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Best Performance Fishing Shirts are designed for comfort and durability when you're out in the heat. These shirts feature UPF 50+ sun protection radial sleeves for expansive arm movement.
Reel Sportswear® presents a short documentary film about the robust career of the late fishing guide, Doug Bird. Doug not only navigated a successful career on the Laguna Madre but influenced decades worth of fishermen and anglers.
Are you tired of getting sunburned while fishing? The RS Solar Bandit is the perfect solution for all fishermen. It’s UPF 50+ and moisture-wicking, so it protects your face and neck from the sun, wind, and elements. You can stay out longer without worrying about getting burned or having to reapply sunscreen every hour!
Reel Sportswear® presents a short "call-to-action" documentary film centered around the life and career of renowned Rockport fishing guide Jay Watkins, SR.
With technology and time, the fishing reels have obviously evolved exponentially, but most still make use of the same basic designs from the beginning. Fishing reels are grouped into two general categories: spinning and baitcasting. Each design of course has its own pros and cons.
What is the largest fish you’ve ever caught? Or seen? The largemouth bass is said to be mostly 5.5 kg and 18 inches in length but can go up to 22 inches. To date, the largest largemouth bass ever caught was 10.09 kgs and was caught by a farmer, George Perry, in 1932. Largemouth bass fishing may be popular, but world record catches are surprisingly less common as Mr Perry’s record has been unbroken for over 80 years now. Over the years, there have been contenders to the record, but none beating it just yet. 

Fishing is a pastime that has a deep history. It’s also a way for people to make a living. There are tournaments, competitions, fishing for relaxing, fishing for bonding with family, and just eating fresh fish you caught yourself. If you are in the Texas area, there are plenty of places you can fish, but be sure to get your license. Texas boasts some of the best fishing, by boat, off the bank, freshwater, saltwater, lakes, and rivers.

Let’s face it, some anglers love a good pair of jeans and a solid cotton tee shirt, but the serious fisherman (ie: fishing guides, tournament anglers and the hardcore enthusiast), need comfortable, durable gear that can withstand mother nature and keep them out on the water in some of the toughest climates.

Going fishing is a great way to spend the day. But it’s so much more than just getting out on the boat or sitting on a riverbank. What you wear is just as important as the gear you use. Clothing and fishing apparel is an important part of your fishing adventure, whether for a few hours off the dock, or several more out on the lake or ocean. Most casual fishers don’t likely think too much about what they are going to wear.

If you’re heading out for a long day of fishing, you need to choose your clothing wisely. While it might seem normal to throw on whatever t-shirt or pants are currently sitting in your closet, you’re not going to get the durability, support, and comfort that a long sleeve fishing shirt provides.

Being out on the water casting a line is one of life’s great pleasures and chances are you’re probably aware how damaging the sun’s rays can be. That’s why sunscreen is on every packing list and why we wear hats and sun protective clothing outdoors. But did you know that different materials – even different fabrics – offer different protection from the sun’s damaging rays? Here we will explain the differences and what all those UV, UPF, SPF ratings mean. We’ll even show you how to choose the best protection.
The Port of Corpus Christi is already in the midst of work to deepen and widen the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, a massive $327 million undertaking being done in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
No matter the species an angler pursues, the basic building blocks for success are the same; you must figure out where they are and what they are eating. From white trout on Pensacola beaches to Tarpon in Florida Bay to tuna off the Louisiana Coast, finding the fish is the first step. Sit in a roomful of fishermen, and you’ll hear talk about grass, cover, structure, depth and current because those are often the keys to finding fish.
Gradually, over the last three decades, populations have been in decline and the abundance of flounder across their entire geographic range are at near-record lows. Fishery managers from Texas to North Carolina are grappling with difficult management decisions as previous actions taken by the states have only manufactured temporary results.
It's one thing to haul in a bass over 10lbs, its another to pull in a 16lber by hand. This is one of many he's caught and this is something your going to want to see.
Well, this is new... I've never seen catfishing like this before.
I've said it once, I'll say it again. Props to these musician dudes and dudettes that get outside and experience a wet line and the beautiful outdoors. To be honest, I was surprised DL could cast a fly, but I'd say he held is own.
Watch this dude pull up a surprise as he thinks he's pulling up a huge catfish.
Most of us grew up watching Bill Dance and his bloopers were one of a kind.
Back in March 2019, Capt. Nick Stanczyk and his clients, a couple from Cape Coral, bagged a massive 757.8-pound swordfish after a grueling 8-hour battle.
If you're like most, you've spent your share of Thanksgivings in the deer blind with family or good friends. For me, I've commenced turkey day in fishing fashion off the shoreline looking for diving gulls and bait dancing across the water.
These Christmas lights in Kokomo, Indiana are on point. If we weren't so obsessed with the winter trout bite, we would all turn our houses into a sea of flashing fishing displays "if you catch my drift".
We came across this footage of Cairns Black Marlin Fishing and the footage is AMAZING.
You know, those friends or family members that prefer wetting a line over pretty much everything else. Their tuff, funny, hardworking, great storytellers and well never around, but you know exactly what they are doing.
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