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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)...
Image NEW: Gerber River Shorty
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Gerber is proud to announce the re-introduction of a classic waterman's blade, the River Shorty. Built especially for the unique requirements of rafting, paddling and diving, the Gerber River Shorty features a serrated 3-inch, polished...
Image Werner Paddles Partners with Heroes on the Water and Team River Runner to Support Efforts in Rehabilitating Our Veterans
Tuesday, 04 March 2014
With the intention of giving back to those who have given so much to protect our country, Werner Paddles has partnered with 2 organizations helping wounded veterans; Heroes on the Water and Team River Runner.   This is an...
Image Malibu Kayaks Announces the X-Caliber
Monday, 13 January 2014
Fishing Kayaks manufacturer Malibu Kayaks is pleased to announce the revolutionary new X-Caliber kayak! After designing the world renowned pro-angling kayaks, the creative team at Malibu Kayaks decided to provide a kayak to meet the...
Image Bending Branches Welcomes Chad Hoover
Thursday, 05 December 2013
  Widely considered one of the most exciting personalities in kayak fishing, Chad Hoover makes even the calmest waters seem more enjoyable. This winter, Hoover has announced his new partnership with Bending Branches, bringing together...
Image Drift Innovation Release Ghost-S Action Camera
Friday, 22 November 2013
DRIFT INNOVATION RELEASES GHOST-S ACTION CAMERA FEATURING BEST IN CLASS INTEGRATION OF POWER AND SIMPLICITY Drift Continues Innovation With Intuitive Design & Interface, Longest Battery Life On Market In Multi-Purpose Video Camera...
Image YETI Coolers Introduces New Beverage Holder and Rod Holster
Thursday, 31 October 2013
October 29, 2013 (Austin, Texas) – YETI Coolers, makers of premium ice chests and accessories, introduces two new additions to the YETI family—the YETI Rod Holster and YETI Beverage Holder. Both easily attach to any Tundra cooler via...
Image Third Annual Hobie® Fishing World Championship: Can Anyone Beat Marty Mood?
Monday, 30 September 2013
Contact: Ingrid Niehaus(949)-499-2225iniehaus@hobiecat.com Oceanside, California – September 30, 2013 – Can anyone beat returning champion, Marty Mood? Yes, if the other 41 competitors, including eight Americans, competing in the...

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Features (Random)

Image Cleaning Your Fishing Kayak
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Let's face it, kayak fishing can be a dirty sport, whether you are tramping through mud or just getting your deck dirty with fish slime and blood. A few good tools and cleaning...
Image Oahu Kayak Fishing
Friday, 09 October 2009
Aloha KFM readers. I am proud to announce that i will be contributing a monthly report to Kayak Fishing Magazine. Special thanks to the KFM crew for this opportunity. My name is...
Image Dances With Whales
Saturday, 02 November 2013
One of the major fringe benefits of kayak fishing is how close we can get to nature. Observing nature is always a plus for any angler, hunter or outdoorsman, but with the kayak it...

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 Bow Bungee for the Hobie Revolution
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I wanted to add some bungee to the bow of my Hobie Revolution mainly to have a place to easily store the mirage drive when I needed to pull it for whatever reason. I didn't want...
Image Sailing Santa Cruz Kayaks
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Jim Martin is the innovative designer of the Raptor, and owner of Santa Cruz Kayaks. It gets windy almost every day on the Monterey Bay, and of course, that got Jim to...

Trips (Random)

Image Yahoo it's a Wahoo
Saturday, 10 July 2010
  Kayak fishing in the Bahamas is definitely a dream come true for me. When I go there every year to spend my vacations, I always try to go as often as I can.  Unlike last year...
Image Kiptopeke - the Cement Ships
Wednesday, 02 December 2009
I just returned from a trip with the Kayak Fishing Association of NY. It was to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel Area of Virginia. The system connects the Delmarva Peninsula to...
Image Rattlesnakes Make Good Bait
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Rattlesnake for Bait By Shane Davies In 20 years of fishing the Middle/Upper Brazos River, I can honestly say that I have never encountered a venomous snake (pit viper) within the...

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 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,...
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...

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