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 #PFD Save a life
Monday, 14 December 2015
  #PFD Save a life #PFD Personal Flotation Device Save a life and *SHARE AWAY*The Fisherman's Journal Railblaza Academy Sports + Outdoors Hooked Up Salt Life Optics Posted by...
Image Cape May Jamboree the Non-Tournament Tournament
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
It may be the unique challenges and/or rewards that are specific to kayak fishing that brings kayak anglers together, no one really knows. One thing is for sure, pass a fellow...
Image Seven Hours Until Dark
Thursday, 09 June 2011
“Seven Hours Until Dark” may sound like a horror film title, actually this is a kayak fishing story.  And at times, we both felt a little horrified on this particular...

Trips (Random)

Image Costa Rica Trip Report
Friday, 11 December 2009
My name is Judd Schreiber.  I wanted to send you a report from a kayak fishing trip with kayak fishing guide, Ralph Solano, in Costa Rica.  I usually surfcast for stripers in...
Image Don't Mess With Mother Nature
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
A couple of years ago I set out one early morning to fish a favorite hot spot on the Louisiana Gulf coast. The sun was just beginning to show itself as I unloaded my kayak, a 14...
Image Kayak Fishing Thailand Report
Friday, 09 October 2009
Last weekend I went with few friends up to Chiang Saen lake, near the Burmese and Laos border. Unfortunately the fishing was really bad, we actually only hooked and landed 1 small...

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 "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...
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...

In The News (Random)

Kayak Fisherman Rescues Dog
Monday, 09 January 2012
  A fisherman kayaking on the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend made one catch he'll never forget -- a dog swimming for his life off the Siesta Key coast. What initially...
Image Costa Expands Camouflage Line, Introduces New Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass® Blades™ Sunglasses
Friday, 20 September 2013
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2013 – New for fall, Costa Sunglasses has released six of its styles in the Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass® Blades frame color. The new pattern...
Image Kayak Fishing Tip
Friday, 23 October 2009
What's the difference between these braid scissors?  It ranges anywhere from $3 and $5 depending on where you buy them.  The pair on the left are marketed and sold as braid...

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