Outfitting

Image Torpedo Live Bait Holder
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
  STEALTH KAYAKS NEW ZEALAND has come up with another great idea. The very popular and cleverly designed kayak live bait tube.This live bait tube was designed for keeping live bait while on your kayak.The tube is made from PVC and is... Read more...
Image Old Town’s “Ultimate Fishing Machine” Giveaway
Monday, 22 February 2016
  Old Town’s “Ultimate Fishing Machine” Giveaway Old Town® celebrates 2016 Bassmaster Classic by giving away Predator XL Minn Kota®   Old Town, ME (February 22, 2016): Since 1898, the Old Town mission has been to get... Read more...
Image Ultimate Jacket
Friday, 12 February 2016
The folks at Refrigiware provided me an Arctic Duck jacket last fall for review.  Problem was, the darn thing is so warm, I had to wait a few months before it got cold enough for me to wear it! Even in Santa Cruz California it... Read more...
Image Trailers with PURPOSE-Redtide
Monday, 14 December 2015
Introducing the ultimate in kayak transportation, REDTIDE TRAILERS, where practical meets easy with style. Designed and assembled in Melbourne, Australia.   When I initially started to fish from a kayak, transportation was never easy.... Read more...
Image Swiss Army Knife Reinevented!
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
You don't have to be  McGiver for these knives to come in handy.  Now we are seeing the Swiss Army Knife for the new millenium!   Personally, I don't know if I buy into the idea of this knife presenting itself with "playful... Read more...
Image Master Hull Welding
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Plastic Welding a Leaky Hobie Lately, I've been noticing more water in my little Hobie Sport when I get off the water, almost a quart or so through this past summer.  On Saturday of Labor Day weekend, as I was returning through some... Read more...
Image Good fix on a Warped Hatch
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Anyone else have this problem? Northern California kayak angler Pychet Tep aka "Chet" found his hatch was warped, and the boat taking on water.  Here's his straightforward fix:   Kayak: 2009 Tarpon 140 Problem: It leaks when wave... Read more...
Image Jackson Kraken/Raymarine Dragonfly Install
Saturday, 06 December 2014
Sean White is a kayak fishing guide, fisheries biologist, Jackson Kayaks Factory Fishing Team Pro, and Kokatat Ambassador.  Long known for his fishing prowess Sean is also a meticulous craftsman, and loves to share tips and tricks. -... Read more...
Image Sit Inside Mirage Drive Conversion
Saturday, 06 December 2014
I've had an interest in converting a SIK to a Mirage pedal drive for several years. A few months ago I acquired two glass kayaks off Craigslist for a very good price. One was an 18-foot Eddyline and the other a Current Design product... Read more...
Image Hull protection Experiment Using "Slick Strips"
Sunday, 29 June 2014
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 exclusively in salt water. I used Ultra-High Molecular Weight... Read more...
Image Rigging Your Downrigger
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
When you are kayak fishing, have you ever seen fish deep in the water on your fish finder, but had difficulty presenting a lure to those fish? If you have, then you should consider mounting a downrigger on your kayak. Downrigger trolling... Read more...
Image ABS/PVC Rails on Wheeleez Beach Cart to Fit Native Slayer Propel
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
So one of the things I disliked about my Slayer Propel is that the hull is shaped in a way that it does not fit well on a Standard Wheeleez Beach Cart. If you use the standard cart, the Slayer just sits on top of it and has a tendency to... Read more...
Image Rigging the Stealth Pro Fisha 525
Friday, 18 April 2014
Every kayak requires a bit of customization, and that’s half the fun of getting one. Our NorCal waters are cold and demanding, and after putting some miles on the boat there were a few modifications I felt necessary to accommodate these... Read more...
Image Custom Fit Scupper Transdsducer
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Andy Treweek is a long-time yak angler from Napa, in Northern California. He fishes the coast for rockies and lings mostly The Lowrance Scupper Transducer mount did not fit well in the transducer well of my new T-15. I wanted to use my... Read more...
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 a rudder guy, so it was destined to happen eventually. ... Read more...

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Features (Random)

Image Extreme Kayak Repair
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
When I was a retailer I had a lot of opportunity to repair kayaks. I got to experiment with kayaks that most would think were totals and I was able to repair them. In my early...
Image Kayak Tattoos
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
When I first came down to Florida I lived in a mobile home park.  Around the corner from my unit was an older man who had an orange kayak sitting up against his home.  I...
Image Austin Petty Lands 104 Pound Kayak Halibut
Sunday, 08 July 2012
  Austin Petty from Soldotna, Alaska is just 17, and already he’s caught a bigger fish from his kayak than most of us ever will in our whole lives. How does 104 pounds of...

Trips (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing British Columbia - Trip Report
Sunday, 18 October 2009
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 Take The Long Way Home
Sunday, 02 November 2014
Take The Long Way Home My brother Gus and I grew up fishing around Washington State and were attracted to the simplicity of kayak fishing around five years ago. Months before this...
Image Foggy Bay Alaska
Tuesday, 03 November 2009
By Allen Sansano This trip was arranged by Howard McKim in conjunction with Field and Stream for an upcoming story.  I was lucky enough to get an invite to tag along and provide...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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...
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...
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...

In The News (Random)

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...
Image Kayak Kevin Wins at 6th Annual Reel Film Festival
Thursday, 17 February 2011
information obtained from reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com   The 6th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival's World Tour 2011 kicked off at Bloor Cinima in downtown Toronto on...
Image SoCal Fishing Kayak Company Launches New Website, Offers Promotional Shipping
Thursday, 04 April 2013
Fishing kayak manufacturer Malibu Kayaks announces the launch of their redesigned MalibuKayaks.com website. The kayak company hopes to ease site navigation and provide better...

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