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Image Argentina-Bacota Shark
Monday, 01 February 2016
The Bacota shark has a widespread tropical and temperate range including the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans as well as the Medditeranean and Black seas.  It is a coastal shark, and can grow as large as 11 feet.  These are... Read more...
Image Bass Pro Redemption
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
So, this new guy moves to town. Miles Burghoff. He goes to our local shop, the Kayak Connection in Santa Cruz, CA and arranges for his first kayak, an Old Town Predator XL to be shipped to the shop.    KC owner Dave Grigsby... Read more...
Image This Guy's got an Eye!
Monday, 14 December 2015
We all take pix of our fish.  Some of us take really good pix.  Then there are guys like THIS! Mikey Sabadic captures the essence and the inspiration for me. Glad you like my photos. I've been getting a lot a positive feedback... Read more...
Image #PFD Save a life
Monday, 14 December 2015
  #PFD Save a life #PFD Personal Flotation Device Save a life and *SHARE AWAY*The Fisherman's Journal Railblaza Academy Sports + Outdoors Hooked Up Salt Life Optics Posted by Next Level Fishing - Kayak Fishing TV on Thursday,... Read more...
Image Annie Are You OK
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
 Annie Nagel is a relatively  new kayak angler in Northern California. Her forums handle is  "Annie Are You OK." which devolves from some Michael Jackson song, they tell me. Season is winding down here in NorCal but... Read more...
Image Opelu 3
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Dave Elgas (Boogie-D) is a longtime friend of KFM, and is now featured on Discovery's Pacific Warriors series.  Here's part 3 of 4 on live bait fishing from Boogie.   Aloha KFM.  It sure is amazing how time flies by. Over... Read more...
Image THRESHER DAY
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Keith Nguyen and Dan Cao met up with other Nor-Cal Kayak Anglers for a special summer bite off Muir Beach, just north of San Francisco Bay. They were rewarded with one of the BEST fishing days of the summer! By all accounts, day one was a... Read more...
Image What Not to Do
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Another in a Series of “What Not to Do” We all have habits and checklists for packing up and readying our kayak fishing trips. Being systematic about this phase of fishing helps to ensure one does not forget a critical piece of... Read more...
Image Carpe (nteria) Diem
Monday, 28 September 2015
Central California featured another close encounter of the GWS type this weekend. This fellow was ejected from his Wilderness kayak. The shark punctured the yak enough so as to all but sink it. Luckily, a nearby power fishing boat scooped... Read more...
Image Pacific Warriors
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Check it out.  Kayak Fishing makes the big time on Discovery Channel US.  Featuring our buddies from Hawaii as they pursue Big Game.        
Image Pesca de España
Sunday, 06 September 2015
(Editor’s Note- Denton, also known as Dentex are a big variety of Sea Bream, common to the warm Mediterranean waters near Spain, Italy and Greece. The author is a member of the Jackson Kayak Regional Fishing Team, Malaga Spain.)  ... Read more...
Image Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God!!
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Originally, I grew up in Taiwan. Fishing for various species of fish in the local streams and from the rocks was the start of my craze for fishing and the journey that inevitably led me to kayak fishing in Santa Cruz. Moving to Santa Cruz... Read more...
Image Opelu Two
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Aloha and Happy New Year KFM readers.  Last month I submitted the first article of a four-part series on how to get better at kayak fishing. This series of articles will discuss how live bait fishing can improve your kayak... Read more...
Image No Longer a Newbie
Sunday, 19 July 2015
It's New Year’s, which is a time of reflection over the year. Truthfully, every day is a good time to reflect upon the past but, New Year’s is special in the sense that you are given an artistic license to get cheesy and poetic about... Read more...
Image Stealth Kayaks- “Glass is Class”
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Stealth Kayaks- “Glass is Class” Stealth Kayaks is not really just "another brand" of fishing kayaks. These kayaks and their designs have been developed over a long period of time under the personal and expert guidance of Brett and... Read more...

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Outfitting (Random)

Image Rigging the Stealth Pro Fisha 525
Friday, 18 April 2014
Every kayak requires a bit of customization, and that’s half the fun of getting one. Our NorCal waters are cold and demanding, and after putting some miles on the boat there...
Image Hull protection Experiment Using "Slick Strips"
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Two years ago I put some plastic hull protection on my Revo13 and tested it out. Seems to be working great and it has not loosened or fallen off. The boat is used almost...
Image The Ultimate Home Made Kayak Fishing Trailer
Monday, 19 October 2009
I really enjoy your magazine and I’m glad to see this sport catching on so much. Last winter, I got so hooked on kayak fishing that I bought two Hobie Outbacks and rigged them...

Trips (Random)

Image “Paddlin’ the Pass” Mothership Trip
Friday, 23 October 2009
Marsh Island is a popular recreational fishing, shrimping and crabbing location. It’s an important destination and sanctuary for waterfowl and other inhabitants including...
Image Texas Bound, Casting for a Cause
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
I made the trip last year to attend the Annual Casting for a Cause tournament and chronicled it to share the amazing time I’d had with my fellow kayak anglers. It should come as...
Image Crabbing From the Kayak
Thursday, 08 October 2009
The apron was my design after I caught my first crabs and tried to sort them in the kayak. You should have had pictures of that. I went to a local sail maker and told him what I...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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...
Image Bottomfish Closures off Washington Avoided for Now
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Yelloweye Rockfish are a slow growing, long lived fish found along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Baja Mexico. In 2002 they were officially declared as "overfished" across a...

In The News (Random)

Image New Report Highlights Recreational Fishing’s Broad Economic and Conservation Impact
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Anglers' expenditures have a significant impact on the nation's economy Alexandria, VA – January 10, 2013 – Recreational fishing is more than just a pleasant getaway for...
Image Third Annual Hobie® Fishing World Championship to Take Place in Australia
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Contact: Ingrid Niehaus(949)-499-2225iniehaus@hobiecat.com Oceanside, California – March 5, 2013 – Australia is not just about kangaroos, shrimp on the barbie or beer – it...
Kayak Angling Leader, Jeff Herman Joins Jackson Kayak
Monday, 22 April 2013
April 18, 2013 Jackson Kayak announces the addition of another kayak fishing leader to their team with the signing of Jeff Herman this past week. Jeff is a very active member of...

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