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Kayak Wars

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As I’m waiting for the weather to get warmer and pulling out my chest hair in anticipation for the yakangler.com Presidents Day Camping/Fishing Boondoggle, I’m happy to announce that the Kayak Fishing Radio Network has put together a team for this years Kayak Wars competition.


Kayak Wars is an online fishing tournament where you submit photos of a qualifying fish that you caught and you and your team get points for it. For instance, if I catch a 20 inch spotted seatrout (minimum length to qualify) I submit a photo of it on a measuring stick and I get 15 points. I get 20 bonus points if it’s 27 inches or above. The tournament runs from February 1st to December 14th.


Currently, Team Kayak Fishing Radio is in 5th place in the South East Division.

Now, I know that you’re saying to yourself “What the hell is THAT guy doing on a fishing team?” Well, I’m not the only one on the team….and doesn’t every good team need a punter? Once the weather warms and I obtain another Bad Backcast Mobile, I’ll be back to taking every Friday off and get back to fishing 3-4 days a week again. In fact, the worst part of being without a car is not being able to go fishing, so I’m glad that my car crapped out in the winter, when I’m not fishing as much as when the weather is warm, otherwise I’d really be freaking out. Other than not fishing, being sans vehicle isn’t really a bad thing – the grocery is right across the street from where I live and I can walk to work in 15 minutes….

So without further ado, let me introduce you to the other folks on Team Kayak Fishing Radio:

The Queen of Monster Trout

Dee Kaminski – Dee from reelkayakfishing.com is a Native Watercraft endorsed guide near Sebastian Inlet. She consistently puts points on the board with nice trout and redfish. At the moment, she’s carrying the rest of us. I currently don’t know anyone else who can catch those monstrous gator trout. Recently, someone said to me “Yeah, she fishes pretty good for a girl.” For a girl? Really?

Redfish Chuck can get us some nice reds!

Charles Levi, Jr. – Otherwise known as “Redfish Chuck” hails from Titusville, FL. and fishes his home waters of Mosquito Lagoon, hunting for  massive 40 lb redfish.  Chuck recently caught 8 qualifying fish for the tournament but couldn’t use them due to a camera issue. We’ve razzed him about it and he’s beat himself up enough for it and this will be my last mention of it. If you’re in the area, give Chuck a call to go fishing – http://www.chuckskayakadventures.com/

Looks like he's got a hankering for cork too!

Chip Gibson – The host of the Thursday Nights With Kayak Fishing Radio broadcast at 8:00 and founder of KayakFishingradio.com The Daddy of Kayak Fishing Radio, Chip calls Atlanta, Ga home. Even though he lives so far from the ocean, he promises to get out to the Georgia coast at least once a month in order to contribute points.

We’re currently looking for one more good kayak angler from our region – qualifying teams need at least 3 members with a max of 5 anglers – and we need this person to let us know so we can add them to our roster before April 1st.

All in all, it’s a way to have fun and be able to talk smack on the radio…..

The folks from Irish Water Dogs and Jacksonville Kayak Fishing have been good enough to meet up with us and pre-fish the area at Little Talbot Island for the Presidents Day Boondoggle ahead of time, so here’s to hoping that I can get on the board next weekend!

To see more articles by Rob, please visit: http://www.abadbackcast.com/

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# YakSushi 2011-02-14 13:38
# ABadBackcast 2011-02-23 20:09
I had a money fish but it swam right off my measuring board... :sad:

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