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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. 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

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Boaters

Dec 8, 2014

Was it the snowman sweater complete with the 3-D carrot nose? Or maybe it was dog-shaped slippers? Or the camouflage blanket with sleeves? You’ve probably received at least one holiday gift that made you cringe a little when you opened it. So, to all of you who have a boater on your holiday gift list, […]

View the Colors of Fall from a Boat

Oct 10, 2014

As evidenced by the crisp, cool air and bursts of color in the trees, fall has definitely arrived. While great views can certainly be had while fishing or hiking, sometimes you need to step back and take it all in on a macro level. There are few better ways to do so than in a […]

5 Reasons to De-Stress with Boating and Fishing

Oct 6, 2014

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is already in our rear-view mirror. And if you’re like most Americans, the pace of your day-to-day life may be picking up with the kids back in school and sports, and pressure at work may be getting more intense as you head into the fourth quarter. Halloween is just around the […]

Fishermen: 5 Tips for Casting from a Boat

Jun 4, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]