Hook Optics – High quality sunglasses utilizing Zeiss polarized lenses that have superior infrared light blocking, and repel oil, salt, suntan lotion and are easy to clean. Frames are made of lightweight TR-90 material – Ocean City, MD
SoftScience – Offers comfortable, ultra-light, supremely cushioned, supportive & durable footwear for fishing & boating at an attractive price – Denver, CO
UNSINKABLE POLARIZED - They have created the Ultimate Fishing Sunglasses: floating frames, premium polarized lenses, and a Lifetime + Loss Warranty. Their sunglasses feature polarized lenses that are second to none, and the frames are made from a unique material called VaporLite, which has the look & feel of ordinary sunglasses but are 20% lighter, allowing them to float - Huntingdon Valley, PA
East Cape Canoes & Skiffs – Builders of shallow water fishing skiffs and boats targeted towards inshore saltwater fishing but can be used for many applications. Models include the Glide, Lostmen, Caimen, Fury, Vantage and Skanu – Orlando, FL
Fulweiler llc – Provides experienced and aggressive legal counsel to the admiralty, maritime, and transportation sectors. Devoted exclusively to maritime claims and lawsuits, Fulweiler llc offers practical and effective legal representation to individuals and businesses on matters ranging from personal injury and death claims to yacht ownership, boating accidents, and warranty dilemmas, commercial shipping disputes, maritime contracts, claims against insurers and surveyors, and marine salvage and towing claims. Located in Newport, Rhode Island and Practicing on the East and Gulf Coasts
LUCCA Trailers – Manufacturers of multi-roller boat trailers made from the highest grade of galvanized aluminum. LUCCA's high grade boat trailers have height adjustable center rollers and their robust assembly is bigger and thicker than other trailers in the marketplace. Boat trailer models for boats from 12 feet to 20 feet are available. Made and assembled in New Zealand – East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
JigSkinz – Jigs that perfect the art of Fish Imaging. Their NLO (No Line Out) lures use JigSkinz as a finish as well as totally different patented imaging system. A wide variety of NLO jig shapes, sizes and colors are available – Hilton Head, SC
Skyline Fishing Company Skyline Jigs – Maker of high quality, custom fishing jigs at affordable prices. Everything from Snook Flare Hawk Jigs to Bucktails Jigs, Cobia Jigs, and Jig heads. They use the highest quality and strongest hooks, and everything is made by hand – Port Charlotte, FL
AFTCO – Saiko Flourocarbon Wind-On Leaders. These abrasion-resistant leaders are handcrafted in Japan utilizing a strong and slim whipping process. The leaders are available in two lengths and 10 breaking strengths – Santa Ana, CA
Klutch Contender Fishing Kites – Offers two fishing kite models sturdily made with carbon graphite spars, polyester fabric and rigged with 200-pound test hollow core braid – Boynton Beach, FL
NONPAREIL – Their wind-on leaders and top shots are single or dual walled and made with either 50#, 100#, 130#, 200#, 300#, 500#, or 800# 16 carrier hollow core Super PE braid depending on the diameter of monofilament leader used. The length of spliced monofilament is treated and polished to ensure there is maximum grip from the hollow core. They use an exclusive Helical Dovetail compression serve at the connection point between the monofilament and hollow braid that provides a thin and smooth transition that will easily go through most guides and lay perfectly on the reel. Products include Mono, Flurocarbon, Cable and Casting Wind-On Leaders, Mono Top Shots, Tuna Gear, Shark Gear and Fishing Rigs. Custom Wind-ons are also available – Brooklawn, NJ
SEA HALT – Their reel clamps are made from aircraft-quality anodized aluminum and include a loop for a leash (that also doubles as a hook/lure keeper.) The reel clamps are availble in a wide range of sizes and colors and custom engraving is available – Groveland FL
Visser Reels – Manufacturers of high performance spinning reels. Their reels have a single piece aluminum alloy body, modular construction, waterproof body & drag system, dual drags, extreme light weight construction, CNC machined gears, 12 precision ball bearings and optional crank knobs are available – Seymour, CT
Arctic Zone - Manufacturers of Titan Deep Freeze® High Performance Coolers. Other products include soft sided insulated coolers, lunch bags, drinkware, backpack coolers, hot/cold insulated carriers, ice packs and food containers - North York, Ontario, Canada
Blue Coolers – Manufacturer and supplier of coolers, drinkware and other outdoor goods. All of their products are built to be functional, rugged, reliable and affordable. Products include 10 Day Ice Coolers, 5 Day Ice Coolers, Marine Grade Cooler Toppers, Soft Sided Coolers and Cooler Accessories – Orem, UT
Hooked Coolers – All rotomolded Hooked Coolers come with a lifetime warranty, built-in bottle openers, cup holders, impressed fishing ruler, non-slip feet, and built-in wheels on the 115 Qt and 75 Qt models. Ice retention ranges from 5 days (25 Qt) up to 10 days (115 Qt & 75 Qt). They offer 4 sizes of coolers and they are available in 5 colors. A variety of cooler accessories are also available – Palm Bay, FL
ICECO - Manufacturers of portable electrical powered fridge freezers for your road trip, car camping or long distance travel - City of Industry, CA
OXE Diesel – The world's first high performance diesel outboard setting new standards for durability, fuel-efficiency and low emissions for an outboard engine. Uses a marinized 2.0 Liter turbocharged and intercooled GM automotive diesel engine that delivers 415 Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm and 200 HP at 4,100 rpm – Cimco Marine AB, Ängelholm, Sweden
Torqeedo – The leader in electric boat drives. Manufacturers of the world's lightest Outboard Motors. Other products include Inboards, Hybrid Drives, Pod Drives, Sail Drives and Batteries – Crystal Lake, IL
YANMAR Dtorque – The Dtorque 111 twin-cylinder turbo diesel outboard delivers 50 HP at the propeller shaft with a remarkable torque output of 111 Nm at 2,500 rpm. The Dtorque out-performs the best 70 HP fuel injected four-stroke gasoline outboards on the market today. This gives the Dtorque exceptional ability to power heavy loads at low RPM as well as the ability to get on plane quickly, both with a very modest fuel consumption. Yanmar has an agreement with German manufacturer Neander Shark for exclusive global distribution of this revolutionary diesel outboard – Almere, The Netherlands
Party & Charter Fishing Boats:
SOMEDAY CAME Fishing Charters – Full-day and half-day kid and family friendly fishing trips with Captain Brad Ries aboard his 26-foot Fortier charter boat. Half and Full Day trips are avaiable on the sheltered waters of Shinnecock Bay, the Peconic Bays, Shinnecock Inlet and venturing outside to the offshore grounds of the Atlantic. Rods, Bait and Tackle are provided – Shinnecock, NY
BOBBY II Collision:
Sixty-six years ago, on Saturday morning, April 23, 1955, the "BOBBY II" left her slip at the Belmar Marine Basin and headed out for a day of Cod fishing. Captain David Shinn was at the helm, son Alvin Shinn was the mate, and 57 passengers got their fishing gear ready. After a day of fishing at the Mud Hole, Captain Shinn blew three whistles,
started the engines and began the journey home in a dense fog. A short time later, he noticed the bow of a large vessel looming out of the fog and heading directly for his boat. He quickly put both engines full speed astern, but despite his efforts, the freighter "PRESIDENT BUCHANAN" rammed the "BOBBY II". The crash sheared off thirteen feet
of the bow of the "BOBBY II" and tossed three passengers into the forty-eight degree seawater. Click here to read the full story and see a few pictures of the "BOBBY II".
Sandy Hook, NJ Lighthouse:
Sandy Hook Lighthouse – Did you know that it is the oldest, original structure still functioning as a navigational beacon in the United States?
Did you also know that it is the first lighthouse in the country to be lit by electric lamps?
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse was first lit on June 11, 1764 and in 1899, became the first lighthouse in the country to be lit by electric lamps. It's silhouette and warm beam of light has been a familiar sight to anglers, mariners and travelers passing in and out of New York Harbor for over 250 years.
The lighthouse is now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, NJ so stop by for a visit the next time you're in the area.
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse reopened to the public Sunday, June 24, 2018 after a nine-month renovation that refurbished the interior and exterior of the 254-year-old beacon. It is now open daily to the public with free half hour tower tours running from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tour groups are kept small due to space
constraints inside the tower and tour patrons must be at least 4 feet tall to ascend the tower.