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Graphic via U.S. Coast Guard Every boater on the water should be able to read and understand colored navigational aids. Knowing what these aids mean is very important to the…
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The safety industry is continually improving Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) — also commonly called life jackets or life vests — for water activities and water conditions to encourage the full-time…
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 While there are numerous safety and regulatory rules governing boats that focus on keeping everyone aboard safe, there are also many misunderstandings and myths. If you deviate into one of…
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Basics of Launching a Boat (video)

Friday, September 13 2013 6:00 am - for Boating Information
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Boat launch activity can range from placid to pandemonium — or anywhere in between. Line-ups and on-the-ramp mishaps can send impatient individual's stress-levels soaring; conversely a vacant launch on a calm…
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Before you head out to the lake, check out the water sports gear at Bass Pro Shops. During the Dog Days of Summer, the only thing better than being in…
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Safe Boating

Tuesday, July 23 2013 1:10 pm - for Boating Information
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By Tom Keer for Every time I go fishing I expect to catch fish. Some days I catch a lot while other days I catch squat. Every time I…
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When planning a trip out on the water, most typically start their checklist with the basics: fishing license, spinning rod, bait-casting rod, back-up rod, bait, snacks, sunscreen, nautical maps, tide…
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Boat Launch Etiquette

Monday, July 15 2013 4:00 pm - for Boating Information
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For all the relaxation fishing and boating can provide, it's amazing the level of stress often experienced at the launch ramp. Much of the tension can be avoided by simply…
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When outfitting your boat trailer, security and safety are two important factors to keep in mind. Many boaters can recall the serenity of quiet mornings, clear skies and calm water.…
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Being a Good Boat Partner

Thursday, June 27 2013 7:00 am - for Boating Information
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Accepting an invitation to join a friend on his or her boat for a day of fishing is a privilege.  As with many potential relationships, your conduct during the outing…
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