Teaming up with Bass Pro Shops and Yak-Gear.com provided for what would be an excellent turnout for an early fall kayak fishing tournament near Council Bluffs, Iowa. Retail giants like Bass Pro are noticing the growth of kayak fishing across our country, especially here in the Midwest region.
At 3:00am I rolled into Josh Slager’s driveway in Lakeland, FL and we started our journey to the East Coast for the Emily's 2014 Inshore Fishing Tournament. Emily is a ten-year-old little girl who is the only one in the world who has the genetic disorder Chromosome 2q36 Deletion Syndrome. She also has autism and epilepsy. This is an annual tournament to help raise funds for Emily’s therapy at her special school, which costs $29,000 a year.
The folks from the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) and the city of Georgetown, SC did an outstanding job on the second leg of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour for the Atlantic Division.
The newly-formed Indiana Kayak Anglers (IKA), a statewide organization representing kayak anglers in the Hoosier state, will be holding their inaugural kayak fishing tournament September 27, 2014 at Geist Reservoir near Indianapolis.
It was a calm, perfect morning in Pompano Beach on August 16 as anglers kick started their day with coffee and doughnuts provided by Dandee Doughnuts. The sun slowly crept over the horizon while each angler grabbed their kayak and ran to the water’s edge. The sight of 108 kayak anglers hitting the surf at the same time resembles a traffic jam during rush hour on I-95.
The 2014 Midwest Kayak Fishing Tournament concluded on Saturday, July 19th at Lake Wanahoo in Wahoo, NE. April's event was the "Crappie Chase", May featured the "Multi-Species Contest", and June wrapped up the on-line portion of the tournament with a "Bass Frenzy"...
The 2014 Border City Classic is now history. Eighty two kayak anglers took to the water to compete in the fourth annual BCC. Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River didn't disappoint the dedicated field of kayak anglers, some of whom came from as far as Edmonton, AB, Ottawa, ON, and Fort Wayne, IN.
“This is flat-out a great tournament run by a great bunch of people and fished by a great bunch of anglers,” said Sid Dobrin from Inventive Fishing, after competing in this year’s Extreme Kayak/Paddle board Fishing Tournament. 117 brave anglers took part of the spectacular shot gun start after fueling up on Dandee Donuts and coffee just as the morning sun peeked through in the east around 6:20a.m.