March Madness isn’t the only hot thing happening at the beginning of March - the largest paddling consumer expo in the world took place in Madison Wisconsin. Rutabaga paddlesports of Madison put on their annual event drawing in thousands of people all across the country.
The 2016 Hobie Fishing Worlds in Leeville, Louisiana may not have provided the weather you would expect from being only minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, but it did provide a world class location for 49 of the best kayak anglers from 18 countries around the globe, targeting Red Fish, Trout, and Flounder. Not a single Flounder was caught, but plenty of Red Fish and Trout were landed.
With round three in the books, we have tallied all the votes and are excited to announce the winners of the Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. This is our sixth year hosting the awards, and the kayak fishing community certainly responded.
We have tallied all the results for Round 2 of the Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. We had a few ties in the previous round, so there are some categories with more than five finalists. There was a changing of the guard in several categories, with long time finalists not making the cut this year. 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 2016 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards.
Round 1 in the only kayak fishing specific awards, the Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards, is in the books. The responses - more than 4,000 - have been counted and validated. The top 50% for each category have moved into Round 2.
The nominations phase of the 2016 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards was a huge success. Over 1,100 individual nominations were cast for the top kayak fishing products, people, kayaks, forums, and more. Each year the awards gain a larger audience, and this is your chance to have your voice heard. We added a new category this year - Kayak Fishing Employer of the year - and look forward to this year's results.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a member of the kayak angling community who doesn’t have strong opinions about their favorite kayak, gear, anglers, magazine, forums, and more. Yes, it’s time once again for the Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards.