Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • Thoughts on the Torpedo Bait Bucket

    When I first saw pictures of the Torpedo Bait Bucket I was intrigued. It was a newer, lighter version of what I had seen people make from PVC pipe for year. I fish live bait on the coast some and with my kids in freshwater so I thought I’d give it a try. Read More
  • First Hobie Fishing Worlds V Qualifying Event Announced

    Ohio valley kayak anglers looking to participate in next year’s Hobie Fishing Worlds V rejoice! Hobie announces their return to Kentucky Dam Village State Park May 29-31 2015. This is the first qualifying event announced for the 2015 Hobie Fishing Worlds tournament. The winner of this event will receive automatic entry and airfare to compete as a member of Team USA. See below press release for full details. Read More
  • Floating Jigs for Metalheads

    A number of years ago, there was a revolution in steelhead fishing: the simple marabou jig. Suspended in the water by a float, jigging steelhead is a surefire way to get into the fish. Fishermen started leaving their rolls of lead and bait behind because simple jigs were picking up fish. Bad fishermen were catching steelhead with jigs. Good fishermen were catching a ton of steelhead on jigs. Read More
  • Selling Out For $20 and a T-Shirt

    The kayak angling industry is growing rapidly. Some figures suggest as many as 25% more kayaks are sold year over year for the last five years. With the fast expanse comes a bevy of new companies selling their products in new venues and reaching new markets, specifically kayak anglers.  Read More
  • Seein' Red in December

    As the year draws to a close, I’m just trying to find time to get out to the marshes in this busy season. Between holidays, birthdays, parties, and work, finding time to fish has been almost impossible at times. In fact, the last time I had targeted redfish was before Halloween. Read More
  • Winter Salmon Fishing in Alaska

    I moved to Kenai, AK in 1971 when I was five years old. My father was an avid fisherman, and he in turn got me addicted. Since that time, like clockwork, we would switch from open water fishing to ice fishing in November. I had heard about the winter king salmon fishery in Homer, but wrote it off to a futile attempt by crazed daredevils to shake the winter blues. Then I got a kayak, and my life… errr, fishing schedule (same thing) changed. Read More
  • Kayak Fishing With Freezing Fingers

    Some people put their kayaks away when the starts to mercury drop and winter arrives. However, there is still some good fishing to be found if you can get on the water. You need to wear the proper clothing and safety gear, but even if you have a great dry suit your hands still can get wet and cold. Here are some options for keeping your hands warm while still being able to perform necessary functions. Read More
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Recent Reviews

Malibu "Mini X"
 
3.4
Reviewed by 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
Reviewed by 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
Reviewed by 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

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Forum

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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.

 

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

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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 positioin.

 

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".