Angler of the Month Brandon Beversdorf E-mail
Thursday, 22 October 2009 06:57

My name is Brandon Beversdorf. I am a Transport Respiratory Therapist for a children's hospital during the day and an avid kayak fisherman the rest of the time. I'm a native Texan from the panhandle where I grew up fishing the few lakes we have up in that part of the state. I got hooked into canoeing and kayaking the San Marcos River while in college and that began my foray into the sport of kayak fishing.

I live in Austin, TX and thoroughly enjoy being near so many beautiful bodies of water. I am first and foremost a river kayak fisherman. I do enjoy the inland lakes and the Texas coast as well, but my passion is paddling on our beautiful Texas rivers. I paddle rivers specifically because you are targeting fish that live their entire lives in current. Pound-for-pound these fish will fight harder than lake fish.

My personal quest is to kayak-fish every major Texas river. I am only about a third of the way through, and it is a lesson in logistics, travel, and being able to adapt to the different "personalities" that each river contains.

Favorite place to fish using your kayak?
Colorado River and Llano River are my faves, but any narrow, twisted river with little development suits me fine.

Favorite fish?
Spotted Bass, Flathead Catfish, and Guadalupe Bass (state fish)

Fishing accomplishments you are most proud of?
Anytime I compose a plan to target a fish and succeed. And each time I recruit a new member into the kayak fishing community.

What do you do when you're not fishing?
Spend time with my wife and 9 month-old son. And think about fishing.

Why kayak fishing?
It combines two of my favorite hobbies-paddling narrow streams and fishing for their inhabitants. Kayak fishing allows the stealth apporach and puts the angler in some beautiful, peaceful settings. It is a full-sensory experience one does not get from a boat or the bank.

Brandon Beversdorf
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

You must be registered to post a comment.


Login

Newsletter

Subscribe here to receive FREE email issues of Kayak Fishing Magazine.

Most Popular

Kayak Kevin's; Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay 2 DVD Trailer
This, the 2nd installment to the widely popular "Kayak Fishing the Chesapeake Bay" DVD from award winning videographer Kevin Whitley (aka Kayak Kevin) is due for release this fall...
KFM - FaceBook Kayak Fishing Picture Contest Results
We thought it would be a good idea to use Facebook to have a photo contest. Our friends over at Hook, Line and Paddle (HLP) asked us how we can do something together on FB.
Pelican Premium: A little more buck, a lot more bang!
For Immediate Release LAVAL, QUEBEC. April 19, 2013. Pelican International's highly anticipated Premium line does not disappoint! Pelican International's new Premium line of...

Random

Hand Paddle for Kayak Fishing
Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports in the outdoor sporting and paddle sports markets.  With this explosion of growth, came opportunity.  Kayak fishermen are...
Wilderness Systems' Kayak Bassin' Premieres on WFN
The premiere episode of the much anticipated Wilderness Systems' Kayak Bassin' with Chad Hoover show hits the airwaves Sunday June 10th at 8:30pm EST on the World Fishing Network....
Native Watercraft has been voted “2008 Manufacturer of the Year
Native Watercraft has been voted “2008 Manufacturer of the Year” for boats, an honor announced at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah by the...

Latest Kayak Reviews

Lifetime Sport Fisher
 
5.0
Cobra Kayaks Tandem
 
3.0
Perception Sport Pescador 10.0 Angler
 
4.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
4.0
Current Designs Tailfin
 
5.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
2.0
NuCanoe Frontier 12
 
5.0
Native Watercraft Mariner 12.5 Propel Anglers
 
4.0
Hobie Mirage Outback
 
5.0
Pelican Castaway 100
 
2.0
Stealth Pro Fisha 575
 
3.0
Field and Stream Eagle Talon
 
5.0

Latest Equipment Reviews

Body Glove 3T Barefoot Max
 
5.0
Body Glove 3T Barefoot Warrior
 
5.0
Body Glove 3T Barefoot Warrior
 
3.0
Columbia Drainmaker
 
5.0
Sperry SON-R Sounder Shandal
 
4.0
Garmin VIRB Elite
 
4.0
Polaroid XS100
 
4.0
Backwater Paddles Assault Hand Paddle
 
5.0
Backwater Paddles Assault Hand Paddle
 
5.0
Stohlquist Piseas
 
4.0
Wheeleez Tuff Tire Kayak Cart
 
5.0
Boga Grip
 
4.0