Boats and Motors

Tips and techniques for maintaining your fishing boat and motor.

Thumbnail photo of a wreck anchorAnchoring For Anglers

The main use for an anchor - besides safety - is to place the boat over, or near, structure or bottom that holds fish.


Thumbnail schematic of a battery connectionBatteries And Trolling Motors

The key to trolling motor performance is the battery, and this includes initial selection, maintenance and charging.


Thumbnail photo of a inspecting an aluminum boatBuying A Starter Boat

Anyone looking to buy their first bass boat should consider joining a bass club.


Thumbnail photo of a boat engineChanging Engine Oil

Don Casey gives tips for changing your boat's engine oil.


Thumbnail photo of a boat with coverCovering Your Boat: Pro's & Con's

Bass Pro Kurt Dove talks about the benefits and downside of covering your fishing boat.


Thumbnail photo of a drain plugDouble-Check Boating Equipment

Double-check your boat and trailer before launching to avoid a "First Trip Of The Year" nightmare.


Thumbnail photo of a man cleaning a boatFive Cleaning Dont's

A boat is like a home away from home but that doesn't mean it should be cleaned the same way.


Thumbnail photo of a fuel filterFuel Filters: Gas And Water Never Mix

Learn why it's important to have a water separator on your fuel filter.


Thumbnail photo of a trailer bow strapGetting Connected

A walk-around inspection before launching and after a trip can prevent problems down the road.


Thumbnail photo of an Equalizer trolling motor shock kitGive Trolling Motors A Lift

Capt. Steve Chaconas talks about the benefits of Prop Dynamics new trolling motor lift, the Equalizer.


Photo of checking boat hosesMidsummer Boat Maintenance Tips

A midsummer check-up of your boat and trailer will ensure you make it back to home port without a problem.


Thumbnail photo of a trolling motor batteryTrolling Motor Battery Technology

A look at the different types of trolling motor batteries used by fishing pros.


Thumbnail photo of anglers fishing in rough waterRough Water Boat Rigging

Pro angler Joe Balog talks about how to rig your fishing boat and gear for rough weather.


Thumbnail photo of an outboard engine oil filterRX: Long Life - Outboard Maintenance

Low-tech maintenance is needed for today's high-tech, four-stroke outboards.


Thumbnail photo of a tow vehicleTow Vehicle Basics

If you trailer your boat, then you need to know a few steps about pulling it.