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2013 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards Winners

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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.

Participation spread in 2013. The Awards are quickly growing to become an international kayak fishing community event, with votes and nominations coming in from fifteen other countries. Three categories (Tournament, Online Tournament, and Guide) were removed, and Paddle was added.

2013 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards Winners

Angler of the year

  1. Ashley Rae
  2. Chad Hoover
  3. Drew Gregory

Kayak of the Year

  1. Hobie Pro Angler 14
  2. Jackson Kayak Cuda 14
  3. Wilderness Systems Ride 115X

Product of the Year

  1. GoPro Hero 3 Black
  2. YakAttack BlackPak
  3. Fish Grips

Paddle of the Year

  1. Bending Branches Angler Pro
  2. Werner Camano: Hooked
  3. Backwater Paddles Assult Hand Paddle

Magazine of the Year

  1. Kayak Angler Magazine
  2. Extreme Kayak Fishing Magazine
  3. Coastal Angler Magazine

Location of the Year

  1. Grand Isle, LA
  2. Chesapeake Bay, VA
  3. Devils River, TX

Retailer of the Year

  1. Austin Canoe and Kayak - TX
  2. HOOK1 - TN
  3. The River's Edge Canoe & Kayak - PA

Blog of the Year

  1. Kayak Angler by Jason Self
  2. Angling Addict by  Rob Choi
  3. Paynes Paddle Fish by Chris Payne

Online Video of the Year

  1. Kayak Fishing: Offshore Trip Gone Wrong Part 2 by Robert Field
  2. EXTREME KAYAK FISHING 114# AHI by Rob Wong Yuen
  3. Three Kayaks, Four Big Reds by Kayak Kevin Whitley

Forum of the Year

  1. Texas Kayak Fisherman - TX
  2. Kayak Bass Fishing - TN
  3. Kayak Anglers of Western PA - PA

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! We look forward to new gear, forums, anglers, shops, and more in the 2014 KACA!

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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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