Sometimes packing light is the way to go. Especially if you’re fishing small bodies of water or backpacking. This post will explain how you can make a pocket-sized tackle box of out and Altoids container. Arts and crafts, anyone?
ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 29, 2013) – A pair of accomplished anglers from the Park Rapids area will host Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon for the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 11. Jason Durham will fish with Governor Dayton, and Dennis Mackedanz will fish with Lt. Governor Prettner Solon.
Jason Durham is a Park Rapids area “lifer,” guiding visitors to the Park Rapids area since he was 15-years-old. With 22 years of experience as a fishing guide, he not only shares his favorite fishing holes, but also touts his love for the area. He has authored two fishing books, writes numerous articles for outdoor publications, and shares his fishing techniques through seminars and guest spots on TV fishing shows.
Beyond being a die-hard fisherman, Jason is passionate about his other career, teaching kindergarten students for the Nevis School District. With a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, he is completing his 13th year of teaching young students. As a fishing guide and a kindergarten teacher, patience and flexibility come natural to Jason. Jason is married with three boys to share his love of fishing with. He also played a key role in working to get his community to host the Governor’s Fishing Opener event.
Dennis Mackedanz has been a fishing enthusiast since he was 8-years-old. Born and raised in Paynesville, MN, he grew up fishing with his grandfathers. Dennis attended college in Alexandria, earning a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, further pursuing a position as a deputy sheriff in Yellow Medicine County, where he honed his love of fishing. In 2000, he became a paramedic for North Memorial Health Care in the Brainerd area, enthralled with area fishing holes, of course! He began fishing tournaments with friends, placing high each year. Dennis currently serves as the manager of the Park Rapids division of North Memorial Ambulance – residing in an area that offers five lakes within minutes of his home, and which feeds his passion for fishing!
Dennis also serves as chair for the 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener, guiding the Park Rapids planning committee team to host a successful 2013 event. He looks forward to “catching a memory” in Park Rapids this year.
The Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a treasured tradition in Minnesota since 1948, while fishing is a key part of one of the largest sectors of our economy, tourism. The Opener is also a kick-off celebration for the statewide summer tourism season. Travel and tourism generate $11.9 billion in leisure and hospitality gross sales in Minnesota annually. This year’s Opener is the perfect opportunity to spotlight Minnesota fishing and the Park Rapids Lakes Area. For more information, and high-res images, visit www.mngovernorsopener.com.
If you’re feeling like us in Minnesota, this weather might really be testing your patience—but there is a silver lining. Taking advantage of these conditions (following the melt) to catch bigger bass. Like us, bass need to shake off the chill of winter, and will do so by finding warmer, shallow waters. Many of us may venture off to the sticks to find these trophy fish, when realistically, all you might have to do is look underneath your dock. This article written by Walker Smith of the blog Wired 2 Fish highlights these points, and how small crankbaits may really help your cause (to read the full article, click here: http://goo.gl/jqSLZ).
During the meantime, help everyone’s cause by crossing your fingers in hopes of warmer weather!
At Crestliner, it’s our goal to provide our customers with the highest quality boats that suit the many ways they enjoy the water. We also strive to provide a strong network of local, reliable dealers whom our customers can trust with their boat purchase and maintenance.
Crestliner is excited to announce the addition of five new dealers to its growing network of elite Crestliner dealerships. They are:
George Fuller’s Marine & Machine, Inc., Bayville, N.J.
George Fuller’s Marine is a family owned and operated full service marine facility, specializing in outboard engine rebuilding, machine work and all aspects of spring launches and winterization services. They pride themselves on delivering the utmost in customer service and consistently maintain a 100% customer service rating with their engine and boat companies, as well asachieving numerous Customer Service Awards consistently throughout the years.
Eastside Motors, Inc, Louisville, Miss.
Eastside Motors has been in the marine industry since 1983, providing sales and repair services for marine and outdoor power equipment. They pride themselves on their customer service and strive to treat every boat as if it were their own. They offer 14,000 square feet of indoor showroom, repair and storage space, guaranteeing your boat is safe from the outside elements.
Discovery Motorsports, Humboldt, SK, Canada
Offering four seasons of exhilarating outdoor adventure, Discovery Motorsports’experienced sales staff is eager to share its knowledge and enthusiasm with you. They are proud to serve the Humboldt area for all your outdoor needs, including fishing boats, lawn mowers, trailers, snowmobiles and ATVs. In addition, they have factory trained service personnel and carry an extensive line-up of accessories to outfit you and your machine to make your outdoor recreation experience one to remember.
Hall Marine of Greenville, Greenville, S.C.
Hall Marine of Greenville is your full service boat dealer. They have a large modern indoor facility featuring over 40 boats in their showroom! Hall Marine of Greenville is your one- stop location for all your boating needs; including a professional sales and brokerage department with an experienced staff, ready to assist you. Their service department with factory trained and certified technicians, is experienced in delivering a high quality level of marine repair services and winterization.
Nisswa Marine, Nisswa, Minn.
Nisswa Marine was founded on the shores of Nisswa Lake in the late 1930s. They’ve seen many trends come and go, but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed – their passion for boating. Providing quality boats and accessories for everyone from the serious fisherman to the recreational boater, Nisswa Marine has been helping people just like you enjoy the water for over 70 years.
Our customers can find their nearest dealer by clicking here.
Located in Little Falls, Minn., Crestliner celebrates over 65 years in business and traces its origins to the Aluminum Boat Company that came to life within the walls of an airplane hanger back in 1946. The company’s unparalleled commitment to premium boats is reflected in outstanding durability, superior welded construction and exceptional performance that enhance all the consumer’s boating activities. A testament to our quality craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for the fifth consecutive year. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting www.crestliner.com.
Crestliner is a division of Brunswick Corporation, a leader in the recreational marine industry. www.brunswick.com
The simple truth—some days on the water are harder to forget than others. Maybe you landed a trophy catch you’ve been waiting your whole life for in your favorite spot on your favorite lake. Or maybe you spent your morning waterskiing and parting the glassy morning water as the sun rises on another day. Those are the moments we live for, and certainly big reasons why we hit the water in the first place.
So when we read this story from Australia about a little boy’s first day fishing on the water in a Crestliner, we couldn’t help but share. It reminds us of boating’s greatest benefit—its ability to bring families together like nothing else.
To read the full article, click here!
March may just be the most difficult time to be a fisherman. Winter’s not quite over, but spring is still a few weeks away. But there is one bright spot: Crestliner Trumped is just around the corner. Leaderboards open on May 10 at 12:00 a.m.
Just like past Grand Prize Winners Dave Sellwood and Curt Plzak did, the first step to taking home great prizes is by getting your official Trumped ruler. It won’t guarantee success on the water but it will guarantee your lunker gets on a leaderboard. Getting one is easy. Starting Tuesday, March 5th simply make a request by clicking this link!
We’ve made some big upgrades for 2013 that are worth looking forward to as well:
A MOBILE-OPTIMIZED EXPERIENCE
Upload catches right from the water through a new mobile-optimized Trumped.com site.
COMPLETE FISHING PROFILES
Make your presence known with new fishing profiles that make tracking and managing competitions easier.
MONTHLY LIVEWELL CLEARINGS
Post often! Each month we will be clearing the livewell to make room for more winners. And don’t worry, if you have the top spot for one of the four species, you won’t lose it—until someone trumps you!
EVEN MORE WAYS TO WIN
We’re shaking things up this year by recognizing four grand prize positions (one grand prize per species leaderboard), rewarding the anglers with the longest fish in each category with a cash prize of $5,000 at the end of the 2013 season! Also, in addition to the great monthly prizes for the top three spots on each leaderboard, we will be introducing the Tales of the Tape Award, which will reward the individuals with the most inches caught in a species category per month.
Rulers will be sent out the last week in April on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. Read through the new rules and get your lines ready, because the competition starts May 10, 2013—see you on the water!
Good luck to all!
Fact: Fisherman love gear and tinkering with gadgets. Whatever the reason, we just can’t seem to get enough of either. The open-water fishing season is just around the corner, and we’d like to take a couple minutes to highlight some unique products that are definitely worth a look before taking to the lakes this spring.
Can’t get the fish to bite? Well, a few sprays of this should do the trick. Better yet? It’s available in a variety of scents, from minnow to shrimp and, yes, even garlic.
Developed by Greg Bambenek—creator of Dr. Juice Fish Attractant—this iPhone app lures fish with underwater sounds like herring farts. (We haven’t tried this gadget just yet, but we couldn’t help ourselves. Herring farts, people. Herring farts.)
You’ll have to pony up some bucks to get your hands on this device. But it’s well worth your money. It features a touchscreen and comes preloaded with key land features like lakes, rivers and more.
Its knot-free surface results in fewer snags and less fish damage, while its flat bottom helps create easier fish removal. The rubber netting expands naturally to fit a fish’s size and weight, too. How nice is that?
This knife makes quick work of cleaning fish. It’s not necessarily for the novice, but it’s worth the purchase once you’ve mastered the art of filleting.
Fish are slimy, which can make filleting a heck of a lot harder. But these gloves are made from Tuff-Knit material for better grip and better protection. Which is good. Because nobody wants to see you lose a finger over a fillet.
Little Falls, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 - Crestliner is proud to announce major improvements for the 2013 model year to three of its popular boat families. From thoughtful Super Hawk and Sportsman design and feature enhancements to the introduction of the brand-new 17 Storm to Crestliner’s Mod-V Storm series, this all-new 2013 lineup is sure to give anglers and active families alike the perfect platform to hit the water and fully embrace everything it has to offer.
Through extensive internal testing, research and insightful customer feedback, Crestliner was able to make these already great boat lines even better. The Storm family welcomed the brand-new 17 Storm, designed with versatility and a value price in mind. The 2013 Super Hawks, newly named as the 1650, 1750, 1850 and 1950 models, boast improved appearance, comfort, safety, convenience and overall fishability. The all-new Sportsman series provides anglers with a rugged, all-conditions utility boat, with a new hull design born of Crestliner’s industry-leading welded construction methods.
“Because our customers are the people who actually get out there and put our boats to action, they are our No. 1 resource when it comes to enhancing our boats,” said Ben Cast, president of Crestliner. “They know the sport of fishing and what it takes to find angling success out on the water. Outstanding durability, superior construction and exceptional performance are some of the key qualities for a solid fishing boat you can count on. By listening closely to their valuable feedback, our all-new 2013 Crestliner models reflect our commitment to our customers and to building strong, serious fishing boats. When it comes to wrangling in those trophy catches, rest assured, we’ve got your back, with our 2013 boat lineup.”
Super Hawk Series
Crestliner’s popular Super Hawk Series is a long-time favorite for its all-encompassing recreation and fishing versatility, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be made even better. Key enhancements for 2013 include:
- New hull graphics and interior design results in a sleeker, modern look
- Increased overall length by up to 8 inchese, offering more onboard space
- Deeper cockpits for extra security
- Bow casting deck with one-hand conversion
- Aft cockpit area includes pedestal seat bases, an elevated casting deck, a livewell and a base for an optional removable ski pylon
- New innovative automotive-style console brings sports luxury to the helm
Designed with versatility in mind, Crestliner’s 17 Storm is the newest addition to the 2013 Storm Series. Key features include an open cockpit, roomy elevated bow and stern platforms, large bow livewell, and three bow pedestal mounts. These are just a few of the standard features on this new value priced boat.
- Removable cooler with designated storage location
- Flat bow deck includes a large center storage compartment and two tackle storage bins
- Under-seat storage
For years, Crestliner’s Sportsman Series has been the go-to option for durable workhorse boats that won’t dent your budget. Now meet the new 2013 Sportsman Series, fully redesigned from the keel up and ready to hit the water. Key enhancements include:
- Wide decks, ample seating and optional flat floor with walk-through seats and storage
- Midship storage bench for clutter-free space
- Roomy bow with bow step
- All-welded construction, heavy duty, yet easy to handle
- Improved performance strength and rigidity
- Choice of five accent paint colors and/or hull side graphics for some extra style
For more highlights and features of the 2013 models, go to www.crestliner.com or visit your local Crestliner dealer.
About Crestliner Boats
Located in Little Falls, Minn., Crestliner celebrates over 65 years in business and traces its origins to the Aluminum Boat Company that came to life within the walls of an airplane hanger back in 1946. The company’s unparalleled commitment to premium boats is reflected in outstanding durability, superior welded construction and exceptional performance that enhance all the consumer’s boating activities. A testament to our quality craftsmanship, Crestliner has received the CSI Award of Excellent in Customer Satisfaction for Aluminum Outboard Boats for the fourth consecutive year. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting www.crestliner.com.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill “Genuine Ingenuity”(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.
There’s nothing like seeing what the boat industry has to offer in one place. No, we’re not
talking about the local marina—we’re talking about boat shows. At most shows you’ll
find something for everyone. Like deals you can only get at the show to fishing and
recreation demos—if it happens on the water, you’ll likely find it at a boat show.
Crestliner has a long tradition of participating in boat shows. Our dealers and sales representatives say it again and again: The most fun part of the boat show is meeting folks who love boating as much as them. So if you make it out to a show this year, make sure to stop by and say hello!
Head over to our boat show schedule webpage for a list of all the shows we’ll be at in 2013.
See you out there!
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