|New SpotlightScan side-looking sonar
95 Views - Posted: February 18 at 9:00 am
Classic bass-fishing destinations like Toledo Bend Reservoir and Lake Sam Rayburn had a lot more standing timber in them back in the 1970s. In fact, once you got above their lower basins the only way to get around was to follow the many boat lanes cut through the trees.
Schools of bass used these boat lanes, too, as cover-free areas where they drove schools of shad to the surface in feeding frenzies.
The sight would raise the hair on the back of my neck, and I wasn’t alone; chasing these “schooling” bass in the boat lanes became a popular way to fish. The fish crashed to the surface, and then almost before you could cast they went deep again, leaving you wondering which direction to fire your lure until they popped back up.
248 Views - Posted: January 20 at 9:00 am
Two years in development, Humminbird’s new ONIX and ION models offer anglers something different in marine electronics. The two models are the most-powerful Humminbird has ever offered, and were introduced at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
210 Views - Posted: December 13, 2013 at 9:00 am
Brand-new, highly desirable sonar and GPS features are announced at least once each product year by the makers of marine and outdoor electronics.
|Battery chargers with a pulse
298 Views - Posted: November 14, 2013 at 9:00 am
The chemical process that produces electrical power in a battery can also damage it without human intervention.
|A better shallow-water anchor
1135 Views - Posted: October 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm
My club tournament partner and I were running out of time. We had barely 15 minutes of fishing left before we had to leave to make weigh-in, and we had just located our first concentration of decent bass.
|X marks the spot
1686 Views - Posted: September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am
The new MotorGuide Xi5 wireless trolling motor is obviously designed to take on Minn Kota’s successful Terrova, and MotorGuide took the time and trouble to do it right.
|How to get the best cartography on your chart plotterís screen
503 Views - Posted: August 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
Back when the earliest digital maps for freshwater lakes began to appear on chart plotter screens, I was struck by how different they were.
|Can we talk?
359 Views - Posted: July 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
The National Marine Electronics Association is the organization responsible for setting standards for marine electronics, including those for communication between units. The purpose for setting communication standards is to provide a common language and wiring procedure so units and sensors from all manufacturers can talk to each other.
|Keeping it clean
443 Views - Posted: June 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
LCD screen brightness, contrast and resolution improve with every new generation of marine electronics. Higher pixel counts, new sonar technologies, more-vibrant colors and improved visibility under adverse light conditions let us see tiny sonar and chart details that would have been invisible a decade ago without zooming to enlarge the screen picture.
|You dropped WHAT overboard?
619 Views - Posted: May 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
Shortly after handheld GPS units became small enough to fit in a pocket, I remember a fellow outdoor writer lamenting about losing his. He somehow dropped it as he stepped from a boat to a dock over water 30 feet deep.
|Vacuum sealer systems arenít just for the kitchen anymore
578 Views - Posted: April 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
Eating dinner at a friendís house almost 20 years ago, I mentioned how good fresh fish tastes compared to fish that was frozen. He told me with a grin that the fish we were eating had been cooling in his freezer for two years.
|Super portable GPS
832 Views - Posted: March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
When the press release about Garminís new marine-oriented Quatix sport watch hit my inbox, I opened it with lukewarm enthusiasm ó 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 donít 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.
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