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Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

Bumping for Catfish

Catfish is a great species to target in your kayak. One technique I picked up in my years of fishing was something I call “bumping”, and I have found it to be very effective in the canals and rivers that make up the Santee Cooper system. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:15

September 2012 Midwest Fishing Report

Yes, the days are starting to shorten and the night temps are steadily dropping bringing cooler water after those grueling hot days we have experienced all summer. The fish are starting to congregate in the shallower water which are chock full of baitfish! Your kayak can get you into those open areas among the water vegetation that has engulfed the shallows most of the summer. You can catch huge Largemouth in just a foot of water and sometimes, even a lurking Muskie or Northern.

Published in West North Central
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 08:46

River Pullage

It had been a day short of two weeks since I dipped my paddle or played a fish on the end of my line. Unfortunately, a trip to the salt which I've yearned for even longer was not in the cards. With the weather forecast being as useful as a magic 8-ball, I stuck close to home. The river welcomed me with a plethora of opportunities spanning a full spectrum of presentations to match the appetite of several species.

Published in Mid Atlantic
Monday, 06 September 2010 02:00

Lights On, Nobody Home

In life and fishing, sometimes the things you plan might not go exactly the way you envision them, but if you improvise, adapt and overcome, you can go from scratching your head.... to watching your rod bend with a fish on the other end. Keith and I paddled out to a string of docks that I found lighted on a scouting mission earlier in the week. The plan was to concentrate on the docks that were sticking out into the incoming tide and hopefully locate a few snook.

Published in Staff Blog
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 02:00

My first time

It was to be the day of my first fishing excursion from a kayak. I went with my boyfriend, Mark “YakSushi”, and some friends of ours, Jami and Geno.   I had not kayaked since I was an adolescent and my foot was broken. It may as well have been my first time.  We began the day at Canoe Kentucky. They allow you to demo any of their canoes and kayaks. Mark thought it would be a good idea for me to demo one just to see variations in kayaks.


Wednesday, 19 May 2010 02:00

One Pot Fish And Sausage

I recently helped out at a local fish fry and found myself taking home a ton of left over catfish.  I searched all over for a recipe that didn’t involve breading and frying fish.  I stumbled across this strange combination of hot Italian sausage, fish, and tomatoes and thought I’d give it a try.  It was absolutely delicious and very easy even for the novice cook.  The best part about this entire meal is made in one pot!

Published in Recipes
Monday, 22 March 2010 02:00

The Sultan Of Slime

I first met Jonathon Herndon a few weeks back at the Lake Harding leg of the Georgia Kayak Fishing Tournament Trail.  The weather tournament day was less than ideal for kayak fishing.  Overcast, rainy, temperatures in the 50’s and water that looked like Nestles chocolate milk!  With the majority of the 50 other participants including myself striking out after a long cold day of fishing; Jonathon aka The Sultan Of Slime rolls up to the weigh in with over 12 fish caught!  It was then that I realized I had to sit down and talk to The Sultan Of Slime....

Published in Spotlight
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 02:00

My Story GKF Tourney Lake Harding

Let me start the scene from my point of view:

 For those who do not know, I live in the PacNW.  I haven't traveled a whole lot.  I've never been to the places I've found myself this weekend (Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, or Alabama, in that order).  I had never met Mark, Adam or anyone else on this forum or in the tournament.  I was very much the stranger in a seemingly lost world.

Monday, 28 December 2009 09:27

Good news for Oregon Freshwater Anglers

The State of Oregon is trying something new for 2010 that I nearly forgot about:
Permitting the use of two fishing rods.

In a lot of states this is old hat, but for several others, this is new stuff.  Oregon will allow appropriately licensed individuals and children 13 and under, the privilege of fishing with two rods. The two rod permit is an additional $17 fee on top of your normal fishing license fees.

Published in Pacific Northwest
Saturday, 31 October 2009 11:26

Huge Cat From The Ohio

Ricky Eiselt likes to fish for big catfish and he's good at it. But the Louisville man had his hands full Sunday afternoon Oct. 25 while fishing the Ohio River.

Eiselt and fishing buddy Chris Bottom launched from the Greenwood Dock and made a short run before they baited with cut shad and started fishing in about 30 feet of water. Eiselt soon had a strike. "It just laid the rod down," he said. "I knew it was a good fish. I've got good equipment because (big fish) are what I'm after." He removed the rod from the holder, cranked and pulled back on the rod to assure that the 8-0 circle hook was set. At first it wasn't much of a fight.  Then the fish  turned and 20 minutes later Eiselt was exhausted and the biggest blue catfish he'd ever seen was beside his boat. Bottom helped him net the monster and haul is on board. Eiselt had a 50 pound scale in the boat, which didn't come close to handling the fish.
He called another friend who met him at the dock with a heavier scale. Eiselt said the fish weighed 92.3 pounds. Read read the full story at courier-journal.com
Published in Spotlight

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