By Capt. Dave Lear
There are several requirements for successfully finding and catching saltwater game fish. Quality polarized sunglasses are crucial. Bright, overhead sunlight helps with illumination while calm seas reveal wakes or movement even below the surface. Being elevated above the water, which changes the visual angle and reduces reflected glare, is equally important.
Offering Faithful Service to “The Coolest Small Town”
Berlin, Maryland, is the home to many incredible people and businesses. This is most likely the reason why they were anointed with the title: “The Coolest Small Town.” One of those fantastic businesses serving the area is Racetrack Marine – a place that genuinely wants to make their customers happy.
Their staff promises that when you visit, you’ll always be greeted with a friendly smile, and you’ll be able to tell how eager they are to serve you. Mike is a member of that stellar crew made up of qualified boat sales associates in Berlin. He speaks today in regards to Racetrack and the Tidewater boats they are proud to sell and opens the doors to this full-service shop that helps you find the perfect vessel for all your fishing trips and boating excursions.
Andrew Stratas Speaks About this Amazing Experience for Boaters
Andrew Stratas, Tidewater Sales Manager at SeaHunter Marina, talks about this exclusive test and sales center. Located in North Key Largo, Florida, the Marina is a paradise with direct access to Florida Bay and proximity to the Florida Keys, Ocean Reef, Miami, and the Bahamas.
Proudly representing Tidewater Boats, this “one-stop-shop” for sales, service, and all boater’s needs to ensure customers that their visit to SeaHunter Marina is an experience they’ll never forget!
By Capt. Gus Cane
Spring fever is contagious, especially if the boat has been sitting idle most of the winter. But before you head out on that inaugural trip, it’s critical to check these three things first to ensure the first outing is a memorable one.
By Capt. Gus Cane
Long revered as one of the most popular gamefish along the Atlantic Coast, striped bass are found from the coastal rivers and surf to nearshore depths. An anadromous species that reside in saltwater only to return to freshwater estuaries to spawn, stripers can live up to 30 years. Trophy sizes exceed 50 pounds. Declining stocks recently has forced more restrictions on the harvest, but catch and release opportunities still abound using a variety of baits, lures, and techniques.
By Capt. Gus Cane
A variety of baits—live or dead—will entice redfish, which have a keen sense of smell. But artificial enthusiasts can get in on the fun, too. These three lures consistently put red drum in the boat:
The Go-To lure for guides and tournament anglers is the venerable weedless spoon. Designed to flutter like a scuttling crab or wounded baitfish, a spoon is an effective search bait to locate the fish since it can be fan-cast in all directions to cover a lot of water. Find one redfish and others are usually in the vicinity. Spoons should be retrieved at a slower pace to impart the most action and to cover the lower part of the water column. The twisting action does tend to twist the line, so adding a ball-bearing swivel to the lure itself or the leader will help eliminate problems. Gold is the top color choice, although don’t discount silver or chartreuse patterns for clearer water or pink in tannin-stained areas.
Capt. Mack Farr Striper Guide at Lake Lanier Shares Details about his Tidewater Boat
Fisherman earning a living on the water know what features to consider when you are buying a boat.
For over 35 years, Capt. Mack Farr has been guiding fishing trips on Lake Lanier for landlocked stripers and bass. Guiding and fishing 200 days plus on Lake Lanier on his Tidewater 2410 Bay Max, Capt. Mack knows what works and what doesn’t in order to consistently put customers on the best bite effectively, efficiently, and comfortably.
When you are considering a boat for your fishing lifestyle, understanding the reasons guides and pro anglers like Capt. Mack Farr selects a specific manufacturer, and the model is a solid resource of information for consideration. After all, he makes his living fishing, plus typically, spends more days on the water than the average angler.
Capt. Mack has been a big fan of Tidewater Boats for some time. He can be seen traversing and fishing all over Lake Lanier on his Tidewater 2410 Carolina Bay. “ I have been fishing with other manufacturers boats for several years, but when I had the chance to really examine the benefits, quality, and fishability of the Tidewater 2410, I knew this was a perfect boat that meets virtually every need to put clients on fish “ states Capt. Mack. Spending a few hours with Capt. Mack chasing a deep winter striper bite, we had the opportunity to discuss his reasons why he loves his Tidewater 2410 Bay Max.
Running out, Capt. Mack discussed the great performance of his Tidewater 2410 Bay Max. “I love this boat, and it’s performance on the water,” stated Capt. Mack. “It handles the roughest of water, weather and provides a safe and dry ride. Plus, powered with the Yamaha 300 H.P outboard, the combination of the well-designed hull and power is awesome. Right now, we are making excellent time to our first spot, and I know we have plenty more speed if needed. This boat is so well designed, it easily glides through the water, is very stable, provides a very safe and dry ride for all of my customers too.”
By Amy Lignor
Paul Zamoyta Talks About the Value of Service
Coastal Boat Sales is a company that’s all about offering incredible products and excellent service to their customers. Being an authorized Tidewater Boat dealership, they are proud to carry a large selection of new and pre-owned inventory. So when people in Brick, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas are looking to invest in that ultimate craft, the Coastal Boat Sales’ friendly and knowledgeable staff makes sure to provide them with an outstanding boat buying experience.
Paul Zamoyta, the owner of Coastal Boat Sales, sat down with us and talked about his experience being a Tidewater dealership and the ultimate value of providing the best customer service available.
Thank you for taking the time to be with us today, Paul. How long, exactly, have you been a dealer of Tidewater Boats?
Paul Zamoyta (P.Z.): I have been a Tidewater Single Line Center Console Dealer since 2009.
When selling or presenting a Tidewater boat to potential customers, can you tell us a ‘typical’ reaction of the consumer to the product in regards to the quality of materials, design, storage, power, performance, etc.?
By Capt. Gus Cane
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Southeast, autumn is the prime time to round up the “bulls” or extra large red drum. These over-slot Brahmas move in to spawn in places like Pamlico Sound or enjoy the baitfish buffet lines along the Charleston Harbor jetties or Pensacola and other Gulf passes. Known for their powerful runs and voracious appetites, bull reds are a favorite target of coastal anglers. Here are some of the best ways to get in on the fun.
Gear Up: Overslot reds are strong so gear up accordingly. Medium-heavy spin or conventional tackle with 30-pound braided line or 50-pound monofilament will suffice, matched with about three feet of 50- to 60-pound test fluorocarbon leader. Rods should have plenty of backbone with a softer tip to toss baits and feel the strikes. For conservation and legal purposes, only use non-stainless circle hooks sized to match the bait.
by Craig Lamb
Tried and proven Tidewater Adventure Series just got better with the all-new 272 CC Adventure Custom.
Adventure Series is a center console lineup of models that offer comfortable, dry rides and the ability to add options to suit the needs of families and saltwater anglers. Whether you are looking for open water adventures or lazy days at the sandbar, the 272 Adventure Custom can do it all in style, performance, and functionality.
Tidewater Boats is known for designing boats for anglers and families, with serious features, using quality materials. Wrap luxury around a performance hull with tons of fishing room and you have the newest model, the 272 CC Adventure Custom.