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Image Awesome Halibut in Norway
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Earlier this year a friend of mine working as a guide was out with clients fishing for cod. The client was fighting a good-sized cod and as it neared the boat an enormous dark shape appeared just under it. It was a halibut. The halibut... Read more...
Image Incidental Trophy ... Baja
Tuesday, 05 August 2014
5:15am, somewhere in Baja… There’s something pretty cool about getting up early and being the first one to the beach. Actually I’m just one of only two people on this remote piece of coastline, north or south for probably 50 miles.... Read more...
Image 32.9° N, 118.5° W: California's Desert Isle
Friday, 20 June 2014
I could barely sleep the first night aboard the M/V Islander, an 80-foot long-range charter out of San Diego. It wasn’t the lurching and listing of the vessel as it traversed the large rolling swells of the Pacific, which seemed to be... Read more...
Image The End Game
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
OK. You’ve set the date, made the game plan, checked and re-checked all your equipment. You meet your buddy on-time, get the boats ready and launch before dawn. You’ve got good bait, good intel, know just where to look for the fish of... Read more...
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...

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Outfitting (Random)

Image Hummingbird Scupper Transducer Install on Ocean Torque
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Posts and DIY threads for this install are few and far between so I figured that I would keep a    photo journal of how I made this install. I really didn't know what to...
“Toast’s Workshop” - Up a Creek Without a Paddle
Friday, 16 October 2009
For my second entry in the “Workshop” series, I thought about the most important accessories that are commonly overlooked by the kayak angler.  Obviously, the primary...
Image Kayak Fishing "Rod Pod"
Thursday, 29 October 2009
I like the Rod Pod, but I'm sure you guys have heard reports of them leaking in the surf, this should take care of things. But, that wasn't the point of this project. I felt the...

Trips (Random)

Image My Best Kayak Fishing Day - day 1
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
My first day of kayak fishing will go down as one of my most memorable days. I was getting ready to retire from a 20 year career in the U.S. Navy and decided I would need a...
Image Sailfish in Panama City,Fl
Sunday, 18 October 2009
The fishing has been insane here in PCB the last few weeks. I have caught 2 sailfish from my yak and my husband caught one the other day Here is my report from 10/11I headed out...
Image Kayak Fishing from a Sea Kayak - trip report
Friday, 09 October 2009
Photo: two sea kayakers arrive at Block Island, Rhode Island after making the crossing from Port Judith during the late fall bluefish and striped bass migration. Note coldwater...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

Image Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial Sector
Monday, 06 May 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact...
Image "Bad Science" Constrains My Purpose, "Good Science" Facilitates It
Friday, 22 February 2013
It's a never ending battle between the forces that wish to take away our rights to fish, and those that fight to preserve it. In many cases, the fight comes down to the Best...
Image Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Sally Jewell's Nomination for Secretary of the Interior
Wednesday, 06 February 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Jewell's background in the outdoor recreation...

In The News (Random)

Image Introducing Hobie® Mirage® Pro Angler 17 Tandem
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Oceanside, California, July 15, 2014 - Fishing out of one of Hobie’s Pro Angler 12- or 14’s is so much fun that Hobie is now making it possible for two anglers to share the...
Image Wilderness Systems Phase 3® AirPro Outfitting
Wednesday, 03 October 2012
GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 2, 2012) – Wilderness Systems this week announced the launch of their new Phase 3® AirPro Outfitting across all Wildy models, a system that continues...
Paddle and Trail to Host "River Bassin Tournament" on July 28, 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
The River Bassin Tournament will be a unique conservation minded, paddle-powered or shoreline only fishing event, with a catch-measure-photo-release format that promotes...

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