How to throw a cast net – Video

June 21, 2015

There are many ways to throw a cast net to collect bait. In this video, Alex of our Fishing Department demonstrates the shoulder method for throwing an 8-foot diameter, 1/4-inch mesh Cracker Cast Net.  

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Tying down a paddleboard

June 9, 2015

Yes, as this closeup photo above demonstrates, it is definitely possible to overdo it when tying down a paddleboard on your roof rack. This paddleboard was damaged on both edges when the ratchet strap was overtightened, crushing the fiberglass. The damage must be repaired before the board can go into the water. When using tie-down […]

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Archery Bow of the Month for June 2015

June 2, 2015

Our Archery Shop’s Bow of the Month for June 2015: The Parker Lightning Bow comes ready to hunt for just $397! This monthly deal comes with only the following bow and accessories: Parker Lightning bow, 6 Gold Tip arrows and 2 FREE passes for Open Shoot (Thursday nights, 6-8pm, by appointment ONLY) on our indoor archery […]

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Kayak and SUP Demo Day

May 24, 2015

If you ever wanted to try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure on Saturday, May 30th from 10 am to 4 pm for our Kayak and SUP Demo Day event. In advance of our giant June 6-7 Kayak/SUP/Scuba sale, we will be previewing nearly every kayak and paddleboard in our […]

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Building a hurricane kit

May 20, 2015

It’s never too early to put together the essential supplies you need for a hurricane kit. As a general guideline, you should gather enough supplies for you and your family to survive for at least three days without assistance. FEMA’s website cautions that basic services (electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and phones) may not be […]

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Fishing report, May 3rd: Black drum under mangroves

May 3, 2015

Fishing report based on what the Bill Jackson’s staff is seeing and hearing about: Snook are now closed to harvest in Gulf of Mexico waters as of May 1, and many anglers are finding success with black drum under the mangroves. To set up properly for black drum, use a 7-foot-6 medium-light, fast-action rod with […]

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Building a gear checklist for outdoor adventures

April 27, 2015

Just about every outdoor adventure requires gear, so here’s some advice on developing your gear checklist so you won’t head out unprepared. Start with the 10 essentials (actually we’ve got 11) to survive, and build your list out from there. Obviously, some activities, such as kayaking, fly-fishing or scuba diving, require specific gear, so supplemental […]

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Fishing report for April 26: Rig for tarpon from the piers

April 27, 2015

Fishing report based on what the Bill Jackson’s staff is seeing and hearing about during the past week: The tarpon migration is here and these silver kings are along the gulf beaches. In addition, the king mackerel bite and the pompano bites remain strong. But for the next few weeks, tarpon will be on the […]

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How to Choose Hiking Boots

April 19, 2015

Your thirst for adventure has inspired you to hit the trails and mingle more with nature. And what will carry you every step of the way? Footwear, of course. Matching the right hiking boots to your feet is key to you having an enjoyable outdoors experience. So here are a few fitting tips from the […]

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Fishing report, April 19: Bait arrives for hungry tarpon, snook

April 19, 2015

Fishing report: What the Bill Jackson’s staff is seeing on the water and hearing about: With the arrival of bait balls, the fishing action in the Tampa Bay region is really turning on. Two primary targets of anglers are active and hungry: Tarpon are feeding and snook are out on the beaches. In addition, seatrout […]

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