Regardless of the target species or conditions influencing the choice of angling tactics for the day, easy access to appropriately positioned rod holders enhances our efficiency in attracting and catching fish. While most center consoles are delivered with just a few 30-degree rod holders near the stern, one can never have enough when attempting to present a large spread and prevent tangled lines.
By Kevin Deerman
Most of the tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico are won catching one big fish. Boats set up to handle a dozen or more live tuna with high-velocity pumps often head straight offshore. However, dredge fishing for release numbers dominated our tournaments in Texas this summer as the inshore bite remained strong throughout the season.
Visser Reels, July 17, 2021—Visser Reels is introducing the Model S series, a higher-level reel from its current number series. The reels will be available in 6 different sizes from the No. 3S to the No. 8S. The all-machined aluminum reels will be manufactured at our Seymour Connecticut location with about 60% valued content from outside the United States.
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 17, 2021—Few things get an angler’s heart beating like the feeling of a hook set and the drag peeling—especially when fishing in big-fish waters. When anglers target saltwater species, they demand a reel that stands up to saltwater conditions and delivers absolute performance.
As the year comes to a close and the season of gift-giving is right around the corner, we’ve compiled what we believe to be the ultimate package of gifts for people who enjoy boating and fishing. We’ve included some really useful and highly practical gifts that will come in hand on the boat, from some of the latest and greatest in onboard electronics and weather-ready clothing to trusty tools that help with the daily grind.
The Curved 8: The Latest Rocket Launcher from Bluewater Chairs
Bluewater’s new Curved 8 Rod Rocket Launcher is available in both teak and fiberglass. This model is very popular in mid-sized boats and outboards. These days fishing is all about having “your guns loaded”—this product was designed with that in mind. The Curved 8 accommodates eight rod positions.
This configuration is ideal for kite fishing, as everything is centrally located. When running from spot to spot or out to the grounds, the kite reels can be set in the back two holders that are installed at a 90° angle.
There is a tray area finished in clear non-skid on the teak model and a smooth finish on the fiberglass model. A drawer under the tray with inside dimensions of 10 ½” by 6 ½” allows for storage of the typical cockpit necessities. All of this is offered in a compact size with overall dimensions of 43” wide and 19” deep. Standard is a straight pedestal but custom offset pedestals can be made to allow for deck hatches, bilge access and baitwell installations. For more, visit www.BlueWaterChairs.com.
Garmin® and Fusion® Unveil Signature Series 3 Marine Speakers And Subwoofers With Industry-First Five-Color LED Lighting
Garmin redesigned its Fusion-branded Signature Series marine speakers and subwoofers with innovative LED lighting that delivers an unprecedented spectrum of color variations. The new Fusion Signature Series 3 combines traditional red, green and blue LEDs with cool and warm white (CRGBW) to offer a full color palette. The Signature Series 3 also introduces an all-new 12-inch subwoofer that provides 1600 watts of peak power.
Available in 6.5-, 7.7- and 8.8-inch speaker sizes and 12- or 10-inch subwoofer sizes, the Signature Series 3 is offered with a Sports White or Sports Chrome grill finish. They also feature a ‘CURV’ cone composite technology that provides greater sound definition and higher output. The Signature Series speakers and 10-inch subwoofer are also available with a Classic White finish without the CRGBW illumination.
Engineered to the True-Marine standard, the entire Signature Series 3 line of speakers and subwoofers have passed stringent pressure and water-tightness tests, and are designed to deliver crisp sound and quality entertainment season after season. For more information on the Signature Series 3, or the full range of Fusion audio and entertainment products, visit fusionentertainment.com.
Swing Out Launcher: Release Marine’s Center Console Solution
With deck space at a premium on center consoles, Release Marine recognized the need for a creative, new take on the rocket launcher. The result of this realization, the Swing Out Launcher, is as intuitive as it is functional. Composed of polished stainless steel, the Swing Out Launcher’s hardware swivels to allow tables or rocket launchers to be mounted at multiple locations without changing bases.
This eliminates the need for a hard-mounted stanchion. The built-in adaptability provides boat owners with increased flexibility in how they use their space—when fishing or otherwise. It was this commitment to innovation that created Release Marine’s motto— “Always Lead, Never Follow.” For more, visit www.releasemarine.com.
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Ron Karpanty, president of Rupp Marine, shows us the new rod holder line, an all stainless steel product that’s boltless, meaning there are no bolt heads on the actual face of the rod holder. What’s makes this product unique is the cap—check out the video to see why and to get the release date.
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A Better Way to Dock Box: The Front Loading TR2
Dock boxes are wonderfully practical, but hefting tall or heavy equipment in and out can be a struggle. With Better Way Products’ TR2, loading and unloading is as easy as raising the lid and swinging open the hinged front door. It’s ideal for everything from a 40-gallon trash bin to a standard scuba tank. Like all dock boxes from Better Way Products, the TR2 is built in the USA with marine-grade fiberglass with an average thickness of 3/16”. Sandwich core construction and protruded walls provide unsurpassed strength. The TR2 utilizes premium quality components.