Image Take The Long Way Home
Sunday, 02 November 2014
Take The Long Way Home My brother Gus and I grew up fishing around Washington State and were attracted to the simplicity of kayak fishing around five years ago. Months before this trip we found ourselves landlocked in the middle of the... Read more...
Image Big Sur Weekend
Sunday, 10 August 2014
Big Sur Fishing, Drunk N’ Skunk Style   We were all aware of how unpredictable the rugged and isolated coast of Big Sur couldbe, and that there was no way of predicting the weather in advance. But, it didn’t matter, we were going.... Read more...
Image PESCA BAJA Kayak Fishing Trips
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Rancho Leonero Resort / October 2014 Explore The Possibilities: The Sea of Cortez is one of the most spectacular marine settings on the planet offering the kayak fisherman limitless fishing opportunities. For this reason, Pesca Baja chose... Read more...
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...

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Features (Random)

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...
Image Mooch Lives
Thursday, 10 October 2013
IN MEMORIUM -  Joel "Mooch” Lotilla 1/19/69 - 9/29/13 After years of battling an insidious cancer, our friend and Ocean Kayak teammate Joel "Mooch" Lotilla has passed. Joel...
Image To Believe or Not Believe
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Where does Fishing Wisdom end and silly superstition begin? New Zealand Maniyaks Shane Kelly and Bam Blaikie share some Deep Thoughts from around a New Zealand campfire....

Outfitting (Random)

Image Bow Bungee for the Hobie Revolution
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I wanted to add some bungee to the bow of my Hobie Revolution mainly to have a place to easily store the mirage drive when I needed to pull it for whatever reason. I didn't want...
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 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...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

Image Bottomfish Closures off Washington Avoided for Now
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Yelloweye Rockfish are a slow growing, long lived fish found along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Baja Mexico. In 2002 they were officially declared as "overfished" across a...
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 Kayakers Helping One Another
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
   Let me start by saying twenty three plus years ago when I got my first sit on top kayak, I never saw another kayaker much less was able to talk...
Image Bending Branches Expands its Fishing Paddle Line-Up
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Capitalizing on the success of the earlier release of the full line-up of kayak fishing paddles, Bending Branches expands their line-up one step further. Introducing the Angler...
Wilderness Systems 2013 Angler Pro Staff Expands to Support Business
Friday, 29 March 2013
Media Contact:Verde PRClaire Rabunclaire@verdepr.com970.259.3555 GREENVILLE, S.C.  – To support the continued explosive growth in kayak angling and related boat sales,...

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