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Personal views and rants about kayak fishing and more by YakAngler.com's founders and pro team members.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:03

Fishing from the Comfort of Your Home: Research 201

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After reading a post about the lack of posts, I lamented to my girlfriend the situation and she says I’m just too addicted and other people do things other than fishing…especially come the winter time.  Really?  Huh?  Seriously???
In my reports and blog I try to be accurate and mention the bad days along with the good days.  One thing that even I couldn’t get myself to do was to report on some stupid errors I have made along the way.  Sure missed harpoon strikes and lost fish...it happens to everyone and I report those.  But stupid gear…
Saturday, 22 November 2014 23:23

Lowrance Scupper Mount Install

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After a few months of using a swing arm mount on my Lowrance Elite 5 HDI, I wanted to try something different. Ocean Kayak provides a pretty deep scupper hole designed for a transducer on the Prowler Big Game II. The question is how does one go about mounting the transducer to that hole? The answer lies in with Lowrance’s…
Friday, 21 November 2014 23:59

Tournament of Champions...One anglers story...

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Texas, everything is bigger in Texas…right?  Lake Fork Bass are no exception.  These Florida strain monsters lurk in the “Fork” in huge numbers.  So when “Tournament of Champions” director Beau Reed of Austin was looking for the ultimate lake for a “world championship” event he found a gem.   This was a tournament meant to bring in the “best of the…
Saturday, 15 November 2014 20:53

The Best Kayak Fishing Cooler?

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Since starting kayak fishing a couple years ago, I have been in search for a quality cooler that was light, compact and efficient enough to withstand the heat in my southern homes of Texas and Florida. Fellow Yakangler.com Pro-Staffer Chris Payne wrote some fantastic reviews on a few top name brand coolers that are well suited for kayak fishing (http://www.yakangler.com/blogs/on-the-line/item/3221-the-search-for-the-best-kayak-fishing-cooler-brute-vs-yeti).…
Monday, 10 November 2014 09:49

Walleyes in the Fort

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After getting skunked by the walleyes last weekend, I was more than ready to fish in the big city with Mike (fellow YakAngler "Plastic Pirate") & Kyle again this weekend for another chance at 'em.  We met up at 10 a.m., this time with another friend of ours, James.  Mike had told me James was the "Walleye Whisperer" and he was…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 23:36

An Autumn Afternoon With Kilroy...

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This past Monday I found myself with the day off of work and with the temps forecasted to reach sixty degrees, I figured it would be a great chance for a solo trip on my favorite stretch of river. As I’ve written in previous posts, this particular stretch holds quite a few northern pike and smallmouth bass during the summer…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:13

Still Beats Working!!!

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  I’m very blessed in that my wife shares my passion for kayak fishing.  So it wasn’t surprising to me when, on a recent Sunday evening, she told me she was taking Monday off of work and wanted us to go fishing in the morning.  I don’t know about you, but that’s a honey-do list I can handle! I had…
Sunday, 05 October 2014 17:48

Family; my good luck charm

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Recently this summer my wife informed me that she wanted to get on the water with me more. She also demanded that if she was going to join me then she had to have a pedal kayak, paddling just doesn't suit her. So, my search began for a reasonably priced Hobie Outback for her. The search quickly ended a week…
Saturday, 30 August 2014 15:11

To Rudder or Not To Rudder: That Is the Question

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When I first started kayak fishing many years ago the question on whether or not I needed a rudder crossed my mind on a few occasions. However anytime it was a serious consideration, my mind was quickly made up when I would see the price tag on the after market rudder systems, which can range on average from $200 -…
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