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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:00

Almost Kayak Fishing Boondoggle Time!

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This weekend (February 15-18) YakAngler.com and KayakFishingRadio.com will sponsor the third annual President’s Day Kayak Fishing Boondoggle. KARS Park on Merritt Island,FL will host over 200 registered kayak anglers and their families, making this our biggest Boondoggle to date!

You might be asking yourself “Boondoggle - what the heck is a Boondoggle?” By definition, a Boondoggle is an unnecessary or wasteful project or activity. Our definition is slightly different. The Kayak Fishing Boondoggles are gatherings of kayak fishers who come from across the country to paddle new locations, fish, meet new people, and tell bigger fish stories.

The official start of the Boondoggle is Friday, February 15, but expect many anglers to arrive a couple days early. Everyone asks about a schedule or calendar of events. We’ve always tried to keep the Boondoggle relaxed, without planned events. As the get-togethers have grown in popularity and size, we realized that a basic schedule is needed so people know what to expect.


  • Many of the early birds will be fishing the waters surrounding KARS Park. Friday evening (6pm-ish) there will be a meet and greet/safety meeting at the main pavilion. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be cooked by KARS for a fee, and they will have $1 beers all weekend long.


  • Fish the waters around KARS Park. Saturday evening, we will have the kids raffle around 4pm, and the Sonny’s BBQ dinner will start at 5:30pm ($10 adults $5 kids). After dinner, we will hold the main door prize giveaways.


  • Fishing the waters of the NMZ again. Sunday evening, we will have a potluck dinner (please bring something if you plan to participate).


  • Most folks will pack up from the long weekend and head home.

YakAngler.com and KayakFishingRadio.com look forward to seeing everyone this weekend and if you can't make it we'll try to keep our Facebook page up to date with all the Boondoggling info!

Last modified on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 21:08
Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.


# frankt75 2013-02-13 21:33
How do you sign up for the Boondoggle dinner that's on Saturday?
# BigFlyReel 2013-02-14 18:47
Quoting frankt75:
How do you sign up for the Boondoggle dinner that's on Saturday?

Make sure you buy your tickets before 10 am Saturday, either at the Country Store or at the beer concession Friday. No ticket, no food!
# Fishing4Fun 2013-02-18 19:04
Thanks guys. My wife and I had a great time. It was great to meet everyone. Looking forward to the next one.

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