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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.