Team North America is set for the fifth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship kayak fishing tournament. The North American kayak fishing team will have their hands full with 47 competitors from 19 different countries all fishing Shang Lake China for Chinese perch, topmouth cutler, and yellowcheek Carp. Read the full press release below.
We have gone through over 1,000 nominations, and are now ready for the first round of the 2015 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. This is your chance to pick the kayak anglers and kayak fishing products you think are the best. We added a new category this year - Kayak Fishing Photo of the Year - and are excited about many of the submissions.
New and seasoned kayak anglers have more kayaks to choose from today than ever before. This can make the task of choosing the best kayak for fishing a little overwhelming. That is why we’ve listed our Top 10 fishing kayaks for 2015. We used the same selection process as last year; we polled over 1000 people, and came up with a list of twenty three fishing kayaks. From those, our staff of anglers from around the country narrowed them to the Top 10 lineup.
In Contrary Kayak Angling – Part I I alluded to the unique characteristics and advantages a kayak brings on medium to large rivers. These are characteristics and advantages that the wading angler can take advantage of to efficiently fish productive water that they otherwise could not reach, or fish productively, without the kayak.
"When it comes to launching or recovering the kayak in the dark, it seems like I go through two or three headlamps a year. I’m not easy on gear, plus I’m always looking for newer/better/brighter. I’ll squash one and break it, or waterproof isn’t REALLY waterproof and the salt water takes its toll. I think I have found a lifetime headlamp in the Fenix HL55. As LED technology has continued to improve and drop in price, the brighter Cree-based..."
"You have to watch the water levels at this launch. They close the ramp if the water is too high for boats to launch, but even if the ramp is open the water can be pretty tough for kayakers. When the water is down we have caught a TON of fish from this launch. Fish the hydros across from the ramp for sauger, hybrids, and even smallmouth. You can drift back from the hydros and drop a dead..."
"At the Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake earlier this month I was able to finally fish out of the Hobie Pro Angler (PA) 12. I’ve pedaled and paddled it twice at Outdoor Retailer but never got a chance to fish out of it for a full review. There wasn’t much I didn’t like about the larger Pro Angler 14 and there wasn’t much I didn’t like about the PA 12. There were only a few dislikes about the..."
Pottsburg Creek ramp is utilized by smaller boats and jet skis. The vertical clearance limitations of the Beach Boulevard bridge and somewhat narrow creek prohibit larger boats from using this ramp. The ramp itself is considered good, although parking on weekends is limited. Overflow parking for a fee is available.