American made and top of the line, the crew of Cousins Tackle is keeping it in the family. Fishing and the tackle industry runs deep in their family roots and fishermen everywhere benefit from the products produced by these two real-life cousins.
Chris Fischer gave BD Outdoors exclusive access to his team of expert anglers and scientists to get a glimpse of what it takes to put on the hit Great White Shark television series "Shark Men," which airs on the National Geographic Channel.
2014 ICAST SHOW
The 2014 ICAST tackle convention was a buzz with new products and optimism for the direction of the industry.
2013 OFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUEPOS COSTA RICA
Quepos was the host to the 2013 IGFA Offshore World Championship, and it will be held there again in April of 2014.
FRED HALL SHOW 2014 LONG BEACH
The Long Beach Fred Hall Show was a huge success for local fishermen and vendors alike. The show brings together anglers with the latest tackle innovations as well as the tried and true standards.
SPA BUENA VISTA HOTEL
Spa Buena Vista Hotel awaits to offer you fishing, relaxation, tropical surroundings and the best resort experience south of the border.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2014
The 2014 Miami Boat Show was in full swing last week with many innovations and tons of people exploring the latest and greatest new boats and accessories.
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2013
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the largest on the water boat shows.
PENN MEDIA SUMMIT
Recently Penn brought together a group of first class captains and outdoor writers to fish with the latest Penn products for 2014. A great time was had by all.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT DOUG SNIDER
BD introduces Doug Snider, custom wood carver from Central Florida. He brings life from the salvaged pieces of wood he collects and is a highly sought after fish carver.
BATTLING GIANT TUNAS
If you have ever been asked "what is the biggest fish you've caught," and felt too bashful to reply, then chances are you probably know what its like to do battle with a giant.
GILBERTS TRIP OF A LIFETIME
We have all heard it, and if we are lucky we have spoken the words ourselves, “that was the trip of a lifetime”. This year's Race to PEI brought Gilbert Saucedo of California, face to face with a giant bluefin tuna.
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT BOB BERRY
After a 40-year evolution from taxidermy to woodcarving and bronze, there is not much that Bob Berry can’t do. Lifelike wood carving replicas of many types of fish are his specialty.
FISHING THE BIG BOATS
Get in on big boat action and check out what these single and multi day fishing trips are all about.
CASEY PARLETTE MARINE SCULPTOR
A lifetime of observation and practice allows sculptor Casey Parlette to utilize a variety of techniques and materials to create these stunning pieces of art.
BAHAMAS ISLAND HOPPING
BD Outdoors' own Scott Goodwin runs the 57' Ocean "Miss Kary Lee" to the Bahamas for some out island hopping in the Abacos
On a recent trip to Venice Louisiana, the BD crew had a chance to experience the one of a kind monster 40 foot Freeman Boatworks Catamaran.
HOW TO INSTALL SEA DEK PADS
Durable and shock absorbent, SeaDek pads are a clean-looking way to add traction to the deck of your boat while reducing the fatigue you’ll feel after a long fishing day.
SNOW GEESE FLY BACK HUNT SOUTH DAKOTA
The BD crew heads to Pepper Slough Outfitters in Henry South Dakota to hunt Snow Geese during the special fly back season.
2013 DAY AT THE DOCKS
This years Day At The Docks was a huge hit with crowds of people gathering to check out the latest tackle and tour the popular fishing boats.
INSTALLING A FIBERGLASS BAIT TANK
A quality bait tank is key for west coast anglers. Today we are installing a new bait system in my 24’ SeaHunt center console.
MAKING MARINE ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Does your boat have a light that flickers? A pump that doesn’t purr like it used to? Couple switches on the dash don’t work any more? Odds are one or more of your connections has succumb to saltwater corrosion
FRED HALL SHOW LONG BEACH 2013
The Fred Hall Long Beach Show at the Long Beach Convention Center and Arena is the premier outdoor recreation show featuring the largest selection of the nation’s leading equipment manufacturers. Gigantic crowds of passionate outdoor enthusiasts made to this year's show in celebration of the great outdoors and the kickoff of the new season
HELLS BAY JOSE WEJEBE AWARD
Hell's Bay Boatworks, manufacturer of world-class flats skiffs, presents the first annual Jose Wejebe Professional Guide Award.
Scouring the waters near the pristine 16 jungle-clad volcanic islands known as Isla Secas, Carter Andrews is heading a top-notch fishing program in some of the most productive waters on the planet.
AFTCO FACTORY TOUR
BD takes a tour of the AFTCO facility and gets a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the processes used to make the many products manufactured by this venerable company.
TOYS FOR BIG BOYS IN FT. LAUDERDALE
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is ground zero for the best in the boatbuilding world. The industry’s top companies debut their new vessels here and it’s always fun to walk the show and check out the new hardware, as well as the local talent.
TYING A SEAGUAR WIND ON LEADER
Brant Crenshaw demonstrates how to tie a wind-on leader using Seaguar Floro Premier Fluorocarbon leader. Wind on leaders create a very clean, strong and seamless loop-to-loop connection that reels through the guides easily and can be quickly changed out while fishing for Yellowfin Tuna and other offshore game fish.
PEI TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Canada's Prince Edward Island is home to the world's best giant bluefin tuna bite. The BD crew recently took one lucky angler north of the border as the winner in BD's Race to PEI contest and it was a trip he'll never forget.
JOSE WEJEBE COSTA
Jose Wejebe traveled the globe in search of the next great fishing spot and he took his audience with him as the host of Spanish Fly.
ROTATIONS PRESENTS DOGS OF BDOUTDOORS
When our friends over at Rotations Pet Food asked the BD community to share some photos of their dogs for a recent contest, they got pages and pages of incredible shots. Here are some of our favorites.
Unspoiled flats and Havana nights highlight this adventure to Cuba, where Americans are more welcome than you might think.
ICAST 2012 TACKLE SHOW
Check out the latest gear from the biggest names in the tackle world (and a few booth babes as well!).
Head out to Montague Island, off the coast of Seward, Alaska, escape the crowds and target some of the best halibut grounds in North America.
CUSTOM TACKLE BOX
Most boats have a weird spot or old piece of equipment that needs to be removed for a brand-new tackle center. The BD crew had one such spot on Tuna Jihad, the company's 31-foot Innovator. Enter Boat Outfitters. This company builds tackle centers for just about any space. If they don’t have the exact product, they will create a custom tackle center for you.
MIAMI GROVE SLAM DOLPHIN TOURNAMENT
The Grove Slam Dolphin Tournament took place May 3 to 5 in Miami’s Coconut Grove. As always, tournament director Tony Albelo put on a fantastic event, bringing together some of Florida’s top fishing teams to enjoy a little fishing while having a whole lot of fun.
FRED HALL SHOW 2012
The 2012 Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, California, was a big success. The BD Outdoors booth had solid traffic and we got to check out all of the new gear and the booth babes.
2012 MIAMI BOAT SHOW
For more than 70 years the Miami International Boat Show has attracted the best in the boat building world with hundreds of vessels on display and thousands of accessories and other products.
From freshwater to salt, inshore or offshore, Tight Linz offers amazing deals on all your fishing gear and apparel. And they celebrate the fishing lifestyle, as these photos show.
SURF EXPO 2012
There was lots to see at Surf Expo this year, including new gear from Guy Harvey and Hook & Tackle, surfboards and sunglasses, and lots of skin!
GIANT BERMUDA BLUEFIN TUNA
Capt. Andrew Card landed a 920-pound bluefin tuna while fishing alone. He hooked the fish with a Bomber diving plug and battled it on a 50-wide reel spooled with 80-pound test line.
GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
The BD Outdoors crews joins Capt. Tony's Fishing in Prince Edward Island, Canada, for some incredible Giant Bluefin Tuna Action.
2011 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
The 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show took place October 27-31. The show spanned six sites and featured more than $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, electronics, engines and accessories. It's a great place to see all of the new boats and speak to the companies that produce these fine marine products.
Each year, 1,000-pound black marlin descend on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, turning the Ribbon Reefs into the best big-fish hot spot in the world.
2011 CALIFORNIA BILLFISH SERIES PHOTO ESSAY
The West Coast's premiere offshore fishing teams showed up to compete in this year's California Billfish Series presented by Typhoon Polarized Optics. While fishing was tough, it didn't stop anyone from having a good time.
FLORIDA BANANA RIVER NO MOTOR ZONE
Targeting black drum and redfish in the Banana River's No Motor Zone on the Florida Space Coast.
Step-by-step instructions to instal a Stryker T-top. These universal tops stand up to the rigors of hardcore fishing, and with their radius curves, they look great on any boat.
GIRLS OF REEL SASSY
As wives of boat captains, Kimberlee Ewing and Kristy Levin realized there were no fishing clothes specifically designed for ladies, and that's how Reel Sassy began. Check out the ladies in action.
TROPIC STAR MARLIN PICTORIAL
Located on the edge of the Darien Rainforest, Tropic Star Lodge offers easy access to the most treasured waters in Central America, including Zane Grey Reef, where anglers can lock into blue, black and striped marlin as well as sailfish, tuna and all of the top-line predators.
BOAT TALK: MIKELSON 43 SPORTFISHER
With twin 480-hp Cummins MerCruiser diesels and the latest Zeus pod drives, this 43 is not your father's Mikelson. She can run sideways, turn on a dime and park without ever setting the hook...
SCOTT KERRIGAN PHOTO ESSAY
Scott Kerrigan is one of the most respected sportfishing photographers in the game today. In this BD Outdoors exclusive, Scott shares some of his favorite shots that he's taken over the years.
RAIL FISHING FOR BIG-GAME
Long-range anglers use the rail of the boat as a fulcrum point to help them fight cow tuna. By resting the rod on the inside or outside of the rail, you can really put the heat to the fish.
Sea Creatures - Documentation of two oarfish coming to shore at Isla San Marcos in Baja Mexico by Michael "Kid Jurel" Kanzler.
FLORIDA DAYTIME SWORDFISHING
Fishing for swordfish in the middle of the day requires finesse, deep drops, big weights, heavy tackle, properly rigged baits and much more to get it just right. This is how it's done.
KARMA'S PANAMA ADVENTURE
The boys on "Karma" spent a season down in Panama chasing big black marlin, yellowfin tuna and more as they explored the Pacific coast. They ended up creating an epic adventure that they'll never forget.
A SIGN FROM ABOVE
At first glance, the entire crew was freaked out. They thought they had just found a dead baby floating on the surface, but thankfully it turned out to be a good omen that helped save the day.