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Smoker Craft Inc., manufacturer of Starcraft, Starweld and Smoker Craft fishing boats, Starcraft Sylvan andf Sunchaser pontoons as well as Starcraft fiberglass runabouts and surf boats, is proud to announce that it has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) by winning 2018 CSI Awards for pontoons, fiberglass deckboats, and aluminum outboard fishing boats.  The award is given to manufactures that score above 90% from thou

A Canadian angler wants everyone to be more careful disposing of plastic waste after catching a small pike that was nearly cut in half by a plastic bottle wrapper.

Mercury Marine has announced new 15 hp and 20 hp outboard engines and what it describes as the world's first portable outboard tiller handle with truly ambidextrous operation.

Lew's Holdings Corporation, manufacturers of the Lew's brand of rods and reels, has acquired Strike King Lure Company, a leading supplier of branded fishing lures, sunglasses, and other fishing accessories.

Garmin Ltd. has announced that the copmpany has acquired electronic chart manufacturer Navionics.

According to a UPI report, scientists are finding high levels of antidepressants in the brains of fish from the Niagara River.

According to a new study released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), an estimated 142 million Americans went boating in 2016, representing 36% of all US households.

Smoker Craft Inc. hosted representatives from more than 250 different boat dealerships worldwide at its the 2018 dealer meeting, held earlier this month at the plant in New Paris, Indiana. Attending dealers and dealer prospects were treated to an in-depth look at the 2018 lineup for the company’s Smoker Craft, Starcraft, Sylvan and SunChaser brands, with 159 boats on display and a further 18 in the water at nearby Lake Wawasee.

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently released of its 2017 Special Report on Fishing. The report notes that in 2016 there were a total of 38.1 million freshwater fishing participants, an increase from 37.7 million the year before. This was a four-year high in freshwater fishing participation. Freshwater fishing participants went on a collective 630 billion outings in 2016. Annual outings increased by 11 billion since the year before.

Eric Scordo, of Watertown, New York, has learned that the massive 35 pound, 3 ounce channel catfish he landed last week in Lake Ontario has been verified as a new state record.

Caught on a nightcrawler, Mr. Scordo’s record catch measured 38.25 inches in length. The fish broke the previous state record, caught from Brant Lake in 2002, by nearly 2.5 pounds.