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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 23:26

A Final Farewell, A New Beginning

The previous night ended in a decrescendo worthy of a Bach masterpiece. Beginning with the selling of my M4 and sloping into a relaxing evening drinking milkshakes with my mother, the Friday before the big day was perfect. The morning was to be bittersweet - a final farewell to my first kayak, my Heritage “Pro Fisherman 14”. It was going to be the final trip she and I would ever make together. To make it even more special, I planned to take my first fish ever on a fly.

Published in South Atlantic
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:37

Mountain Brook Reservoir 4-27-13

It’s late April, and the ice has barely been out for three weeks in southwest New Hampshire. I decided to head out at the crack of 8:00 to see what was going on at the local ponds. The cool morning quickly warmed with the sun, and I was surprised to see the water temperature when I launched was 52°F; a week ago it was just pushing 40°F. The water was glassy calm, and I was hoping to find some bass moving up into the shallow water and laying their claim to some prime bedding spots.

Published in New England
Monday, 27 August 2012 15:54

2012 Help Hook The Cure Derby

On Saturday, August 25 I fished the 8th Annual Help Hook the Cure Derby, presented by the Winthrop Elks. Last year I fished this derby with my older son Ryley; he caught his first ever striper, and won the Youth Division (read about that here). This year, I decided to take both of my boys out to see what we could do, and man did it turn out to be a day to remember.

Published in Tournaments
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00

Slider Install on a Jackson Cuda

While I was rigging my Jackson “Cuda” to chase some stripers, I found that while it was well rigged and very fishable from the factory, mounting accessories such as a fish finder and a rod holder was proving to be troublesome. There was plenty of room on the center hatch to mount these, but the Hi/Lo seat (one of the great parts of the Cuda) was making things difficult.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Thursday, 05 April 2012 02:00

Kayaker wins World Championship

Last weekend, 50 fly anglers from around the US and Canada converged on McMinnville, TN, for the Musky Fly Fishing World Championship. Competitors hit a couple local rivers from bass boats, drift boats, and even a few kayaks. Their goal - catch and release the largest muskellunge using fly tackle, and promote musky conservation efforts. Little did they know, a kayak angler was going to take the win.
Published in Tournaments
Monday, 12 March 2012 02:00

Spring Training

Due to a commitment at work, I missed out on the incredible Chokoloskee Boondoggle trip to the 10,000 Islands area of South Florida. Well, this past week work paid me back. I got a chance to go to Florida to work for a few days, and had the bonus of taking Thursday and Friday off to do some fishing. I quickly hatched a plan - not only was I going to get out on the warm Florida waters, but I was going to get to finally get to give the new Jackson “Cuda” a sea trial.

Published in South Atlantic
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 12:48

A Day I Will Never Forget On The IRL

As in most of my kayak fishing trips I had a hard time sleeping the night before, so I spent some time going over my gear to make sure everything was in good working order and packing my tackle bag with the items I would need for the next day’s trip. The person joining me on this trip was someone who I enjoy spending time with on the water more than anyone else and who introduced me to fishing some thirty years ago my Dad!

Published in South Atlantic

 

 

Last year, the Jackson Kayak's 'Coosa took inland kayak fishing by storm.  An incredibly agile and stable fishing platform that excelled on small rivers, the Coosa still left a little to be desired on larger bodies of water where speed and direction are more desired.  Jackson Kayaks put Drew Gregory back to work and now two new fishing platforms are poised to hit the market.

Published in Kayaks and Gear

By the time this article goes to print, there will be just enough time to get some of this stuff in time for Christmas.

Below pretty much my Letter to Santa, with some great gear for kayak fishing.

Lets start with....

Published in Staff Blog

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