Fishing

Evinrude debuts new 135-hp outboard in E-Tech line

On Nov. 27, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) introduced the newest horsepower model available in the Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine line-up, the 135 HO. BRP dealers have been authorized to accept orders with delivery beginning in January 2013.

Featuring a lightweight design at 418 pounds and more low-end torque than competitive 150 HP 4-stroke outboards, the Evinrude E-TEC 135 HO is tailor made for flats boats, bay boats and other hulls where the shallower draft of lighter weight and superior bottom-end power are required. It is also well-suited for any application where a superior power-to-weight ratio is a benefit.
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News Breaker

Two waterfowl-hunting zones close next week

Split waterfowl-hunting dates and the newly created third hunting zone has left some duck hunters confused as to when the first split ends for their zone. And two of the three waterfowl zones close down after this weekend.

The two hunting closures for the first split are the Coastal and Eastern zones as defined by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. Hunting in the Western Zone continues through Dec. 9, LDWF regulations stipulate. […]

Freshwater Fishing

Giant salvinia spraying begins on Lake Bistineau

Aerial spraying of giant salvinia is set to begin today on Lake Bistineau in an effort to control the aquatic vegetation that has taken over the reservoir, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced.

Helicopter crews will conduct the spraying over two days, with workers in airboats following up with additional spraying in areas of thick concentration among dense cypress trees, the LDWF said. […]

General

Locating those pesky breakers and fuses

The first thing that springs to mind when an electrical accessory stops working is a blown fuse or popped circuit breaker. In a new boat this usually means pressing the circuit breaker button next to the accessory’s switch or popping the cover off a box near the console and checking the fuse or breaker that protects the now powerless accessory. […]

Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Slow start in Venice

Venice is widely known as one of the most productive outdoors playgrounds in the United States, if not the world. And Capt. Chris Thomas, who runs River’s End Outfitters out of Venice Marina, knows that reality first hand. […]