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Going Fishing? Don’t Forget These Items

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Fishing is an activity enjoyed by many people of all ages. To enjoy the afternoon fishing with friends or family, you need a fair amount of preparation. Equip yourself with these items to make the fishing experience more enjoyable and land the next big fish.

Rod and Reel

Check certain details of the rod and reel to make sure they are ideal for the angler using them. For beginners, a spincasting reel is more manageable because it allows the line to freely cast out by the touch of a button. With these types of reels, beginners can easily maintain the amount of line they want.

When you pick out your rods, consider the size. Rods come in various sizes, and depending on the size of the angler, some sizes work better than others. Come prepared by bringing multiple rods and reels so that an angler has access to the ideal rod for their experience and height.

If you place a hook on your line before you begin to fish, secure the hook to the rod when you move it to prevent any injuries. Don’t ruin the afternoon by hooking someone when carrying the poles to the boat.

Stocked Tackle Box

A properly stocked tackle box is crucial for an afternoon of fishing. Different fish call for different equipment. Also, depending on the depth of the water, you might need a sinker to get the hook deep enough. Tackle boxes should be fully loaded with various sized hooks, spare line, sinkers, bobbers, pliers, scissors,
and lures. Stock your tackle box before you leave.

Accessories for Sun Exposure

Whether it’s in the tackle box or your pocket, carry sunscreen with you to protect against those harmful UV rays. Fishing is a sport that takes time, and you can’t always tell when the sun is a little too toasty. To protect against sunburn and skin damage, put a layer of sunscreen on before you head out for open waters and, when needed, reapply on board.

The water reflects the sunlight as well. Pack a pair of sunglasses so that you don’t strain your eyes and have better vision to find the best fishing spot. A hat is another item of protection against the sun as well as an iconic piece of clothing for anglers. Wear a hat with a wide brim to fish in style and safety.


Fish aren’t the only ones who can have a bite when fishing. Pack a small cooler or bag with something to munch on to keep your stamina up. Along with snacks, bring water to stay hydrated. This way you can spend as much time as possible on the water instead of turning in early because of an empty stomach.

Spacious Boat

Due to all the equipment required for fishing, a boat can quickly feel cramped, especially if you have several people on board. Don’t let an uncomfortable boat ride take away from the enjoyment of fishing. Look for a boat with a spacious design, such as an open bow with leg room to move around.

A boat with a center console creates more space for equipment and passengers. A center console leaves the perimeter of the boat open so an angler can move from one side to the other without barriers in the way. A skipper has a larger field of view with a center console as well. This is important to see other boat traffic when you move into popular fishing spots.

For your next fishing adventure, grab these items to help land fish and enjoy the time. To get a boat for fishing, see different ones available at Petzold’s Marine Center.

Find the Right Type of Boat

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

A Guide to Finding the Right Type of Boat for You

To get the most enjoyment from a boat, it’s important to select a boat design that’s well-suited for how you’ll use your boat. Here’s a look at different boat designs and what they’re used for.

Deck Boats Are for Hosting Parties

Deck boats, as might be surmised from their name, have lots of room on their decks. They have many seats and plenty of storage (often beneath the seats), which makes them ideal for hosting on-water parties.

With a deck boat, you’ll have enough room for lots of friends and you’ll be able to store several coolers or snacks onboard. Additionally, these boats are intentionally designed so people can easily move around and mingle.

Deck boats strike a nice balance between pontoon boats and bow riders. Unlike pontoon boats, which are supported by two or three pontoons, deck boats have a classic V-shaped hull that lets them better handle waves. Bow riders also have V-shaped hulls, but they aren’t designed to hold as many people or let people mingle as easily.

Bow Riders Are for Water Sports

Bow riders are so-named because they have an open bow where people can sit. These seats are exhilarating to ride in, as passengers are both close to the water, and feel the bow’s up-and-down movements as the boat goes over waves. Designed to provide a thrilling ride up front, bow riders truly turn boating into a sport.

Many people who own bow riders also use them for water sports, such as tubing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. Most bow riders are already equipped with powerful engines, which are needed to make riding in the bow exciting. Thus, it’s not necessary to invest in a new engine when taking up a water sport. Also, everyone in the boat can watch whoever is being towed.

Bow riders fall in-between deck boats and cuddies. Bow riders usually have deeper V-shaped hulls and slightly higher hulls than deck boats, which let bow riders handle waves more easily than their party-boat counterparts. Bow riders usually aren’t as large as cuddies, though, so they can accelerate faster, which is important when lifting a water skier out of the water.

Cuddies Are for Family Outings

Cuddies are versatile boats that are perfect for families who want to do lots of things on the water.

Cuddies tend to be a little bigger than bow riders, and they have a covered bow (which is the cuddy). At the same time, these boats aren’t as large as yachts. Together, these features offer many advantages that families with growing children appreciate:

  • Their size makes them more seaworthy than bowriders if the weather suddenly turns
  • Their size is still small enough that it’s possible to tube, waterski or wakeboard behind them (even if
    the experience isn’t quite as good as a bowrider)
  • Their size is also small enough that the boats can be towed on vacations
  • Their covered bow gives children a place to take naps

A good all-around boat, a cuddy is the practical choice if you’ll be using your boat many different ways in the coming years as your family grows up.

Yachts Are for Overnight Trips

Yachts are sometimes thought of as massive boats that only the very rich own. In the boating industry, though, boats larger than cuddies are often called yachts.

Yachts have a covered bow that’s large enough to sleep in, and most also come with some kitchen where food can be prepared. They’re also large enough to handle major waves should a storm come up. All of this makes them well-suited for taking on overnight trips.

For help finding a new boat that you’ll love owning, contact us at Petzoild’s Marine Center.

Edgewater’s Exciting New 248 CX & 262 CC

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Edgewater is well-known for building capable, versatile, well-crafted boats. This past year, they continued to build on that reputation with two new, exciting boats: the 248 CX and the 262 CC.

The 248 CX is a versatile dual crossover that is perfect for whatever a boating family might want to use it for, from day trips and socializing to watersports to offshore fishing trips. It is packed with lots of storage, including an in-floor storage/ski locker and starboard side console storage. Its roomy layout offers plenty of comfortable seating, with bow lounge seating with arm rests, a port side ultra lounger, a folding stern seat with a backrest, and drink holders in all seat locations.

This dual crossover is also packed with fishing amenities, making it a popular choice among fishermen. It has a starboard side prep station with a fresh water sink and a 50-quart cooler. The 248 CX also has insulated bow fishbox/coolers with overboard drains and a 28-gallon transom baitwell. And boaters can spend all day out on the water thanks to the spacious walk-in head.

Edgewater’s new 262 Deep V center console also excels in versatility. In fact, Salt Water Sportsman [] described it as “a purposeful midsize center console ready to take on all challenges.”

A smooth, stable ride and exceptional performance makes the 262CC one of the top offshore boats available on the market today. A powerful deep-V hull, unsinkable Single Piece Infusion construction and up to 500 horsepower from twin Yamaha outboards, make this one highly-capable vessel.

Boaters can fish or cruise in comfort with a walk-in console complete with head, sink, shower and extra storage. Guests will enjoy relaxing in the comfortable U-shaped bow lounge. Anglers will love the 262 CC’s offshore fishing capabilities, complete with two insulated 120-quart in-floor fishboxes with pumpout, a 28-gallon transom baitwell, forward lockable rod storage and much more.

To learn more about Edgewater’s new 262 CC and 248 CX, contact us at Petzold’s Marine Center.