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2016 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards Winners

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With round three in the books, we have tallied all the votes and are excited to announce the winners of the Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. This is our sixth year hosting the awards, and the kayak fishing community certainly responded.

Over 10,000 people participated in the awards this year, with great submissions from anglers across the country. Please join us in congratulating the winners!


2016 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards Winners

Angler of the year

  1. Robert Field
  2. Chris Castro
  3. Guillermo Gonzalez

Kayak of the Year

  1. Hobie "Pro Angler 14"
  2. Wilderness Systems "A.T.A.K."
  3. Jackson Kayak "Coosa HD"

Product of the Year

  1. YakAttack "RotoGrip Paddle Holder"
  2. Line Cutterz "Line Cutterz Ring"
  3. YakAttack "LeverLoc Anchor Trolley HD"

Paddle of the Year

  1. Bending Branches "Angler Pro"
  2. Werner Paddles "Camano Hooked"
  3. Bending Branches "Angler Classic"

Magazine of the Year

  1. Kayak Angler Magazine
  2. Kayak Bass Fishing Magazine
  3. Salt Water Angler

Location of the Year

  1. Lake Fork, TX
  2. Florida Keys, FL
  3. Lake Guntersville, AL

Retailer of the Year

  1. Austin Canoe and Kayak - TX
  2. HOOK1 - TN
  3. Outside World - GA

Blog of the Year

  1. Kayak Fishing Blog by Chris Payne
  2. ACK Blog by Austin Kayak
  3. Saltwater Kayak Fisherman by Rob Appleby-Goudberg

Online Video of the Year

  1. Kayak Fishing for Double Hookup BULL REDS by Chris Castro
  2. Kayak Bass Fishing - The Kayak Fishing Experience by KayakBassintv
  3. Kiera Landers: 11 year old kayak fishing tournament angler by Robert Field

Photo of the Year

  1. Sweet Home Alabama by Jonathon Fordham
  2. Pedal boats aren't really kayaks. But that's none of my business by Rob Choi
  3. Rock Island Nights by Chris Funk

Forum of the Year

  1. Kayak Bass Fishing - TN
  2. Texas Kayak Fisherman - TX
  3. Austin Kayak Fishing - TX


Empoyer of the Year

  1. YakAttack - (Manufacturer) VA
  2. ACK - (Shop) TX
  3. Jackson Kayak - (Manufacturer) TN


Every vote was checked to ensure it complied with the "One person, one vote" program rule. We value the integrity of this awards program, and every year many ballots are disqualified for breaking this rule. This is a very time-consuming effort, and a lot of thanks and appreciation goes to out Mark Watanabe (YakSushi) for all his hard work. 

Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees! We look forward to 2017. Like (or dislike) the results? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Last modified on Monday, 17 October 2016 15:54
adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.



# MontyMurdoch 2016-10-17 11:52
Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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