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Revitalized AMSOIL Marine Product Line Ready for Summer Boating Season

MarineFamily_6smallAMSOIL INC. has introduced a new AMSOIL 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Engine Oil to round out the family of AMSOIL marine products. The 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Engine Oil is specifically designed for Mercury* motors that specify a synthetic-blend oil.

The company has simultaneously given its full marine line fresh packaging. All AMSOIL marine lubricants now boast similarly designed labels that group them into a defined product family, helping marine customers quickly determine which AMSOIL products are right for them. Easing the buying decision is especially important in retail settings where a knowledgeable counter person may not be available and people often make snap decisions. Their formulations and pricing remain unchanged.

Because most anglers work full-time and never seem to have enough time for fishing, they value lubricants that protect their motors from wear and help keep them on the water. As in the automotive industry, marine motors are becoming more advanced and tougher on oil. Four-stroke motors are becoming lighter and produce more low-end torque than before.

Marine motors are characterized by high-rpm operation that can shear the molecular structure of oil and reduce its ability to protect against wear. “On average, a marine motor propelling a boat 30 mph operates at 5,000 rpm, while an automotive engine at 60 mph operates around 2,000 rpm. The added heat and stress invite wear and deposits,” said Len Groom, Technical Product Manager – Powersports. “Heavy deposits can cause piston rings to stick, particularly in two-stroke motors. Stuck rings lead to compression loss, which reduces power. Stuck rings can also lead to catastrophic piston scuffing.”

AMSOIL 10W-30 and 10W-40 Synthetic Marine Motor Oil and new AMSOIL 25W-40 Synthetic-Blend Marine Motor Oil are shear-stable formulations that deliver maximum wear protection in four-stroke marine applications. They are formulated with advanced additives to guard against corrosion common to marine environments.

AMSOIL synthetic two-stroke marine oils provide the same great benefits as always, including outstanding wear protection and low smoke. AMSOIL Synthetic Marine Gear Lube protects lower units from wear, even when contaminated with up to 10 percent water.

AMSOIL has been the recognized leader in synthetic lubrication since 1972.  For more information about AMSOIL synthetic lubricants and performance products contact your nearest AMSOIL distributor, or call AMSOIL at (715) 392-7101 or 1-800-777-8491. AMSOIL INC., AMSOIL Building, Superior, WI 54880.www.amsoil.com

Are We Pushing Safe Fish Handling Too Hard?

Catch and Release MuskiesOne of my favorite comments to hear from someone – is that catch and release – and handling information offered-up – has had positive effects… especially-so, if it resulted in saving a fish!

Something I’ve long wrestled with regarding catch and release; size limits and fish handling: Are we (me) pushing too hard – taking the fun out of this? Are we being elitist? I guess I still honestly don’t know the answers. Maybe we (i.e. those of us who promote total catch and release for muskies and limited, selective harvest for other species) are. 

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Veteran’s Vacation with Pete

This year we are holding a Veteran’s Vacation with Pete event in Walker MN. If you’d like to attend the vacation please click this link for details.
We are also raising funds to sponsor veterans and their families — the lodging for each family will cost $450.00 total. The resort gave us a deep discount for our event. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your generosity! God Bless our Military!

Milwaukee Muskie Expo – Friday, Feb. 15 at 7pm

Milwaukee Muskie ExpoDon’t miss Pete’s seminar at the “World’s Greatest Muskie Fishing Show” – The Milwaukee Muskie Expo! Pete’s seminar will be on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7pm.

For more information on the show, check out their website: http://www.muskieexpo.com/ and be sure to like their Facebook page to stay up to date will all the show happenings!

Check out the Pete’s Tour Calendar to find out where Pete will be next!

Pete Maina joins Ice Team!

Ice Team™ Releases Its 2012-2013 Pro Staff

Medina, MN (May 29, 2012) – Ice Team™ doesn’t rest during the off season. In fact, we have been hard at it building the most elite group of ice anglers the world has ever seen. This group of Ice Team Pros covers the entire ice belt and can’t wait to gas the augers and cut some ice!

“When we say we have the best Pros, we really mean it,” says Matt Johnson, Ice Team Manager. “Our Pros collectively make up the most experienced group of ice anglers ever, and their ability to communicate their experiences to the ice fishing community is second to none. To say I’m excited is an understatement. With that, please meet our 2012-2013 Ice Team Pro Staff…”

Minnesota – Dave Genz, Rick Johnson, Jason Durham, Jeff Andersen, Matt Breuer and Scott Seibert

Wisconsin – Jim Hudson, Jim Kusuda, Gary Parsons, Chase Parsons, Keith Kavajecz and Pete Maina

Michigan – Joe Balog and Chuck Mason

North Dakota – Jason Mitchell and Zippy Dahl

South Dakota – Dennis Kassube

Iowa – Kevan Paul and Rod Woten

Illinois – Tod Todd

Colorado – Bernie Keefe and Nate Zelinsky

New York – Scott Brauer

Vermont – James Vladyka

Manitoba – Jason Hamilton

This season Ice Team will be bigger and better than ever. Expect to be blown away with cutting edge material, helping you to become the best ice angler you can be! Ice Team prides itself on being “the true center of the ice fishing world™” and this year we will once again prove that to be true. Ice Team will involve the ice fishing community more than ever and will continue to be the premier resource for the ice angler—you won’t want to miss out!

“I’m really excited about the coming ice season,” says Dave Genz, Ice Team Pro Staff and Mr. Ice Fishing. “Ice Team will definitely be bigger and better this year. I look forward to sharing my season with all of you. See you on the ice!”

Please visit www.iceteam.com for more information about the Ice Team’s Pros and get ready to “Join the Team™” on September 4, 2012!!!

For more information on Ice Team, please visit Ice Team’s website, www.iceteam.com, or Ice Team’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/iceteamrevolution.

YOU could fish with Pete!

Pete and his new sponsor, 3D Picture Store, are giving you the chance to fish with Pete! One lucky fan and their guest will win a guided trip with Pete in 2012! To enter or for more information, visit www.3dpictureplace.com and click on Pete’s photo on the right! Contest will run from now until December 31st 2011. Don’t forget to like Pete’s Fan Page and the 3D Picture Store Fan Page – Good Luck!

Hungry Hungry Catfish

Received this story in a recent email:

A guy who lives at Lake Saint Marys (60 miles north of Dayton, OH ) saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in the lake and went to investigate..

It turned out to be a flathead catfish that had apparently tried to swallow a basketball which became stuck in its mouth!! The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to, because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.

The guy tried numerous times to get the ball out, but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate it and release the hungry catfish.

You probably wouldn’t have believed this, if you hadn’t seen the following pictures:

Be kinder than necessary because everyone bites off more than they can chew sometime in life…

The First Maina Maniac! Kevin Bye

Kevin Bye was selected as the first Maina Maniac! He already had a few photos to share, as well as a quick bio. You can check out his page at http://www.petemaina.com/kevin-bye/!

If you want to become the next Maina Maniac, all you have to do is be an active fan on Pete’s site, Facebook Fan Page, The Next Bite Forums and anywhere else you can think of to promote Pete, The Next Bite and any of Pete’s sponsors!

Congratulations Kevin!

Who says Fishing Ain’t Cool?! Pete’s Awesome Start to Muskie Season!

Could Pete’s week get any better?! First he makes Outdoor Life’s Top 20 Angler’s on the Planet, then ‘The Next Bite’ wins “Best Overall Fishing Program” from the 2011 Outdoors 360 Programming Excellence Awards! PLUS, he was one of the top five finalist’s for Best On-Air Talent! Check out the Press Release link below for more information – Congratulations Pete!

Click Here to View the Press Release!

Pete named 1 of the 20 Best Anglers on the Planet!

Outdoor life recently put together their list of the 20 Best Anglers on the Planet and Pete made the cut! The list consisted of a wide variety of people – ranging from professional anglers to guides and teachers. Check out the link below to see the complete list. Congratulations to all who made the list!

http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/fishing/saltwater/inshore/2011/05/meet-20-best-anglers-planet?photo=0#node-1001345975