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 Electric Kayaks – an in Depth Look
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Bassyaks, Torqeedo and Torque I have been living with electric kayaks (EK) since July of 2009. I have done so in order to get a much better understanding of their potential,...
Image Oahu Kayak Fishing
Friday, 09 October 2009
Aloha KFM readers. I am proud to announce that i will be contributing a monthly report to Kayak Fishing Magazine. Special thanks to the KFM crew for this opportunity. My name is...
Image Kayak Fishing South Padre Island
Thursday, 22 October 2009
I guess we knew we hit the fishing right when the lodge operator Jeff Kean asked us not to write that a 25 redfish day is typical down there. Jeff pleaded, “I don’t want...

Trips (Random)

Image Topwater Saratoga (Spotted Barramundi)
Friday, 14 March 2014
Fishing out of a kayak while drifting down a pristine freshwater river is only made better by seeing the raw power of a fish as it attacks your lure. Last week we experienced our...
Image Sailfish in Panama City,Fl
Sunday, 18 October 2009
The fishing has been insane here in PCB the last few weeks. I have caught 2 sailfish from my yak and my husband caught one the other day Here is my report from 10/11I headed out...
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 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...
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 RockyMounts, Inc. Introduces Strong and Aerodynamic Base Rack System
Friday, 14 March 2014
  Flagstaff Towers and Ouray Crossbars are the perfect combination of aerodynamics and strength to create a sleek mounting solution compatible with your vehicle’s factory...
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 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? ...

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