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 Kayak Fishing Jamaica Bay
Sunday, 08 November 2009
       Running a kayak fishing tournament in Jamaica Bay for the past 5 years has given me some valuable incite to this amazing fishery , lets face...
Image Kayak Fishing with Children
Monday, 14 December 2009
Kids love fishing and they can go along in the kayak too.  Each summer I try to go up to Vermont to take a young cousin of mine fishing.  I introduced him to fishing when he was...
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)

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...
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...
Image Tips on Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 for Fishing
Monday, 19 October 2009
Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 is a subtle affair. At first I was intimidated with all of the open space, the lack of below deck storage, and the absence of a console or deck. But...

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...
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 "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 Crazy for Redfish & the Apprehension
Friday, 27 May 2011
  Many anglers love to catch redfish or red drum but some anglers just get wild-eyed excited, crazy for redfish about it. Case in point; recently at the Kayak Fishing...
NY Requires Life Jackets Worn in Cold Weather
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York has become the first state to require life jackets for everyone in all small pleasure craft during the six coldest months of the year, when capsized...
Image Jackson Kayak Welcomes Kayak Fishing Legend Jim Sammons to Team Jackson Kayak
Friday, 15 March 2013
Jackson Kayak announced this morning the signing of Jim Sammons to their kayak fishing team. The partnership brings in this well respected fisherman but also puts Jackson Kayak at...

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