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Take a Road Trip Down Memory Lane

Some things have changed over the years, but our love for the road has not. According to a recent survey fielded by Jiffy Lube International, today, 78 percent of Americans think a road trip is the best type of […]

Top Ten Marine Debris Items

We all know population is a massive problem in our oceans, but just how big is the problem? This infographic takes a look at the top ten marine debris items, lists how much was found in the ocean globally […]

The Complete Guide To Hunting Blades [Infographic]

Hunting blades vary greatly in their shapes, weights, sizes, & their intended purpose. Here’s a need-to-know guide on the variety of major knife blade types and their uses. Brought to you by www.USAKnifeShop.com Source: www.usaknifeshop.com Follow Us on  :Facebook – Foursquare – Twitter – YouTube – LinkedIn […]

Glamping – the Best of Both Worlds

You love the great outdoors, you really do but you were somehow gifted with that sweet blood mosquitoes crave. Not only that but your body simply doesn’t do well sleeping on the ground and, let’s be honest, it takes […]

Why Texas is the Perfect Fall Get Away

With the summer season winding down, the onset of fall foliage with the cooler temperatures, and a variety of events and festivals, fall presents one of the best times of year to visit the Lone Star State. Fall in Texas […]

Health Benefits Associated with Fishing

There is no need to convince the thousands of Texans and avid outdoors men and women, who get excited by reeling in a 30-pound striper or seeing a beautiful brook trout rise to a fly, why they need to […]

How to Buy a Boat Cover (Info-Graphic)

How to Buy a Boat Cover One of the key elements of successfully winterizing your boat is covering it properly. This will protect your investment from rain, snow and varmints like racoons and rats looking for shelter from wind […]

How to Be Sun Safe in the Water While Boating

With fishing, cruising, tubing, anchoring, lounging, entertaining… the time you spend on your boat adds up quickly. And it only takes 20 minutes of sun exposure to get sunburn if not properly protected. Check out the infographic from SureShade […]

How to Find Top Notch Boat Insurance

There is a common misconception among boat owners when it comes to insurance. They believe that not only their boat is covered but so is the trailer and onboard items by their auto or homeowner’s insurance policy. The fact […]

Facts You Should Know about CO Poisoning

800 boating-related poisonings in 35 states have been identified with over 140 of these poisonings resulting in death. Over 300 of the poisonings occurred on houseboats, with more than 200 of these poisonings attributed to generator exhaust alone. Facts […]

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What to Do When Someone Falls Overboard

According to BoaterExam.com the major cause of fatalities involving small boats is drownings from falls overboard, which is why it is important for boaters to wear their personal flotation devices (PFDs). Capsizing—the overturning of a vessel on its side […]

Tips to Navigate the Houston Boat Show

Whether you’re in the market to upgrade or looking for your first boat, The Houston Boat Show will help to keep the fires burning until you have the chance to launch your boat for the first time. Boat shows […]

Galveston Oh Galveston!

There are a lot of people – including those who have lived in Houston for years – who visit Galveston without really knowing what it offers for boaters. Fortunately, we live in an area where we have boating season […]

Sportfishing in the United States (Infographic)

Sportfishing in the US is big business because it’s a recreational past time that American’s love. From bass to billfish, American’s love to go fishing, and the economic benefits are huge. Take a look: Explore more visuals like this […]

Boat Docking Tips

All eyes of the marina will be on you when you come in to dock your powerboat – so the question is – will you look like a Gilligan or a competent captain? It all depends on whether you […]

Common Hand Signals for Boat-Towed Sports

When wakeboarding, waterskiing or participating in all forms of boat-towed sports, hand signals are a crucial part of communicating with the operator. Attempting to yell instructions can be next to impossible to hear over the noise of the boat […]

Fishing Etiquette Tips

Have you ever been fishing with a friend who hasn’t really fished before and found yourself doing everything including pulling every anchor and handing them your rod when a snook pulls just so they can feel like a fisherman? […]

Launching Your New Boat

Mishaps can happen anytime when it comes to launching your boat – especially if it’s your first time to ever put one in the water. Boat launches can be busy places but they don’t have to be chaotic if […]

Tips for Buying a Pontoon Boat

In recent years, pontoon boats have begun to close the gap for those looking for a new boat to take out on the water. Even for those “fast” boat lovers, the shift to a more performance oriented pontoon model […]

World of Fly Fishing Knots

Fly Fishing is not a walk through the park and therefore it is important to know the proper techniques to use when tying the knot. Take this comprehensive guide and go fish! Explore more visuals like this one on […]

E15 Coming to a Gas Station Near You!

E15 gasoline is coming to a gas station near you and not only will it affect your wallet, it will have a huge impact on your fishing trips and summer boating recreation! Enter the good old government and the […]

2013 Boating Industry Recap by the Numbers

Five years ago the boating industry was in serious trouble with low sales and all-time-low participation. Fast forward to today and the industry is valued at $121.5 billion, employing more than 338,000 Americans. Here is a closer look at […]

Keep Calm and Hit the Water (Infographic)

For the 48 percent of Americans who lie awake at night restless from the stress of their day, relief may be closer than they think! Take a look at this infographic by TakeMeFishing.org, and grab a life jacket, a […]

Tips to Find the Perfect Water Skis

To ensure a safer and more fun time on the water, it is vitally important to choose the right size when it comes to water skis. You will need to do some research in advance whether you’re an expert […]

Wakeboarding Essentials

Wakeboarding came onto the scene in the 1980s when surfers started hitching rides on boats with a rope, similar to waterskiing. The wakeboarding craze caught on, and surfers began to design actual wakeboards. These new types of boards maintained […]

Time to Talk Turkey

Wild turkey hunting season starts March 19th through May 1st so get your hunting gear ready! There are very few outdoor activities that compare with spring turkey hunting. It can be exciting, definitely challenging and addicting. Even the most […]

Shopping for a Fish Finder

When you are shopping around for a fish finder, you should always look at the screen size first. It’s tempting to go for the best technology in your budget, but here’s a little secret: if you go for the […]

Get Ready for Spring Fishing Season!

While much of the United States is still under a blanket of snow, there are a few signs that spring is right around the corner here in Houston. With each passing day, the sun gets higher in the southern […]

You Bought an ATV – Now What?

Operating an ATV is definitely a big responsibility and can be an intimidating process for the rookie driver.  We all want to believe that we are natural at teaching others how to drive; the fact is there are many […]

Errors the Novice Hiker Makes

Hiking trails that are strenuous and unsuitable for beginners or those with a fear of heights are just one of the mistakes that novice hikers make.  They are generally out of shape and even though they are exhausted, cranky […]

Fishing Helps Spark Romance in Relationships

How to make someone fall for you, hook, line and sinker – take them fishing or boating – or both! It’s a fact: two-thirds of couples go fishing or boating with their spouse or significant other, showcasing the benefits […]

What Die-Hard Boaters do During the Winter

The first signs of winter are beginning to appear along the Gulf Coast so we were curious about what die-hard boaters do during the cold winter months.  Come to find out the majority of boaters stay connected to their […]

Wet or Dry Storage?

Wet and dry storage are two common methods for stowing a boat when it isn’t in use. Wet storage is when you store your boat in the water or in a wet slip. Dry storage ensures your boat is […]

Spooky Nights in Galveston

Looking for something to do on Halloween?  Check out the activities going on in Galveston: The Hotel Galvez & Spa: A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and National Trust Historic Hotel of America, invites guests to celebrate Halloween with its annual […]

Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Boat

To differentiate themselves in the marketplace, new boat builders have had to improve on their products.  Light emitting diodes or LED lighting have become standard equipment on vessels manufactured by high-end builders like SeaRay, Sabre, Hatteras, Trinity, Nordhaven, Morris […]

Flats Fishing in Texas

Trout and red fish go deep in the winter and the only way to catch them is to fish deep.  This is a very common misconception by coastal anglers.  Yes, during the coldest months they do seek the warmth […]

Grab Your Chairs, Blankets and Pillows

You finally got into boating and now you’re probably wondering how many times you will actually get out on the water.  Don’t limit your outings to a few hours here and there skiing with friends or family; find other […]

Dream Adventure Checklist

Run a marathon. Visit the rainforest. Backpack through Europe. You might have a to-do list for chores around the house, work tasks or errands, and while those are all intended to keep you on track for the more mundane, […]

Gadgets Every New Boat Owner Needs

No matter the size of the boat or what season it is, there are always a lot of gifts and gadgets that a new boat owner might need.  Even though the holiday season is right around the corner and […]

Yeah Buoy – it’s Aboat Time

One can always gain a little insight into a fisherman’s psyche by the type of boat he owns and more so by the name he/she gives their boat. There are a lot of places to see boats but fishing […]

Outdoor Adventures for Kids

The great outdoors are full of wonderful adventures for kids. If you want to encourage your children to get active, try to make sure they have positive experiences. It’s always easier to get them engaged when past adventures are […]

Spouting Boat Facts

Everyone wants the ability to spout off facts; be it about baseball, football, and even boating facts.  Here are some interesting boat facts from a guy who has been boating and collecting trivia since he was a kid: Telling […]

Traveling on the Road RV Style

What type or class or RV will you need?  It’s all based on a few factors: How you intend to use the RV The size of your camping family The tow vehicles you already own Personal preferences Because they […]

Autumn Getaways from TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual Labor Day and fall travel survey of more than 1,200 U.S. respondents, revealing 33 percent of consumers are planning Labor Day trips, a six percent jump compared to […]

Tips for Camping in the Fall

Camping trips and fall…don’t you just love them? If you have never camped in the fall, you are in for a real treat.  Here are a few tips to follow for a perfect camping trip with your family and […]

Hit the Water and Dismiss the Stress (Infographic)

Relief may be closer than you think! According to this infographic by TakeMeFishing.org, recent studies have shown proof that simply being near water can naturally help lower anxiety.  Check it out: Follow Us: Facebook – Foursquare – Twitter – […]

Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Every year around now – late summer and fall – boat owners in Texas get a little edgy: it’s hurricane season.  Somewhere along the Gulf Coast a hurricane will come ashore and wreak havoc with homes, boats and people’s […]

Hunting Season Gets Ready to Open

September 1st marks the opening of dove season across most of the state and most of the 300,000 wingshooters are already busy gathering their gear and locating a place to hunt. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Division has […]

Good-Bye Summer

The end of summer is upon us.  “Back to School” ads are pervasive. Sadly, it is time to start thinking about boat winterizing.  The only thing that could be worse than the end of summer is returning next spring […]

Texas Do’s and Don’ts

Recreational hunting and fishing licenses and stamp endorsements are available at approximately 1,700 locations throughout Texas. These locations include sporting goods stores, gun shops, department stores, discount stores, bait and tackle shops, grocery stores, and many other types of […]

Duck Blind Tips

Texas is big and so is duck hunting in the Lone Star State. Building duck blinds is a part of the sport.  There are some useful tips for those who plan to build a duck blind. Take your blind […]

Mountains, Rivers, and Streams

Texas kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts have a wide range of choices to enjoy this great outdoor activity. With more than 3,700 named streams, 15 major rivers and some 3,300 miles of tidal shoreline along the Gulf Coast, Texas offers […]

Life Jackets Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Anyone who owns a boat and respects the rules of the water knows that having a life jacket for all passengers onboard is the law. Simply wearing a life jacket is not enough – anyone putting on a jacket […]

Surf’s Up!!

Most people think you need a fancy boat with plenty of fishing equipment to fish.  But, some of the greatest fishing actually takes place in the surf on the beach.  There is something fine and natural about getting next […]

What is Your Bike Personality?

Mountain bikes are super versatile. They can be used to haul groceries home, cruise along the bike path or tour around the planet. But their primary use is for capably getting their riders along dirt trails—mountains are optional. If […]

Summer Loving in Texas

If your plans include hiking this summer, Texas has a variety of options for the outdoor trailblazers.  Texas takes pride in its trails and parks.  Whether you are looking for a short nature trail for a quick stroll or […]

Red, White, and Blue

Boating and the Fourth of July! What could be a better time for watching fireworks or fun boating activities? Celebrating Independence Day on your boat will help create lasting memories for you, your friends, and your family. When you […]

Gator Hunting

Believe it or not, there are many hunters that enjoy the sport of hunting alligators.  Because of the habitat, gator hunting is like no other.  The most difficult aspect is locating the alligator and attaching a restraining line.  The […]

Creating Lifetime Memories

School is out for summer and with that comes the opportunity to spend more time with your kids – quality time.  What could be a better activity than fishing?  This is, no doubt, worlds better than watching them with […]

Ground Blinds

When hunters talk about blinds they are not referring to not being able to see.  They are referring to a location utilized and designed for hunting. Over the last few years the popularity of the ground blind has exploded.  […]

Regatta Time!

Many boat owners become sailors.  Their boating desires are wind –focused.  If you are into sailing, you may have considered sailing in a regatta.  A regatta is a series of boat races. The term typically describes racing events of […]

Do You Own a Boat or a Yacht?

The terms boat and yacht are sometimes considered synonymous in the English language – both are boats and both are marine vessels.  The term boat covers a wide variety of watercraft since it is used as the generic name.  […]

Kayaking Texas

Second largest in the U.S., the state of Texas harbors 15 major rivers and 3,700 streams that course 191,000 miles throughout the state – most are shallow and smooth, waterways are wide and most are publicly accessible. If you’re […]

Row Row Row Your Boat

Canoeing is a great outdoor activity.  Picture yourself slicing through the water in sync with your paddle strokes. You float on a peaceful lake with the wind at your back.  There is no motor to interfere with the serene […]

Changing Your Angle

Many anglers are claiming that it is getting harder to catch bass – not just in summer – but all year long. Have the bass learned how to outsmart fishermen? Some experts claim the warmer winters and dry weather […]

Boat Diversity

Boats are enjoyable throughout the year.  However, most boating activities occur during the summer.  Many Texans currently are boat owners.  Many will upgrade or change their boating style, and many will become boat owners for the first time.  Boats […]

Cool Camping

We all love summer and it is most assuredly upon us.  Camping is a popular activity in Texas. Warm weather camping can be challenging with the nonnegotiable dynamics of the intense heat we all have come to know and […]

Boat Check

Taking care of a boat can be more than a lot of boat owners bargained for. There are plenty of things on a boat that can break and will. To keep ahead of things every new boat owner need […]

America’s Fastest Growing Water Sport

Wakeboarding is America’s fastest growing water sport. It’s essentially a combination of water skiing and snowboarding. Wakeboarders ride on a board slightly larger than a snowboard and ride on top of the water at speeds around 20 miles per […]

Green Makes Blue

With each new generation you are seeing a more environmentally conscious population of people.  This is also true for those in the boating world.  There are things that boat owners can do to keep our rivers, lakes, and waterways […]

Fishing – Morning, Noon, and Night!!

Summer time is always a hot bed for fishing in Texas.  Summer, more than any other time of the year, offers coastal anglers a variety of fishing options. Not only are there more species of fish available during the […]

After the Ride

An important part of your decision when you determine that you want to purchase a boat is where it will be stored when you are not cruising on the water. A boat must have a safe and adequate storage […]

Jump In!!

Nothing is as exhilarating, on a hot summer day, as breezing through the water on a boat of any kind.  If you want to top off that day, jumping into the water can be refreshing and energizing.  Swimming from […]

Cooking Onboard

So you have a boat and that boat is big enough and luxurious enough to have a galley – a kitchen.   What is needed to equip the galley?  First and foremost, choose only items that are necessary.  Space is […]

Legal Jargon for Hunting Migratory Birds

Hunting and fishing is regulated in Texas and duck hunting is no doubt  a favorite sport in the state of Texas. If you are planning to hunt for ducks, Mergansers, Coots, geese, and cranes, you should be familiar with […]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Code consists of all of the laws and rules that are designed to protect and maintain wildlife and public parks in the state of Texas. A person engaged in an activity governed by the […]