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Glenn Hayes

Glenn Hayes is a writer and photographer based out of west central Florida and has marine industry background spanning almost a quarter century. He can be reached through his web site www.HayesStudios.

Handheld Wonders

Garmin’s InReach Communicators. Photo Glenn Hayes

When handheld electronics are mentioned, first thoughts may be of simple devices that are appropriate for use on small boats and tenders but that do not have the capability of more sophisticated electronics onboard. That may have been the case …

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Sport Fishing Industry’s Latest Offerings

Livetarget’s new HollowBody Mullet. courtesy of Livetarget

This past summer the fishing industry gathered in Orlando, Florida, to display its latest and greatest offerings at ICAST (the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) produced by the American Sportfishing Association. The convention floor was packed with everything imaginable …

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What’s New at Surf Expo

Trade shows and boat shows are always good venues to see what is new and exciting in the world of water sports and boating. Surf Expo, the watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow held in Orlando, is no exception. Manufacturers from …

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New Fishing Products on the Scene

new fishing products

Probably one of the most interesting and innovative products at the show was a drone. Yep, you read that correctly. A drone at a fishing show, you ask? Yes again. Walking the isles of ICAST (the International Convention of Allied …

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New Radar Technology

New radar technology : Raymarine radar display. Photo: Glenn Hayes

Boaters have been able to enjoy all kinds of technological advancements in the past few years and some of the most obvious have been in marine electronics. Chart plotters have become faster and more accurate with far better charts then …

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Sunset Key Cottages: Key West Luxury Getaway

Key West Luxury Getaway:Photo courtesy of Sunset Key Cottages Resort

The Florida Keys is a worthy destination for any boater, having plenty to offer those seeking adventure, relaxation or both. A boating mecca, the Keys provide anchorages, marinas and boater friendly hotels that offer dockage and a respite from an …

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Whitewater Boats

Whitewater Boats: Photo Courtesy of Whitewater Boats

Just off I-95 in North Miami a boat builder has been quietly building some of the most coveted center console fishing and diving boats for over three decades. Whitewater Boat Corporation has developed a reputation among fishermen, divers and charter …

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Captain Bouncer Makes Lifelong Smiles

Captain Bouncer Makes Lifelong Smiles: Bouncer'sDusky 33. Captain Bouncer’s pride and joy. Photo courtesy of Captain Bouncer Smith

South Florida is truly a world class fishing destination with a plethora of charter captains available who can get you hooked up with a wide variety of exciting fish. Any of these captains can create a memorable fishing excursion but …

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Kayak Billfish Tournament

Kayak Billfish Tournament

The thrill of hooking, fighting and landing a billfish is something that ranks high on any angler’s bucket list. Doing it from a kayak and winning cash while doing so is something worth bragging about. Anglers can do just that …

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South Florida Freediving

South Florida Freediving and Spearfishing.Photography Courtesy of Walker Blanco

  Imagine soaring effortlessly and silently through some of the most beautiful nature you have ever seen with incredible creatures all around you, all while the sunlight illuminates natural structures. Coming up for air you realize you’re not dreaming, rather …

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Back-Up on the Water Safety Aids

Restube beltpack. Photo courtesy of Restube

  Let’s face it, life jackets can be uncomfortable and very few people ever wear them. Despite improvements, such as inflatable vests and purpose specific vests, the number of fatalities due to drowning is still alarmingly high. A recent visit …

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SUP Fishing

Photo courtesy Live Watersports/Sam Root

While it is obvious to anyone on the water that stand up paddle boarding is hugely popular, there is a growing segment of those intrepid paddlers that are using their board to not only exercise and enjoy the outdoors but …

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FLIBS Center Console Preview

The Quint43 under way. Photo courtesy of Midnight Express

Anyone visiting the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in November will see a wide array of yachts from coastal cruisers to mega yachts towering over the floating docks. The show also provides docks full of ever more popular, powerful and luxurious …

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Action Cameras

GoPro’s new tiny but capable Hero Session camera. Photo: Glenn Hayes

Point of view videos are everywhere. You can see them online, in commercials, reality shows and even documentaries – all shot with small lightweight mini cameras that produce incredible professional quality video, eye-popping slow motion capture and still images, all …

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Keys Grand Slam

Photo Credit: Glenn Hayes

It could be said that there is never a bad time to fish in the Florida Keys. I for one can vouch for that. September can however, be a transition period offshore in the Keys where sailfish and dorado are …

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LED – A Bright Alternative

The distinctive look of LED lighting onboard. Photo by Glenn Hayes

Strolling the docks after dark you can see an increasing number of new boats glowing in the night thanks to bright and colorful LED lighting. These lights have come along way in the past few years and are becoming commonplace. …

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Regular Lobster Season

Photo by Glenn Hayes

Summer in the Florida Keys can be many things to many people, but Lobster Season draws a plethora of visitors to the chain of islands with beautiful reefs loaded with the delectable creatures. Catching a limit of Florida Spiny lobster …

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