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  • Carolina Skiff 198 DLV the Boat for Shallow, Deep Inshore Fishing

    Feb 05, 2018
    Are you looking for an inshore boat with a shallow draft for skinny water and a deep hull for venturing outside the bay? Look no further than Carolina Skiff and the 198 DLV. From the backwater to the bay, the unique, modified Tri-V hull tames choppy water, and a draft of about 6 inches gives you access to shallow water inaccessible for bay boats. Get the best of both worlds and more with the 198 DLV.
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  • Let the Ride Decide When Shopping for a Bay Boat

    Feb 05, 2018
    Bay boats in the 20-foot range open the gate to a wide-open, new frontier of saltwater angling. Out in that new world is the excitement of adding species favoring the fringes of offshore waters. You get the better of both worlds with inshore along with a taste of the blue water. Going out farther also means going bigger with the boat and unfortunately the price. If you have been shying away from bigger bay boats due to the sticker shock, then a solution is available. Best of all, it’s affordable, and you won’t break the bank from adding optional must-have accessories needed for serious angling.
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  • Time is Now to Begin Preparing for Boating Season

    Feb 01, 2018
    With boating, the excitement can begin long before you get to the water. That goes for preparing for the season just around the corner. Here is how you can have fun, and be ready when the forecast calls for the first balmy days of spring.
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  • Rigging Your Skiff for Saltwater Fly Fishing

    Dec 27, 2017
    Like anything else these days, you can make your fly fishing saltwater game as technical as you wish. Rods, reels, and lines are all high tech. You can also add boats to the high-tech equation. Flats boats even have a hybrid version called the technical poling skiff. Whatever name you choose the fundamental truth remains. A common skiff was the predecessor to them all. That is good news if you own a Carolina Skiff and want to access the same inches deep water as the high-tech rigs. Since the beginning, Carolina Skiffs were designed to be lightweight and rugged enough to stand up to the rigors of maneuvering into shallow waters.
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  • Carolina Skiff Makes Perfect Small Boat for Work and Play

    Dec 27, 2017
    Keelboat and multihull sailors rely on dinghies to shuttle between anchorage and marina. The boats are mainly used to transport gear and passengers and not much else. If you or another boater owns a sailboat, sport-fishing or cruising yacht why not add a yacht tender of a different kind to the personal flotilla? Owning a Carolina Skiff is the answer. The J-Series is a no-frills series that is budget friendly, reliable and ideal for fishing, sight seeing, wildlife viewing and of course, functioning as a small work boat for chores around the marina.
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  • Rig Up with These Baits and Tactics for Cold-Water Fishing

    Dec 18, 2017
    Not everyone has the luxury of living in warmer coastal climates during winter. Snowbird or full-timer, these baits, and tactics are proven successful this time of the year. Do the jig It doesn’t get much simpler than tying on a bucktail jig. Tip it with a soft plastic trailer like a Berkley Gulp! Shrimp or Swimming Mullet. Keep it simple by alternating between the jig and trailer or just using the soft plastic bait on a jig head. You can find out which combination is best based on success.
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  • Anchors Aweigh for Better Fishing

    Nov 29, 2017
    Some saltwater anglers have a one-dimensional mindset when it comes to anchors. They are meant to keep the boat in place. Savvier anglers use their anchors as a tool for catching more and bigger fish. For inshore fishing that means being able to stay put and move again quickly. Being able to stay put and move again quickly is the norm for inshore anglers. One spot might be a reef or wreck and the next move could be shallower around a creek mouth or flat. All that moving necessitates the need for other options besides the ball and chain anchors used by recreational boaters. Those traditional anchors are noisy and can create more commotion on the bottom than necessary when they dig in.
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  • Time is Now for Seasonal Sails in South Florida

    Nov 29, 2017
    Black Friday signals the official beginning of the holiday sale season. About that same time in late November another great deal begins evolving in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. As shoppers rush to grab great deals after Thanksgiving, the winter sailfish season is warming up on the east coast of Florida. Colder weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic bring the sails south. The colder it gets, the better the fishing. Long after the sales are over and the Christmas trees disappear the sailfish season is just picking up, peaking in March in south Florida.
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  • Winterizing Tips for Your Boat

    Nov 29, 2017
    Now is the least favorite time of the year for avid boaters, unless you live in Florida. It is time to put the boat away for the winter. There is more to the unwelcomed task then just tarping the boat. Before you get started now also is the time to have the outboard winterized, unless you are a do-it-yourself expert. Schedule any maintenance with your boat dealership to avoid trouble come the spring thaw.
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  • Shallow Water Anchor Systems for Better Inshore Fishing

    Nov 15, 2017
    Back in the day, staying put on a productive inshore spot meant quietly slipping an anchor overboard to secure the boat. Or impaling into the bottom a push pole tied with a line to the boat. Either way, a clanging anchor chain against the hull, or the crunching noise of the push pole into a shell bottom could send the fish scattering. Now there is a nearly foolproof solution. Shallow water anchor systems make the jog easy with the touch of a finger to a key fob worn around the neck. The mainstay brands are the Power-Pole and Minn Kota Talon.
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  • In the Mood to Drift with Carolina Skiff

    Nov 15, 2017
    Haley Dame Bechet is a typical mom with two boys, a husband, and the family pug. The Tampa, Florida, resident is also a working mom. In her case that covers a lot of busyness on top of her mom duties. Haley is a hair stylist, author and trained exercise instructor of Pilates, aqua fitness, senior fitness and even mommy fitness groups. She teaches yoga to kids and adults. You name it, and if it involves physical fitness and personal wellness, she likely has a hand in it. Writing songs is another talent. So is spending time in a Carolina Skiff
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  • Fall for ‘Marsh Madness’ in the Carolina's

    Nov 15, 2017
    What March Madness is to basketball, Marsh Madness is to red drum fishing in the Carolina's. One happens in March, and the latter happens throughout fall. In the Carolina marshes, from the Low-country of the south to the barrier islands and beaches of the North, the food becomes plentiful and so do the biggest red drum of the season.
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  • Carolina Skiff Delivers Variety all in One Boat

    Aug 30, 2017
    Are you looking for a new boat for cruising? Comfortable seating and a smooth, dry ride should top your list of needs. Do you plan to load the boat with tackle and head out for a day with fishing buddies? Tackle storage and a wide-open deck for casting and playing fish is a must. How about a simple, no-frills boat for the first-timer? A budget-friendly rig with just the basics is the priority. Is it possible to find those features in the same boat? Sure it can if you take a look at the offerings from Carolina Skiff. The company in business now for over 30 years continues to define the category of skiffs.
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  • Rig your Carolina Skiff for Waterfowl Hunting

    Aug 30, 2017
    Versatility is one of the benefits of owning a Carolina Skiff. Some models are known as the pickup truck of skiffs. Others are three-in-one setups for fishing, utility work, and family cruising. All the above activities are part of life in skiff country. That is the miles of inland water that begins out in the deep bays and ends in the shallow backcountry. When fishing season ends, a lot of Carolina Skiff owners like to trade rod for a gun, live bait for a good sporting dog. Making that transition is easier when you have the boat suited for the job.
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  • Summertime the Right Time for Red Drum

    Aug 15, 2017
    Some say redfish; others say red drum. No matter where you live this powerful freight train of a saltwater species is among the most prized of all game fish. A late summer beach vacation coincides with the best time for catching trophy reds. Jetties are prime locations and are easy for anglers to find. Use a depth finder to locate nearby drop-offs with steep inclines, from 5 up to 30 feet. Reds use the deep holes to hide, and ambush mullet washed across the shallow sides of the bottom.
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  • Summertime is Flounder Time

    Aug 15, 2017
    Everyone likes a bargain, and you get a two-for-one deal when fishing for flounder. The mild, delicate taste of flounder is highly valued by seafood lovers. For sporting value, you can’t beat the fight put up by a doormat-sized flounder. Tasty and sporting, the flounder is a favorite of saltwater anglers.
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  • Hit the Wrecks and Rigs for Summertime Cobia

    Aug 15, 2017
    Cobia, ling or lemonfish. From the Gulf Coast of Texas far up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas, Rachycentron canadum is highly valued as a prized fighter and epicurean’s delight. Tasty and sporting, the fish is fun to catch, and summertime is a great time to land a trophy.
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  • Living the Skiff Life

    Jun 14, 2017
    Living the ‘Skiff Life” Fishing hard. Playing harder. Cruising the skinniest of water, or heading out miles away from shore into the blue water. Doing the heavy lifting and transporting the goods for a job. Spending quality time with family and friends on a secluded beach. Watersports? Yep, you do that too. Scuba diving over a wreck in the bay. Snorkeling over a reef on the lookout for a lobster dinner.
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  • Versatile, affordable Sea Skiff

    Jun 14, 2017
    Versatile, affordable Sea Skiff Carolina Skiff is known for making the pickup trucks of the skiff world. They can go anywhere, do anything and provide years of dependable, reliable boats at an affordable price. What can be made better? Upgrades and improvements matter at Carolina Skiff. The Sea Skiff Series from Sea Chaser is a result of that mission for 30 years and growing.
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  • Try These Tips for Snook

    Jun 08, 2017
    Acrobatic leaps. Long runs. Screaming drags. Beautiful scenery. Go fishing for snook, and you get all of the above in one package. Light tackle inshore anglers consider the snook one of the most sporting species of all to catch. Snook generally range in size from 3 to 15 pounds and catching giants up to 30 pounds is common during summer when the fish spawn around inlets and passes.
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