With so many 2014 tournament series in the books and many anglers looking towards the 2015 season, we wanted to let our readers know to pump the brakes a bit - good fishing and tournaments in 2014 aren’t quite done! The River Bassin Tournament Trail, presented by Jackson Kayak, maybe the closest thing to a nationwide kayak fishing trail, has its finale scheduled for November 8 in Wetumpka, AL.
Early fall is a great time to fish here in the Lowcountry. Daytime temps start to dip to comfortable levels, and the inshore bite is really starting to heat up. As the days shorten and kids go back to school, fall offers kayak anglers prime conditions for inshore flats fishing. So why not fish for a cause?
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"...