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If you can't catch something now, you aren't really trying
If you can't catch something now, you aren't really trying
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 10:26AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Heat, rain, wind, freshwater outflow—Oh Yeah! Conditions have tested the best of the off-the-beach... Read More


Determine the True Draft of Your Hull for Shallow-Water Running
Determine the True Draft of Your Hull for Shallow-Water Running
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:33AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Every boat manufacturer in Florida will give you an estimated figure on your skiff without motor, fuel, add-on... Read More


The Ding Darling: A Gift from Mother Nature
The Ding Darling: A Gift from Mother Nature
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 10:01AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

One of the nation’s best known and beloved wildlife refuges has all the components of a great outdoor... Read More


John's Pass Fishing Report: Dancing With The Weather
John's Pass Fishing Report: Dancing With The Weather
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 12:11PM by Captain Mark Hubbard

Inshore-The snook bite in the early mornings has been hot lately, according to Jeb... Read More


John's Pass Fishing Report: And The Bite Goes On...
John's Pass Fishing Report: And The Bite Goes On...
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 10:26AM by Captain Mark Hubbard

Inshore- Joe Drew, from Ohio, has been slamming large Snook just before sunrise while using... Read More


John's Pass Fishing Report: The Summer Bite Is Underway
John's Pass Fishing Report: The Summer Bite Is Underway
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:05AM by Captain Mark Hubbard

Inshore- Christian Lett, from Tennessee, reported catching whiting on live shrimp on the... Read More


Cooler Conundrums, Or How Much is Too Much! Maybe!
Cooler Conundrums, Or How Much is Too Much! Maybe!
Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:07AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

The great advances in “over the top” marine coolers are steps forward in keeping cool on your... Read More


Calf and Cow Keys
Calf and Cow Keys
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 9:10AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

May is a great month for catching large Redfish and Snook in Tampa Bay. Although Redfish are year-long residents... Read More


John's Pass Fishing Report: Kingfish And Mackerel Make a Splash
John's Pass Fishing Report: Kingfish And Mackerel Make a Splash
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:53PM by Captain Mark Hubbard

Inshore- Casey Mikus, from Michigan, reported catching some beautiful Flounder while fishing... Read More


Analysis of Decade of Lightning Strike Insurance Claims and What It Means
Analysis of Decade of Lightning Strike Insurance Claims and What It Means
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 10:26AM by BoatUS

The odds of getting struck by lightning are about one in a million. But if you own a boat, the odds of it... Read More


Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals:  What Do You Need To Know?
Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals: What Do You Need To Know?
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 9:35AM by BoatUS

Airbnb.com maybe a popular “peer-to-peer” lodging site on the web, but if you want to rent a... Read More


Tax Provisions for Boats Extended
Tax Provisions for Boats Extended
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 9:10AM by BoatUS

In an exceptional act of agreement, the recently departed 113th Congress did the right thing for boat owners.... Read More


Ethanol and Non-Ethanol Fuel: Some Facts, Some Fiction
Ethanol and Non-Ethanol Fuel: Some Facts, Some Fiction
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:17AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

I’ll hear about this skeed but I’m used to it. There are two or three or four schools of thought... Read More


Seven Tips to Get More  Out of a Marine Survey
Seven Tips to Get More Out of a Marine Survey
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 9:07AM by BoatUS

In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million... Read More


Jigging: Going Deep for Redfish With Scented Soft Plastics
Jigging: Going Deep for Redfish With Scented Soft Plastics
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 11:52AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Ask the guys anywhere who dig structures nearshore and they’ll all have different favorite jig dressings.... Read More


Boater's Ten Safe and Clean Refueling Tips
Boater's Ten Safe and Clean Refueling Tips
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 10:57AM by BoatUS

Unlike an automobile, recreational boats have special safety needs when it comes to refueling. Stern drive... Read More


Proposal to Remove or Transfer Ownership of Aids to Navigation in Everglades National Park
Proposal to Remove or Transfer Ownership of Aids to Navigation in Everglades National Park
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:46PM by CCA

The USCG is asking for public comment related the removal of channel markers from Coot Bay to Little Shark... Read More


A Search for Fishy Features
A Search for Fishy Features
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:38AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

A brief discussion of fishy features and how to detect them on your home or on new unfamiliar waters. As... Read More


It's That Time OF Year... Hurricane season
It's That Time OF Year... Hurricane season
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 9:07AM by BoatUS

What can you do to increase the odds of your boat surviving a hurricane? Quite a bit, actually.

After... Read More


Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names
Annual List of Top Ten Boat Names
Sat, May 24, 2014 at 5:57PM by BoatUS

If a car’s vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat... Read More