It’s that time again, the time when top water action heats up! This past week I went out to Calcasieu Lake (Big Lake) and although it was a little slow, I managed to pull out a few specs and redfish. The nice thing about it was, except for one flounder they were all on topwater. I did attempt to throw other things, but the surface action is what they wanted.
I have known Justin Carter since 2009, when I started struggling with kayak fishing. Justin and Tommy Samuels are considered two of the pioneers of kayak fishing here in South Carolina - especially the Lowcountry of Charleston. He is an Eastern regional ProStaff member for Hobie, where he conducts several kayak fishing seminars for Hobie dealers and the local tackle shops in the Lowcountry area.
Kayak fishermen rejoice Wilderness Systems has jumped into the hands free fishing market. Wilderness Systems fans now have the option to upgrade their current “A.T.A.K”, “Thresher” and “Tarpon 130x” fishing kayaks.
Now here’s a whale of a fish tale! It’s about the perfect blend of an extreme sport and the modern equivalent of a bunch of guys sitting around a camp-fire sharing stories about their greatest catches. Let us introduce you to Kayak Wars, a fishing tournament dedicated to providing the ultimate kayak fishing experience for anglers in both freshwater and saltwater.
As an angler, you never want to tell your friends a fishing story that starts with “You should’ve seen the one that got away!” If you’re having trouble landing bigger fish, you’ve come to the right place! Understanding certain principles and learning the fundamental skills of landing a fish after you’ve hooked it will increase your success. Here are some tips that are sure to help you land a big fish soon.
"I’ve been trying out several different Bluetooth speakers, both for on the water and at the beach or campsite. The small ones are okay - until you turn them up. They either start to distort, or just are not powerful enough to be heard on more open spaces. Then came the DreamWave “Tremor”. The battery-powered Tremor boasts a whopping 50 watts of crisp, clean audio - more than any other portable unit I’ve seen on the market. It can..."
"Between my years in the fire service, law enforcement, USAR, and the great outdoors, I’ve had the opportunity to look at, play with, and use a LOT of different flashlights. Last fall I wanted to replace the light on my duty belt with a high-output LED unit. I’m a Fenix fan, so the PD35 series was an obvious choice. The heart of the PD35TAC is a Cree XP-L (V5), driven by either two CR123 lithium ion batteries or a..."
"If you have pedaled or fished out of a pre-2015 Hobie Outback and think you know what they are all about think again. The new 2015s have the same basic lines below the water but the changes above the waterline make this kayak one of my favorite fishing kayaks to use. When you first get into the new Outback you will immediately feel how comfortable the new Vantage seat is. You will wonder how you ever sat on the..."
Lake not far from Lafayette, LA. Famous for the wildlife and scenery, photographers are frequent visitors. The lake is home to the usual South Louisiana freshwater species. Please Note: sections of the lake/swamp are closed during certain months due to alligator mating and hatching season. There are usually signs up informing visitors when those times are..