Trips

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 The Green Halibut
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Really? A gaff to land that? We posted up a pic on Facebook last week of a nice halibut caught  in our local waters. Not too big, not too small, maybe 15 pounds, but it...
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...
Image My Favorite Kayak Fishing Gear
Monday, 19 October 2009
There is plenty of gear out there to make your life on the water while kayak fishing easier; let me share some of the products I use and couldn’t live without.   The Crate Mate...

Outfitting (Random)

The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen The Perfect Rod for Paddle Fishermen. Some 30 years ago, I began building fishing rods. The motivation was to make a rod do exactly what I...
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...
Image Rigging My Wilderness Systems Ride 115
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
I picked up a new Wilderness Systems Ride 115 from Appomattox River Company the other day and headed over to Yakattack's shop to do a little rigging. I was really looking forward...

Fisheries Affairs (Random)

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 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 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 Jackson Kayak and Realtree Camo Wraps Combine
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Jackson Kayak, Realtree Partnership Aims to Hit Mark with the Kayaking Sportsman     Sparta, TN - Jackson Kayak and Realtree, leading innovators in their respective...
Image New Kayak Fishing Video by Fly Fish America Features Ultimate Stand-Up Fishing Kayak
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Newburyport, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2012 Award-Winning Freedom Hawk '14 Pathfinder Fishing Kayak Demo Featured on YouTube When it comes to kayak fishing, Fly Fish America ranks the...
Image J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, LLC Acquires Paddle Industry Powerhouse Confluence Watersports
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 22, 2014) – Confluence Watersports, parent company to eight market-leading paddlesports brands, today announced that it has been acquired by J.H....

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