Welcome to Outdoor Savages! We are a small group of friends that enjoys nothing more than to spend our free time in the outdoors. Here are the first hand accounts of our adventures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Very Slow 12 Hours

    The month of August was for the most part a blank moth for me.  I was not able to get out much at all for a multitude of reasons.   My Grandpa passing away was the major reason.  As of late a lot of the family events have come to an end I have finally found some more time to go fishing

     Last night I got together with HVAC Nick, and we hit the surf from 9pm-12am.   Having to wear jackets for the first time was less than pleasing, but it was not bad weather wise.  We fished the incoming tide with a variety of lures.  The only fish of the night came on HVAC Nick's SP Minnow.  I was fishing a Jumpin Minnow slow on top like a needle fish with only a few light hits from small schoolies.   The good news was I did see some bait and the fish Nick caught was a keeper, which he released.

    This morning was not much better.  The plug fishing in shallow blew.  Jan and I worked 6 different spots with nothing to show for it.  We decided to do some bottom fishing, and that was just as bad.  2 hours later I had two Keeper porgies to show for it.  The idea of filling the Yeti cooler I got back in June was completely out of the question.  The only up side was the shallow waters are holding small 12-16 inch schoolies.  Well tomorrow is another day, my birthday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Show and Tell: A Look at Yeti Coolers


  A few years back, I was  walking through the Cabela's in East Hartford, Connecticut.  As I was strolling through the store I noticed the cooler display area.  At the time I just so happened to be looking for a 35-45 quart marine cooler for my boat.  I have had Igloo in the past so I was pretty set on them at the time.  By chance I noticed the Yeti Coolers on display, and checked them out.  The first point I noticed was the price, how could you not.  The Yeti's were 3-4 times pricier than the Coleman's and Igloo coolers.  I could see the fit and finish, I know I am out of my mind "fit and finish" on a cooler, was top notch.  I also could see Yeti Had much more insulation than the others.  At the end of the day I ended up buying an Igloo Marine based on price and my needs.  Fast forward 2 years and I need a new cooler.