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An Adventure with My Son

Contributed by Chris Ritchie A few days ago, I got it in my mind that I HAD to go buy some new tackle. You know what I’m talking about. That moment where you walk into your garage and no matter how much gear you already have you stare at your stuff and wonder to yourself, “How am I ever going to catch anything with this garbage?” I loaded up the […]

VIDEO: Landing a Double Digit Bass from a Kayak

I don’t often fish tournaments but when I do, I like to watch my teammates land double digit bass from a kayak. Let me explain. Usually I am working behind the scenes at tournaments. I like the atmosphere, the urgency but I enjoy it more when I am in more control, like at the judges table. I find it’s a nice balance of fishing and tournaments that works for me […]

12 Days and 3,500 Miles: Part 1

Contributed by Matt Lehman Part 1: On the Hunt for Smallmouth- The world of kayak angling has been extremely good to me. There are countless memories, friends, and lessons learned that I can tie directly to this wonderful sport. Kayak angling has allowed me to be part of record setting events in fresh water and salt water and also appear on TV for a few moments. The sport and the […]

Born on the Bayou

Contributed by Dustin Schouest Let me start this with a story from my past…. I grew up beside a bayou in Pointe Aux Chenes, up until I was three. I remember watching alligators and turtles on the bank from the sanctity of my front door. Then when I was three we moved to Bourg, only ten minutes away. Bisecting the town was a former tributary of the Mississippi, Bayou Terrebonne. […]

Path to the Big Bass at the KBF Open

Contributed by Calloway Rabb It started months ago when buddy and fellow kayak angler Craig Dye asked if I was attending the KBF Open. I am horrible about procrastinating, but on this tournament I didn’t procrastinate and decided I wanted to work together to figure out where we would fish this epic tournament. Craig focused on putting boots on the ground while I spent my time picking the brains of […]

The Full Recap: 2015 KBF Open

Anglers from 21 different states paid their entry fees, packed up kayaks, fishing gear and in some cases camping gear and headed to Paris, Tennessee last week. All 158 of them sought the same thing, a chance at over $50,000 in cash and prizes at the Kayak Bass Fishing Open. The four day event kicked off with an optional Big Bass qualification day on Thursday. This also served as a […]

2015 KBF Open Update Day Saturday AM

Day One of the KBF Open is complete and had CJ Espey taking the early lead with an impressive 40 inches. The Day One lead didn’t just net Espey some confidence but also a trip to Ray Scott’s Trophy Bass Retreat. Nine other competitors rounded out the top ten all within five inches of the lead including a three-way tie for second place just an inch and a quarter off […]