27 Best Snorkel Masks for Snorkeling in 2020


Working on snorkel and dive boats I have learned many important tips that will help you select the best snorkel mask. The best place to learn to snorkel and test equipment is in a pool. Testing the snorkel gear ensures it fits and works properly without leaking, breaking, or fogging up. Once you are at … Read more

17 Best Polarized Fishing Sunglasses in 2020


Having a quality pair of sunglasses is a must when fishing or boating. The number one rule of buying sunglasses is making sure they offer 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. However, not all sunglasses that offer 100 percent UV protection are created equal. The second rule of buying sunglasses for fishing and boating is … Read more

17 Best Telescopic Fishing Rods in 2020 – Collapsible Rods


Growing up I had two options for easily portable fishing poles. A pocket fisherman or a stick pole. A stick pole is literally a small stick wrapped with a fishing string and a hook tied at the end. I really like fishing but often on vacation bringing my fishing pole was not an option. Especially … Read more

10 Best VHF Marine Radios in 2020


It is required that recreational boats over 65 feet have a VHF marine radio. It is very important that all boats, even a canoe or kayak have a VHF radio when in open waters. The ability to call for help could save your life in the event of an emergency offshore. It is also a … Read more

7 Best Kayak Outriggers and Stabilizers in 2020


Kayak outrigger and stabilizers can make a narrow canoe or kayak over four feet wider and more stable. Fishing from a kayak has become very popular and kayak stabilizes can greatly increase the performance of small watercraft. In this guide, I will review the best kayak outriggers. After the reviews, I will explain what a … Read more

17 Best Fish Finders in 2020


When we say fish finger today we usually mean sonar, map navigation with depth contours, radar, side scan, 3D-images, and autopilot. Almost all users want a quality navigation display and a detailed sonar display with their fish finder. The clarity of a sonar depends both on the power of the transducer and the frequency in … Read more

17 Best Fish Fillet Knives


As a charter captain, the end of every successful fishing trip ends filleting fish. Having a quality sharp knife is required. If the knife is dull the process becomes slow and dangerous. It is actually much safer to fillet fish with a sharp knife than a dull knife. Before I start cleaning fish the first … Read more

15 Best Boat Anchors and Best Fishing Anchor Types


As a charter boat captain, I frequently anchor in 300 plus feet of water. Having the proper anchor setup saves time and frustrations on the water. If the anchor does not hold or slides when setting the anchor it results in extra work and lost fishing time. Fishing boat anchors hold the boat over the … Read more

16 Best Downriggers


Downriggers allow anglers to troll with fishing lures and baits up to 400 feet deep. As a charter captain, I have used downriggers to catch salmon, wahoo, king mackerel, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, and sharks. I have used both electric and manual downriggers. In the great lakes, I have used downriggers to catch king salmon, coho … Read more

10 Best Trolling Motor Batteries 2020


A good trolling motor battery is durable and can store a large amount of charge. How much a battery can store is measured in amp-hours.  I have highlighted there values in bold throughout the article. Battery weight is important when using small boats where it must be loaded and unloaded for each use.  For more … Read more