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Round 1 of the 2013 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards

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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.

 Unlike last year’s awards, the 2013 KACAs will be run in a weekly elimination format. The votes will be tallied every Sunday, and the top nominations will move into the next round. This week the top thirty nominees from each category are competing for fifteen spots. Next week or week two, voting will narrow down the fifteen nominees to five. Week three will be our final week of voting, with the top five nominees battling to be the Kayak Anglers Choice Awards winner.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and good luck!

To cast your vote go to www.yakangler.com/choice

 

Angler of the year
Allen Bushnell
Allen Sansano
Andy Cho
Andy Fonseca
Arnie Mears
Ashley Rae
Benton Parrott
Brad Hole
Brandon Barton
Brandon Campbell
Callie Shumway
Casey Brunning
Chad Hoover
Dee Kaminski
Devin Hallingstad
Drew Gregory
Ian Harris
Isaac Brumaghim
Jason Self
Jay Brooks
Jeff Little
Jim Sammons
Jim Van Pelt
John Oast
Josh Henson
Josh Holmes
Kayak Kevin Whitley
Marty Hughes
Matthew Frazier
Matthew Schaefer
Mike Zilkowsky
Noah Heck
Richard Ofner
Rob Appleby
Rob Choi
Shawn Blunt
Stewart Venable
Symon Willman
Tino Mendietta
Tommy Fucini
Kayak of the year
Cobra Marauder
Diablo Paddlesports Adios
Eddyline Caribbean
Emotion Mojo Angler
FeelFree Moken 12.5
FeelFree Moken 14
Hobie Adventure Island
Hobie Outback
Hobie Pro Angler 12
Hobie Pro Angler 14
Hobie Revolution 13
Jackson Kayak Big Tuna
Jackson Kayak Cruise
Jackson Kayak Cuda 12
Jackson Kayak Cuda 14
Jackson Kayak Kilroy
Malibu Kayaks x13
Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5
Native Watercraft Slayer Propel
Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5
NuCanoe Frontier 12
Ocean Kayak Prowler Ultra 4.3
Ocean Kayak Trident 13
Ocean Kayak Trident 15
Old Town Predator
Viking Kayaks Profish 400
Wilderness Systems Ride 115
Wilderness Systems Ride 115X
Wilderness Systems Ride 135
Wilderness Systems Tarpon140
Paddle of the year
Angler Ace by Bending Branches
Angler Classic by Bending Branches
Angler Pro by Bending Branches
Angler Scout by Bending Branches
Assault Hand Paddle by Backwater Paddles
Axis 230 by Advanced Elements
Camano by Werner
Cutback by Lendalna
Exodus Fishstix by Adventure Technology
Expedition Angler by Carlisle
Gullwing Paddle by Gullwing Paddles
Kaliste by Werner
Magic Plus by Carlisle
Manta Carbon by Aqua Bound
Manta Ray by Aqua Bound
Navigator by Bending Branches
Orca V-Lam by Sawyer
Pursuit Glass by Adventure Technology
Shuna by Werner
Skagit by Werner
Sting Ray Carbon by Aqua Bound
Surge Carbon by Aqua Bound
Forum of the year
Aquahunters - HI
Austin Kayak Fishing - TX
Australian Kayak Fishing Forum - Australia
Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club - LA
Canadian Kayak Anglers - Canada
Central Coast Kayak Fishing - CA
Forgotten Coast Kayak Anglers - FL
Hmong Kayak Fishing Club - GA
Jax Kayak Fishing - FL
Jersey Cape Kayak Fishing - NJ
Kayak Anglers of Western PA - PA
Kayak Bass Fishing - TN
Kayak Fishing Down Under - Australia
Kayak Fishing New Zealand - New Zealand
Kayak-Angelforum - Germany
Lanier Area Kayak Anglers - GA
Mississippi Kayak Fishing - MS
Modern Kayak Fishing - Australia
NCKA (NorCal Kayak Anglers) - CA
NCKFA (North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association) - NC
New England Kayak Fishing - NE
Northwest Kayak Anglers - WA
PCKFA (Panama City Kayak Fishing Association) - FL
Pensacola Fishing Forum - FL
Southwest Florida Kayak Angler's Association - FL
Space Coast Kayak Anglers - FL
Tennessee Kayak Anglers - TN
Texas Kayak Fisherman - TX
TKAA (Tidewater Kayak Angler Association) - VA
Yakfisher - Canada
Magazine of the year
Blade
Chesapeak Angler Magazine
Coastal Angler Mag
Extreme Kayak Fishing Magazine
Florida Sportsman
Kayak Angler Magazine
Kayak Fish
Kayak Sailing Magazine
KFC Tournament Trail Magazine
Modern Kayak Fishing
NZ fishing world
On The Water
Susquehanna Fishing Magazine
Product of the year
BlackPak by YakAttack
Bullwinkle by YakAttack
Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero Apparel by Columbia
C-Tug by Railblaza
Dry Pants by YakAssault
EGO S2 slider nets by Adventure Products
Falcon Sail by Falcon
Fish Grips by Fish Grip
GT90 by YakAttack
Hero 3 Black by GoPro
Kayak Fishing Light Kit by SuperNova Fishing Lights
Lifeproof Case by Liefproof
Lowrance 4 DSI by Lowrance
Micro anchor by Power pole
Mustang MIT 100 by Mustang Survival
Overboard Rods by Overboard Rods
Pro Series Camera Booms by Railblaza
Railblaza StarPorts by Railblaza
Rigging Bullet by YakAttack
Rip N Slash by Unfair Lures
Senzigrip rod by Bull Bay Rods
ShockStrap Ratchet Strap by ShockStrap
Sinister Swim Tail by Slayer Inc Lure Company
SL GearTrac by YakAttack
Tactical angler power clips by Tactical angler
Tailwater Tackle Bag by NRS
Tommyhead Jigs by Tommy Schultz
VisiCarbon Pro by YakAttack
Vudu Shrimp by Egret Baits
Zooka Tube by YakAttack
Location of the year
Bay of Quinte, Canada
Boundary Waters, MN
CBBT (Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel), VA
Chesapeake Bay, VA
Columbia river, WA
Devils River, TX
Dry Tortugas, FL
Fort Fisher, NC
Grand Isle, LA
Hobuck Beach, WA
Homer, AK
Indian River Lagoon, FL
Kiribati Flats, Christmas Island
Kona Coast, HI
Lady Bird Lake, TX
Laguna San Jose, PR
Lake Cassayuna, NY
Lake Fayett, TX
Lake Guntersville, AL
Leeville, LA
Leffingwell Landing, CA
Matlacha, FL
Mosquito Lagoon, FL
Orere point, New Zealand
Panama City Beach, FL
Pensacola, FL
Port Hope Lake Ontario, Canada
San Jose Lagoon, PR
Shelter Cove, CA
Susquehanna River, PA
 Video of the year
Bass On The Road [http://vimeo.com/72071857] by Bob Bramblet and Jim Van Pelt
Big Reds On Top [http://youtu.be/C0cl8nwRlQE] by Brandon Barton
Chompy the Shark [http://youtu.be/puNhvXutVjQ] by Isaac Brumaghim
Epic O H IVIE, Epic Fun Kayak bass fishing [http://youtu.be/E_F4bO3HyAs] by Mike Whitacre
EXTREME KAYAK FISHING 114# AHI [http://youtu.be/fU8LbHtAYc8] by Rob Wong Yuen
Fall Smallmouth Part 1 [http://youtu.be/m5aBzZTpulI] by Callie Shumway
Fayette Lake Kayak Bass Fishing [http://youtu.be/Pp8HMUrRpws] by Mark Cisneros
Giant Fish by Hand Line! [http://youtu.be/ZKneRv_NtMQ] by Chew On This
Golden Meadow Febuary 2013 [http://vimeo.com/60979694] by Joshua Thompson
Hooking Reds [http://youtu.be/IzypDHcbpVk] by Shawn Blunt
Jump [http://youtu.be/QE8ZnS4ThAQ] by Drew Gregory
Kayak Fishing Highlights 2012 [http://youtu.be/dX62LXj2o8A] by Matt Nelson
Kayak Fishing: Offshore Trip Gone Wrong Part 2 [http://youtu.be/v1rnnb-IDAE] by Robert Field
Kayak Fly Fishing for Bull Redfish [http://youtu.be/elB55FI1T3M] by Ben Roussel
Kayak Trophy Shark [http://youtu.be/G6DFuCLRYyE] by Rob Choi
Lake Fayette 4-23-2013 [http://youtu.be/fIr3VvMSIdA] by Bobby Clark
Mid-July Smallmouth [http://youtu.be/kEABbfYotPs] by Callie Shumway
Mo' BASS Goes Snakehead Fishing [http://youtu.be/DToEdHSjAzE] by Chad Hoover
My First Inshore Slam [http://youtu.be/Among3ZcDMU] by Darrell Olson
NZBLOKES Fishtales [http://youtu.be/DU7eN-Qg014] by NZBlokes Fishtales
PoBoys Kayak Fishing Team [http://youtu.be/tJAHzmJXQt0] by Shawn Pittman
Relentless [http://youtu.be/MSnPAi021AQ] by Rob Choi
River Stalkers [http://youtu.be/KoD3F858Org] by Evan Howard
Smallmouth Fishing Labor Day Weekend [http://youtu.be/2Oo6ZBAo020] by Callie Shumway
The Silver Rocket [http://youtu.be/76Cl9lkydhY] by Drew Gregory
There is no Spoon [http://youtu.be/tz085AeGHNs] by Josh Holmes
Things that make you go 'WAHOO! [http://youtu.be/Bvkx1zua59I] by Drew Gregory
Three Kayaks, Four Big Reds [http://youtu.be/Nz7DIGhUNhQ] by Kayak Kevin Whitley
TKAA Charity Tournament 2012 [http://youtu.be/FPukcJ7B-_Y] by Rob Choi
West PalmTournament [http://youtu.be/1ZRhELXwjRA] by Andrew Mixon
 Blog of the year
ACK Blog Jerron [blog.austinkayak.com/author/jerron] by Jerron Wosel
Angling Addict [www.angling-addict.com] by Rob Choi
Bayou Yakkin [bayouyakker.wordpress.com] by Eli Braud
Bill Howard's Pro Staff Blog [www.yakangler.com/pro-staff/bill-howard] by Bill Howard
Bob Bramlet' Pro Staff Blog [www.yakangler.com/pro-staff/bob-bramblet] by Bob Bramlet
Dizzyfish Kayak Fishing [dizzybigfish.co.uk] by Ian Harris
DriftingSon [www.driftingson.com] by Shawn Zenor
El Camino Blues [elcaminoblues.blogspot.com] by Stephen Outten
Fish Tattoo [www.fishtattoo.net] by Pat Kellner
Fishnhound [fishnhound.canadiankayakanglers.com] by Stephen Laurie
Fishyaker [fishyaker.com] by John Oast
Florida Sportsman Mark Naumovitz Blog [www.floridasportsman.com/blog/paddle-kayak-blog] by Mark Naumovitz
Hook Line and Sinker [hookline-sinker.net] by Richie Bekolay
Infishicated [www.infishicated.com] by Matt Anderson
Kayak Angler [www.kayakangler.blogspot.com] by Jason Self
Kayak Bass Adventures [kayakbassadventures.com] by Alan Sladek
Lone Star Chronicles [lonestarchronicles.com] by Bert Rodriguez
Makoslayer [www.makoslayer.com] by Timothy Quintana
Man Powered Fishing [www.manpoweredfishing.com] by Drew Haerer
Mountains to Marsh [mountainstomarsh.wordpress.com] by Ben Roussel
Paynes Paddle Fish [www.paynespaddlefish.com] by Chis Payne
River Stalkers [riverstalkers.blogspot.com] by Evan Howard
Saltwater Kayak Fisherman [www.saltwaterkayakfisherman.com] by Rob Appleby
The Hobie Life [thehobielife.blogspot.com] by Matt Baden
The Impractical Fisherman [www.theimpracticalfishermen.com] by Daniel John Roloff
The Milkcrate [themilkcratemag.com] by Andy Cameron
Uff Da Kayak Angling Journeys [www.uffdaanglingkayakjourneys.com] by Darrell Olson
Up Down Bass [updownbass.com] by Dean Brown
Without A Paddle [withoutapaddleblog.com] by Marcus Villanueva
Yakfish [yakfish.net] by Gregg Crisp
 Shop of the year
Action Watersports - FL (www.actionwatersports.net)
Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe - OR (www.aldercreek.com)
Appomattox River Company - VA (www.paddleva.com)
Austin Canoe & Kayak - TX (www.austinkayak.com)
Canoe & Kayak Waikato - New Zealand (www.canoeandkayak.co.nz)
Collinsville Canoe & Kayak - CT (cckstore.com)
Estero River Outfitters - FL (www.esteroriveroutfitters.com)
Get: Outdoors - NC (www.shopgetoutdoors.com)
Harry Goode's - FL (www.fishmore.com)
Hook 1 - TN (kayakfishinggear.com)
Jenda Paddlesports - Canada (jenda.com)
Kayak Fishing Supplies - CA (kayakfishingsupplies.com)
Kayak Shed - OR (www.kayakshed.com)
Kayaks by Bo - FL (Kayaksbybo.com)
Mariner Sails - TX (www.mariner-sails.com)
Massey's Outfitters - LA (www.masseysoutfitters.com)
Oceans East 2 Bait and Tackle Shop - VA (www.facebook.com/OCEANSEAST2)
Outdoor Supply Company - NC (Outdoorsupplycompany.com)
Outside World Outfitters - GA (theoutsideworld.net)
P & P Kayaks - HI (www.plentypupule.com)
Pack & Paddle - LA (packpaddle.com)
Sail - Canada (www.sail.ca)
Sterling Harbor Bait & Tackle - NJ (Sterlingharbor.com)
Sunjammers Watersports - FL (sunjammers.com)
The Charleston Angler - SC (www.thecharlestonangler.com)
The Kayak Fishing Store - NJ (www.thekayakfishingstore.com)
The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak, llc - PA (www.the-rivers-edge.com)
Tomo's Tackle - MA (www.tomostackle.com)
Wild River Outfittet - VA (www.wildriveroutfitters.com)
Yak City - NC (yakcity.net)
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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.

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