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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...
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...

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Outfitting (Random)

Image Buiding a Kai-Rack for Kayak
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
  They say that, "Necessity is the mother of invention," but in truth, sometimes a really bad case of cabin fever, combined with watching old Tim Allen’s Home Improvement...
Image Tips on Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 for Fishing
Monday, 19 October 2009
Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 is a subtle affair. At first I was intimidated with all of the open space, the lack of below deck storage, and the absence of a console or deck. But...
Image Custom Gear Holder by HOOK 1 - Kayak Fishing Gear
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Custom Gear Holder by HOOK 1 - Kayak Fishing Gear So now that you have taken out your fishing kayak a couple of times and you have a good idea where you want the basic fishing...

Trips (Random)

Image Expedition Blackfin.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
  Why would anyone fish?  Especially out of a kayak?  I mean, with all the planning, worrying, working, strategizing, rigging, sweating, cursing, and stressing –...
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 Slam with Dee Kelly
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
It is summertime here in south Florida. The air is hot and sticky, the waterways are as warm as bathwater, and a thunderstorm is only a Gulf breeze away. But for those of you out...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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...
Image NOAA Reports Six More Fish Stocks Rebuilt in 2012
Thursday, 02 May 2013
May 2, 2013 It was another record-setting year for one of our nation's most valuable resources, our marine fisheries. Today, we are reporting that six more stocks were declared...
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...

In The News (Random)

Press Release From U.S. Coast Guard
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
recent press release from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary demonstrates continuing attention by the USCG and the Auxiliary to canoes and kayaks. The press release, reprinted...
Image SHAKESPEARE® UGLY STIK® GX2®
Monday, 24 June 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information: Ron Giudice—800-654-3766 ron@blueheroncomm.comKevin Jarnagin—800-654-3766 kevin@blueheroncomm.com SHAKESPEARE® UGLY STIK® GX2®...
Image Smith Optics New ChromaPop Technology
Sunday, 18 August 2013
(Ketchum, ID) - With almost 50 years of industry leading innovation in optics across both Sun and Snow, Smith Optics is excited to announce yet another groundbreaking achievment...

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