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2012 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards Winners

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The votes have been collected and the numbers have been tallied for the only kayak fishing-specific awards chosen solely by kayak anglers. The second annual Kayak Anglers Choice Awards was a huge success, and with over 5000 unique voters the awards more than tripled last year’s participation.

Four new categories were added this year: Online Tournament, Online Video, Blog, and Location. There were some familiar names from last year’s awards, and some brand new surprises. Without further ado, here are the top three winners for each category!


Angler of the year

  1. Kayak Kevin Whitley
  2. Drew Gregory
  3. Justin Carter


Guide of the Year

  1. Dee Kaminski
  2. Justin Carter
  3. Dean Thomas


Kayak of the Year

  1. Hobie Pro Angler 12
  2. Jackson Kayak Cuda 14
  3. Hobie Outback


Forum of the Year

  1. Texas Kayak Fisherman
  2. Austin Kayak Fishing
  3. Kayak Bass Fishing


Magazine of the Year

  1. Kayak Angler Magazine
  2. Kayak Fishing Magazine
  3. Coastal Angler


Most Innovative Product of the Year

  1. Jackson Kayak High Seat (adjustable)
  2. Hobie Pro Angler 12
  3. Overboard Fishing Rods


Retailer of the Year

  1. Austin Canoe and Kayak
  2. HOOK1
  3. Appamattox River Company


Blog of the Year

  1. Angling Addict by  Rob Choi
  2. Kayak Angler by Jason Self
  3. Saltwater Kayak Fisherman by  Rob Appleby


Online Tournament of the Year

  1. Kayak Wars
  2. Kayak Bass Fishing Challenge Series
  3. Florida Sportsman Kayak Challenge


Tournament of the Year

  1. IFA Kayak Tour
  2. Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic
  3. Riverbassin' Tournament Trail


Online Video of the Year

  1. Jackson Kayak: Flying Fish
  2. Epic day kayak fishing in the gulf
  3. Addiction: Kayak Fishing


Location of the Year

  1. Devils River, TX
  2. Ladybird Lake Austin, TX
  3. Chesapeake Bay, VA

Congratulations to all the winners, we are already working on next year’s awards. Look for some big changes that will keep the KACA interesting and also help iron out some of the issues we faced these past two years!

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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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-11 # Captain Roger Bump 2012-10-16 08:27
Jacksonville Classic gets second in Kayak fishing tournaments , The same tournament where Mike Kogan banns someone from his tournament just because he is a threat to win , What does this say about your magazine taking a blind eye , That story is going to bite all of you in the ass .
 
 
+8 # YakSushi 2012-10-16 08:52
Quoting Captain Roger Bump:
Jacksonville Classic gets second in Kayak fishing tournaments , The same tournament where Mike Kogan banns someone from his tournament just because he is a threat to win , What does this say about your magazine taking a blind eye , That story is going to bite all of you in the ass .


Roger thank you for your response, the Kayak Anglers Choice Awards are nominated and voted upon by the kayak fishing community. Our goal for the awards is to stay totally neutral and let the community speak. I'm sorry you disagree with some of the results.
 
 
+1 # WildCat 2012-10-16 09:30
Quoting Captain Roger Bump:
Jacksonville Classic gets second in Kayak fishing tournaments , The same tournament where Mike Kogan banns someone from his tournament just because he is a threat to win , What does this say about your magazine taking a blind eye , That story is going to bite all of you in the ass .


LOL sounds like someone is a little pissed off they got booted from the tourney? What did you do?
 
 
+6 # Peter Rice 2012-10-16 09:19
And this is from a "Capt" who takes clients out all week, then goes out to the same spot during the tournament and then brags all over the internet about how good he is.
 
 
+8 # YAKuza 2012-10-16 11:43
Can't we all just get along?...It's funny how pissed off people get about this stuff. It's voted on by Kayak Angler's. It's not a conspiracy or an election, it's just fun. Find something more important to worry and bitch about.
 
 
+6 # standingyak 2012-10-16 12:20
Congrats Rob!
 
 
-5 # DawnPatrol 2012-10-16 23:48
Dee Kaminski, Guide of the Year, what a friigin joke! Piss poor example of good sportsmanship to boot.

Funny, Bump & his group of croonies keep trying to torpedo the Jax Classic but low & behold it's still the largest in the world! Keep crying Captain.
 
 
+3 # YakAholic 2012-10-17 05:44
Wow bro relax, sounds like mommy didn't give you enough attention when you were younger! Don't hate on everyone because you were not even nominated!

~Shawn
 
 
+4 # RKF Sherpa 2012-10-17 09:21
I think someone has some serious issues with his lack of manhood out there. I know first hand how very hard Dee Kaminski works to put all of her clients on fish. Calling her a piss poor example of good sportsmanship is completely uncalled for and unfounded as well! I don't know why your obviously tiny little grapes are so sour but I think you should apologize to the lady. You clearly need to be taught some manners and to grow up. Perhaps in the future that opportunity will present itself. Oh by the way, Dee is my fiance.
 
 
+4 # Bobby L 2012-10-17 10:29
Congragulations to everyone don't let the haters get you down!
 
 
+5 # bonitabob 2012-10-17 14:30
Holy Moly! :sad: Some of you guys need to take it easy. Congratulations to all of the winners!
 
 
+4 # Timmy 2012-10-17 16:15
Don't take life so serious.... And don't be that guy that cries about not being picked. If you didn't get picked maybe there is a reason... just Saying
 

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