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 Continue Reading

5 Awesome Lakes for a Kayak Trip

I’m taking a kayak trip through spring and summer, and you should too! Whether to get that cool breeze or to explore nature, perhaps to simply get a great workout? We are talking abs, legs and arms, with friends or perhaps by yourself. The best thing, though? Catching bass! It’s really a great adventure.  But I’m not just going to go Continue Reading

Drew Ross : Before I Owned a Kayak

Contributed by Drew Ross Before I owned a kayak, I had several bass boats.  They were great and got me on the water often.  However, there were times I couldn’t go because I wasn’t prepared.  The batteries weren’t charged, not enough time to justify all the work, or I couldn’t find my boat key (seriously).  One of these last-minute trips Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Angler Caught Cheating in First Tourney of Season

In the first event of the inaugural Texas Kayak Trail season last weekend at Lake Fayette one angler was caught cheating, which led to a disqualification and ban from the trail. Forty nine anglers competed as the tournament director, Xander Cremente, monitored the results throughout the event using the website TourneyX. For those not familiar with the website, a competing Continue Reading

A Plea for Reason

by Greg Massa and Chris Payne Some may see this as trolling, but it’s not. This is an honest plea for reason. Facebook Groups that once were giant informational exchanges (that some will claim replaced the old forums and BB systems) are now becoming advertising space, troll gathering spots, and worse. When someone asks what the best kayak is, I assume Continue Reading

VIDEO: What Knot to Use and How to Tie

  Arbor  I use this knot to connect backing to my fly reels and mono, fluoro and braid to the spools of my conventional gear. Most people prefer to back braided lines with mono because it slips on the spool at the connection point. I solve this problem by tying the arbor knot then adding a half hitch to each Continue Reading

Outdoor Life with Kristine Fischer

Jen Mues caught up with rising star Kristine Fischer to talk about life, adventures, and her new gig as a kayak angling guide in Nebraska.  Kristine Fischer comes from the great state of Nebraska where she is a phenomenal athlete as well as an asset to young women around the world. I would like share with you a piece to Continue Reading

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