REVIEW: NRS HydroSkin 2.0 Forecast Gloves

The best time to test some cold water gear is when it’s cold and you are actually on the water fishing. Cold weather kayak gloves that don’t inhibit fishing are always high on the search list from November through April across the US. I recently had occasion to test out the NRS Hydroskin 2.0 Forecast gloves when the weather was Continue Reading

Vibe Kayaks Big Gamble

2019 is shaping up to be a big showdown year in fishing kayak manufacturing. New high-end kayaks from trusted manufacturers like Hobie, Jackson, and Feel Free are gaining some headlines but the real dog fight is further down the pricing ladder. Since late 2017, large name kayak manufacturers have been promising more kayaks in the $999 and below price point. The Continue Reading

Hobie Launches Elite Kayak Bass Open Series

Photo courtesy of Bassmaster Hobie® Launches Elite Level Kayak Series on Lake Chickamauga Kayak Fishing Pioneers Expand Presence In New Tournament Series, Offers Kayak Anglers Additional Competitive Opportunities Oceanside, CA (February 22, 2019) – Hobie is proud to announce the launch of a new elite-level kayak series, the Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS), on Lake Chickamauga this Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February Continue Reading

REVIEW: Crescent Ultra Lite Kayak $699

The long talked about Crescent Ultra Lite Kayak is finally starting to hit stores right about a year after it was unveiled as coming soon. Purporting to be a true throw and go kayak that is easy on the shoulders and wallet but well outfitted, the Ultra Lite made its way to my house for a run through the paces. Continue Reading

REVIEW: Line Taming Serum Line Memory Reducer

Want to stretch your dollar further or can’t seem to find a line that doesn’t have memory? I am always on the lookout for good deals or products that can help me with saving a few bucks. I recently came across Line Taming Serum made by John Adams from Tennessee. I figured if it works out well I could save Continue Reading

Costa Sunglasses Launches New Beach-Ready, Adventure-Ready Styles

Surf. Sand. Sun. These words provided the inspiration for Costa’s new lifestyle frames – Cheeca, Panga and Rinconcito. The new styles are perfect for adventures on and off the water and feature the latest on-trend colors and patterns.   Costa Cheeca   Cheeca is named for the historic sportfishing lodge that introduced past presidents, celebrities and foreign dignitaries to fishing and old Florida Keys charm. The new Continue Reading

13 Most Popular Kayaks Under $1000

When looking for a kayak that won’t break the bank, many anglers set the ceiling at $1000. Those same anglers then search out information on what are the most popular kayaks under $1000. To make it a bit simpler, I polled a group of 30,000 kayak anglers and asked which kayak under $1000 was their favorite. These are the results Continue Reading

Feelfree US introduces Jonny Boats Bass 100

Feelfree US, LLC in conjunction with Joy Sports Co. Ltd, announced the introduction of Jonny Boats featuring the Bass 100, a customizable motor or human powered personal boat designed for outdoor recreational use. The Bass 100 borrows from the classic “Jon” boat concept, an open platform to build upon as they did in the “good ‘ol days”, when DIY (do-it-yourself) Continue Reading

Kayak Stability Versus Standability

Kayak stability has been a talked about feature for as long as I can remember. Few of the early kayaks (think 1990s) were much wider than 27 inches and anglers, myself included were worried about flipping from a hefty hookset. The question of kayak stability is still prevalent today, however, new anglers aren’t looking for just stability, they want standability. Continue Reading

2019 Shimano Anglers on MLF and BASS Elite Tours

LADSON, S.C. – For Immediate Release – 1.16.19 – As the professional bass fishing tours kick off their 2019 seasons, there are both established anglers and rising stars ready to show off their skills using the latest in Shimano tackle, G. Loomis rods, PowerPro braided line, and Jackall bass baits. “All of us at Shimano are excited to be working Continue Reading

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