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Saturday, 05 October 2013 16:52

Feeding the passion for kayak fishing.

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Since my first day in a kayak back in 1998 my passion for kayak fishing has grown exponentially. The ability to reach waters never fished by any angler keep me intrigued by what we can catch by paddling our little plastic vessels to these remote spots.  It is also fun to fish the open waters feeling like you are part of the habitat. I probable spend more time looking down into the water at the incredible scenery here in our spring fed waters of Southwest Nebraska. 

     There is no feeling like catching a fish from the kayak and being at the mercy of a large catch is even more thrilling! The serenity and relaxing atmosphere helps me rejuvenate from the daily rigors of life that can leave us stressed at times. When I first started fishing from the kayak a cameral was not even thought of and to show how fun it was I would take friends with me who would soon become "hooked" into becoming an avid kayak angler themselves. The numbers of people who we have introduced into this addictive sport are countless. After figuring out how to take a picture in a kayak with my next big catch it was easy to download and share with others on the internet. This method seems to drive the sport of kayak fishing even more than ever. Especially the video aspect. The cameral has become an integral part of the kayak fishing experience which keeps my passion alive to share those unique experiences.  The online tournament craze has been a method to utilize my competitive nature that was once used to play basketball, softball, and run. It's less taxing on the body and the challenge of figuring out the fishing each and every trip drives my excitement for catching fish even more.  The number of sunrises, sunsets, and moonlit nights make the paddling fishing trips even more enlightening.  If there is a new stretch of water out there I "chomp at the bit" to paddle and fish it.  Discovering new ponds, backwaters, bays, streams keeps my interest alive knowing there are finned creatures ready and willing to have their picture taken. 

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Kayakjak’s passion for fishing started as a youngster fishing small freshwater ponds in Southern California and combing the area beaches with a surf rod. Growing up as a military child often put him in new environments with unique fishing challenges. He has lived in Nebraska since 1976 and graduated from college with a teaching degree of which he has put to use educating youth the last 31 years there. He also holds a Master Degree in Educational Administration. Marty is very active helping the youth of his community with various programs including a before school program called, “Early Birds” and other various activities including a State Championship Archery team, youth football, basketball, and fishing in schools program. As Nebraska’s only kayak fishing guide Kayakjak will work hard to provide his clients with a “unique” fishing and learning experience.

Marty Hughes (Kayakjak) is a highly respected and very experienced guide with over 42 years of angling experience. He has fished from a kayak for the past 15 years in Southwest Nebraska lakes and ponds. He has been Featured in NebraskaLand Magazine April 2003 and the Omaha World Herald in June of 2005. Kayakjak’s objectives include events for wounded veterans, environmental improvements, and promoting the interest of kayak fishing in the Midwest. He has organized many kayak fishing tournaments throughout Nebraska. Kayakjak's Outfitters offers professional kayak fishing instruction for any experience level. He can tailor guided trips to meet the needs of a complete novice or more advanced kayak anglers. Guided trips include Emotion Kayaks and all the equipment a person would need for a fun, adventure filled trip! Our goal is to provide for advanced kayak fishing instruction and an excellent outdoor experience for our clients. We are very blessed to offer these services in some of Nebraska's most scenic backwaters. "A Unique Experience, Everytime!"

What others have said:

Spring time in Benkleman has its challenges when it comes to fishing. kJ, Marty or KayakJak, take your pick, he'll answer to any of these names. I'm partial to KayakJak. This is a guy who's passion for the world of kayaking and especially kayak fishing is unsurpassed!
I've had the honor and privilege to have spent 2 days kayaking and fishing with KayakJak. As noted above, spring time fishing has its challenges. I've never met KayakJac live and in person. Talked to him a couple of times on the phone and pestered him for information by email and watched several videos of him on Utube. From the first minute of meeting him, I had the feeling that we had been friends for a lifetime. That's what type of guy he is. No hype and no air about him. KayakJak is the real deal, the Indiana Jones of kayak fishing.
Being new to the sport of kayak fishing, KayakJak's approach to the "newbie" was terrific. He's very professional without the stuffyness that sometimes follows a professional guide or instructor.
Talk about going out of his way to make your trip into a lifetime memory, I swear this guy planted some fish so I could experience what it's like to catch a fish from a kayak. While giving me space to practice some of the tips he had for me, KayakJak scouted ahead and found the hiding places of the ever elusive LMB.
Geez- I've just read thru the above, kinda sounds a little hokie and like he paid me to say the things above, no I paid him! And not near enough for what I got!

Jim B.



# IndianaYakFish 2013-11-19 00:06
Very nicely written Marty!

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