Jeff Singleton recently embarked on his first winter smallmouth trip and caught something unwanted and unexpected. A trash fish. Or maybe not. He tells us all about it.
Kevin Nakada owns and operates the Sea Samurai kayak guide service in the San Diego area. He is known as the Sensei at catching yellowtail and has plenty of good stories to share. Kevin works for the Hobie Cat company in their technical support section and is their fishing team coordinator. He also provides a top-of-the-line kayak fishing guide service in the San Diego area. He will assure you a trip that will become a memory of a lifetime and make you a warrior on the water. Let’s listen to Kevin’s thoughts and experiences on fishing from a kayak.
Marty Hughes, or Kayakjak as he is known around these parts, is a man with a knack for setting an “outrageous” goal each year. In 2015 he challenged himself to catching 2015 fish, a goal that he actually managed to accomplish thanks to a lot of perseverance. This was a huge personal achievement for Marty as he came up short the two previous years when attempting the same goal. We were curious to discover if the challenge was on again in 2016 and whether Marty was able to continue his winning streak.
Years ago, Mark and Adam, two kayak anglers who are very passionate about the sport, had the vision to create a community-driven website that would become the ultimate kayak fishing resource. YakAngler was born and the site has grown to exceed their expectations. The time has come for Mark and Adam to pass the torch to Advertical Media, a small Florida-based publishing company that consists of a dedicated team of people.
Hobie continues to be a leading innovator in the kayak community. This year is no different, as they introduce the long-awaited reverse pedal system. Using only one finger, the mechanism easily flips the fins from forward to reverse. This new system will be backwards compatible with older models, and sold as an accessory in 2017.
Brooks Beatty is one of those guys that you may not have seen, but you have darn sure seen his work. He wears too many hats to list, but has most recently been involved with Jackson Kayak's JK Media House putting out some incredible videos from his fishing adventures.
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.