Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • Goin' Camping - Watching Your Weight

    There are few things in life that get me excited more than the thought of camping - the sights, the sounds, the smells... Ever since I was a very young child, my parents would take me and my brother camping. We usually went four or five times a year, and waited anxiously between campouts. The minute the truck backed into our spot and stopped, we would jump out and cover every inch of whatever state park we were visiting.  Read More
  • Getting There and Back – Bed Extenders

    For those of you truck owners looking for a way to transport your kayak, there may be no simpler way to do it than with a bed extender. The handy bed extender has been my method of transportation for the last three years. As with anything in life, there are pros and cons. Read More
  • Skinny-water Stealth Fishing

    Ever fished with someone who took silence to another level? Who would look at you like they’d beat you up when you’d try to make conversation, or believed any little noise would scare the fish? Maybe you’re like that? I don’t know that I am, but I do believe that stealthiness on the water is important. I don’t know that a little conversation will scare fish, but I do believe that a paddle not being put down gently enough will. Read More
  • Battle in the Bahamas 2015

    Anglers from China, Canada, and all over the United States came together to fish last week in the Extreme Kayak Fishing “Battle in the Bahamas 2015”. With live bait being hard to come by, the sixty anglers had to resort to old tactics from when Extreme Kayak Fishing first began - catching their own bait, and using anything they could find to win $10,000! Read More
  • Topwater Technique - “Let It Pause”

    I am a big fan of topwater, especially the “Skitterwalk” by Rapala. A while back, a friend asked what techniques I used other than changing the retrieve speed of walk-the-dog type lures. I immediately chimed in, “Don’t be scared to let it pause.” Read More
  • 8 Great Springtime Bass Lures

    For many kayak anglers around the country, water temps are quickly on the rise, and they have one thing on their minds - springtime bass! Most bass in the southern states have completed their spawn, and other northern states have just started to see them bed down. Here are eight lures that will help you catch those springtime bass. Read More
  • Bowfishing Part V -Why?

    This is likely to be the most controversial piece I have ever written. For whatever reason, proponents and opponents of bowfishing tend to be some of the most colorfully passionate people I run across. There are folks that want to completely shut down bowfishing, and I think that would be a major mistake. Read More
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Recent Reviews

Hobie "Pro Angler 14"
 
4.2
"There isn't much I didn't like about the updated 2015 Hobie “Pro Angler 14”. As soon as you set foot in this boat (I say boat because even Hobie doesn't put any of the Pro Anglers in the kayak category) you can tell it was built with one thing in mind fishing. Let’s start off with a few things I didn't like about the 2015 Hobie Pro Angler 14. Weight – This thing is not light..."
Reactor "Titan" Performance Sport Watch
 
5.0
"My first wristwatch (I think I was six…) was a Mr. Peanut watch that would be a collectable today. Since then, I’ve never been a “big heavy watch” guy, per se. I don’t like changing batteries or winding, and I really do like being able to tell time in the dark. Over the years, finding a quality timepiece that met all my criteria has been a challenge, especially one equally at home when I’m in a jacket and tie, in..."
STM's "Drifter" laptop backpack
 
5.0
"It seems at least a couple times a month I find something else - or more - I want to carry with me to work. My tablet, a packable raincoat, charging cables, the occasional snack... I really needed a pack that would carry all my stuff AND protect the expensive electronics, too. Enter STM's "Drifter". My previous EDC pack was a small ruck I'd picked up from a recruiter friend several years ago. One big pocket, bunch of external..."
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