Choose the Best Flooring for Your Fishing Boat

Fishermen demand more from their boats than the average sunset-cruiser. We’re on our feet in rough seas, launching casts, and battling fish. We’re spilling slime, sweat, seawater, and fish blood, and we frequently drop things on the deck. It’s not surprising that a new marine flooring product that provides superior traction, comfort, and easy cleanup […]

Boating Basics: Channel 16 – Mayday, Sécurité And Pan-Pan

Above photo provided by Boat Owners Association of The United States Every summer weekend, VHF Channel 16 is punctuated by a mélange of transmissions – some serious, some informational and some meaningless chatter. This month, I’m covering what Channel 16 is for, what Mayday, Sécurité and Pan-Pan calls mean, and most importantly, how to make […]

Ranger Boats Strengthen Ties with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2019 Season

  The Association of Collegiate Anglers along with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce their renewed partnership with Ranger Boats for the upcoming 2019 season. As part of their committed relationship, Ranger Boats will continue to reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation at events on the national level with the one-of-a-kind […]

Two Tips for Storing Boats Over the Winter

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Putting your boat away for the winter soon? The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with storage of E10 (10 percent ethanol) gas, and review their insurance policy to make sure the boat is properly covered. Ethanol fuel can cause problems […]

Brandon Steals my Boat! Then this happens…

Huge shout out to Audible for sponsoring this video! To start your 30 day trial and receive a free audiobook and 2 free Audible original titles visit or text scottmartin to 500500! Brandon pulls a fast one, takes my boat on a secret fishing trip with a special guest Andy Young. Fishing with rods […]

Test Drive: Old Town Topwater PDL Fishing Kayak Review

The new-for-2018 Old Town Topwater PDL is a pedal-drive kayak designed for hands-free fishing using the same forward/reverse pedal-drive system as Old Town’s top-of-the-line Predator fishing kayak. The big difference is it’s shorter (10.5’) and lighter (76 pounds with the pedal drive removed). As a result, it can be transported on top of a car […]


If the kids aren’t happy mama isn’t happy and if mama isn’t happy, no one’s happy – good thing there are dual console fishing boats like the Sailfish 325 DC, that can keep everyone smiling. Sure, center console boats might be the first choice of hard-core fishers. But the dual console design is more versatile when it comes to […]

Tinker with your boat

In the last column we talked about the benefits of tinkering with your tackle. This time we’ll talk about the benefits of tinkering with your boat. Everybody sets up their office differently. It might measure the same, but it’ll look totally different on the inside. If you think about your boat the same way, you’ll see […]