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NOAA Study Claims Bait-and-Tackle Shops are Boosting the Economy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently conducted a survey that found that independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores play a largely important role in boosting the U.S. economy. In 2013, the first ever economic survey of independent retailers concluded that the industry contributed about $2.3 billion into the economy and provides over 16,000 jobs across the nation. The 2015 study results were released in June and showed a clear correlation between positive economic health and a strong contribution of the bait and tackle industry. Although the industry has shown to affect coastal communities in the highest degree,…

Fishing Reel Maintenance Tips

Once the San Diego winter has ended, and you pull your rod and reel out of storage, you must perform some basic maintenance before heading for the fishing grounds. For those beginner anglers and sport fisherman who can’t wait to get back out on the open waters, Ballast Point Yachts, Inc. a boat brokerage in San Diego, offers a few tips for making sure your reel is in tip-top shape. Fishing Tools & Cleaning Supplies First, it is very important to use the proper tools and cleaning supplies. A quality reel can be easily ruined if not creased and oiled…