Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

Stephanie Vatalaro is the Director of Communications for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of boating and fishing participation and aquatic resource stewardship. TakeMeFishing.org is the RBFF's key digital destination for individuals to learn, plan and equip for a day on the water.

Stories by Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

Fishermen: 5 Tips for Casting from a Boat

Jun 04, 2014

One of the most important aspects of being a fisherman, once you’ve mastered some of the basic skills and techniques, is the ability (or responsibility) to bring new people to fishing. Being a mentor to a young fisherman is a great way to rediscover your own passion, and the number of free fishing days offered […]

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22 Essentials to Bring Aboard for a Day of Boating

Apr 24, 2014

Looking forward to your next day out on the water? Of course you are, and there are ways to make the most of your time on the water by ensuring you have checked the items on this list. These 22 items will take care of virtually everything from helping you remember and obey local laws and […]

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Before You Launch: Your 10-Point Spring Boating Checklist

Apr 21, 2014

Boating season is getting started and if you haven’t already, it’s time to prep your boat. Consider this quick “Get the Boat Ready” checklist you can use to get started: 1. Registration: Is your boat’s registration up-to-date? Remember, some states have yearly renewals and others offer longer terms, so it’s best to check the date […]

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Boat

Dec 10, 2013

The holiday season is most certainly here, as temperatures are plummeting across the country (even in the “bastion of boating” states in the South and West), and if you haven’t already winterized your boat, you’d better get to it! It’s a simple but essential part of boat ownership that may affect your boat’s performance, and […]

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Practice Makes Perfect: 4 Tips for Launching Your Boat

Dec 10, 2013

Backing up a boat trailer can be intimidating, especially at a crowded ramp. They say practice makes perfect, so take advantage of the cooler weather, which often means less demand on your local boat ramp, to get a feel for maneuvering your trailer. Before you back onto the ramp… Make sure the lower unit is […]

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