Lenny Rudow

Ugly Bait
I stepped aboard a friend’s boat for a day of offshore fishing; one of the other guys had brought the bait, and this is what I saw when I opened up the cooler:...
Snake Bite: New Cobra handheld VHF’s
Cobra sent me one of the handheld VHFs from their new line, the MR HH325VP, for some extended testing. This $120 unit has all the usual features for a VHF of its type, like full weather watch, an external speaker/mic ...
No More Outrigger Wedgies!
Along with all of the sweet rigging I found on the 34′ Pursuit Wrangler, the boat we overnighted on at the canyons last week, there was one glitch: the outrigger lines were rigged without floats or balls next to the clips. This doesn’t ...
More rodholders, please!
I’ve often said that a boat should have at least one rodholder for every foot of LOA, and my 19′ Twin Vee hauled a total of 23… which often seemed barely sufficient. The 34′ Pursuit I was on last week reinforced ...
Easing Gas Pain
My body aches as I sit here at the computer, but it’s a good ache. A great one, really, because of this: We spent over 30 hours at sea, and as always ...
The Bright Side
A new headline from Washington Daily News: ”Fountain Courts Investment Deal.” Why would Fountain powerboats be looking for investors? To avoid having its assets sold at auction, a move that’s currently scheduled (by the bankruptcy court) for next Monday. Ahhh, the ...
Looking down can be a good thing.
Yesterday, I found this in my e-box: It’s a screen shot of a new down-looking imaging system, and as you can see from the picture, the view is pretty darn incredible. This press release didn’t ...
Number One Outboard Advice
My old buddy Craig came out fishing with me yesterday. Sorry about a lack of pictures – I’d like to show off some of the stripers and blues we caught in the Chesapeake, near Thomas Point, but a steady rain ...
Whites & Outrigger Clips
Yesterday at Poor Man’s Canyon reminded me of why I like Aftco’s Roller Troller clips so much – last year I was on a boat with cheaper roller clips; when one failed to pop free and I opened it by ...
Back-up the Back-ups
Whew – sitting here at the keyboard is a nice break from gear-packing. I’m joining a buddy on his boat tomorrow to troll for yellowfin and mahi 40 to 50 miles off the coast, and since his boat isn’t fully ...

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