Triton Owner’s Tournament Recap, Part 2
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Posted: June 21, 2013
“You got to know when to hold ‘em,
Know when to fold ‘em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run.”
-The Gambler, Kenny Rogers
Photos: Candace Cockrell, Triton Boats
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May 16-18, BASS Southern Open Event #3
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Posted: June 21, 2013
I moved on quickly from some disappointment at the event last week on the Alabama River. I took an easy day Sunday to regroup and just check out this new place. I had never been to Lake Logan Martin before this event and so I was looking forward to exploring a new body of water. The one thing that I really like to fish in Alabama is the Willow Grass! It is so fun to fish the many techniques in that vegetation. This was the last event in the Southern Open series and I was ready to end on a good note!
May 16 - May 18, Lake Logan Martin - B.A.S.S. Southern Open Event #3
The lake had been high du...... Read More

20 Jun - Tom&Mel Neales East Coast Alerts
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Posted: June 20, 2013

Lockwoods Folly Inlet Crossing Shoaling Again:
Shoaling to a depth of 3.0 feet MLW has been reported between Cape Fear River to Little River Buoy 47A (LLNR 40230) (33-55-13.022N, 078-14-15.049W) and Cape Fear River to Little River Buoy 48 (LLNR 40235). Shoaling extends across the navigable channel. (5th District LNM Week 24/2013)*
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Shoaling Shortcut from Snows Cut to Cape Fear River, Not on the AICW:
Shoaling to a depth of 2.0 feet MLW has been ...... Read More

New Adventures
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: June 20, 2013
By Jim and Lisa Favors
There is nothing quite as exciting as heading off to explore cruising areas unfamiliar to us. The trip planning, research, boat preparation, and provisioning are all essential parts of the process. When properly followed this process helps to ensure a new boating adventure is just about boating and exploring, not about unexpected surprises such as maintenance issues or scheduling difficulties.


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Alabama River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series #5
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Posted: June 17, 2013
The conclusion of the West Point Event was the mark of the halfway point of the BASS Elite Events. I had cashed 2 events, bombed one event and just missed a check in another. Not a fantastic start but pretty consistent. I looked forward to the Alabama River because I was excited to catch some of those big Coosa Spots! I had visited the Alabama River once before that same year I went to West Point… yes, 8 years ago. No pre-practice but continuing to ride some momentum from cashing in the last event… I was ready to rock!
May 9 – May 12 Alabama River - B.A.S.S. Elite Series #...... Read More

Answering the Call
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Posted: June 14, 2013
Family. Friends. Fishing. Football - in that order. I’m definitely a freak for NFL football. And that’s why I strategically try not to schedule anything in this crazy life of mine on Sundays between September and early February.
I also make it a point not to schedule anything during the Detroit Lions/Kevin VanDam Charity Fishing Tournament. Are you kidding me? That event is my Bassmaster Classic and Super Bowl rolled into one.
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May 2-5, BASS Elite Series #4
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Posted: June 10, 2013
Concluding the Bull Shoals tournament… that 51st place finish still stings a little… I was off to Table Rock Lake for an off week prior to the next Elite Series event at West Point. I was able to tape the Bass Edge iTunes podcast with my friend Aaron Martin at his house on Table Rock. We have been working on the Bass Edge podcast together for about a year. Probably the finest bass fishing podcast… of course I am a little biased. Heading into West Point Lake I was not able to pre-practice earlier this year and it had been 8 years since I fished the lake. I felt good abou...... Read More

Bring a Buddy
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Posted: June 07, 2013
May is buddy month for my guide business. Experienced anglers know May is the best month to fish. The weather is great, no thunderstorms…and the fish are biting! The demographic of my business skews over 55 and male! Retired guys have decided fishing is their bag and many book guides across the country while most are finding great fishing right here in their back yard. Sure, there are a few who come to the area on business or to visit family, but most of my May clients are two guys, retired and ready to fish!
While demographically they are similar, my trips are very different. Some of t...... Read More

Buying a Boat
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Posted In Cruising Log
Posted: June 06, 2013
I've been buying boats for over 50 years, ranging from derelicts to nice large motorsailers. Only a few have been new. Hopefully you'll be doing the same sooner or later. Here are some things I've learned that may help you save money and get a good boat.
Take your time and become informed. Spend a lot of time walking the docks, going to boat yards, talking with people who have boats in which you may be interested and looking at owner's chat rooms on owner and other web sites. Try to get boat rides from friends who have boats and from chartering. Nothing can tell you whether it's right for you...... Read More

Tom’s Tips About Finding Brokers
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Posted: June 06, 2013
1. Brokers can provide an invaluable service, but aren't always necessary, depending on the boat, you, the seller and other circumstances.
2. Some states have a qualification process of one sort or another for brokers and a requirement that they be bonded. This is excellent, but there are plenty of good brokers who aren't in these areas.
3. Look for established knowledgeable brokers. Avoid the person "playing at it" unless you know that it's OK.
4. Ask a broker hard questions. If he doesn't know ask him to find out. He should.
5. Check web site and magazines to try to get ...... Read More