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 Kayak Fishing with Large Poppers
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
There is something very exciting about top water popping and watching the action as a fish strikes your lure.  Tossing large poppers for large fish is a time honored...
Image Having a Great (White) Summer?
Monday, 16 July 2012
During a week where the East Coast was enduring shark mania, the West Coast had a close encounter as well. On July 7, 2012 one of the NorCal Kayak Anglers was heading...
Image Cape Cod Bluefin
Sunday, 17 March 2013
After decades of big game fishing from the fighting chairs of sportfishing yachts I decided I needed a bigger challenge. The idea came to me when I saw an article in a New England...

Trips (Random)

Image Getting a Mug Shot of a Tarpon
Friday, 16 October 2009
The first time I ran into tarpon was when Joey and I went to Puerto Rico.  Joey was about 50 yards away when I saw a tarpon explode out of the water.  I yelled to see if he saw...
Image Mothership Trip on the Islander
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Islander Charters has been running kayak mothership trips for years now. By this point they have every detail well thought out. Twenty two kayaks are loaded on board the 88 foot...
Image Alaska 2008
Monday, 23 November 2009
While down in the Everglades I got a call from Troy (yakonthefly) asking if I’d be interested in a trip to Alaska the following summer.  He and Allen (polepole) had been there...

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 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 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 ICAST 2013 Announces "BEST OF SHOW"
Thursday, 11 July 2013
  For Immediate Release Mary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Sportfishing Industry Awards 2013 New...
Image Hobie Proves That Not All Fishing Kayaks Are Created Equal
Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Contact: Ingrid NiehausPhone: (949) 499-2225Email: iniehaus@hobiecat.com  Oceanside, California, September 3, 2013 - All fishing kayaks are created equal, right? ...
Image Astral Announces Entry into Footwear Market with the Brewer
Monday, 30 July 2012
For Immediate Release 7/24/2012 Asheville, NC   For 10 years, Astral has pushed the design of technical whitewater PFDs to new standards. Today, Astral announces their debut...

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