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The Kayak Fishing Boondoggle™ - Columbus Day Weekend

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As the dog days of summer wear on, time grows short until the 2014 Kayak Fishing Boondoggle™ kicks off on October 10, 2014. This fall’s event will be back at KARS Park in Merritt Island – an outstanding “base camp” for accessing some of Florida’s best inshore kayak fishing waters. 

The October Boondoggle combines kayak fishing with vendor displays and demonstrations, adds a fun zone for the kids, and all comes together for a weekend of family-friendly adventure for everyone. Kayak anglers converge from all over the Southeast – and as far away as New England and the West Coast – to share good fishing and great fellowship.


The Vendor Village exhibits will open Friday afternoon at 2pm, followed by the evening dinner and Meet & Greet. Everyone will gather for what has become a Boondoggle tradition: a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors with Native Watercraft’s Woody Calloway, where every registered attendee will have a chance to walk away with an Ultimate 12FX.

The exhibits will open again Saturday between 2pm and 9pm, and educational demonstrations and workshops are scheduled throughout the day. Saturday night brings a catered BBQ dinner, followed by the door prize giveaway and raffle of products ranging from kayaks to gear and accessories.

While most of the “scheduled” activities take place Friday and Saturday, many Boondogglers arrive on Thursday and stay until Monday in order to make the most of the holiday weekend. The organizers choose locations for the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle™ for their fish, fishing, and overall quality of the stay. “The Boondoggle provides an escape for kayak fishing enthusiasts to relax, hang out, and fish with like-minded individuals in new locations,” said Adam Hayes of YakAngler.com. “First-time attendees are welcomed in and have a great time. It’s pretty amazing. We come from different states, but we’re like one big, happy family!”

To learn more about the Kayak Fishing Boondoggle™ and to register for the free event, visit www.KayakFishingBoondoggle.com.

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Greg Becker

About the Author: Greg Becker relocated to the Tampa Bay, FL area from upstate NY, where for 20 years he spent his spare time as a licensed hunting and fishing guide. He now enjoys fishing in places you don’t need to drill through the water in winter. Greg writes for several outdoor companies and publications in the U.S. and abroad, and is a member of the Native Watercraft Pro Staff and Bull Bay Rods Professional Team. Greg enjoys getting his eleven-year-old son Robert out fishing in salt water from his kayak, and together they volunteer with the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water and Operation Helping Hand at the James A Haley VA Hospital.

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# Snakegirl 2014-08-23 00:01
It's going to be a blast...as always!!
# Kayak_angler 2014-08-26 19:32
Sounds like a lot of fun, I wish I could attend but it is a bit too far away.

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