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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

Friday, 02 April 2010 19:37

Springtime Updates

If there's one thing I learned while fishing the Georgia Kayak Tournament Trail at Lake Harding this month, it's this:

It's hard to fish muddy water.

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.

Thursday, 04 March 2010 12:15

Things are picking up

Slowly but surely the Spring Chinook season is picking up.  This is the first week in several that I've not been able to get on the water, and I'm dieing to be in the mix now.

Until monday, most anglers have been targetting the Willamette River because permanant regulations allow for salmon fishing 7 days a week.  Angler efforts have picked up daily.  One day I was out in my kayak trolling along with 8 other boats, the next day it was 12 other boats.  A week later I saw 24 boats.  Some trolling, some on the hook.

The Columbia River Compact (comprised of representatives from Oregon and Washington Fish and Wildlife offices, tribes, etc) met today to nail down the 2010 seasons for Spring Chinook (springer) and white sturgeon on the Columbia River.  Many recreational, tribal, and commercial interests were present, as well as myself.  The States started with the proposed guidelines based on catch and population statistics.  Testimony was heard from all the interest groups.  And, finally, a decision was made.

Tuesday, 02 February 2010 13:24

First Confirmed Springer Boated!

The first confirmed Spring Run Chinook Salmon (Springer) was caught yesterday, February 1st.  While with guide Larry Kesch Jr, of Hook'em Up Guide Service, angler Jesse Eveland picked up this beauty while trolling the NW standardard plug cut herring.

I also got a report of a second springer caught, but still have not seen any photos to go along with it.  That second springer was said to be caught on a back bounced kwikfish.  That'd be two springers caught on the two most common methods.

 

Monday, 11 January 2010 13:11

Whatever you need to float your boat...

The Boat Show, The Boat Show, You gotta do The Boat Show
Whatever you need to float your boat is there for you to see.

That was the radio jingle for the boat show when I was a kid. Must have been a good jingle for me to remember it so well 20 years later.

The boat and outdoor show season is BACK in action for 2010, and here's where you can find your local shows

Monday, 28 December 2009 10:44

Quagga, Zebra, and Milfoil, oh my!

Invasive clams, mussels, snails and vegetation like milfoil are a scourge to freshwater fishing everywhere.  The State of Washington does random checkpoints throughout the year to look over boats, canoes and kayaks entering the state to inspect them for these invasive invertebrates.

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.

Sunday, 27 December 2009 11:58

2010 Not looking good for Sturgeon Anglers

2010 isn't looking so good for sport and commercial sturgeon fishing in the lower Columbia River. We won't know for sure until Feb 18th when Oregon and Washing fish and wildlife commissions publish their finalized regulations for sturgeon and salmon.

But last week, Bill Tweit, Columbia River policy lead for Washington, did not want any actions taken for January or February that would preclude cuts in sturgeon harvest as deep as 50 percent.

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....

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