It has been another exciting year in the sport of kayak fishing. Some great new products have hit the market, and we at YakAngler.com are proud to release our third annual Christmas Wish List.
Well-known kayak angling personality Chad Hoover has joined the Bending Branches team. From the press release: “Chad is one of the most talented and highly respected kayak anglers in the country. Now with Bending Branches, he has the paddles to complement his unique expertise.” Read the rest here...
Reel Recovery is a fly-fishing support retreat started nationally in 2003 by a group of avid fly-fishers, inspired by their fishing buddy's ongoing battle with brain cancer. Witnessing first-hand the beneficial impact fly-fishing provided their friend, the group created Reel Recovery to provide the same opportunity for other men battling the disease.
My friends, family, and I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the 2013 Beep Ball World Series with a kayak race. Nineteen teams from all over the United States and one from Taiwan came to Columbus, GA for the championship series. Players from eighteen of these teams participated in an intense kayak race on the Chattahoochee River.
One of the great things about going to a show like ICAST (besides checking out all the cool new stuff) is getting together with your peers in the industry. I had the opportunity to catch up with Jim Sammons, star of The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on WFN and NBC Sports.
It’s been quite some time since I sat down at the keyboard and shared my fishing adventures, and a lot has happened since my last article. Where to begin?
Sometime last year, Jim VanPelt and I were shark fishing on Bonita Beach and talking about fishing. We were discussing kayak fishing and all the different species of big fish we had caught. At some point, we began talking about the fish we wanted to try from a kayak. I will never forget his reaction when I brought up goliath grouper: “Can’t be done,” he said without hesitation. The conversation moved on, but I kept thinking about the possibilities. So did Jim.
Brian Martin aka “Plan B” was one of our top members of the YA Nation with over 850 points earned last month. Like many of us, Brian started out as a bank angler and saw kayak fishing as a budget-friendly alternative to a powerboat. We also find out how he won two kayaks in one month, how an artist works with fire, and a great recipe for your next catch.