Bass Fishing

Bass Trap back in action

A machinist’s touch has made all the difference in the world to a spinnerbait made in the Sportsman’s Paradise. Just ask some bass anglers by the name of Shaw Grigsby and Kevin Van Dam, who make sure they get their hands on the lure any time they get to Louisiana. […]


The safety bullet

If you’ve ever set nails in concrete with an explosive shell, you’re going to be familiar with the operational concept of one of the newest and most innovative firearms safety devices on the market. […]


Super portable GPS

When the press release about Garmin’s new marine-oriented Quatix sport watch hit my inbox, I opened it with lukewarm enthusiasm — but the more I read about it the more excited I got.

Two basic advantages of a watch with built-in GPS are that you don’t have to set it manually when you cross into another time zone and it can be accurate to within about a billionth of a second or, say, within one second every 30,000 years. […]

High Tides and Tall Tails

Safety first is no joke

I had something else planned for this month but felt I needed to delay it and talk a little about boating safety because, so far, 2013 has been a tough one for North Carolina fishermen. […]

Inshore Fishing

An event to call their own

Kayak fishing is as unique in its approach as it is in the gear used by its anglers. Like other facets of fishing, kayak anglers yearn to compete against one another both for fellowship as well as to determine who is the best at catching fish from a kayak at a given location on a given day. […]

Greener Pastures

Plant a banana (lily)

It’s never too early to think about ways to attract waterfowl for the 2013 fall season. In fact, March is the optimum time to establish a cost-effective waterfowl forage called the banana water lily — Nymphaea mexicana — especially on those permanently flooded **sites where traditional upland planting is not possible. […]