Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

  • It's Topwater Time

    It’s that time again, the time when top water action heats up! This past week I went out to Calcasieu Lake (Big Lake) and although it was a little slow, I managed to pull out a few specs and redfish. The nice thing about it was, except for one flounder they were all on topwater. I did attempt to throw other things, but the surface action is what they wanted. Read More
  • YakAngler Pro Interview - Justin Carter

    I have known Justin Carter since 2009, when I started struggling with kayak fishing. Justin and Tommy Samuels are considered two of the pioneers of kayak fishing here in South Carolina - especially the Lowcountry of Charleston. He is an Eastern regional ProStaff member for Hobie, where he conducts several kayak fishing seminars for Hobie dealers and the local tackle shops in the Lowcountry area. Read More
  • Wilderness Systems Kayaks Officially Hands Free

    Kayak fishermen rejoice Wilderness Systems has jumped into the hands free fishing market. Wilderness Systems fans now have the option to upgrade their current “A.T.A.K”, “Thresher” and “Tarpon 130x” fishing kayaks.  Read More
  • 2016 Battle in the Bahamas

    The 2016 Battle in the Bahamas tournament is in the books, and Joe Hector sent along the results of the third-annual event. Read More
  • Confluence Outdoor Taking A New Direction

    Evan Lyendecker, Director of Marketing Communications at Confluence Outdoor, says the company will be getting out of the kayak industry and heading into a new direction. Read More
  • Kayak Wars - the Ultimate Kayak Fishing Experience

    Now here’s a whale of a fish tale! It’s about the perfect blend of an extreme sport and the modern equivalent of a bunch of guys sitting around a camp-fire sharing stories about their greatest catches. Let us introduce you to Kayak Wars, a fishing tournament dedicated to providing the ultimate kayak fishing experience for anglers in both freshwater and saltwater. Read More
  • Six Tips to Help You Land Big Fish!

    As an angler, you never want to tell your friends a fishing story that starts with “You should’ve seen the one that got away!” If you’re having trouble landing bigger fish, you’ve come to the right place! Understanding certain principles and learning the fundamental skills of landing a fish after you’ve hooked it will increase your success. Here are some tips that are sure to help you land a big fish soon. Read More
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Recent Reviews

DreamWave "Tremor" portable Bluetooth speaker
 
5.0
"I’ve been trying out several different Bluetooth speakers, both for on the water and at the beach or campsite. The small ones are okay - until you turn them up. They either start to distort, or just are not powerful enough to be heard on more open spaces. Then came the DreamWave “Tremor”. The battery-powered Tremor boasts a whopping 50 watts of crisp, clean audio - more than any other portable unit I’ve seen on the market. It can..."
Fenix PD35TAC flashlight
 
5.0
"Between my years in the fire service, law enforcement, USAR, and the great outdoors, I’ve had the opportunity to look at, play with, and use a LOT of different flashlights. Last fall I wanted to replace the light on my duty belt with a high-output LED unit. I’m a Fenix fan, so the PD35 series was an obvious choice. The heart of the PD35TAC is a Cree XP-L (V5), driven by either two CR123 lithium ion batteries or a..."
Hobie "Mirage Outback" 2015
 
4.2
"If you have pedaled or fished out of a pre-2015 Hobie Outback and think you know what they are all about think again. The new 2015s have the same basic lines below the water but the changes above the waterline make this kayak one of my favorite fishing kayaks to use. When you first get into the new Outback you will immediately feel how comfortable the new Vantage seat is. You will wonder how you ever sat on 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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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".