Rod, reel and line are one package. They work as a team. Purchasing a “magic” line may throw off your teamwork. Switching any team member affects the entire team’s performance. Once you have the team that works for you- stick with it.
I recently had an incident that caused me to reconsider my views on safety. My wife and I were out for a quite evening of fishing on a local lake. Near the public beach is an area of scattered rock and grass, and we were throwing a few crankbaits and enjoying the evening. While drifting along, we thought we heard someone yelling, “help”! We looked around, saw nothing and continued fishing. We heard it again, and saw a head bopping up and down in the water, well away from the buoyed swimming area but inside the no boat zone. I quickly kicked the trolling on high, and my wife grabbed our throwable from the storage bin. I have the “minimum” legal requirements in my boat – a throw-able, and the required PFD’s per person.
If you have problems backing your boat down ramps with poor lighting at night, here’s a little tip for you. Take out the bulbs in your back up lights and replace them with Halogen bulbs sold in most auto part stores. You’ll be amazed how much better you’ll be able to see when you’re backing Read More…