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Round 2 of the 2015 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards

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Over 4,300 individual responses have been received from Round 1 of the Kayak Angler's Choice Awards voting. The results have been tabulated, the categories reset, and Round 2 is now open!

There were ties in several difference categories, so in those cases more than 50% of nominees have progressed to Round 2.

To view the Round 1 results and cast your votes for Round 2, visit www.yakangler.com/choice. Round 2 is open Sunday Oct. 4.

Final results will be announced on October 19. At this point, it’s all up to you! Please review the categories and cast your votes in each round as we progress through the process.

Kayak Angler of the Year


Adams, Jason
Appleby, Rob
Arnold, Christopher
Baker, Mike
Barton, Brandon
Birthisel, Josh
Blanchard, Greg
Brunning, Casey
Camp, Drew
Castro, Chris
Champion, Ron
Choi, Rob
Clark, Bobby
Day, Thad
Delfraisse, Jason
Dreyer, Cory
Dye, Craig
Field, Robert
Galloway, Corey
Gregory, Drew
Griffith, Jason
Harness, Wade
Harrick, Joseph
Heck, Noah
Hoover, Chad
Hosler, Joe
Howell, Ryan
Jones, Holly
Kaminski, Dee
Lariscy, Walt
Lassard , Steve
Lessard, Steve
Lester, Nick
Little, Jeff
McDonald, Eric
McElroy, Jean
Oast, John
Pacitti, Rodney
Promnitz, Morgan
Redding, Jameson
Saber, George
Sammons, Jim
Smith, Graham
Smith, Sam
Southerland, Ty
Walley, Dwayne
Weber, Christina
Whitley, Kevin
Widrig , Wes
Zilkowsky, Mike


Kayak of the Year


Feelfree "Lure 11.5"
Hobie "Outback"
Hobie "Pro Angler 12"
Hobie "Pro Angler 14"
Hurricane Aquasports "Skimmer"
Jackson Kayak "Big Rig"
Jackson Kayak "Coosa HD"
Jackson Kayak "Cuda 14"
Jackson Kayak "Kraken"
Live Watersports “L2Fish"
Native Watercraft "Slayer Propel 13"
NuCanoe "Pursuit"
Ocean Kayak "Prowler Big Game 2"
Old Town "Predator XL"
Vibe Kayak "Sea Ghost 130"
Viking Kayaks "Profish Reload"
Wilderness Systems "Ride 115"
Wilderness Systems “A.T.A.K."


Paddle of the Year


Accent Paddles "Air"
Accent Paddles "Pro Edge Slider"
Accent Paddles "Transformer Pro"
Adventure Technology "Fishstix"
Adventure Technology "Oracle Angler"
Bending Branches "Angler Ace Plus"
Bending Branches "Angler Ace"
Bending Branches "Angler Classic Plus"
Bending Branches "Angler Classic"
Bending Branches "Angler Optimus"
Bending Branches "Angler Pro Plus"
Bending Branches "Angler Pro"
Carlisle "Magic"
Feelfree "Camo"
Werner Paddles "Camano Carbon"
Werner Paddles "Camano Hooked"
Werner Paddles "Camano"
Werner Paddles "Shuna Hooked"
Werner Paddles "Tybee Hooked"


Forum of the Year


Anglers Afloat - United Kingdom
Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club - LA
Central Coast Kayak Fishing - CA
Kayak Anglers For A Cause - TN
Kayak Fish The Great Lakes - MI
Kayak Fishing Down Under - Australia
Mountain State Kayak Anglers - WV
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
Southwest Virginia Kayak Anglers - VA
Space Coast Kayak Anglers - FL
SWKA (South Wales Kayak Anglers) - United Kingdom
TKAA (Tidewater Kayak Angler Association) - VA
Yakfisher - Canada


Magazine of the Year


Adventure Kayak Magazine
Extreme Kayak Fishing Magazine
Fisherman's Journal
Florida Sportsman
Kayak Angler Magazine
Kayak Fish Mag
Saltwater Angler
Texas Saltwater Fishing Mag
Yak Angling Magazine


Product of the Year


Astral "Aquanaut"
Bernie Stewart "Bernie's River Stick"
Hobie "H-Crate"
Hobie "Livewell XL"
Jackson Kayak "JKrate Soft Cooler"
KayakKaddy "KayakKaddy"
Line Cutterz "Line Cutterz Ring"
Manley Rods "Kayak Series" rods
MinnKota "Predator XL Trolling Motor"
Nocqua Adventure Gear "Pro Power Kit"
Orion Coolers "25 Cooler"
Raymarine "Dragonfly 4"
Rinse Kit "Rinse Kit Portable Sprayer"
Tourney X Tournament Management Software"
Wilderness Systems "Flex Pod OS"
YakAttack "Boomstick Camera Pole"
YakAttack "LeverLoc Anchor Trolley"
YakAttack "Paddle Holder"
YETI "Hopper 20 Soft Cooler"


Retailer of the Year


412Baitco (www.412baitco.com)
ACE Adventure Gear (www.aceadventuregear.com) WV
Anglers Pro Tackle (anglersprotackle.com) TX
Appomatox River Company (Paddleva.com) VA
Austin Canoe & Kayak (www.ack.com) TX
Big Wills Outfitters (www.facebook.com/BigWillsOutfitters) AL
Delaware Paddlesports (www.delawarepaddlesports.com) DE
Escape Watersports (www.escape-watersports.co.uk) UK
Get Outdoors (www.shopgetoutdoors.com) NC
Headwaters Kayak Shop (www.headwaterskayak.com CA
Hook 1 (www.kayakfishinggear.com) TN
Hunt Fish Paddle (www.huntfishpaddle.com) SC
Mariner Sails http://mariner-sails.com) TX
Next Adventure (nextadventure.net) OR
OKC Kayak (www.oklahomakayak.com) OK
Ozark Extreme Outdoors (www.ozarksextremeoutdoors.com) MO
Pacific Outfitters (www.pacificoutfitters.com) CA
Pack & Paddle (www.packpaddle.com) LA
Sunjammers Watersports (www.sunjammers.com) FL
The Boat Dock (boatdockne.com) NE
The Kayak Fishing Store (www.thekayakfishingstore.com) NJ
The Rivers Edge (www.the-rivers-edge.com) PA


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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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