Trips

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 best kayak fishing to date. It was a really early start for... Read more...
Image Mothership New Zealand!
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Justin Orton has done it again! A leader in New Zealand kayak fishing, Orton’s NZ Kayak Fishing Series is recognized as the biggest and the best tournament for Kiwi kayak fishos. Now, Orton is expanding his operation to include amazing... Read more...
Image Persistence Pays Off on Lake Texoma
Monday, 27 January 2014
  Dallas, Texas native and avid kayak angler and videographer, Robert Field, shares his story of wintertime striper fishing on Lake Texoma. The day started with high hopes. I say day, but it was well before dawn when I woke up. Our... Read more...
Image Mythic Lake Almanor
Thursday, 19 December 2013
The alarm clock went off at seven Saturday morning. Time to get the coffee going. The plan was to meet up with polepole (KFM Publisher Allen Sansano) and Bushy (KFM Chief Editor Allen Bushnell) at Westwood Beach around 9am for a morning of... Read more...
Image Boondoggling
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
What the heck is a Boondoggle? Webster defines it as "doing work of little or no practical value merely to keep or look busy." My definition is a little more refined- it's a rip-roaring helluva bash spent with like-minded individuals... Read more...
Image Chasing Rainbows in Northwestern Montana
Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Slowly shifting her hefty weight about the well-trodden porch of The Dirty Shame Saloon, a large woman in a tattered yellow bathrobe palpated a rolling pin as she stared at a pair of well-rigged fishing kayaks. Though they were safely... Read more...
Image Cochrane Bay Alaska
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
There are still places on this earth free from the wanton tinkerings of man. Places fierce yet fragile. Places that remind a man of both his power and insignificance.  Cochrane Bay is one such place. Day 4 August 18th, 2013 (7:30 PM)... Read more...
Image Texas Bound, Casting for a Cause
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
I made the trip last year to attend the Annual Casting for a Cause tournament and chronicled it to share the amazing time I’d had with my fellow kayak anglers. It should come as no surprise that I was more than excited to make it this... Read more...
Image John Day River Trip Logistics
Monday, 15 July 2013
The John Day River in north-central Oregon is the third longest undammed river in the contiguous United States. Designated a National “Wild and Scenic River,” the John Day spans 281 miles. 172 miles of the river are... Read more...
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 Islander "because that's how many we can line the deck with,"... Read more...
Image Christmas Island Detailed
Wednesday, 08 May 2013
There we were, sitting in the lodge offering up a fine single malt scotch to the locals. In exchange we were offered some local toddy, coconut sap left out to ferment in its own natural yeasts. So far the trip had been a success and we... Read more...
Image Panama, First Impressions
Sunday, 28 April 2013
It felt like an adventure before we even got out of the airport. I knew we were in a very different place for sure. First, there was the solid wall of heat and humidity when we exited the Boeing 757. Next was dealing with a dour old lady... Read more...
Image Tiburones de la Ciencia: Sharks for Science
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Kayak fishing really is a worldwide phenomenon. Visit any place that is fishy, especially coastal regions near larger towns or cities, and you will find kayak-fishing brethren. Argentina is no different, with a growing interest in the... Read more...
Image Sea Of Cortez Fishing: You Never Know What’s Coming For You
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
…get down under the skin of any real fisherman, past all talk of tippets and leaders and patterns and hatches, shooting heads and weighted nymphs, and you find a man who is still and always fishing for something that he can only know... Read more...
Image Eel Steel: California Kayak Steelhead
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
From the award-winning film “Rivers of a Lost Coast” ~ “At the turn of the 20th Century, a handful of pioneers carried their fly rods into California’s remote north coast and gave birth to a culture that would revolutionize their... Read more...

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Features (Random)

Image The Iconic Salmon
Saturday, 23 June 2012
Perhaps the most iconic fish species in the northern temperate coastal regions has always been the salmon. These anadromous fish spend most their lives in the salt, but return to...
The Yakker Way - Poem on Kayak Fishing
Friday, 09 October 2009
Give me a body of water and I will be there, Rain or Shine I do not care, In the dawn of the morning or late at night, I prepare my kayak ready to fight… To my favorite spot I...
Image Effective Trolling With Your Kayak
Friday, 29 January 2010
  While trolling is a mainstay of saltwater fishermen and also popular for targeting suspended fish in deepwater lakes of the northern US and Canada, it’s not the way most...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Swift Drift Anchor
Monday, 25 February 2013
After 3 seasons of river steelhead fishing using a drift chain setup on my Jackson Coosa, I decided it was time for something a little more substantial. There are often times...
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...
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...

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 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 "Bad Science" Constrains My Purpose, "Good Science" Facilitates It
Friday, 22 February 2013
It's a never ending battle between the forces that wish to take away our rights to fish, and those that fight to preserve it. In many cases, the fight comes down to the Best...

In The News (Random)

Image St. Croix’s New Trout Series Rods Deliver
Friday, 21 June 2013
St. Croix's New Trout Series Rods DeliverThe Ultimate, Ultra-Light Fishing Experience Park Falls, WI (June 21, 2013) – St. Croix's all-new series of trout spinning rods feature...
Image Feelfree Launches the Lure 10 and 11.5 - Fishing Kayaks Designed for Stability and Comfort
Monday, 17 March 2014
  Swannanoa, NC, March 17, 2014– Feelree US, LLC (Feelfree US), is pleased to officially announce the much anticipated launch of the Feelfree Lure 10 and 11.5 kayaks...
Image Freedom Hawk Kayaks Lures David Rose into the Kayak Fishing Industry
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Industry veteran David Rose has returned to the kayak fishing business as President of Freedom Hawk Kayaks. David's addition and the subsequent move of the Company from...

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