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Image Haunted Lake
Thursday, 05 February 2015
So, I have this lake near my home. It’s called Lake Nippinickett also known as “The Nip”. Apparently, it’s also drenched in ghostly folklore. As I pulled up this morning, the lake’s creepy reputation made sense. With cold... Read more...
Image The KRAKEN
Monday, 26 January 2015
Since joining forces with Jackson Kayak in 2012, Jim Sammons has been on a mission.  His mission? To partner with one of the most innovative brands in kayak fishing to produce the offshore fishing kayak of his dreams.   That... Read more...
Image Pursuing the Prehistoric
Sunday, 28 December 2014
In August of 2014 I embarked on the greatest journey of my fishing career to date; A week long solo expedition chasing one of North America’s largest freshwater predators, the Alligator Gar. I began dreaming up this trip as soon as I got... Read more...
Image Ready for Liftoff-Cape Canaveral Snapper
Saturday, 09 August 2014
Cape Canaveral Florida is known world wide as the launch pad for the US Space Program. Nicknamed "The Space Coast," everything from the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle missions have launched from the Cape for the past half-century. Beneath the... Read more...
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 A 73cm Reason to wake up at 3am
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Nathan Richards and Dylan Matthews     On Saturday it was one of those days that I won’t forget for a long time. The reason being, on that day I finally landed my first Saratoga. It doesn’t end there! I was blessed enough to... 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 The Green Halibut
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Really? A gaff to land that? We posted up a pic on Facebook last week of a nice halibut caught  in our local waters. Not too big, not too small, maybe 15 pounds, but it was exciting. And it spawned the "End Game" article.... 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...

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Outfitting (Random)

The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen. Some 30 years ago, I began building fishing rods. The motivation was to make a rod do exactly what I...
Image SLA Batteries Demystified
Monday, 29 October 2012
The basic design of a lead acid battery has been around since the mid-1800's. Today, they account for over half of all battery sales. In the 1970's, a form of lead acid...
Image "Waders of Death", Another Perspective
Monday, 01 April 2013
My lesson learned: Despite everything you read online or watch on YouTube, the "Wader & Belt" system by itself is NOT a substitute for a dry-suit in a cold weather environment...

Trips (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing Report From South Africa
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
News from South Africa I caught this Couta at Umhlanga off Kwazulu Natal on a live mackerel just behind backline on Sat 10 May.It weighed 20.5kg's On Saturday 10 th May I went...
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...
Image John Day River Trip Logistics
Monday, 15 July 2013
The John Day River in north-central Oregon is the third longest undammed river in the contiguous United States. Designated a National “Wild and Scenic River,” the...

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 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)

Image Wilderness Systems Ride 115X Sets a New Standard in Kayak Angling
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
New Customizable Angler Packages Make Kayak Angling Even Easier Greenville, S.C. – Wilderness Systems unveils the Ride 115X, an unparalleled angling kayak package for 2014. The...
Wilderness Systems Tsunami Kayak Offer from EMS
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Now through May 2, 2010, customers purchasing a Wilderness Systems Tsunami kayak will receive a $50 Eastern Mountain Sports gift card that can be used for a future purchase....
Image Malibu Kayaks announces Fathers Day photo contest
Thursday, 13 June 2013
SoCal Fishing Kayak Manufacturer Announces Father’s Day Photo Contest Dubbed #mkcooldad, fishing kayak company Malibu Kayaks announces a photo contest just in time for...

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