Boat Test: Blackfin 332 CC

The 332CC is loaded with fishing features, yacht-quality amenities, and clever improvements. (Courtesy Blackfin Boats/) But durability and seaworthiness aren’t the only traits the 332 shares with classic Blackfins. Versatility and a comfortable ride are as much a part of this center-console as the ingenious design elements, purposeful features, and the latest in technology that seamlessly combine to enhance the ...

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Intrepid 345 Nomad First Glance


The 345 Nomad maximizes performance and comfort, whether fishing or cruising. (Courtesy Intrepid Powerboats/) Intrepid says it will craft each 345 Nomad for the individual owner to maximize performance and comfort, whether fishing or cruising. The one constant element: Intrepid’s distinct transverse-stepped hull. “In true Intrepid fashion, the 345 Nomad is designed for customization with innovative new options like our premium ...

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Lumishore EOS STV 2204-i Control Display


New system gives anglers unrivaled control of their Lumishore EOS Series underwater-lighting systems. (Courtesy Lumishore/) Lumishore, maker of LED-lighting systems, has released a touch-and-dial control display—the EOS STV 2204-i. The system gives anglers unrivaled control of their Lumishore EOS Series underwater-lighting systems, offering infinite color options and combinations as well as lighting modes, over the full color spectrum. A simple ...

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Salmon Sisters Boots and Shoes for Women


Salmon Sisters has released a new model of waterproof XtraTuf boots and a new slip-on shoe. (Courtesy XtraTuf/) Made for female fishermen, the Salmon Sisters line of XtraTuf shoes and boots—designed by Alaskan sisters from a commercial-fishing family—employ ocean-inspired artwork. New arrivals include the Sea Greens Sharkbyte slip-on shoes ($90) made with water-resistant Nubuck leather and Chevron outsoles, and the ...

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Ocean Born Bucktails


New jigs come with sidewings and belly ribs. (Courtesy Ocean Born/) Lure designer Patrick Sebile has released two new bucktail jigs within his Ocean Born brand: the Swimming Bucktail and the Bouncing Bucktail. Both come with patented sidewings for lift and action, and belly ribs for increased distance and turbulence. The swimmer works at various levels in the water column, ...

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Furuno BBSX4 Marine Weather Receiver


The receiver, with a SiriusXM subscription, delivers current weather reports. (Courtesy Furuno/) Furuno has teamed with SiriusXM to deliver the BBSX4 Marine Weather Receiver, providing real-time weather content that overlays onto a NavNet TZtouch or TZtouch2 raster or vector chart. The receiver, with a SiriusXM subscription, delivers current weather reports, five-day forecasts, NOWRad high-res weather-radar imagery, storm tracking, lightning strikes, ...

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Garmin EchoMap Ultra


The new Ultra series of multifunction displays feature larger, brighter screens. (Courtesy Garmin/) Garmin says its new EchoMap Ultra series of multifunction displays feature larger, brighter screens, Panoptix LiveScope support and new g3 charts. The 10- and 12-inch key-assisted touchscreen chart plotters come with support for Garmin’s ultra-high-definition scanning sonar and Panoptix LiveScope, including the single-array LVS12 transducer that provides ...

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Shimano Stella SW


Shimano Stella SW reels add new Infinity Drive technology. (Courtesy Shimano/) Shimano has redesigned its Stella SW 8000PG, 8000HG, 10000PG and 14000XG spinning reels, adding new Infinity Drive technology, and employing HeatSink Drag in the larger two models. Infinity Drive uses a new main-shaft supporting structure to eliminate friction within the pinion gear for smoother, stronger winding. HeatSink dissipates heat ...

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Berkley x5/x9 Braid


New braided lines boast greater abrasion resistance and strength. (Courtesy Berkley/) Berkley’s new x5 and x9 braided lines add another strand to the popular four- and eight-strand designs while keeping the same diameter of those traditional braids. Boasting greater abrasion resistance and strength, x5 was designed to fish structure; x9 delivers strength with extra casting distance. The new braids come ...

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Top Family Fishing Destinations

Introduce kids to fishing early: These family-friendly fishing destinations will help ensure your next trip is popular and successful. (Scott Kerrigan / During its earliest days, ­saltwater fishing seemed as exotic as big-game hunting: expensive, wildly adventurous, maybe even dangerous. But with global development, ­abundant air-travel options, and advances in marine technology, anglers of all shapes, sizes, genders, ages ...

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Evinrude Introduces the E-TEC G2 115, 140 and 150 hp Outboards

Evinrude has rolled out new smaller G2 outboards in the 115-, 140- (pictured) and 150-hp class. (Courtesy Evinrude/) When choosing an outboard for a smaller boat, smooth and quiet almost supersede power, because that motor is likely just an arm’s length away — which is why the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 115 H.O. won me over from the first turn ...

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Regulator 26XO Review


Regulator’s new 26XO answers requests from the company’s customers and fans for a boat that can fish skinny but still head offshore. (Courtesy Regulator/) As I walked toward the floating dock at Charleston’s Wapoo Cut boat ramp, the Regulator 26XO floated placidly in the current, looking all the world like an offshore boat with a proud, flared bow and more ...

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