Category: Hints & Tips

Useful tips for angling, boating, and the outdoors.

Trailer Tire Inflation

By Bryan Wilhelm When trailering a boat, always check your tire pressure before leaving on a trip.   Tire failures are most often caused by under inflated tires.  Check that spare too.  This will help keep you safe and enjoying all…

Installing an onboard charging system

By Bryan Wilhelm  If you have a boat with one or more batteries, then consider installing an onboard charger.  Batteries are best when charged immediately after use.  Most batteries fail because of lack of or improper maintenance.   Onboard chargers are…

Refreshing your live wells…

By Bryan Wilhelm Each season I find new ways of keeping up my equipment.  As a result of the growing concerns about transplanting non-native plants and shell fish, I have been using household bleach to remediate my boats’ live wells…

Dollar Stores?

By Bryan Wilhelm It’s amazing what you will find. If you are provisioning for your next camping trip on a budget, try shopping at a dollar store.  They carry a number of tasty, fresh food items, plus all your paper…

BACK OFF BUSTER… (Drags)

By Bryan Wilhelm It’s good advice to back off your drags on your reels after each fishing trip.  Drag washers get compressed after time, causing them to degrade.  A drag is working best when the breakaway force equals or is…