Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Isaac Miller

Isaac Miller

About the Author: Isaac Miller considers himself an "equal opportunity angler" and will fish anything that will take a hook. Isaac often makes live internet video broadcasts when fishing from his kayaks, giving up-to-the-second reports on conditions and tackle choices. He also blogs at www.isaac-online.com and is a YakAngler.com Pro Staffer as well as Co-Host for Kayak Fishing Radio's Wild West show, PR Director for Recycled Fish, and co-owner of Green Tackle.

My Reviews

Uniden Atlantis VHF Marine Radio
 
1.0
"When you're on the water, other boats can present hazards for kayak fisherman. They can also be a lifeline. Cell phones are great when you find yourself in a hairy situation, but they don't always work. That's where the VHF radio comes in. It allows for on-the-water communication with other boats on the water, the Coast Guard, and you can also get weather information in case you don't notice the storm moving in on your location...."
Baffin "Trail to Rapids" Footware
 
4.0
"Sometimes neoprene just doesn't cut it. You need a real shoe. You might be scrambling around oyster beds, portaging your gear around an obstacle, or just prefer to keep the feet protected. The problem with shoes is that water pools up inside, mud and sand pile up and make things uncomfortable. Baffin shoes, however, are different. For a company that is known to be "Polar Proven," many people would be surprised to see that Canada based..."
Moose Rack “Hull PRO”
 
4.0
"One thing that was nice about my old place was that the garage lead into the basement. This made it easy for me to securely store my kayaks and keep room for the car. The new house, however, made kayak storage a little less convenient. Just a couple of kayaks and the garage was seemingly full; even on my rolling cart they were the elephant in the room. I needed another way. While the garage might be small, fortunately..."
Jackson Kayak "Cuda 12"
 
4.6
"I didn't think i had a place for the Cuda 12. I have a Coosa for my river fishing. I have a Cuda 14 for my ocean fishing. If I was fishing lakes, then I'd pick either the Coosa or the C14 depending on the size of the lake. Then I borrowed a Cuda 12. This is a slick little boat. It packs all the features of the C14 into a smaller package. It's nimble enough for..."
NRS "Pike"
 
3.0
"Many kayak anglers won't even consider an inflatable kayak for fishing. Those folks are missing out on river fishing in those holes behind the Class III and higher rapids. They're also hauling around their hard-to-store-without-a-garage hard plastic kayaks in trucks that get gas mileage in the low teens. They're missing out on a kayak that can fit in a backpack and fit in the trunk of even some of the smallest cars - or even on the bus. It's called..."
Jackson Kayak “SUPerFISHal”
 
3.2
"For some folks, sitting down and paddling just isn't their cup of tea. For others, they just have to be able to stand up and fish, but have a hard time standing in even the widest of kayaks. Available now from Jackson Kayaks is the “SUPerFISHal”, a SUP designed for stand-up paddle board fishing. Using more muscles to move the SUP also means you can get more fit while fishing. The SUPerFISHal is built off the Jackson “SUPerNATURAL”, and..."

Latest Articles

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.

Tuesday, 04 January 2011 14:53

Willy Dino Sturgeon Tourney

The 1st Annual Willy Dino tourney is just 11 days away.  On January 15th, anglers from throughout the PacNW will converge on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, to see who can find the largest sturgeon wintering in the river. Tournament headquarters will be at the tournament hosts location - the Next Adventure Paddle Sports Center.


Full information and registration online at the Next Adventure website

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.

Friday, 10 December 2010 01:03

Next Adventure Willamette Sturgeon Tourney

Orgininally planned for next week, Deek & Brian's Next Adventure was finally able to announce the 1st Annual Willy Dino Sturgeon Tournament for January 15th, 2011.  Oregon Fish and Wildlife ended up closing sturgeon to the rest of the 2010 season, making the postponement necessary.   Keep reading for more info, you're not going to want to miss out on this one!
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. 

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 18:34

Over Before You Know It

November 1st marked the opening day of the Winter Sturgeon season on the popular Lower Willamette.  Retention days were set at Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Having been closed since March, many people were eager for the season to begin again.  And so it did.

And then it was gone.

Friday, 08 October 2010 02:00

Dress for Success

With winter fishing coming up quickly, it’s important to evaluate what you wear under your PFD.  Dressing appropriately for conditions is what is going to keep you comfortable for more successful fishing, and it’s going to keep you alive. Cold water kills quicker than cold air.  Even if it’s a nice day out, the shock of hitting freezing cold water can keep you from getting back into the boat.  Keep the following information in mind when you're preparing to attack the water this winter.

Thursday, 30 September 2010 08:04

E/T Lights

It may seem funny that I'm talking about a device that was designed for military and first responders, but the Emergency Triage Lights from Southwest Synergistic Solutions has an excellent use for us Yak Anglers.  I was glad to have discovered them at ICAST this year, and have put my E/T Light through the paces.
Thursday, 19 August 2010 02:00

Magellan ToughCase

Its no secret that I love to make use of my iPhone while on the water.  I use Navionics charts for finding structure.  I use Ustream to make live broadcasts. Both apps do a pretty good job at taxing my battery.  Not to mention that I'm plagued by worries of the phone getting wet when its not in my RAM AquaBox. But this new case from Magellan will resolve all my problems, and I can't wait to get one

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