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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:01

New Lowrance Sonar Targets Kayak Fishermen

There's no doubt that the Kayak Fishing scene is growing.  Now Lowrance is engraining deeper into the sport with their newest offerings - the Elite-4 series of fish finders.  Lowrance is marketting these new sonar and chartplotter units as "Perfect for Kayaks."  Its time to take a closer look at these new units.

 

Published in Fishing Gear

Further down the Oregon Coast, just on the south edge of Coos Bay, you will find Sunset Bay State Park. Protected by rocks just off shore, this beach launch is usually very calm and easily navigated. Those weary of surf launches usually feel right at ease at Sunset Bay. This little-known location is a great launch with plenty of fishing to be found in the area.

Well known for surfing and the charter and commercial Dory boat fleet, Pacific City is a hands down favorite for kayak anglers on the Oregon Coast. With summer swells normally from the north, Cape Kiwanda protects the launch site, making the surf quite manageable. Haystack Rock, just about a half mile from launch, gives you excellent fishing and exquisite scenery. Parking can be had right on the beach where you launch, or you can park in the main parking lot if you have concerns getting on and off the beach.

The second part of "How to Kayak Fish the Oregon Coast" brings us to Depoe Bay.  DB, as the locals call it, is a small hole cut out of the cliffs, making it the world's smallest navigable harbor. Because DB is so small, and there’s no river feeding into the harbor, it’s easy to drop in a kayak at the $2 boat launch, head through the 50’ x 300’ “hole” and find yourself in the Pacific Ocean without even thinking of dealing with a surf launch. But then the question hits you – How do I fish this place?

Thursday, 06 January 2011 01:00

Kayak Fishing the Oregon Coast pt. 1

Let me introduce you to the Oregon Coast. This had begun as a tutorial on a specific fishing area, but has quickly expanded. This first part is focusing on the gear that we use here in the PacNW when bottom fishing on the coast.  We’re going to be targeting Rockfish, Lingcod, Cabezon and Greenling.  Bottom fishing on the Oregon Coast is an excellent, often fast paced fishery. So let’s get started with the tackle.

Sunday, 12 December 2010 13:49

Maruto Semi-Barbless Hooks

For months now Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have been having a hard time deciding whether or not they should prohibit barbed hooks on Columbia River. WDFW banned them initially, but just changed their mind the other week. ODFW is still talking about it.

Published in Fishing Gear
Sunday, 05 December 2010 08:07

Isaac's Christmas Guide

Still wondering what to ask for in your Christmas list to Santa?  Or still wondering what to get for that YakAgnler on your shopping list?  Well, we here at YakAngler are going to do our best to give you plenty of options.  In continueing with our "Pro Staff Gift Guide", we have Isaac's list below. 

Published in Staff Blog
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 15:33

YakAngler Pro Staff

With the end of the year quickly approaching we here at YakAngler wanted to give a special thanks to our Pro Staff and Editors.  These guys contribute so much to our weekly articles, blogs, fishing reports, and so much more.

 

Published in Staff Blog
Monday, 18 October 2010 16:16

Simms G3 Waders

As the weather begins to cool, it becomes very important to discuss cold weather gear while kayak fishing.  Isaac did a great article on Dressing for success in the Snow which talked alot about layering and the importance of dressing for the weather conditions.  I wanted to present a secondary option for those who face more mild winters or for those that are simply fly fishing while wading this winter.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Thursday, 29 July 2010 01:22

Fall nookie is better than none!

Anglers can look forward to one of the best returns of chinook salmon in several years when the fall fishing season gets under way Aug. 1 on the Columbia River.

Fisheries managers are forecasting a return of 655,000 adult fall chinook this year, which is up from a return of 429,000 chinook last year. If the run materializes as expected, it would be the largest fall chinook return since 2004.

Published in Pacific Northwest
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