Outdoor Sports

Navionics SonarChart Shading


Navionics’ new SonarChart Shading brings in a satellite-overlay content layer that shows detailed renderings of the ocean floor in select locations. (Courtesy Navionics/) Navionics SonarChart Shading, a new feature for Platinum+ charts, provides a satellite-overlay content layer for detailed rendering of the seafloor. Created from high-definition 1-foot contour data, Shading shows depth changes and highlight channels, drop-offs and other underwater ...

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C-Map Reveal Charts


Reveal charts offer high-res imagery of select coastal and offshore areas. (Courtesy C-Map/) C-Map has released its new Reveal charts, featuring ultra-high-resolution bathymetric imagery of select coastal and offshore areas, including crisp views of structure, wrecks, isolated reefs and ledges between the contour lines. The detailed Reveal imagery replaces shaded-relief data in select areas with more-accurate depth variations. The charts ...

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Airmar TM165HW Transducer


The TM165HW is a high-wide-chirp transom-mount transducer for inshore fishermen. (Courtesy Airmar/) Airmar’s new TM165HW transducer delivers 600 watts of power, is chirp-ready, and provides inshore anglers with more sensitivity to detect fish close to the bottom and more-accurate returns of fish and bait. To do all that, Airmar delivers an average beam width of 30 degrees—wider than most high-frequency ...

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Tips for Using Thermal Cameras


A thermal camera operates as an extra pair of eyes for anglers searching out weed lines offshore or tracking potential hazards. (Courtesy FLIR / Raymarine/) For more than a decade, FLIR Systems has built thermal cameras for the marine market. What was once considered luxury technology best-suited for the biggest oceangoing vessels and sport-fishers now finds purpose on boats of ...

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ICAST New Product Winners


ICAST New Product Showcase Winners included lures, clothing, reels, electronics and boats. (Chris Woodward/) Best of Show/Best Boating Accessory: Garmin Force Trolling Motor Garmin Force trolling motor (Chris Woodward/) Ok, so technically this is a freshwater fishing product. But how can we share a list of new product winners without sharing the overall Best of Show winner? Garmin’s new Force ...

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Video: Giant Barrel Jellyfish Dwarfs Diver Swimming Off Cornwall Coast


OutdoorHubVideo: Giant Barrel Jellyfish Dwarfs Diver Swimming Off Cornwall Coast A giant barrel jellyfish the size of a human was captured on camera off the south-western coast of England, and served as the perfect grand finale for Wild Ocean Week. The giant mystical creature – a barrel jellyfish – was filmed while broadcaster and biologist Lizzie Daly swam along side ...

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New Lures at ICAST, the World’s Largest Tackle Show

Although unfortunately off-limits to the general public, the ICAST international tackle trade show (largest such show in the world), offers fishing journalists the chance to walk the aisles and gawk at an astounding assortment of lures of all types, sizes and colors. The 21 new lures in this gallery are but a sampling of those on display at the 2019 ...

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Reach the Angling Riches of the Dry Tortugas in 70 Minutes Aboard an Invincible 40 Cat


Many species of gamefish abound in the waters surrounding the remote, historic archipelago of Florida’s Dry Tortugas. (Mia2you / shutterstock.com/) The ocean surface stretched like an endless pane of glass that magnified the sun’s glaring heat on this June Florida morning. Sweat poured from my brow as I slung a scoop of pre-mixed ­sand-and-chum gruel into the clear water behind ...

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Video: Fearless Pup Charges Black Bear in Neighbor’s Backyard


OutdoorHubVideo: Fearless Pup Charges Black Bear in Neighbor’s Backyard A surveillance video captured earlier this week shows one brave pup lunge at a black bear who had been pawing around a New Jersey resident’s backyard. The bear was busy trying to figure out how to bust open a bird feeder when a black dog (Riley) rushes into the yard, and ...

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Prepping Small Boats for Offshore Fishing

From left to right: A well-stocked, dedicated duffel or backpack designated as a ditch bag in case of emergency carries a satellite communicator/rescue beacon, a handheld VHF radio, and a personal locator beacon. Any one of them may be sufficient, but redundancy offers extra security. (Jon Whittle/) Years ago, after I closed the deal on my first boat, my brother-in-law ...

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