Fisheries Affairs

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, FL– February 13, 2014 – A landmark report produced by...
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 stay of her controversial order of October 22nd enjoining...
Image Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial Sector
Monday, 06 May 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications, 703-519-9691, Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial SectorRecreational fishing is an economic...
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 rebuilt in 2012, bringing the total number of stocks rebuilt...
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 Available Science, a key buzz phase in modern fisheries affairs....
Image Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Sally Jewell's Nomination for Secretary of the Interior
Wednesday, 06 February 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications, 703-519-9691, Jewell's background in the outdoor recreation industry would be well-suited for the nation's largest...
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 portion of their range, and rebuilding plans were immediately...





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Features (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing Durban, South Africa
Saturday, 17 November 2012
The question is often asked wherever we are in the world. What do you most often catch where you live? I am lucky enough to live in Durban, Kwa zulu Natal, South Africa. I am an...
Image The First Descent
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Standing under the beating central Oregon sun, dug into a sixty degree incline of a bank alongside the John Day River, Allen Bushnell scanned the flowing water for signs of...
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...

Outfitting (Random)

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 EZ Kayak Stand
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
We've all used sawhorses to camp chairs to folding cots trying to get our yaks stable for rigging and storage.  Herb Reyes has adapted a folding PVC cradle that's cheap, easy...
Image Custom Fit Scupper Transdsducer
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Andy Treweek is a long-time yak angler from Napa, in Northern California. He fishes the coast for rockies and lings mostly The Lowrance Scupper Transducer mount did not fit well...

Trips (Random)

Image It Sounded Like a Good Idea
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Jimmy VanPelt is crazy. He just doesn’t think like the rest of us do. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when he called me about an “exciting opportunity” for the Blue Line...
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...
Image Hatteras Bluefin Trip
Saturday, 13 March 2010
  I was cooking Fajitas for my family when Captain Scott Warren of the Big Tahuna called from Hatteras. He had a day off, the weather was forecast to be tolerable, and he offered...

In The News (Random)

Team Ocean Kayak repeats as Team of the Year Third Coast Kayak Series
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Team Ocean Kayak repeated as the 2009 Team of the Year in the Third Coast kayak Series. Team Ocean Kayak’s Vincent Rinando, Captain Filip Spencer, Jeff Herman, Sam Rinando, and...
Image Wilderness Systems' Kayak Bassin' Premieres on WFN
Friday, 08 June 2012
The premiere episode of the much anticipated Wilderness Systems' Kayak Bassin' with Chad Hoover show hits the airwaves Sunday June 10th at 8:30pm EST on the World Fishing Network....
Image Former President Jimmy Carter receives a kayak from GKF
Friday, 16 October 2009
Randy "RiverPirate" Vining, GKF Exec Board Member and Ocean Kayak Pro Staff Angler presents President Carter with an Ocean Kayak Drifter on behalf of the Georgia Kayak Fishing...

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