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Seven Things to Know Bass Boat Kayak

7 Things to Know From a Bass Boat to a Kayak

As people continue to discover kayak fishing as an alternative to power boats ( bass boat ), the questions often come up about the differences. Some of the first answers are the quiet, serenity, oneness with nature etc. Beyond that are some differences fishing in kayaks that every powerboat guy should know first. Gear You know that 300 pounds of crankbaits and soft plastics you carried in your SuperSpeed Gofast […]

boat ramp ramps etiquette

Do’s and Don’ts at Boat Ramps for Kayakers

Not all kayakers use boat ramps to launch but if you do there are unspoken rules you should know about. Unfortunately many who have never fished out of power boats may not have ever been introduced to boat ramp etiquette. Here is how to avoid confrontation and even be the nice guy at the ramp. Public boat ramps can give you access where it is otherwise sparse. When this is the […]

GTSL90 Kayak Rigging

Kayak Rigging and Accessories: Where Do I Start?

As I talk to folks both new and experienced in the kayak fishing world, gear and kayak rigging bubbles up as a subject constantly. Having been in the kayak for more than 10 years now, I have rigged quite a few boats. I have done the “all in, all at once rigging” and then the “little bit at a time because it’s all I can afford” kayak rigging. I don’t […]

Derick Burgos of Phtafish Kayak Charters in Tampa Florida

Derick Burgos of Phatfish on Kayak Fishing Tampa Bay

This week the guys from FishingBooker caught up with Captain Derick Burgos from Phatfish Kayak Charters, one of the guides running regular kayak fishing trips out of Tampa Bay. They talked guiding, Tarpon, and the future of fishing in the area. So Captain Derick, tell us, how did you get into kayak fishing in the first place? Captain Derick: I’ve been fishing all my life. I grew up in Miami […]

Shimano Varsity Program Helps High School Anglers with College Funds

Along with helping young anglers learn more about fishing tackle and success on the water, the Shimano Varsity program for high school and college anglers is now ready to help them achieve success in higher education. Announced at its special reception for high school and college bass anglers following Saturday’s weigh-in at the Bassmaster Classic in Houston, for their studies beginning in fall 2017 Shimano will award five $3,000 scholarships […]

Rudder Install Step by Step Guide- ATAK 140

Michael Guyer shares with us what I believe is the most thorough and informative set of instructions to install a rudder on a Wilderness Systems ATAK 140. Many of these tips and tricks will apply to other kayaks as well, especially Wilderness Systems kayaks. Tools Required for rudder installation: #2 Phillips head screwdriver Crimping tool/pliers Drill & 5/32” bit Electrical Tape 5/16” drill bit Scissors or Knife Measuring Tape Heat […]

How Slow Should I Fish A Jig in Winter?

Jeff Little drops some awesome winter jig knowledge and how he can find good fish even with sub-40 cold water temps.  How slow should I fish a jig in Winter? I had been asked that question dozens of times before I really knew the answer. Sure, countless hours of fishing in water temperatures below 40 had taught me that the pause far exceeded the slow drag, and forget about hopping […]