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Image Rio Tejo Winter Corvina
Friday, 18 April 2014
  Catching fish from kayaks is catching on in Portugal.  Mario Correia from Lisbon submitted a nice little video from an outing he took with a few friends in January. “We do not have any official club, kayak fishing is still... Read more...
Image Sootie Madness from Down Under
Monday, 14 April 2014
The target species for this trip is the Sooty. “Sooty Grunter (AKA Black Bream) is the full name but we call them Sooty for short.” They are a popular angling fish in Northeast Australia, and will take a variety of baits. ... Read more...
Image Off the Jungle Shore
Monday, 07 April 2014
We launched from the beach at the crack of down, on the search for an elusive trophy fish before catching our plane around 11 am. The previous 3 ½ days had been spent paddling miles of extremely scenic shoreline that borders one of the... Read more...
Image Focus - How Mindfulness Influences Angling
Friday, 28 February 2014
Focus is what helps an angler hone in on a specific target area, lure presentation or situational awareness of changing conditions during a tournament or just a day on the water. Each of these represents a different type of focus required.... Read more...
Image To Believe or Not Believe
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Where does Fishing Wisdom end and silly superstition begin? New Zealand Maniyaks Shane Kelly and Bam Blaikie share some Deep Thoughts from around a New Zealand campfire.  It's all about catching more fish! Solunar theory, earthquakes... Read more...
Image A Great White Encounter
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
It's Sunday morning out on Simpson Reef and I'm getting hungry. As I reach behind my seat to grab a sandwich from the tankwell of my Revo13, sore arms remind me of the epic fishing from the day before. Today is no different; by 11am I have... Read more...
Image A Big Paddle for NZ Snapper
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Our mate Jeff Forse is at it again. After representing New Zealand in the China/Australia/New Zealand CAN International Fishing Tournament last year, Forse will soon take off on an epic 500km paddle down the east coast of NZ. Along... Read more...
Image Holiday Buyer's Guide - 2013
Saturday, 07 December 2013
The past year has brought to the kayak angling community a wealth of new and exciting purchasing opportunities. From boats to apparel to rigging and stowing-oriented products, 2013 was a banner year for novel equipment offerings. In this,... Read more...
Image Holiday Buyer's Guide - Rivers
Saturday, 07 December 2013
The past year brought the riverine milieu to the forefront of our attention.  We had the opportunity to float Oregon's John Day River, and are forever enamored with moving water. River-based angling demands gear that is both rugged... Read more...
Image Holiday Buyer's Guide - Lakes
Saturday, 07 December 2013
Be it the neighborhood reservoir or an alpine cirque, the lake is an environment near and dear to many kayak anglers. Days spent on the lake can be long and rife with exposure to sun, wind, and pestering insects. The fishing can demand... Read more...
Image Holiday Buyer's Guide - Inshore
Saturday, 07 December 2013
Inshore fisheries comprise a large portion of the modern kayak angler's fascination. For this environment, we decided to take a different direction, of sorts. Few things are as exciting as sneaking up upon a surfacing fish, and sight... Read more...
Image Holiday Buyer's Guide - Offshore
Saturday, 07 December 2013
Offshore anglers are a gear intensive lot, and this holiday season presents in its offerings no shortage of gift ideas. Our editorial staff chose from the array, however, a set of items that aimed at keeping the ocean-based angler... Read more...
Image Holiday Buyer's Guide - Editor's Picks
Saturday, 07 December 2013
Regardless of the environments in which they're used, the below items are ones that ended up on our own personal wish lists. Our editorial staff pooled their letters to Santa, and came up with the following items; we're crossing our... Read more...
Image Dances With Whales
Saturday, 02 November 2013
One of the major fringe benefits of kayak fishing is how close we can get to nature. Observing nature is always a plus for any angler, hunter or outdoorsman, but with the kayak it just seems more intimate somehow.  Being at water... Read more...
Image WAF Deconstructed
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
(Pat Grant is one of the pioneer women kayak anglers from Northern California.  Grant has traveled to Alaska, Mexico, and mother-shipped far offshore in her career and clarified the WAF conundrum for us many years ago.) In order to... Read more...

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Outfitting (Random)

Image First Aid for Expedition Kayak Fishing
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Paul Willet is not only a very experienced and talented kayak fisherman, but an adventurous world traveler, and he makes his living as a full-time paramedic in the San Francisco...
Image Saltwater Kayak Fishing Checklist
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Ever get to the beach and realize you forgot to bring one of your essential items for fishing that day? Who hasn't? I have a list made from torn cardboard and written with a...
Image Fog Happens
Thursday, 05 September 2013
Fog happens … and sometimes happens fast. I know this and try to keep my eye on it always. I was out recently at Stone Lagoon near Arcata, CA, mostly because it's a beautiful...

Trips (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing Thailand Report
Friday, 09 October 2009
Last weekend I went with few friends up to Chiang Saen lake, near the Burmese and Laos border. Unfortunately the fishing was really bad, we actually only hooked and landed 1 small...
Image Don't Mess With Mother Nature
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
A couple of years ago I set out one early morning to fish a favorite hot spot on the Louisiana Gulf coast. The sun was just beginning to show itself as I unloaded my kayak, a 14...
Image Myrtle Beach Sharkin
Thursday, 24 September 2009
I got back last night at about midnight after a great 8 days at Myrtle Beach. I brought my kayak down again and had perfect weather every day with temps in the low 90's with a...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

Image NOAA Reports Six More Fish Stocks Rebuilt in 2012
Thursday, 02 May 2013
May 2, 2013 It was another record-setting year for one of our nation's most valuable resources, our marine fisheries. Today, we are reporting that six more stocks were declared...
Image Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled by Policy and Industry Experts
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Blue ribbon commission recommends enhanced fisheries management while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits Miami,...
Florida's Net Ban Vacated
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:07 Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:11 Written by CCA Florida Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Lee Fulford yesterday vacated an automatic...

In The News (Random)

Team Ocean Kayak at Third Coast Kayak Series
Saturday, 03 October 2009
Team Ocean Kayak participated in the 4th leg of the Third Coast Kayak Seriesheld in Corpus Christi, Texas. Team Ocean Kayak enters this event currently in 1stPlace for Team of the...
Native Watercraft has been voted “2008 Manufacturer of the Year
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Native Watercraft has been voted “2008 Manufacturer of the Year” for boats, an honor announced at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah by the...
Image Third Annual Hobie® Fishing World Championship: Can Anyone Beat Marty Mood?
Monday, 30 September 2013
Contact: Ingrid Niehaus(949)-499-2225iniehaus@hobiecat.com Oceanside, California – September 30, 2013 – Can anyone beat returning champion, Marty Mood? Yes, if the other 41...

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