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Sometimes bigger and better are separate improvements - Big-screen GPS units allow for greater fishing flexibility

Back when big-screen LCD fish finders started appearing on professional tournament anglers’ boats I discussed them with walleye pros Scott and Marty Glorvigen.

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December 19, 2015 at 9:00 am
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‘Marine-grade’ means more than you might think

Owning a boat long enough to pay it off has a dark side. I usually own a fishing boat about 15 years — long enough to get it set up just right for me and, unfortunately, long enough to see electrical problems develop.

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November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am
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High-tech developments haven’t changed sonar basics

Current-generation sonar units show the underwater world with a level of realism fishermen could only dream of 30 or 40 years ago.

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October 19, 2015 at 9:00 am
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New trolling motors solve old boat-handling problems

One of fishing’s truths is that more casts mean more fish in the boat. And anything that eliminates distractions and saves time helps you make more casts and lets you pay more attention to your fishing.

Minn Kota’s new Ulterra motor was designed to do just exactly this.

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September 21, 2015 at 9:00 am
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What is Meosar?

Delving into the COSPAS-SARSAT system can quickly have you drowning in alphabet soup.

Governments love acronyms, abbreviations and virtually unknown terminology in general, but bear with me and we’ll spoon through it to reveal a coming improvement that should excite anyone who goes where they might need rescuing.

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August 20, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Simrad’s new Halo radar solves problems

Some things about radar that used to be considered common knowledge are no longer valid — and some, of course, never were.

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July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Smart battery charging 101

Fishermen learn the easy way or the hard way that how long a trolling motor battery lasts depends on how competently they charge it. I’d go so far as to say that proper charging can be more important than how well the battery is built and how much you paid for it.

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June 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Portable power

The last time you were miles from anywhere, turned your boat’s ignition key and heard nothing, what did you do?

No, I mean after you ran through the appropriate part of your vocabulary.

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May 18, 2015 at 9:00 am
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