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The Deadliest States For Boaters

The Deadliest States For Boaters

Boating safety is an issue everyone should take seriously. Based on 2011 statistics, there are several states where it should be taken even more seriously. While this list likely isn’t going to take anyone by surprise as it consists entirely of coastal states, the sheer number of accidents is certainly something that needs to be looked at closely. According the the United States Coast Guard’s statistics, in 2011 there were more than 4,588 accidents and 758 boating related deaths.

While experienced boaters understand and respect the dangers of the high seas, those numbers should still be enough to startle anyone. That being said, there are a number of excellent resources to help make sure you and your loved ones have all the necessary knowledge to keep it safe on the water. You can do a Google search on your own, but here are some popular ones to get started with:

Jen Atkins is a freelance designer and occasional contributor to the Manitou blog.

Record Setting Maryland Blue Catfish Released Back into the Wild Raises all Sorts of Questions

Maryland State Record Blue Catfish

News came yesterday from the WorldFishingNetwork that an 84 lb record breaking blue catfish was caught off the Potomac river. Ed Jones and his guide Captain Josh Fitchett have not disclosed their method of catching the fish, which I am sure is on … [Continue reading]

Fishing Enthusiasts Make a Catch on Martha’s Vineyard This Summer

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Pacu Caught at San Pablo Reservoir

Pacu Caught in San Pablo Reservoir

A Pacu was recently caught at San Pablo Reservoir. Mathias Langlotz caught the 12 inch Pacu on chicken livers while fishing for catfish. These omnivores are from South America and commonly eat nuts that have fallen from trees. They have also been … [Continue reading]

Striped Bass at a Golf Course

Striped Bass at a Golf Course

Somebody went golfing and decided to fish instead. Two of my favorite hobbies in one! … [Continue reading]