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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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What Your Kayak Dealer Won't Tell You
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The purchase of a fishing kayak might be one of the more expensive consumer purchases you might make, more importantly it is a purchase that will effect your very important...
Image Destinations - Virginia
Wednesday, 02 June 2010
Virginia, from the Mountains to the Bay: a Kayak Fishing Destination   Having grown up in the Commonwealth, and fished before I could even walk, I can personally testify to...
Image Pedal Driven Kayaks
Monday, 14 December 2009
These are kayaks that you propel by using your legs opposed to conventional kayaks that you paddle using your upper torso.  I’ve been using Hobies version, called the mirage...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Fog Happens
Thursday, 05 September 2013
Fog happens … and sometimes happens fast. I know this and try to keep my eye on it always. I was out recently at Stone Lagoon near Arcata, CA, mostly because it's a beautiful...
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 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...

Trips (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing the "Ships" with Kayak Kevin
Monday, 12 October 2009
One of the greatest success stories on the Atlantic coast is the comeback of the striped bass. I think the greatest discovery for trophy stripers from a kayak is the...
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 Eel Steel: California Kayak Steelhead
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
From the award-winning film “Rivers of a Lost Coast” ~ “At the turn of the 20th Century, a handful of pioneers carried their fly rods into California’s remote north coast...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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...
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...
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...

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