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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 Installing a Flush Mount Rod Holder
Saturday, 09 April 2011
Installing a flush mount rod holder is quick and surprisingly easy provided that you measure twice and cut once. You should have a little wiggle room for "oops" depending on the...
Image Internal Pulley System
Monday, 14 December 2009
Have you ever put some items in the center hatch of your kayak and when you went to retrieve them on the water you couldn’t reach them?  It’s happened to all of us.  Items...
Image Gear Required by the United States Coast Guard When on Kayaks
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
For many of us, the encroaching warmth of summer signifies a seasonal increase in kayak angling opportunities. With the longer and brighter days, however, come tales of tragic and...

Trips (Random)

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...
Image Rattlesnakes Make Good Bait
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Rattlesnake for Bait By Shane Davies In 20 years of fishing the Middle/Upper Brazos River, I can honestly say that I have never encountered a venomous snake (pit viper) within the...
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...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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 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,...
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 KFM - FaceBook Kayak Fishing Picture Contest Results
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
We thought it would be a good idea to use Facebook to have a photo contest. Our friends over at Hook, Line and Paddle (HLP) asked us how we can do something together on FB.
Kayak Kevin's; Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay 2 DVD Trailer
Thursday, 11 August 2011
This, the 2nd installment to the widely popular "Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay" DVD from award winning videographer Kevin Whitley (aka Kayak Kevin) is due for release this fall...
NY Requires Life Jackets Worn in Cold Weather
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York has become the first state to require life jackets for everyone in all small pleasure craft during the six coldest months of the year, when capsized...

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