Although the definition of "ultralight angling" is probably suited for a lengthy debate during the dead of winter, the most common attribute is probably "lighter than normal line for bigger than normal fish."
Earlier in the year, The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons attended the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle in the Everglades. We thought it would be cool for everyone to see what goes into making a prime time fishing show. Follow Jameson behind the scenes in YakAngler’s Inside and Out Episode 2 – Behind The Kayak Fishing Show.
Have you ever opened your tackle tray and wondered why you have all these deep-diving crankbaits when you’re fishing in a grassy, five-acre pond? Most of us have had this moment. I shake my head when I see an angler load seven rods and ten trays of lures into an already-overburdened kayak.
Let's face it - the kayak fishing community has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. With ICAST just finishing up in mid-July, there are so many great new products, gizmos and gadgets on the market to deck out your kayak. It will make your head spin, or maybe just make you go into debt! Regardless, it's great to see the growth this activity has brought to the kayak and the fishing industry.
Kayak fishermen looking for a friendly competition fishing the beautiful waters of Trinidad, CAshould check out the fifth-annual Trinidad Rockfish Wars kayak fishing tournament. The scoring system will allow everyone from novice to pro to have an even chance at winning this nationally-recognized event.
"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.