I have known Justin Carter since 2009, when I started struggling with kayak fishing. Justin and Tommy Samuels are considered two of the pioneers of kayak fishing here in South Carolina - especially the Lowcountry of Charleston. He is an Eastern regional ProStaff member for Hobie, where he conducts several kayak fishing seminars for Hobie dealers and the local tackle shops in the Lowcountry area.
Evan Lyendecker, Director of Marketing Communications at Confluence Outdoor, says the company will be getting out of the kayak industry and heading into a new direction.
Our addictive sport is growing quite rapidly, and with that many tournament have formed and grown! But one thing remains similar from kayak tournament to kayak tournament: the friendliness of anglers. You won't find any nicer angler than Ron Champion on the kayak tournament circuit. With many top finishes on his record, he is again going after the gold this season. In our interview he shares strategies that have proven successful, and we discuss his upcoming goals.
Jeff Sherwood has only been fishing for a few years from a kayak, but has the luxury of being in the business. He is the General Manager of Retail for the new Summit Sports - Austin Canoe & Kayak combined company. Jeff recently began tournament fishing, competing in several events in the Mid-West. He also fished in the Hobie Bass Open, and KBF Open on Toledo Bend in 2015. Jeff will be an instrumental figure in the growth of kayak fishing tournament in Michigan for 2016, expanding the successful Texa- based Kayak Anglers Tournament Series (KATS).
In episode 5 of YakAngler’s Inside and Out, Jameson heads down to the bayou for the fifth annual BoondoggleX. Huge jacks, bull redfish, trout, Ro-Sham-Bo, raffles, good times, and more from Fontainebleau State Park in beautiful Mandeville, LA.
Jameson Redding hosts Yakangler’s Inside and Out, and represents many companies in the kayak fishing industry. From the time I met him he has always been willing to help, no matter how tough or thankless the job. He is a constant study with his camera craft: learning and pushing limits to make a product anyone would be proud of. He is a heck of a Yakangler and I am honored to call him a friend.
As falling gas prices make owning a powerboat more affable than ever, we wanted to see why we have not seen a drop in new users joining the YA Nation. We asked our users why they decided to buy a kayak and jump into the world of kayak fishing. Here are the top 10 reasons they started kayak fishing.
Kona, Hawaii – April 27, 2014 the largest black marlin was caught and weighed in by the big fish guru and Hobie Fishing Team Member, Devin Hallingstad. The mammoth catch won first place in the Pelagic Pursuit Kayak Fishing Tournament held by Plenty Pupule Kayaks. A 212 lb monster like this challenges the best anglers on a 33’ boat let alone a 13’ kayak. And this real life Old Man and the Sea tale had an even better twist when Hallingstad had to do the unthinkable, dump his rod overboard.