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Image "Just a Taste" of the THE CRYSTAL COAST
Saturday, 25 March 2017
     Possibilities! Left to right, you can fish the Gulfstream, surfcast the beach, drift the estuary or target salt marsh creeks.   I flew in to the Outer Banks region of North Carolina from my home in California. On... Read more...
Image Beauty and the Beast
Monday, 06 February 2017
  After those mighty California storms and plenty of rain, Nick and I decided to kick off the new year with some good ol’ sturgeon fishing. We prepared all day Saturday and went out on Sunday 1/15 for our first fishing trip of the... Read more...
Image Kayak Crabbing
Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Ocean conditions in Northern California can get nasty in the winter. So far in 2016, we’ve had a series of large swells and a few low-pressure situations that have made kayak fishing hazardous at best. With the more severe nearshore... Read more...
Image How To Stay Ready!
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
In a section of the US best know for its Blues Men, Chris Ritchie From Aurora Missouri is a "Bass Man."  Just like the Bluesmen of old, Chris has learned the importance of always, always being ready. Here's he gives us a breakdown... Read more...
Image GAME CHANGER: PREDATOR PDL
Saturday, 09 July 2016
    Old Town® Introduces Pedal-driven Predator PDL™ Advanced human-powered fishing watercraft offers unrivaled hands-free boat control and fishability, including forward and reverse   Old Town, Maine (July 8,... Read more...
Image 2016 HOBIE FISHING World Chamionship
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship is Coming to Louisiana                                        May 11, 2016 by Paul... Read more...
Durban South Africa
Thursday, 14 April 2016
Roscoe Rautenbach shares a crisp little video with a nice tuna on the popper....  
Image Adder Rock Offshore Challenge
Thursday, 14 April 2016
Rodney Pacitti shares more good times down under.                   
Image AFTCO Flathead River Float
Thursday, 07 April 2016
 Click for slideshow The AFTCO brand is instantly recognized by anglers worldwide. Aftco is the premier supplier of traditional fishing clothing as well as being on the cutting edge of modern materials, design and functionality.... Read more...
Image The other LA
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Captain Brian Sherman fished with our OK teammate Mike Coneen and  John Kumiski the first week of December down in Venice, Louisiana (LA).  Expect to see more from Captain Brian as he is another fanatic, for sure.  Man,... Read more...
Image Kayak Fishing Aloha - RoKKiT KiT Kauai Hawaii
Monday, 01 February 2016
Two of the top locations that I have always dreamed of fishing from on kayak are South Africa and Hawaii. With the opportunity to go to South Africa being put on hold this year, and time away from work and the family booked in, the stars... Read more...
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...

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Outfitting (Random)

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 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 Swift Drift Anchor
Monday, 25 February 2013
After 3 seasons of river steelhead fishing using a drift chain setup on my Jackson Coosa, I decided it was time for something a little more substantial. There are often times...

Trips (Random)

Image Great Day Kayak Fishing in S.Africa
Friday, 16 October 2009
Best Kayak fishing experience to date.   I’ve been fishing of a kayak for about two years now. We normally target game fish species but during the winter months it is Daga...
Image Alaska 2008
Monday, 23 November 2009
While down in the Everglades I got a call from Troy (yakonthefly) asking if I’d be interested in a trip to Alaska the following summer.  He and Allen (polepole) had been there...
Image Boondoggling
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
What the heck is a Boondoggle? Webster defines it as "doing work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy." My definition is a little more refined- it's a...

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 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...
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,...

In The News (Random)

Image J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC Acquires Paddle Industry Powerhouse Confluence Watersports
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 22, 2014) – Confluence Watersports, parent company to eight market-leading paddlesports brands, today announced that it has been acquired by J.H....
Image Feelfree Introduces Fishing Kayak For Younger and Smaller Paddlers
Thursday, 12 June 2014
Swannanoa, NC, June 13th, 2014 – Feelfree US, LLC (Feelfree US), announces the launch of the Feelfree Move Angler, a fishing kayak specifically designed for the younger or...
Hand Paddle for Kayak Fishing
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in the outdoor sporting and paddle sports markets.  With this explosion of growth, came opportunity.  Kayak fishermen are...

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