The 2013 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards are in the books. This year we decided to implement a new elimination format that really helped to prevent voter dilution and kept things exciting. Participation was almost double 2012; over 9700 unique votes were cast during the three rounds of voting.
After two rounds of voting, the top nominations for Kayak of the Year, Kayak Fishing Forum of the Year, Paddle of the Year, Kayak Angler of the Year, and more have been selected by the community. 2,754
The Columbus Day 2013 Boondoggle™ took place at Big Lagoon State Park near Perdido Key, FL. This was the first time that an event of this size locked down a state park where 350 plus kayak anglers were the only residents for three days. Also impressive was the level of organization KFR and YakAngler with an agenda of workshops on paddling strokes, tactical approach to fishing, fishing beyond the breakers, fly fishing, a video clinic, kayak safety, and proper catch and release techniques.
From more than a dozen states, kayak anglers, exhibitors, and interested newcomers to the sport of kayak fishing converged on Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola, FL for the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle™. Held over Columbus Day weekend, the “sixth in the series” kayaking, camping and fishing event - better known as “The Boondoggle™” - is a biannual event that provides kayak fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to relax, hangout, and fish with like-minded individuals in a new location.
The first round is complete, and the Kayak Angler's Choice Awards now moves into Round Two with the top 50% of vote getters in each category. Participants using
Last month over 500 kayak anglers from around the world submitted their nominations for the 2013 Kayak Anglers Choice Awards (KACAs). The nominations have been tallied, and the first round of voting starts today.
Are you one of the five kayak anglers in South Florida who can't make it to the Boondoggle? Check out the Florida Sportsman Expo in West Palm Beach, FL over the Columbus Day Weekend.
If you're looking for something to do in the Tampa Bay area this weekend (Sept. 14 & 15), check out the Florida Sportsman Expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature exhibitors and vendors, including presentations and products specifically related to kayak angling. See the information below for more details.