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Ketch Products Bass Board Review Payne Outdoors

Review: Ketch Products Bass Board with Ketch Kradle

During last week’s Board Battle, looking for the potential best board for use during bass fishing CPR tournaments, we evaluated the Ketch Products Bass Board against some other boards and some criteria that really weren’t the intent of the Ketch board. Now the Ketch board gets its turn under the lights as we review it independently. About the Ketch Products Bass Board KBF Approved The Bass Board measures ¼” x […]

NRS Backwater Wetshoes Payne Outdoors Review

REVIEW: NRS Backwater Wetshoes

With spring thaw and warmer temps on the way for most of the US, kayak anglers are getting back out on the water and some are realizing the old sneakers just aren’t cutting it for water shoes any longer. Here in Texas, a full-length neoprene boot is really too warm already so I went looking for an option I could possibly wear through the summer temps. Today, the NRS Backwater Wetshoes […]

Miller's Smokehouse Original Beef Jerky

REVIEW: Miller’s Smokehouse Original Beef Jerky

Whether your day consists of paddling miles in your kayak or pounding out miles on the trails, a high protein snack is always welcomed for a boost of energy and to satisfy those hunger pangs. We all need snacks. They should be good ones. On the review block, today is the Original Beef Jerky from Miller’s Smokehouse in Belton, Texas. About Miller’s Smokehouse The Miller family has been part of […]

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Board Battle: Measuring Board Comparison for Bass Fishing

The requested kayak fishing measuring board battle is here. To keep it decently succinct, I have limited the criteria to a few areas that I think are relatable. First, the comparison is for fish measuring boards utilized and approved in most freshwater fishing kayak tournaments. Some of these boards have different versions and lengths available so I’ll be specific when necessary about the boards. I am also using categories from […]

kokatat leviathan review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Kokatat Leviathan PFD

Have you ever wondered what the Cadillac of kayak fishing lifevests is? The Kokatat Leviathan may likely be it. The feature rich PFD has pockets for days, attachment points on nearly every flat surface and includes some subtle touches that many other lifejacket companies just don’t spend the time and money to incorporate. The biggest question though is how did it handle through the testing phase? About the Kokatat Leviathan […]

Spool SPeed Bearings Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Spool Speed Fishing Reel Bearings

For the better part of five years, I’ve tinkered with my fishing reels trying to get a little more performance, a little more distance, a little more longevity out of them. Reel upgrades started for me out of necessity. If I could take an $80 reel and make it perform like a $200 reel for $40 or less, it was a win in my book. I’ve tried a lot of […]

Shimano Curado K Review Payne Outdoors

REVIEW: Shimano Curado K CU201XGK

A long time coming, I finally freed up enough time to really give the Shimano Curado K a good test. This specific review is on the Shimano Curado CU201XGK, an 8.5:1 gear ratioed left handed reel. The Curado K retails for $179.99 and is available in several different gear/hand configurations. About the Shimano Curado K From Shimano: Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers […]