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Image Adventure Technology Launches Fully Featured, Length-Adjustable Kayak Fishing Paddles at Retailers
Friday, 05 December 2014
GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 1, 2014) – Adventure Technology® (AT), leader in ergonomic paddle design, has introduced new highly adjustable, fully featured paddles for kayak anglers now available for purchase at...
Image Old Town Predator XL: FIRST LOOK
Thursday, 24 July 2014
July 20, 2014 By John “Toast” Oast  fishyaker.com I had the privilege of attending ICAST in Orlando this week, as my sponsor Johnson Outdoors was unveiling their new Old Town Predator XL.  This is a motorized version of the...
Image Jackson Kayak and Realtree Camo Wraps Combine
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Jackson Kayak, Realtree Partnership Aims to Hit Mark with the Kayaking Sportsman     Sparta, TN - Jackson Kayak and Realtree, leading innovators in their respective industries, have joined forces to create a kayak that appeals to...
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...

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Features (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing for Sharks
Monday, 19 October 2009
For many years I didn’t have any interest fishing for sharks from a kayak.  One day my buddy Bob and me were going to give the tarpon a shot out in the southern part of the...
Image Panama Kayak Fishing - Open For Business
Monday, 17 December 2012
Fifteen years ago I was chasing 1000lb Atlantic Blue Marlin in West Africa, when alongside me I saw the native Africans catching marlin, sailfish, dorado and many other fish...
Image Gearing up for Albies
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Albies are one of the most exciting fish the kayak angler can catch that are relatively accessible. Unlike other tunas, they can be regularly caught from shore launched kayaks....

Outfitting (Random)

Image Quick Release Anchor System for the Kayak
Monday, 19 October 2009
This nifty quick release anchor system allows you to unhook your anchor with one had and fight the fish. The float keeps your line in sight for easy retrieval after you get your...
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 Predator 13 - Rudder Install
Monday, 03 February 2014
To date, I've paddled my Old Town Predator 13 without a rudder. I've been happy with the ride, however on a few occasions wished I had a rudder when in the current.  And I'm...

Trips (Random)

Image Passaic River - Great Falls float
Monday, 18 July 2011
I’ve wanted to do a shuttle trip on the Passaic River from the Great Falls down a few miles. About a decade ago I spoke with a couple guys who told me they had caught and...
Image Texas Bound, Casting for a Cause
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
I made the trip last year to attend the Annual Casting for a Cause tournament and chronicled it to share the amazing time I’d had with my fellow kayak anglers. It should come as...
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....

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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 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 "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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