Chris Payne

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A lifelong Texan, Chris Payne has been an outdoor enthusiast his entire life and has spent the last 15 years fishing mainly from a kayak. He is known for his thorough and helpful reviews as well as how to articles for nearly everything kayak fishing related. If you have questions or comments, you can leave them on this post or email Chris at: paynefish@gmail.com

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Bass Fishing Friday with Keith Combs

Old Town, ME (April 6, 2018) – Initially, tournament angler, Keith Combs, never imagined he could learn so much from kayak fishing that would help him with his tournament bass angling. The enlightenment came quickly. Today, the Old Town pro relies on kayak fishing not only for fun, but also as a critical part of his practice regimen. Kicking off the second season of Bass Fishing Friday with Keith Combs, Combs shares three critical […]

Shimano Casitas best reel under $100 payne outdoors

My Picks: $100 Casting and Spinning Reels

You’ve got about $100 for a new casting or spinning reel but which one should you buy? Lots of companies are vying for your business but which ones are a good investment? Which ones can I narrow it down to? I’ve tested a lot of reels, both casting reels and spinning reels. Some I really like. Some I don’t. If you want a fishing reel you can count I’d recommend […]

YakAttak Omega Rod Holder

REVIEW: YakAttack Omega Rod Holder

With a nod to the last letter in the Greek alphabet which signifies the end or last one, the YakAttack Omega rod holder aims to solve a lot of the issues that other rod holders haven’t mastered. After a couple of months playing with the Omega, here is the report out. About the YakAttack Omega Rod Holder From YakAttack:  The slogan for our new Omega series rod holders is “The […]

IGFA 2018 World Record Book

2018 IGFA World Record Book Now Available

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – April 4, 2018 – All the facts and figures behind recreational angling’s most amazing catches are now available in the 2018 edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes published by the International Game Fish Association. IGFA World Record Game Fishes is the world’s definitive publication of recreational angling records. The 2018 edition includes comprehensive information on all freshwater, saltwater and fly-fishing world records for all-tackle, line classes and length-based catch and release records, […]

LiveTarget Prewspawn Bass Fishing

3 LIVETARGET Lures for Prespawn Success

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (April 4, 2018) – LIVETARGET NEWS – As evidenced by the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, early spring is a challenging season to consistently find bass fishing success. Fluctuating water levels, variable temperatures and clarity, and even a subtle wind shift can turn feast into famine, demanding that even the most experienced professionals shift on the fly to remain dialed into the spring bass bite. For LIVETARGET pro and Bassmaster […]

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No Pro Fishing Convo Facebook Group

For the last five years, I’ve tried to be a voice of reason in the wilderness of fishing promotions, hype, and advertising. On my website, this website, I get to say and do whatever I want at any point without major repercussion from anyone. Except maybe my wife. In Facebook land, however, it’s hard to break through the noise. Anytime a question comes up in a group about a product […]

Bonafide SS127 Payne Outdoors

Bonafide SS127 Least Mentioned Features

After a couple of months and several trips under my belt with the new Bonafide SS127, I’ve found a few things I really like that seem to be barely mentioned when people outside of the company talk about the kayak if even mentioned at all. Luther Cithers hits on all but one of these in his 17-minute overview which came out after I already had the SS127. What I have […]