Outfitting

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...
Image Bike Pedals for Hobie Mirage Drives
Friday, 25 October 2013
Even dedicated paddlers like myself have to agree the Hobie Mirage Drive is an engineering wonder. Hobie Kayaks and the marvelous leg-powered drive system have opened up kayak fishing to an expanded set of participants, most of whom will... Read more...
Image DownScan Imaging / Down Imaging Shoot Through Demystified
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Kayak anglers have long debated whether the Lowrance DownScan Imaging (DSI) or the Humminbird Down Imaging (DI) can be used in a shoot through kayak hull application. Some sources on the internet have even suggested that the manufacturers... Read more...
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 place. I was fishing but not catching. It was “severe... Read more...

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Features (Random)

Image The First Descent
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Standing under the beating central Oregon sun, dug into a sixty degree incline of a bank alongside the John Day River, Allen Bushnell scanned the flowing water for signs of...
Image The Right Paddle For Kayak Fishing
Saturday, 30 January 2010
What exactly makes a good paddle for kayak fishing? For most of us the paddle is an afterthought compared with the decisions of choosing a kayak or a rod and reel that feels...
Image Baby Boomers and Kayak Fishing - Part 2
Saturday, 31 March 2012
 Part II:  Loading, Unloading and Transporting your Yak Quiet lakes, lazy streams, saltwater marshes, tailing fish, porpoising dolphins and soaring eagles -- the visions...

Trips (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing Slam with Dee Kelly
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
It is summertime here in south Florida. The air is hot and sticky, the waterways are as warm as bathwater, and a thunderstorm is only a Gulf breeze away. But for those of you out...
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 Expedition Blackfin.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
  Why would anyone fish?  Especially out of a kayak?  I mean, with all the planning, worrying, working, strategizing, rigging, sweating, cursing, and stressing –...

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 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...

In The News (Random)

Image Wilderness Systems Phase 3® AirPro Outfitting
Wednesday, 03 October 2012
GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 2, 2012) – Wilderness Systems this week announced the launch of their new Phase 3® AirPro Outfitting across all Wildy models, a system that continues...
Image Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Unveils New Pro Staff Program
Thursday, 02 May 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMike MayBackbone Mediamike.may@backbonemedia.netOld Town, Maine, May 02, 2013 - Johnson Outdoors Watercraft, home to some of the most iconic paddlesports...
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,...

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