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Image Johnson Outdoors Dominates ICAST New Product Showcase
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Brands Grab Top Honors in Three Categories & ICAST Best of Show RACINE, Wis., July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a testament to innovation that excites the marketplace, Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq:JOUT) has won...
Image Introducing Hobie® Mirage® Pro Angler 17 Tandem
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Oceanside, California, July 15, 2014 - Fishing out of one of Hobie’s Pro Angler 12- or 14’s is so much fun that Hobie is now making it possible for two anglers to share the experience in the same boat.  Introducing the Pro Angler...
Image Jackson Kayak Debuts Jim Sammons Signature Ultimate Offshore Fishing Kayak
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Sparta, TN – Jackson Kayak has teamed with one of the most recognizable kayak anglers in North America to develop "the ultimate paddlers kayak" for offshore and big lake kayak anglers. Pioneering kayak fisherman Jim Sammons, the...
Image Wilderness Systems’ 2014 Pro Staff Set to Take Kayak Angling to the Next Level
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
The growing team of top kayak anglers will compete in high profile tournaments, provide quality instruction, and give product feedback for boat designs GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 9, 2014) – Wilderness Systems' 2014 Pro Staff is an all-star...
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 smaller paddler. Offering an option for younger paddlers just...
Image Hobie® Bass Open Quickly Approaching
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
OCEANSIDE, California – May 20, 2014 - As announced earlier, the Hobie Bass Open qualifier for the Hobie Fishing Worlds IV will be held at the Kentucky Lake Dam Village State Resort Park in Kentucky, May 30-June 1. The qualifying event...
Image Hobie Plus Power-Pole Micro Anchor Equals More Fish
Monday, 12 May 2014
OCEANSIDE, California – May 12, 2014 - It is like a fishing reel with automatic drag adjustment…a Hobie® Pro Angler with a Power-Pole Micro® Anchor. The result is simple. The efficient, all-electric Power-Pole Micro quickly,...
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. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC (“J.H.Whitney”), a private...
Image CONTOUR Returns to POV Camera Market
Tuesday, 08 April 2014
New ownership creates strong brand positioning that includes competitive product roadmap Provo, Utah (April 3, 2014) – CONTOUR, pioneers of the action sports camera industry, is now under new ownership and is once again a key...
Image In Loving Memory of Hobie Alter
Monday, 31 March 2014
Contact Information Sean Douglas 949-240-5105 ext. 205 sean@hobie.com  San Juan Capistrano, CA - March 30, 2014 Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at...
Image Yak Gear Announces US Distribution of Viking Kayaks
Thursday, 20 March 2014
The Vikings are coming!  The Vikings are coming! Yak Gear is proud to announce the United States distribution of Viking Kayaks, a New Zealand based kayak manufacturer. As the United States distributor of Viking Kayaks and the...
Image Reel Paddling Film Festival - 2014 Winners!!!
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
PALMER RAPIDS, ON, MARCH 19, 2014 – The 9th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival premiered this month in Toronto at the Royal Cinema. The Complete Paddler hosted the largest premiere audience in festival history raising a...
Image The Werner Hooked Series of Kayak Fishing Paddles Expands with the Hooked: Cyprus and Kalliste
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Available starting today, the Ultimate performance Werner Paddles Kalliste and Cyprus will be available in the Hooked line of kayak fishing paddles. Richie Bekolay, Werner Paddles pro-staff (and pictured above with a fine Virgina...
Image Feelfree Launches the Lure 10 and 11.5 - Fishing Kayaks Designed for Stability and Comfort
Monday, 17 March 2014
  Swannanoa, NC, March 17, 2014– Feelree US, LLC (Feelfree US), is pleased to officially announce the much anticipated launch of the Feelfree Lure 10 and 11.5 kayaks designed to meet the growing demand of paddlers and kayak...
Image RockyMounts, Inc. Introduces Strong and Aerodynamic Base Rack System
Friday, 14 March 2014
  Flagstaff Towers and Ouray Crossbars are the perfect combination of aerodynamics and strength to create a sleek mounting solution compatible with your vehicle’s factory roof rails. BOULDER, CO (March 12, 2014)...

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Saturday, 04 June 2011
I am sure many people can make a case that other species of fish are better nighttime game fish than striped bass, maybe tarpon or snook but to my knowledge there are no other...
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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...
Image ABS/PVC Rails on Wheeleez Beach Cart to Fit Native Slayer Propel
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Image Sailing Santa Cruz Kayaks
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My friends, I have got to be one of the luckiest people I know (and that tends to fall on both sides of the coin )  But once again, I've found myself in the right place at the...
Image John Day River Trip Logistics
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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 Chasing Rainbows in a Kayaks
Friday, 16 October 2009
Chasing the Rainbow with South Texas Kayak My name is Jeff York; I am a kayak guide and a co-owner of South Texas Kayak (www.SouthTexasKayak.com). After proudly serving 20 years...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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 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 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...

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