Sunday, April 30, 2017 will mark the first annual Rockville Paddlecraft Safety event. Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel from Maryland, Washington D.C. are working with the Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League to host the event at the Izaak Walton League Rockville Chapter House.
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.