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The Essential Kayak Gear List

Kayaks open an incredible range of opportunities to those who use them. When paired with the right equipment, kayaks can be many things: highly capable fishing platforms, remote camping expedition…
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Kayak Buyers Guide

Kayaks are among the most versatile vessels on the water. The kayak’s combination of ruggedness, ease of use and the ability to take anywhere, make it a favorite for families across North America.…
Two anglers fishing from a Ranger boat in Louisiana

Bass Pro Shops and The National Fish Habitat Partnership: Empowering a Bright Future for Fishing in America

The National Fish Habitat Partnership is the most comprehensive freshwater conservation program in the United States. The partnership began with a spark of inspiration from Johnny Morris, founder of…
Three Kids Swimming from Tahoe Boat

How to Choose the Right Boat for You

Many people begin their boat buying search by looking for the perfect boat. Does such a thing really exist? We’ve decided to write this article to save you from hours of online research and to let…
Family enjoying their pontoon boat on the water

Why You Should Buy A Pontoon Boat

Pontoon boats are wonderful. Their charm lies not only in the ability to comfortably host families and friends, but in the wide variety of options they open for their owners. If you’re so inclined,…
Fisherman reading Humminbird sonar on boat

How to Set Up Live Sonar on Your Boat: A Guide

Live sonar has revolutionized the fishing landscape. While the result is easy to understand—you can view fish underwater in real time—you’ll need to compile a number of compatible pieces of hardware…
Family of boaters jumps from boat into a lake

Why You Should Buy a Boat in 2023

Time spent outside makes life better. In a world over run with distraction and overstimulation—e-mails, text messages, electronic calendar invitations, time outdoors helps people unwind and live in…
Kayak angler paddleing

6 Key Items for Rigging Your Fishing Kayak

by Josh Workman, Cabela’s Pro Staff and Kayak Fishing Expert Marine Electronics Work Great for Kayak Fishing Sonar and GPS units are not just for traditional fishing boats. With new models…
Couple in two kayak on a lake

Basic Guide to Kayaking for Beginners (video)

According to the Outdoor Industry Association participation report in 2018, 22.9 million Americans, or 7.6 percent of the U.S. population, took to rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans to participate in…
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How to Install Carpet on a Boat Deck in 8 Easy Steps

Whether building a new boat deck or dealing with existing carpet that has weathered, installing fresh-fibered boat carpeting is a relatively easy and pain-free task. Not only will new threads…
Family of four loading a boat with boating gear for a trip to the lake

Are You Boating Safety Smart? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Do you know what the required safety equipment you must have on a boat is? The United States Coast Guard has outlined the safety precautions and gear you need in this extensive printable PDF guide…
2 Kayakers floating down a scenic river in Missouri with dense foliage and trees on both sides with the sun peeking through

Explore 3 of the Best Scenic Float Trips in the Ozarks (video)

For many years, the rivers and streams of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas have been favorite destinations for river floaters in search of what mother nature has to offer. I have been…