Pro Anglers

Outboard Warranties Are Like Insurance For Your Motor

Extend the warranty on your outboard with Y.E.S.

By Kelly Jordan

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

When you travel around the country hauling a boat and fishing for a living, it’s super important that your boat runs well. One of the things I do to make sure of that is to follow the regular maintenance schedule for the motor, but even then I’ll occasionally encounter an issue with my 250 hp Yamaha V MAX SHO four-stroke outboard.

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Y-COP Shuts Down Outboard Thieves

With the push of a button, Y-COP disables your outboard motor

By George Mitchell

Yamaha Pro Staff

If you haven’t heard about Yamaha Customer Outboard Protection or Y-COP, then you really need to read this blog. Y-COP is available on Command Link (CL) and Command Link Plus (CLP) systems, and its functionality is already built-into Helm Master, Yamaha’s fully integrated boat control system.  It allows you to not only to protect your vessel, but to potentially save significantly on boat owner’s insurance.

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Yamaha Outboards Mobile App is Essential for Anglers on the Road

Access to your outboard’s information and nearest Yamaha Dealer location are just two of the features you’ll use on a regular basis.

By Dean Rojas

Yamaha Pro Staff

On my way to the last Bassmaster Elite Series event on Toledo Bend, I realized that I didn’t pack my back-up prop. I like to carry two props at all times, just in case I hit something and ding the prop on my boat, I can easily change it out right on the water. It can be the difference between just getting home or making the weigh-in in time, so it’s a standard practice for me.

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Make Motor Flushing Part of Your Daily Routine

Ten to fifteen minutes it all it takes

By Capt. Rick Murphy

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

May is the top tarpon month in the Florida Keys, which means I’m on the water just about every day. I leave home in the dark and it’s usually dark when I get back home, so by this time of the month I’m running on autopilot.

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Helm Master’s Digital Steering Makes Boating And Fishing Easier

There’s more to Yamaha’s Helm Master™ Digital Integrated Boat Control System than joystick control

By George Mitchell

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

When people talk about Yamaha’s Helm Master Digital Integrated Boat Control System, they seem to focus on joystick control, but Helm Master isn’t just a joystick; it’s digital steering that is by far the best you’ll ever experience. Helm Master provides the smoothest, most accurate steering that you’ve ever had on your boat, and it’s got intuitive features that are second to none when keeping boaters’ safety and boat control in mind.

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Power Tilt and Trim Maintenance Makes a Difference

The ability to tilt and trim your motor is essential to optimum performance

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

It’s easy to overlook the importance of the tilt and trim unit on your Yamaha outboard motor, but it’s one of the most essential components for getting the best performance out of your boat and motor. Tilt and trim adjust the angle of the motor and thus the running surface of the boat, so they determine the smoothness of the ride, the grip on the water, the ability to jump on plane and many other operations that you often don’t even think about.

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Always Have a Backup Plan

Carry These Simple Tools For Troubleshooting Problems While On The Water

By Capt. Rick Murphy

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

Any time you go boating, you should always have a contingency plan in case something goes wrong or you have mechanical trouble while on the water. Start by filing a float plan or at least notifying one or two people of where you plan to fish or boat and when you expect to be back, so that if you do have a problem someone will know if you don’t return.

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Battery Care 101

Your batteries are an essential link to a successful day on the water

By Kelly Jordan

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

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Positive Moves Coming out of the Classic

Improvements every day and a good showing start the season right

By Bobby Lane

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The bite never really panned out for me during the 2014 Bassmaster Classic® on Lake Guntersville, even though I did fairly well. When we arrived for the official days of practice before the tournament, the water temperatures on Lake Guntersville were ranging from 40 to 42 degrees—so it was very cold. The air temperatures were in the mid 40s the entire time, which made it just tough for fishing.

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Up and Down at the Bassmaster Classic®

I caught a lot of nice fish the first day, but cold water came in and slowed my bite

By Dean Rojas

Yamaha Pro Staff

 

The practice period for the Bassmaster Classic was really tough for everyone. There was still snow on the ground and the water was super cold, so even through you’d mark fish, they just weren’t biting. I fished all over—I fished deep, I fished shallow, and I just couldn’t get a bite. It was really frustrating.

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