The strength, stamina and fighting ability of a “silver king” make tarpon one of Florida’s most popular game fish. Experience the thrill! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants people to reel one in to the side of their boat and help us with the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study.
Many paddlers have places that they count the days until they can return. It may be because the fishing was phenomenal, or the scenery was breathtaking... a multitude of reasons. Anyone who has spent time around me knows I have a love for the Okefenokee Swamp. Every time I paddle the dark tannic acid-stained water, it gets harder for me to leave. There is something for everyone in the swamp, whether they are paddlers, explorers, fishermen, or birdwatchers. If you enjoy adventure, you will fall in love with this wild place.
Seventy seven new kayak reviews were posted during our “Review Your Yak Win $100” contest. We couldn’t be happier with the participation of the kayak fishing community, and know these reviews will help other kayak anglers make educated purchases. I know - blah blah blah, you just want to know who the winner is.
For over a year, anglers registered on YakAngler.com have had the ability to rate and review kayak fishing products on our website. Now you can help other kayak anglers out by offering your opinions and experiences, and have a chance at a $100 rigging package from Yak-Gear!
Last month, we re-posted Kayaking Canuck’s photo of their two Viking Kayaks “Profish Reloads” and couldn’t believe the response it got from our US-based readers. Comments like “SLICK, I wish they were available in the States” and “That is a machine!! Where can I get one?” followed the release. We spoke with Viking Kayaks shortly after the post, and they told us they had yet to finalize anything in the US.
2014 is the seventh year for the Fly Fishing Film Tour. I have become a fan of F3T, and have been to the last three. Many anglers are catching the bug, as the two events for Charleston sold out at least a few weeks before the February 22 showings. I’m sure that it was the same story in Boise, ID. This year’s eight short films were all “thumbs up” in my opinion, and that of others I talked to after the show.
Fishermen have used artificial fishing lures for ages. The ability to attract fish with an artificial bait using movement, vibration, flash, and color has been the mainstay of many people who yearn to catch fish. Behind the scenes there are the “lure makers” - the guys and gals who design new and intriguing imitations that will entice fish to strike. This series is dedicated to people who make plastic, feathers, fur, metal, and wood come to life in our aquatic world.
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!