April 27, 2018

The warm weather has arrived and the lakes are opening fast. Boats are getting on most of the lakes where the docks have been put back in and the coming weekend's forecasts of 70s should get many people out to enjoy a sunny day of wetting a line. Very little ice re...

April 5, 2018

As we start transitioning from our winter activities into spring and then summer adventures, we may start utilizing more portable electronic items, especially as we take to the water.

March 27, 2018

After most trips on the ice in the past, I would usually put my Vexilar on the charger since the typical 12-volt battery will last around 14-16 hours at full power and I didn't want to run out of power after a few trips. For most of this season, I've been usin...

February 27, 2018

Dakota lithium is the new energizer bunny. I’ve been testing the Dakota Lithium 10Ah battery in my Vexilar for the last month and a half and it just won’t die. When I first got the lithium battery, I let it charge over night to make sure it had a full charge. The Dako...

February 14, 2018

Between prepping for a recent tournament and participating in it, the temperature never rose above 5 degrees. Keeping warm without weighing myself down was key to staying mobile while staying somewhat warm. Every pound saved counts when you don't have an ATV or sno...

February 7, 2018

At a recent tournament, staying light and mobile was the name of the game. Trying to find walleye at various depths was tough and made more interesting with the number of other participants nearby.

January 30, 2018

Recently, I installed a new battery from Dakota Lithium Outdoors in my Vexilar FLX-20. The minute I opened the box containing my new battery, I knew it would be a game changer. The battery is featherlight and feels like an empty plastic case. When I took the stock bat...

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