Holly started fishing at the age of 5 in Annapolis, Maryland where she grew up. Her dad taught her how to kayak soon after, but it wasn't until the Charleston, South Carolina Boondoggle she finally merged the two together. Holly, her husband and two young children now live in Panama City, Florida and hit the water to kayak fish, as a family, every chance they get. When she isn't fishing she loves to work out at the gym, volunteer at her children's school and stay busy as a stay at home mom. Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, she worked as a Herpetologist at Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina. She loves to educate people about snakes, venomous species in particular. Any reptile questions, feel free to ask away!
Welcome to a new kayak fishing season in 2016! We all have our own rituals, habits, favorite places, and go-to tackle while out on the water. I'm guilty of it, too, and rarely will I stray from my norm. I'm sure what you're doing is working just fine, but I have a challenge for you: break out of the box, and try some different things this year. What do I mean by different? Check out my ideas!
Let's face it - the kayak fishing community has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. With ICAST just finishing up in mid-July, there are so many great new products, gizmos and gadgets on the market to deck out your kayak. It will make your head spin, or maybe just make you go into debt! Regardless, it's great to see the growth this activity has brought to the kayak and the fishing industry.
How many times have you asked yourself, “Why didn't I think of that?!” That's pretty much how I feel about the FUDs I just had the thrill of testing! Ok, so maybe not a thrill, but being a girl and all, it is pretty cool being able to relieve yourself standing up or kneeling, without soaking your pants or having pee run down your leg.
Of course, anyone can read any article written on YakAngler however I will say that this is geared for my lady anglers out there. More specifically, my lady yakanglers!
As a mom, I've learned that there are things I will always have on me or near me at all times for the kids, especially for outdoor adventures. Hand/face wipes, water, snacks, change of clothes and last but not least a kid sized potty! We never know if we are going to end up somewhere that doesn't have bathrooms. In other cases, the public restrooms can be so nasty that I'd rather the kids take care of business outdoors!
Have you ever cancelled a kayak fishing adventure because you did not have someone to watch the kiddos? That was rarely a problem for us. You see, we use to live in Charleston, SC where my husband, Stan, and I had both sets of grandparents at our beck and call. A quick phone call asking to watch our daughter Hannah, now 5, and our son Tide, now 3, and we were golden!
The pressure and last-minute scramble is on to get that female angler who hooked your heart the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift! Chances are she'd rather have her kayak ready to roll with cool, useful gear than wear diamonds and pearls. Here are some my favorite gift ideas and things I can't live without on the water. If you are budget minded, there are price ranges to help the piggy bank from breaking.