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 Oliso Frisper
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
From the Oliso Website: Small but mighty! When the question is how to keep your food items fresh the answer is Frisper Freshkeeper® vacuum sealer. Not your typical sealer, this...
Image Traveling Kayak Fisherman
Thursday, 22 April 2010
As I prepare for an upcoming kayak fishing trip and make some last minute decisions. I have to decide on what items are going to be needed and what items are just going to be...
Image False Albacore from the Kayak
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
It is hard to think of a pelagic species like false albacore as a kayak fishing friendly fish.  Most members of the tuna family are usually found offshore in blue water and...

Trips (Random)

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...
Image Hawaiian Isle Kayak Fishing Update
Monday, 12 October 2009
As you may or may not know the Hawaiian islands get pounded by huge surf this time of year. Strong currents, big waves and gusty winds can make conditions dangerous for offshore...
Image Nightime is Bass Time in New Jersey
Friday, 09 October 2009
I have been fishing the waters of New Jersey for the past 30 years and have been able to enjoy some of the best boat and surf fishing for bass and blues one could ever ask...

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...
Florida's Net Ban Vacated
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:07 Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:11 Written by CCA Florida Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Lee Fulford yesterday vacated an automatic...
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...

In The News (Random)

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...
Image Wilderness Systems Sponsors Three Major Kayak Angling Broadcast Series
Tuesday, 02 April 2013
For the second year, Wilderness Systems is partnering with three major national media outlets for a kayak angling broadcast sponsorship. Confluence Greenville, SCMedia...
Image KFM - FaceBook Kayak Fishing Picture Contest Results
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
We thought it would be a good idea to use Facebook to have a photo contest. Our friends over at Hook, Line and Paddle (HLP) asked us how we can do something together on FB.

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