catching thing. Just in case there... Read more
Texas seeks input on new bass conservation license plate
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It’s all about the bass, as in fish. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Wednesday asked for the public’s help in choosing a new license plate honoring bass fishing. The redesigned bass conservation license plate will be available this summer. Proceeds will benefit the... Read more
Fishing Boat, or Speed Boat? Yes!
These days, it’s hard to tell whether some center consoles are fishing boats, or speed boats. Triple outboard rigs have become common, quads are popping up all over the place, and max horsepower ratings well over 1,000 have become normal. Are these fishing boats, or are they really speed... Read more
It’s Back: Ford Raptor will return for 2017 model year
It is almost sadistic to unveil a new 2017 model truck at an early 2015 auto show, but that is exactly what Ford did today — taking the wrappings off the Raptor F-150 which is more than a year a way.  It was smart, too, since other manufacturers have... Read more
Super Cheap Boats: $2,500 or Less? Yes!
Let me take a moment to make the case for the super cheap boat. And by super cheap, yes, I mean a boat-motor-trailer package that you can buy for $2,500 or less. You think it’s not possible? I paid $1,500 for this rig: Granted, it came with an eight-horse... Read more