Outfitting

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...
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 to fabricate, and works like a charm!   MATERIALS:... Read more...
Image Predator 13 Rigging
Friday, 09 August 2013
Mounting the FF.  Given the relationship between OK and Hummingbird FFs, no surprise the boat is ready to receive a Hummingbird FF.  I have taken a liking to my trusty Lowrance Mark 4 though so I had to figure that out. ... Read more...
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 carpenter's pencil nailed to the garage wall. Scott Gee (AKA... Read more...
Image Sailing Santa Cruz Kayaks
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Jim Martin is the innovative designer of the Raptor, and owner of Santa Cruz Kayaks. It gets windy almost every day on the Monterey Bay, and of course, that got Jim to thinking.....Take a look at his slick sail design and don't be... Read more...
Image Home Made Scupper Transducer Mount
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
After seeing the new Lowrance scupper transducer mount work so well on Jackson Kayak, a customer of mine decided to figure out a cheap way to do this for other fish finders. In this case we installed a Garmin transducer. Step 1: Use an 8"... Read more...
Image Gear Required by the United States Coast Guard When on Kayaks
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
For many of us, the encroaching warmth of summer signifies a seasonal increase in kayak angling opportunities. With the longer and brighter days, however, come tales of tragic and often preventable on-water disasters. For seasoned veterans... Read more...

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Features (Random)

Image We Want Better Gear - Eagle/Lowrance Electronics Issues
Monday, 19 April 2010
There is a lot of equipment we use for kayak fishing that isn’t specific to the sport. Many items we have borrowed from other sports; most notable paddling and fishing. Things...
Image Who Likes Bread and Butter?
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Long before my obsession with saltwater fishing manifested, I was terminally passionate about surfing. In fact, I’ve always considered kayak fishing to be the perfect...
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 My Best Kayak Fishing Day - day 1
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
My first day of kayak fishing will go down as one of my most memorable days. I was getting ready to retire from a 20 year career in the U.S. Navy and decided I would need a...
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 Shipwreck's Big Striper
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
You gotta have goals. Goals are what create drive, which motivates you, which makes you reach. And plan. Someone once said a sure way to make The Almighty get a good chuckle is to...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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 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...
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,...

In The News (Random)

Image Kokatat introduces new Otter and Drift jackets for Spring 2014
Thursday, 25 July 2013
ARCATA, CALIFORNIA, (July 25, 2013) – Two new paddle jacket designs will be included in the Kokatat Spring 2014 collection: the Tropos Otter and Tropos Light Drift. The...
Image Jackson Kayak Releases its New Illuminati Glow-in-the-dark Color Series
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Industry leading kayak fishing fleet now available in a hue that glows after dark.  October 30th, 2012 – Jackson Kayak has launched its Illuminati glow-in-the-dark fishing...
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...

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