On a Boat Challenge

How many of these boating experiences can you check off? own a boat driving a motorboat riding an inner tube driving the boat while someone else goes tubing water-ski drove a boat while someone else is waterskiing riding a personal watercraft (such as JetSki) been a boat passenger enjoy a picnic on a boat gone kayaking rowed a rowboat paddled[…]

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Go fish! 4 reasons why you should go fishing today

When’s the last time you went fishing? If it’s been a while, or if you never have, consider these four reasons why you should cast your line today! Fishing boosts your mood Stressed? Jump on a boat and cast a line! There’s nothing like hitting the pause button on your hectic life and relaxing in the great outdoors. And, according[…]

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How to get a fishing license

Looking to cast your fishing rods this summer? Well, you might not be able to without a license! The requirements for obtaining a fishing license vary by state, with each agency setting its own rules and regulations. For example, in Texas, residents and non-residents under the age of 17 are exempt from buying a license, but in Alabama the minimum[…]

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Fit to Be Tied: 5 Essential Knots for Boaters

Although there seems to be an endless selection of boating knots out there, most boaters can get by with just the basics. Listed below are five basic boating knots you should know. Find out what their uses are—and, most importantly, how to tie them—then grab some rope or a shoestring and practice on your own! Bowline If there’s one knot[…]

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The Curse of the Boating Bananas

“Bananas on a boat are bad luck,” Captain Mike announced as he chucked my Chiquitas overboard. My expression must have pegged off the WTH meter because Captain Mike quickly added, “It’s true, you can look it up on the Internet.” Since I had met this veteran striper fishing guide only a few hours before, I wasn’t sure whether his quick[…]

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