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4 Amazing Products You Need For Your Fishing Trip 2

Posted on October 08, 2017 by Dave Parker

fishing-3Many anglers are resilient when it comes to making changes and adapting to the amazing technological advances that are slowly creeping up on them. Despite being particularly useful, the best depth finders and fish finders are still used rather scarcely. It takes a whole lot of time to convince a fisherman or woman who has utilized the same techniques for the past two decades to try out something new.

We’ve made a list of four great products that you ought to consider if you’re into angling and are looking to give a shot to some gadgets. Keep in mind that many of those that we will mention are user-friendly and convenient, and that’s because they’re made to be utilized in the close proximity of water and your potential catches. In fact, most fishing gadgets nowadays are made to allow you to catch more fish.

  1. Fish finder bite alarm

Whenever the fish seem to refuse to bite, it can be tedious to keep on waiting without having a chat with your fishing buddies. It’s a good idea to place your rod on a stick or holder in your boat and then start waiting. With a fish finder bite alarm, you will find out the exact time where you have a shot at getting a catch. This type of device can be installed on virtually any type of rod, and the neatest thing about it is that it makes a sound each time there’s a bite. Some models are even equipped with a LED indicator in case you’re a fan of nighttime fishing. Read the rest of this entry →

Six Must-Have Supplies for the Fishing Fanatic in Your Life 3

Posted on March 28, 2016 by Brooke Chaplan

Fishing-2Fishing certainly must be the quietest and calmest of all sports. There is no running, no cheering crowds, and no one-on-one challenges. And that’s one of the most endearing facets of fishing; it’s quiet and you are surrounded by Mother Nature. It’s also a sport that requires a lot of specialized apparel and gear. The astute fisherman always makes sure to have the best equipment possible, because being on a boat limits the opportunities to go get more supplies. Here are a few items that a fanatical fisherman should have.

Waders
Waders are not only for fly fishing; they also come in handy when fishing with bait or lures. They are basically a large pair of rubber trousers with suspenders and boots built into the design. They allow the fisherman to wade into a stream, river, or ocean and cast further out. They are a must-have for a true fishing aficionado.

Mud Boots
In the absence of waders, or even in addition to them, sturdy, quality mud boots will also be useful. Whereas fishing areas are frequently muddy, mud boots will protect the feet. Supply stores like Central Farm and Garden have many options to choose from.

Fishing Vest
A fishing vest is also very handy and accommodating. It has many pockets for holding various fishing tackle items like sinkers, hooks, lures, spare reels, a knife, and more. A frequent fisherman can always use one. Read the rest of this entry →

Things to Consider When Getting Ready for a Florida Fishing Trip 3

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Edwin Smith
You can catch some amazing fish during a Florida fishing trip.

You can catch some amazing fish during a Florida fishing trip.

Fishing is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time in nature. There are a number of different factors that come along with planning out a great Florida fishing trip. Neglecting to properly plan out a trip will usually lead to a bad experience for all involved. Ensuring that all of the bases are covered in regards to your fishing trip will help a person have a good experience. Here are a few things that you have to consider when trying to get ready for a fishing trip.

Checking the Life Jackets

The first thing to consider when trying to get ready for a fishing trip are the life jackets you have. You need to make sure the life jackets are in good shape and are functioning properly. The more you are able to find out about the condition of your safety equipment, the easier you will find it to rest easy while on the water. If you detect a problem with the life jackets, then it is best to buy new ones. Neglecting to check the safety equipment properly can lead to a number of negative consequences.

Getting the Boat Seaworthy

The next thing to consider when trying to get ready for a fishing trip is the condition of the boat. By taking the time to check all of the fluids, you can make sure the boat is ready to go. Make sure the boat is also full of gas to avoid having to stop in the middle of a good fishing trip to go gas up. The time and effort that goes into checking a boat out will allow you to avoid breaking down while out and about. Make sure you have the boat professionally serviced from time to time to ensure proper repairs. Read the rest of this entry →

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    • Stan Jones – Weight Training Trailblazer
      October 11, 2020 | 1:48 pm
      Stan Jones

      The Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was one of the great linemen of his era and is considered a trailblazer for using weight training and conditioning to develop his skills.

      After a standout career at the University of Maryland, Stan Jones spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowl appearances and earning first team All-Pro three times.

      In 1962, assistant coach George Allen suggested Jones move to defense to help solidify that unit for the Bears. He played both ways in 1962 and then in 1963 moved permanently to the defense.

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