Fish busters

The latest fishing boats for the 1999 season are presented. Among them are the Bertram 51, Cabo 47, Cape Fear 60, Hatteras 55, Henriques 50, Luhrs 50, Mediterranean 54, Merritt 80, Ocean 56, Post 50, Riviera 48, Roscioli Donzi 73, Rybovich 72 and Viking 65.

Kick it! Or row it

Twelve fishing boats were evaluated for their performance and value. The boats range in price from $225 to $1,099 and 11 have pontoons. The $795 O.W.S. Water Master, $1,099 Creek Co. Odyssey 916 and $895 O.E. Lake/River Special were selected as editor’s choices.

Recycling discarded nets and crab pots

The North Carolina Sea Grant and the state Office of Waste Reduction coordinated a program intended to provide fishermen with an alternative to disposing of old gear. The program involved the use of dumpsters donated by local waste haulers which were placed on properties also volunteered by local seafood dealers, fish houses and other businesses. The total collected gear weighed 22 tons and was fully recycled. The project showcased the effectivity of government-fishermen cooperation.

Born Leader

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Robalo leads the way in quality and craftsmanship

Fifteen years had passed since I last set foot on a Robalo center console, then considered to be a “top shelf” selection among serious fishing craft of the day.

the new frontier

fiA fisherman recounts an outing to the Bahamas, during which there were large schools of fish, making it extremely easy to catch one. The Bahamas have become the ‘new frontier’ of fishing, attracting fishermen from all over for the experience.