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 Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org 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 Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org 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 Florida January 2010 Road Trip
Monday, 01 February 2010
My brother in law, Paul, had been working a lot and wanted to go fishing. So we planned a trip to Florida in January of 2010.  I figured I’d drive down and he’d fly. My first...
Image Alaska for the Frugal Kayak Angler
Tuesday, 09 November 2010
  Have you always dreamed of remote Kayak Fishing trip in Alaska for Halibut, Lingcod and Salmon, but always thought it was too expensive?  What if I told you, you could get a...
Image Electric Kayak Registration
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
As some of you know I recently had a BassYaks conversion done for an Ocean Kayak Trident 13.  I chose this hull because it’s essentially the same hull the Ocean Kayak Torque...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Hull protection Experiment Using "Slick Strips"
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Two years ago I put some plastic hull protection on my Revo13 and tested it out. Seems to be working great and it has not loosened or fallen off. The boat is used almost...
“Toast’s Workshop” - Up a Creek Without a Paddle
Friday, 16 October 2009
For my second entry in the “Workshop” series, I thought about the most important accessories that are commonly overlooked by the kayak angler.  Obviously, the primary...
Image Bike Pedals for Hobie Mirage Drives
Friday, 25 October 2013
Even dedicated paddlers like myself have to agree the Hobie Mirage Drive is an engineering wonder. Hobie Kayaks and the marvelous leg-powered drive system have opened up kayak...

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 Florida Trip
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
My Florida trip started out like all my trips, with some weather issue – this time a nasty cold front that was determined to hurt the fishing.  I guess as cold fronts go,...
Image Alaska Trip
Friday, 16 September 2011
What a kayak fishing trip! Myself and 6 other kayakers camped on an island about 60 miles south of Ketchikan for 6 days and landed over 60 halibut up to 80 lbs. from our kayaks....

In The News (Random)

NuCanoe Unveils 2013 Product Line with Focus on Kayak Fishing
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Bellingham, WA, October 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- NuCanoe, Inc., maker of the most versatile, stable, and adaptable fishing kayaks, unveiled their 2013 Products Line this month. The...
Kayak Angling Leader, Jeff Herman Joins Jackson Kayak
Monday, 22 April 2013
April 18, 2013 Jackson Kayak announces the addition of another kayak fishing leader to their team with the signing of Jeff Herman this past week. Jeff is a very active member of...
Image Jackson Kayak Releases its New Illuminati Glow-in-the-dark Color Series
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Industry leading kayak fishing fleet now available in a hue that glows after dark.  October 30th, 2012 – Jackson Kayak has launched its Illuminati glow-in-the-dark fishing...

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