Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • Florida Anglers Strike Back for the Extreme Crown

    Not your average kayak folk competed last weekend in the nation’s exclusive Sailfish Smack Down 2015. This second-annual event brought sixty one anglers to Pompano Beach, FL from all over the US and Canada, and once again the tournament proved to be one of the best events for saltwater kayak anglers.  Read More
  • Fishing with Braid: My Line of Choice from a Kayak

    After seeing SpiderWire® advertised in 1994, I picked up a spool of Cabela’s “Ripcord” braid - a “super” line advertised as ‘stronger than steel’ - because SpiderWire® was just too ridiculously expensive. For monster Kenai River kings, this seemed like just the ticket. Read More
  • The Court Jester and Lee Van Cleef

    When I was very young, I remember both of my grandfathers taking me fishing. Sometimes it was on their boats, sometimes it was on the bank and sometimes in a float tube. I learned to catch perch, crappie, catfish, bass and carp. I learned different techniques, about different lures, how to cast different reels and how to watch a line. Read More
  • Jackson Officially Announces The "Coosa HD"

    Drew Gregory walked us through the prototype "Coosa HD" at Outdoor Retailer 2014. The well-rounded Coosa HD will give kayak fishermen a little more room and stability, especially when compared to the original "Coosa". See Jackson Kayaks' full press release below. Read More
  • Fishing Reel Maintenance for Dummies

    Not that we are all not dummies when it comes to reel maintenance - but for some this is an overwhelming task, especially for kayak anglers fishing in saltwater. After all, we are fishing at nearly the same level as the fish, which provides a greater risk that our reels will be more in contact with the water then if we were fishing from a boat, dock/pier, or from the shoreline. Read More
  • Guest Blog: Why I Don't Tournament Fish

    Tournaments aren't for everyone. Some people are burnt out while others like to keep competitive drive away from fishing. Wanting to understand better, I am lending my space today to JD Desrosiers to tell his story.  Read More
  • The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour

    The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) is fast approaching. From what I have seen in the trailers, this year’s tour is going to be the best. Read More
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Recent Reviews

Malibu "Mini X"
 
3.4
Mark Watanabe
"I was lucky enough to borrow a Malibu Mini X for over a year from the owner of Kayak Fishing Radio Chip Gibson. Used in specific situations the Mini X excels, but I wouldn't recommend it if you fish large bodies of water frequently. The Malibu Mini X has many great features but is by no means a good “all around kayak”. Let’s start with what I like about the Malibu Mini X Light weight – The Malibu..."
Tackle Shack
 
4.0
Mark Watanabe
"Finding our selves without kayaks at 7 pm Friday night, we were in a scramble. Adam and I needed to get our hands on some form of roto-molded flotation device to use on our last fishing day in Florida. We stopped by a small kayak shop in Largo but they didn't have any rentals left. Three calls to other shops “without naming names” ended in “Sorry but we can’t help you”. Our final stop was a..."
Ohero “Carbonado”
 
4.5
Greg Becker
"As much as I love 7’6”and 8’ spinning rods for flats fishing from my kayak, I’ve experienced two issues. The rod butts tend to get in the way when casting from a low seated position, and the leverage of the longer rod takes its toll on muscles and joints after hours of casting and “walking the dog” with a topwater plug. Enter Ohero Fishing’s new 7’ “Carbonado” series rods, specifically designed for kayak fishing. When I first spoke with..."

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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General Site Topics

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.

 

YakSocial

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.

 

Forum

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".

 

Ranks/Medals

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?

Answer:

  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?

Answer:

  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".

 

Comments

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

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