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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...
Image Costa Expands Camouflage Line, Introduces New Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass® Blades™ Sunglasses
Friday, 20 September 2013
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2013 – New for fall, Costa Sunglasses has released six of its styles in the Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass® Blades frame color. The new pattern compliments Costa's camouflage line, which already includes...

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Features (Random)

Image South Texas Kayak with Jeff York
Friday, 09 October 2009
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 in the military, my family and I moved to...
Image Mooch Lives
Thursday, 10 October 2013
IN MEMORIUM -  Joel "Mooch” Lotilla 1/19/69 - 9/29/13 After years of battling an insidious cancer, our friend and Ocean Kayak teammate Joel "Mooch" Lotilla has passed. Joel...
Image How to Organize a Kayak Fishing Tournament
Sunday, 21 March 2010
  As the sport of kayak fishing gets more popular we are seeing more and more kayak fishing tournaments. Tournament might be a bit of misnomer as many of these events are more...

Outfitting (Random)

Image How to Re-rig Your Lures for Bluefish
Sunday, 25 April 2010
I have found when the blues get real aggressive it pays to have lures and flies set up or designed for the task. When it comes to flies its simple, just use all the lousy ones you...
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 Tips on Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 for Fishing
Monday, 19 October 2009
Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 is a subtle affair. At first I was intimidated with all of the open space, the lack of below deck storage, and the absence of a console or deck. But...

Trips (Random)

Image Don't Mess With Mother Nature
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
A couple of years ago I set out one early morning to fish a favorite hot spot on the Louisiana Gulf coast. The sun was just beginning to show itself as I unloaded my kayak, a 14...
Image Kayak Fishing Michigan's Southern Basin
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
    I am a child of the Great Lakes. Its wave pulse thrums through the sand and the soles of my feet. I step from my home and judge the day by the scent of the big lake in the...
Image Christmas Island Detailed
Wednesday, 08 May 2013
There we were, sitting in the lodge offering up a fine single malt scotch to the locals. In exchange we were offered some local toddy, coconut sap left out to ferment in its own...

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 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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