Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • Third Annual Sailfish Smack Down

    Planning for the third annual Sailfish Smack Down is under way, with the event scheduled for January 30-31, 2016 in Pompano Beach, FL. Read More
  • 5th Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship Team North America Announced

    Team North America is set for the fifth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship kayak fishing tournament. The North American kayak fishing team will have their hands full with 47 competitors from 19 different countries all fishing Shang Lake China for Chinese perch, topmouth cutler, and yellowcheek Carp. Read the full press release below. Read More
  • Round 2 of the 2015 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards

    Over 4,300 individual responses have been received from Round 1 of the Kayak Angler's Choice Awards voting. The results have been tabulated, the categories reset, and Round 2 is now open! Read More
  • Round 1 of the 2015 Kayak Angler's Choice Awards

    We have gone through over 1,000 nominations, and are now ready for the first round of the 2015 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards. This is your chance to pick the kayak anglers and kayak fishing products you think are the best. We added a new category this year - Kayak Fishing Photo of the Year - and are excited about many of the submissions. Read More
  • Top 10 Fishing Kayaks 2015

    New and seasoned kayak anglers have more kayaks to choose from today than ever before. This can make the task of choosing the best kayak for fishing a little overwhelming. That is why we’ve listed our Top 10 fishing kayaks for 2015. We used the same selection process as last year; we polled over 1000 people, and came up with a list of twenty three fishing kayaks. From those, our staff of anglers from around the country narrowed them to the Top 10 lineup. Read More
  • Contrary Kayak Angling - Part II

    In Contrary Kayak Angling – Part I I alluded to the unique characteristics and advantages a kayak brings on medium to large rivers. These are characteristics and advantages that the wading angler can take advantage of to efficiently fish productive water that they otherwise could not reach, or fish productively, without the kayak. Read More
  • Summer Slam Part II results

    Results are in from the Extreme Summer Slam Part 2 tournament! Read More
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Recent Reviews

Fenix "HL55" high-intensity waterproof headlamp
"When it comes to launching or recovering the kayak in the dark, it seems like I go through two or three headlamps a year. I’m not easy on gear, plus I’m always looking for newer/better/brighter. I’ll squash one and break it, or waterproof isn’t REALLY waterproof and the salt water takes its toll. I think I have found a lifetime headlamp in the Fenix HL55. As LED technology has continued to improve and drop in price, the brighter Cree-based..."
McAlpine Dam Harrison Ave Ramp
"You have to watch the water levels at this launch. They close the ramp if the water is too high for boats to launch, but even if the ramp is open the water can be pretty tough for kayakers. When the water is down we have caught a TON of fish from this launch. Fish the hydros across from the ramp for sauger, hybrids, and even smallmouth. You can drift back from the hydros and drop a dead..."
Hobie "Pro Angler 12"
"At the Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake earlier this month I was able to finally fish out of the Hobie Pro Angler (PA) 12. I’ve pedaled and paddled it twice at Outdoor Retailer but never got a chance to fish out of it for a full review. There wasn’t much I didn’t like about the larger Pro Angler 14 and there wasn’t much I didn’t like about the PA 12. There were only a few dislikes about the..."

Frequently Asked Questions

Please use the below FAQ to try and answer your questions first. If you still can’t find answer feel free to post the question in the help forum or feel free to Contact Us directly

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Question: How can I change my email address?

Answer: You can update your email and name by going to your YakSocial profile and click on edit profile then account details.


Question: I can't get to the website from my computer at home but I can get to it from my phone or my computer at work.

Answer: You might have been blocked by your security system. Go to this website and copy down your IP Address, then shoot us an email letting us know the issues and include your IP Address.



Question: Is there a way to get email notification on updates of the forum or discussion boards?

Answer: By default any discussions or announcements that happen in your YakSocial groups you will receive a notification via your registered email. If you would like to subscribe to a topic in the forum you just need to click on the subscribe button when you post or edit a topic in the forum.


Question: I'm having trouble uploading photos to an album. Is there any size limitation other then the 1MB. Most of mine appear to be in the 1MB-900K range. Last night non of them uploaded and the one I'm doing now just sits there.

Answer: Please see the following post "trouble uploading photos to an album"


Question: I can’t upload photos with my iPhone or iPad.

Answer: Currently the iOS platform (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) does not permit file upload via the safari browser. This is a limitation set by Apple Inc themselves on these devices. We do not have solution for this at the moment.


Question: How do I send Private Messages or PM's?

Answer: You can send Private Messages "PM", from either the forum or the community. In the forum click on the message icon "Looks like at talk bubble" in the forum right above the users post and points count. In the community go to the users profile and select SEND MESSAGE right above their activity stream.


Question: Can I change my username?

Answer: Because of the many requests we get to change usernames, we will now be limiting username changes to YakAngler Supporters. Becoming a YakAngler Supporter is easy; just purchase a supporter badge in the store. After you have purchased a YakAngler Supporter Badge, submit your username change request though our support form.



Question: Is there a way to get an alert that would let you know via email when a new topic is posted? Kinda like subscribing to a topic, but at the forum level?

Answer: If you would like to subscribe to a category in the forum, first click on the forum you want to subscribe to like "Water Cooler" once in the "Topics in Category:" you just need to click on the subscribe button.


Question: How can I post an image in the forums?

Answer: Please see guide "How to show photos from the internet in the forum".


Question: When I click on a smiley it shows up as text and not the picture, can I preview it?

Answer: To view the result of your message prior to clicking submit, use the two preview button options.


Question: Why doesn't my gender or location show up in the forums?

Answer: You must go to yaksocial > profile > forumsettings Once there if you don't want to add your twitter or flickr icons just click save. When you click the save button your Gender, Location, And Birthday will be automatically pulled from your YakSocial Profile. If this doesn't work it's because you have not filled out your community profile completely. Please fully fill out your YakSocial profile and repeat the process.


Question: How do I create a poll?

Answer: Click on the Poll button "it looks like a graph or chart" that is right inbetween the URL Link and EBAY buttons.


Question: Can I add banners to my forum signature?

Answer: Yes you may add a banner or images to your forum signature, but we ask that you keep them to a maximum size of 468px by 150px.


Question: How do I add an image to my forum signature?

Answer: Please see Guide How To Add An Image To My Forum Signature


Question: How big can my signature be in the forum?

Answer: Forum signatures must not exceed 468px by 150px. This does NOT apply to our Staff members.


Question: How can I embed a video in the forums?

Answer: Please see Hammerheads guide "How to embed video's".



Question: What ranks and how do we keep earning them?

Answer: Community rank or Niche, this is displayed in both the forums and YakSocial. Your Niche is calculated by your actions on the site. You get points for many actions, creating a group in YakSocial, posting in the forums, adding pictures to your profile etc. For more information about the YakSocial Niche see this breakdown guide.


Question: What are the medals for?

Answer: There are various medals that are earned through actions on the site like submitting x number of fishing locations and others that are earned by going to events like a Boondoggle. For a complete list of all the medals see this breakdown guide.


Pro Team/Ambassadors

Question: How can I become a YakAngler Pro Team member?

Answer: Pro Team members are picked from active members of our community. All Pro Team must have been a member of the site for at least 6 months and first be Ambassadors which requires a minimum of 1000 points to qualify then when Ambassadors reach 1500 points they are eligible to be asked to join the team. We started using this approach because we want individuals that love the site and the community and are actively participating on YakAngler. We've found this is the best way to give everyone a chance to see if they like the site and for us to see if they would be a good fit for our Pro Team.


Question: Are Pro Team, Pro Team members for life?

Answer: Pro Team members are required to abide by the Pro Team Terms and Conditions to keep their position.


Question: What benefits do YakAngler Pro Team receive?


  1. Will be invited into the YakAngler team with entry into the Pro Staff forum.
  2. Will be able to manage the Staff Blog and their Regional Fishing reports.
  3. Have full access to their author profile.
  4. Will receive the YakAngler Pro Staff Badge.
  5. Will receive 4 YakAngler Staff stickers.
  6. Will be first in line for any items to be reviewed.
  7. Industry discounts some over 50%.
  8. Will be able to participate in the YakAngler profit sharing program.


Question: What is a YakAngler Ambassador?

Answer: Ambassadors are some of the top users on the site; they have proven themselves as very active users by acquiring at least 1000 points. YakAngler Ambassadors have special privileges on YakAngler.com including the ability to manage their own blog, access to restricted forums, second in line for gear reviews, and at 1500 point will be eligible to apply for Pro Team status.


Question: What benefits do YakAngler Ambassadors receive?


  1. Will receive the YakAngler Ambassador Badge.
  2. Gain access to the Ambassadors forum.
  3. Will be able to manage their a User Blog.
  4. Have limited access to update their author profile.
  5. Receive 2 YakAngler Stickers.
  6. Will be second in line for any items to be reviewed.
  7. At 1500 points will be eligible to apply for the YakAngler Pro Team.


Author Help

Question: How do I post an article if I'm an Ambassador?

Answer: Please see "These how to videos".



Question: How can I post an image in my article comments?

Answer: Please see guide "How to add photos in the article comments".