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Monday, 04 June 2012 20:24

2012 Jamaica Bay Recap

The 9th Annual Kayak Fishing Classic at Jamaica Bay was held May 17-20, 2012. The participants started to arrive early on Thursday morning for a day of pre-fishing before the official start of the tournament at noon Friday. The weather was beautiful, with sunny skies all weekend and even relatively calm wind. This year, the tournament supported two charities...

Published in Tournaments
Monday, 07 May 2012 02:00

Ep 03: Dog Leash Kayak Anchor

Anchors are one of the first things people add to their fishing kayaks. There are many ways to do it, and there will be several YakAngler Workshop Episodes on the subject. In this episode, I add a dog leash type anchor setup to my Jackson “Coosa”.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 05:45

Ep 02: Flush Mount Rod Holders

Most “angler” edition kayaks come from the factory with flush-mount rod holders already installed. What do you do if you have a standard kayak without them, or you decided to purchase the “standard” model so you could save some coin and install them yourself? Luckily, flush mounts are easily installed in just a few minutes with some basic tools.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Monday, 19 March 2012 02:00

Ep 01: Kayak Work Stand

Welcome to the YakAngler Workshop. This is a new series of articles and videos I am putting together with tips, tricks, and how-tos centered around kayak fishing. In these articles, I hope to share with you not just how I do things, but why. I’m also looking for your requests and ideas for new episodes. If you have a suggestion, please post it in the YakAngler Workshop Suggestions forum. As with most things in life, there are multiple ways to do things, and I will be presenting one or maybe a few ways to do a project. We will have a forum topic for each episode so everyone can share their thoughts.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:02

Float Plans and Fishing Logs

When I woke up Sunday morning, it was 9°F. I wasn’t going to go fishing, so I decided to watch some of the Sunday morning fishing shows while planning out the day. On one of the shows the host mentioned something about keeping a log book, which reminded me about my New Year’s Resolution.  
Thursday, 19 January 2012 01:00

Kids on the Water

If you were to ask most anglers what their favorite childhood memory was, I bet eight out of ten would tell you about fishing with a parent or grandparent. So how do you create these memories for your kids and give them a lifelong love of the sport? Here are a few tips to help make their time with you on the water experiences they will remember.

Thursday, 29 December 2011 01:00

My Rigged Malibu X-Factor Fishing Kayak

I use my Malibu X-Factor fishing kayak on many different bodies of water and to chase many species of fish. I paddle the cold water lakes of the Northeast looking for Smallmouth Bass and fish the salt water flats of South Florida targeting Redfish and Sea trout. I have tried to keep the rigging on my kayak very flexible so I can adapt it to the current conditions and fish I am chasing.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Monday, 03 October 2011 21:51

Deep Water Re-Entry

As I sit here thinking about what to write about, the leaves changing color outside remind me about some recent posts I’ve read on some forums concerning YakAngling in colder water and an experience I had during my first season in a kayak.  Where I’m not going to cover specific safety and dry gear except for your PFD, and your better be wearing it. What I’m going to talk about getting back into your kayak when you end up in the water after playing turtle, specifically deep water re-entries or self rescues.

Published in How To Paddling
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 02:00

2011 Hook The Cure Recap

Saturday September 10 the 7th Annual Hook The Cure - Striped Bass Fishing Derby was hosted by the Elks Lodge in Winthrop, MA, after a two week delay caused by Hurricane Irene. Over the last 7 years over $100,000 have been raised for the Michael J Fox Foundation which helps fund Parkinson’s disease research. For the first time this year there was a kayak division that was catch, photo, & release instead of the traditional weigh in. The conditions were great on the water with light winds, calm seas, big tides and lots of fish caught.

Published in Tournaments
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:08

Fishing Lake George Part 2

Lake George can be divided up into several major areas, the area I fish the most is Bolton Bay and the area of the lake just south of the “Narrows”. Within a 30 minute paddle of any of the launches in Bolton Landing, you can catch any of the species the lake has to offer.

Published in New England
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