New Boating Products

March, 2019

You update your wardrobe for spring and summer—so, why not your boat? Get ready for a season of fun on the water with these new products for 2019. From rainwear and other apparel to electronics and trolling motors, these are but a few of the offerings you can find online at Basspro.com and Cabelas.com and at select Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Boating Centers.    

RAINWEAR

What you get: A fully seam-sealed shell with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX laminate keeps you 100% dry, even in a wind-driven downpour. Articulated shoulders and elbows provide free range of motion. Additional protection comes from a Tricot-backed polyester shell with durable water-repellant treatment. A front-brimmed hood directs rainwater away from the face, and the hood is adjustable to cover the head, neck and ears. Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs keep water from running up the arms.

Why you need it: Three-layer construction provides increased durability but with greater breathability to wick perspiration. The articulated joints allow normal, full range motion without hindering body movement.

Regular price: $299.99—$319.99    

What you get: A fully seam-sealed shell and a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX laminate provides 100% waterproof protection. The articulated knees and gusseted crotch allow a full range of mobility for moving around the boat. Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs seal pant legs around shoes and boots. A tricot-backed polyester shell has a durable water-repellent treatment for even more protection. Waterproof pocket zippers keep stowed gear dry.

Why you need it: Full unrestricted mobility with the articulated joints and 100% waterproof protection in a durable companion garment for the parka.

Regular price: $229.99—$249.99

What you get: A lighter weight parka that is ideal for warmer climates. Two-layer rainwear with a GORE-TEX 100% waterproof and breathable membrane. The fully seam-sealed 100% polyester build locks out moisture, while water-repellent zip hand warmer pockets and a media-compatible chest pocket keep essential gear close and secure. A full-zip front with snap and hook-and-loop storm flap keeps rain off your chest. The cord-lock hood and hem provide custom coverage and reduce drafts, and the droptail hem provides extra coverage. Nylon-lined pockets make sure gear stays in place instead of falling through like flimsy mesh pockets can allow.

Why you need it: Practical and packable for stowing into a nylon stuff sack makes it ideal for any travel bag, preparedness kit, tool box, trunk or anywhere you wisely store must-have provisions. 

Starting at: $129.99

What you get: A soft, easy-moving 90% polyester/10% spandex jersey with 100% polyester mesh panels for enhanced breathability. Antimicrobial and stain-resistant.

Why you need it: Odor resistant, breathable fabric and mesh side panels with a UPF factor of 45+ make this an ideal shirt for all-day comfort on a hot day.

Starting at: $29.99

What you get: Quick-dry 100% nylon construction and a 10-pocket design with a handy Cordura-lined pliers pocket. A comfort waistband and an 8" inseam for free, easy movement. Reinforced belt loops.

Why you need it: Stylish shorts with functional quick-dry fabric and a comfortable waistband.

Starting at: $24.99

TROLLING MOTORS

What you get: The most advanced power steering trolling motor to date with Bluetooth connectivity. The i-Pilot Link wireless remote now features a touchscreen display with fully customizable layout for unprecedented remote-control operation. An available i-Pilot app for iOS and Android takes wireless control even further with smartphone-based operation and easy software updates. The included Ultrex Foot Pedal with Spot-Lock Button gives even more control, using heel-toe Power Steering with AutoPilot and Spot-Lock buttons to reduce steering effort, lower foot fatigue and deliver the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever designed. Integrated battery meter for full-time power awareness, Lift-Assist for cutting the weight of stow and deploy in half, Universal Sonar 2, compatibility with Humminbird 360 and the famous Digital Maximizer for unbeatable battery life and power management.

Why you need it: The new Bluetooth connectivity adds more functionality so the motor can be controlled from anywhere in the boat. Spot Lock allows GPS technology to keep the boat on a productive spot as you put a fish in the livewell or retie a lure. This latest iteration of the Ultrex leaves nothing out, from functionality to technology.

Starting at: $2,699.99

What you get: An available i-Pilot app for iOS and Android takes wireless control even further with smartphone-based operation and easy software updates. The included Ultrex Foot Pedal with Spot-Lock Button gives even more control, using heel-toe Power Steering with AutoPilot and Spot-Lock buttons to reduce steering effort, lower foot fatigue and deliver the most accurate electronic GPS anchor ever designed. Your Minn Kota Ultrex sports an integrated battery meter for full-time power awareness, Lift-Assist for cutting the weight of stow and deploy in half, Universal Sonar 2, compatibility with Humminbird 360 and the famous Digital Maximizer for unbeatable battery life and power management. 

Why you need it: More features than ever before. Bluetooth connectivity and the i-Pilot wireless remote now features a fully redesigned layout, 33% larger LCD screen, expandable menus and intuitive navigation for unprecedented remote-control operation to keep focused on fishing.

Starting at: $2,299.99

What you get: Built-in MEGA Down Imaging provides the clearest images and no extra rigging. Activate Spot-Lock in addition to modifying your speed and steering controls with the convenient foot pedal. Free up your hands and feet with AutoPilot™, the automatic navigator that keeps your current heading, even correcting for wind, waves and current. The industry-exclusive Digital Maximizer™ provides up to five-times-longer run time on a single battery charge. Lift-Assist cuts the weight of stow and deploy in half, thanks to a stainless steel, nitrogen-gas-charged spring.

Why you need it: Imaging and sonar directly from the trolling motor. Messy wiring on an external-mounted transducer doesn’t just look bad: the transducer and wires are more susceptible to damage. With Built-In MEGA Down Imaging, the transducer is housed in the durable lower unit and all wiring runs through the shaft for a clean, uncluttered look that’s fully protected. The technology lets you easily distinguish fish from structure, see the direction fish are facing and even target individual species. 

Starting at: $2,449.99

 

ELECTRONICS

What you get: From groundbreaking Active Imaging and StructureScan 3D with Active Imaging to FishReveal and LiveSight real-time sonar, fish-finding performance reaches new heights with a Lowrance HDS LIVE 7 Fishfinder/Chartplotter with Active Imaging 3-in-1. The spacious 7" display brings a full high-definition HDS SolarMAX HD multitouch screen with the widest range of viewing angles—viewable even through polarized sunglasses. Navigating to your favorite fishing spot or finding a new one has never been easier, thanks to the best suite of navigation features ever built into the HDS Live display—including preloaded C-MAP US Enhanced mapping with 1' contours on 4,000-plus lakes, C-MAP Easy Routing, Navionics Autorouting and C-MAP Genesis Live mapping. Also available in 9", 12" and 16" versions.

Why you need it: HDS LIVE simplifies your time on the water with onscreen text messages and call notifications, as well as LiveCast™ smartphone connection, which allows you to display video, Google Maps and fishing data on your fishfinder display. The extreme-high-performance dual-core processors delivers quick performance no matter how busy your expeditions get, and the built-in SmartSteer™ control lets you connect your Xi5 trolling motor for ultimate control from the helm.

Regular price: $999.99 (7"); $1,799.99 (9"); $2,999.99 (12"); $4,499.99 (16")

What you get: You get both LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward modes in 1 transducer. And you can easily adjust the transducer mode to fit your fishing techniques. Use LiveScope Forward to see around your boat and LiveScope Down to see directly below your boat—up to 200' for either mode of this unprecedented live sonar transducer. The view automatically changes on your compatible Garmin chartplotter screen. The pinpoint Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) stabilization keeps your sonar view steady, even in rough conditions.

Why you need it: Live, real-time scanning sonar. Forget the "instantly outdated" images of traditional sonar and discover live, real-time scanning sonar. See easy-to-interpret live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming all around your boat, even when your boat is stationary. 

Regular price: $1,499.99

What you get: 9" keyed-assist touchscreen display and includes a transducer for Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonars, with compatibility for Panoptix all-seeing sonar (sold separately). This ECHOMAP Plus combo features preloaded BlueChart g3 charts with integrated Navionics data, covering the coastal U.S. (east coast, west coast, Gulf of Mexico, U.S. and the Canadian side of the Great Lakes). Data comes from official charts and private sources to provide navigational aids, spot soundings, depth contour, tides, currents and more.

Why you need it: Quickdraw Contours mapping software that instantly creates personalized fishing charts on-screen with 1" contours—live—as you fish. You own these charts—they're yours to keep private to retrace to that hot spot or share with the Garmin Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect. Plus, you can share waypoints and routes with other ECHOMAP or STRIKER™ devices. Use built-in Wi-Fi to pair with the free ActiveCaptain smart-device app for access to OneChart, smart notifications, community data and more. 

Regular price: $1,099.99    

The basics: Choose from Side Imaging or Down Imaging models with screens measuring 7", 9", 10" and 12". Available in G3 (non-networkable) or G3N (networkable) for units 7" and larger.

What you get: MEGA Side Imaging+ provides crystal-clear views out to 200' on either side of your boat. MEGA Down Imaging+ brings underwater clarity down to 200' below your boat. Dual Spectrum CHIRP provides long, well-defined fish arches and a clear view of fish-holding structure and the bottom. Powered by the proprietary, Low Q CHIRP transducer, Dual Spectrum CHIRP offers 2 ways to search—wide mode for maximum coverage and narrow mode for maximum detail. SwitchFire Sonar lets you take command of how your sonar returns appear. With 2 display modes, you can add or remove detail, account for water depth, temperature and turbulence and even watch lure presentations—all at the push of a button. The built-in Humminbird Basemap provides you a clear view of underwater terrain and surrounding points of interest so you can fish and navigate with total confidence. Identify buoys, day markers, hazards, marinas, contours, depth markers and much, much more. Includes charts of more than 10,000 lakes, plus coastal coverage for the U.S. AutoChart Live creates real-time maps of your fishing spots, with access to patented Humminbird LakeMaster features. Map depth contours, bottom hardness and vegetation as you drive your boat. NMEA 2000 Networking connects your HELIX to a NMEA 2000 backbone to gather a complete view of your vessel, including available information like engine gauges, fuel information and NMEA 2000 connected accessories. Share this information to any other Humminbird unit onboard that is connected via an Ethernet network. Built-in Bluetooth connectivity enables wireless software updates from the Humminbird FishSmart App and also helps you keep your phone out of the water and in your pocket by displaying notifications directly on your Humminbird. Additionally, you can take control of your most-used features with an optional Bluetooth remote (RC2). 

Why you need it: G3 units can connect to Minn Kota trolling motors through an array of accessories to create a one-boat network of connectivity.

Regular price: $599.99—$2,499.99 depending on screen size and features

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