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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

2nd Annual Kayak Fishing World Championship

The first World Championship was held last year in Port Macquarie, Australia, with the Aussies taking top honors. This year the Hobie Fishing World Championship will be held on our home turf. Kayak anglers from more than ten countries will descend on Austin, TX giving Team USA the home field advantage!

Published in Tournaments
Friday, 23 March 2012 02:00

Springing Forward

It had just been too long since I’d been fishing seriously. Since I started kayak fishing in 2007, I’ve pretty much fished every weekend that it was nice. This past winter, I went ahead and got the gear required and tried to fish twice every weekend. Then in February, I had to deal with some things that kept me off the water. It was miserable. I really missed fishing - a lot - but I felt I needed to take care of other matters, both professionally and personally. I did get out a couple of times in February, but the trips were short and unproductive. I felt like I was fishing out of spite. I didn’t care for that too much at all. Kayak fishing has become a really big part of my life and who I am. I was really bummed that I wasn’t getting out.

Published in West South Central
Monday, 27 February 2012 01:00

Buckets And Chains

Last weekend, I guided a friend to his personal best blue catfish. This weekend, I decided to play a little role reversal, and called local legend Forrest Short. Chain pickerel remained unchecked on the proverbial list, and Forrest's invitation to try his spots had stood for too long.

Published in Mid Atlantic
Monday, 19 December 2011 06:08

A much needed outing

Therapeutic. That's what today's kayak fishing trip was. I didn't tear them up. I only caught five fish. I had a run in with a pair of inconsiderate jerks who decided to fish on top of me. I felt I needed to stay within sight of the launch. I only had an hour and a half to fish. No matter. I needed to get out today after a little bout with walking pneumonia.

Published in West South Central
Friday, 09 December 2011 01:00

The Compound Where Its Never Slow

Last Thursday I got a txt from CoachJoe asking if I wanted to fish the infamous Fish Compound that Saturday. It had been raining all week and was in the mid 30’s, not the best weather to be out in your kayak fishing, but when your asked if you want to fish the Compound you just ask “what time are we meeting up”.

Published in East South Central
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 15:47

Tamiami Adventure

I have been thinking about Peacock Bass for a couple of years now. I finally made the decision to fish my way across US41 to Miami and find some. As I was doing some research about canals and lakes in Miami, Jimmy VanPelt and Will Mallett found out and joined up. We left very early Friday morning and stopped at some smaller canals along 41 just to explore.

Published in South Atlantic
Friday, 05 November 2010 02:00

Tiny Details Create Bigger Catches

I just returned from a late-season fishing trip to the Mississippi River. We were fishing near Lansing Iowa. My fishing partners were Jim Hunt and Terry Fitzpatrick: Both work at the Cabela's store in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin and are expert anglers.

The Mississippi River had been at flood stage for several weeks, but was back down to normal levels. A very strong windstorm had just gone through, with the wind turning the water to a chocolate milk color in the main channel and many of the backwaters. And the water temperatures had dropped about ten degrees in the past few days. Often, these conditions create tough fishing.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 06:26

Fish Rivers In The Fall

Fall provides a lot of fishing opportunities. Most fish, whether they live in lakes, rivers, reservoirs, or ponds go on a bite in the autumn months. River fish can be especially susceptible to an angler this time of year. Here are some things you can do to get in on this angling excitement.
Published in Mid Atlantic
Thursday, 05 August 2010 02:00

Lipstick on the worm

Bass Insiders Reveal Enhanced Presentation Tricks for Conventional Soft Plastics

Among bass-heads few phrases turn heads faster than "secret rig" or "hot bait." Authentic bass catching gold-nuggets are rare commodities these days, but tricks do exist, especially in the realm of jigs, softbaits and creative ways to rig them. Sometimes, the slickest stuff going simply draws on forgotten systems, a little wrinkle on a tournament-tested presentation that's loading livewells with hawgs in select regions. Interestingly, when baptized in waters beyond their original testing-grounds, these insider rigs work near magic on these bass that have yet to see the new trickery.
Thursday, 06 May 2010 02:00

Frogies In The Mist

So I will start off with an experience I had recently. It was early in the morning, the air temps were warm, the water was cool to the touch and there was a misty fog in the air. I was sitting on an edge of early spring lily pads, there where frogs peeping in the reeds on the water line. I was tying on a senko, my go to bait, when I heard a splash in the water.  I looked up to see one of the frogs moving through the water. He was tiny, only about the size of a half dollar with lanky legs trailing behind.

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