Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • A Guide to Filming Kayak Fishing - Part I

    I receive a lot of questions online about a variety of topics related to kayak fishing, but far and away the most common is, “How do I make my kayak fishing videos better?” While “better” is a relative term and pretty vague, there are some basic tips and techniques I’ve figured out along the way that I think can benefit any kayak fishing videographer, from the amateur to the more experienced. Read More
  • 2015 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards Finals

    The votes - all 5,160 of them - are in for Round 2 of the Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. Many of the Top 5 nominees moving into the final round were clear standouts, several with over 20% of the votes. Make sure to show your support for your favorite anglers, kayaks, and products in the final push to see who will be the winners of the 2015 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. Read More
  • Third Annual Sailfish Smack Down

    Planning for the third annual Sailfish Smack Down is under way, with the event scheduled for January 30-31, 2016 in Pompano Beach, FL. Read More
  • 5th Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship Team North America Announced

    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. Read More
  • Round 2 of the 2015 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards

    Over 4,300 individual responses have been received from Round 1 of the Kayak Angler's Choice Awards voting. The results have been tabulated, the categories reset, and Round 2 is now open! Read More
  • Round 1 of the 2015 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards

    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. Read More
  • Top 10 Fishing Kayaks 2015

    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. Read More
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Recent Reviews

Fenix "HL55" high-intensity waterproof headlamp
"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..."
McAlpine Dam Harrison Ave Ramp
"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..."
Hobie "Pro Angler 12"
"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..."

Lake Martin

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Kayak/Canoe Access
Water Type:
  • bass largemouth
  • gar
  • panfish
  • perch
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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..


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