Social Media Helping Texas Game Wardens Catch Lawbreakers

Each month the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department publishes some interesting Game Warden field notes. This month it was very apparent that social media is helping them catch lawbreakers. From the Game Warden Field Notes: Oh, Snap! In the early morning hours of March 30, a Morris County game warden received a text informing him there was a video on Continue Reading

Three Safety Tools for Kayak Fishing

When thinking about kayaking, fishing and kayak fishing accessories, some of the things that many people overlook are safety accessories. Over the last decade I’ve come to rely on three safety tools that have proven worthwhile in emergent and less than desirable conditions. Safety Knife for Kayak Fishing A knife is one of the most vital tools a kayaker would need on the water Continue Reading

What’s a Good Kayak Paddle Under $100

One of the first questions a first time kayak owner asks is, “What’s a good paddle for under $100?” That’s a harder question than it seems.  Not every paddler has the same kayak, we all fish varying water types in different conditions, we have different physical characteristics, and have differing financial resources. The first place to check is your local Continue Reading

New Jackall Lures Introduced, ICAST 2018 Lures Now Available

Jackall Lures announces two new lures and a color expansion in an existing lure. Lures from ICAST 2018 have also begun arriving in stores and ordering sites. The Chubble Crankbait from Jackall is accompanied by the Deracoup Spintail Jig as the two newest lures in the Jackall lineup. The color expansion is happening in the Rhythm Wave soft plastic swimbaits. Continue Reading

PowerPro Braid Adds New Color, Glows at Night Under Black Light

With the growing trend in nighttime bass fishing tournaments, PowerPro expands the award-winning Super8Slick V2 braid line-up with its new ‘Moon Shine’ color, featuring a special process that makes the braid glow when used under blacklight. The new braid officially launches this coming weekend at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo in Knoxville, Tenn., where it will be available from select Continue Reading

REVIEW: Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reel $99

A few years ago Shimano started pushing the envelope in the sub-$100 baitcasting reel arena. Offerings like the Caius, Caenen, and Casitas have reinvented what quality for under $100 looks like. The newest offering from Shimano is the Shimano SLX, a $99 baitcasting reel that has a different look and feel than other models. I spent a couple of days Continue Reading

REVIEW: YakGadget Motor Mount for Kayaks

When you have more than 15 years of paddling and fishing like me, sometimes I want to cheat a little and let a motor do the work for me. Or maybe you might want to be efficient with your time on the water and do more fishing than paddling. You might be considering a motor. The problem is only a Continue Reading

REVIEW: NRS Champion Bibs and Jacket

Cold and wet are the norms in kayak fishing, especially for the tournament angler. NRS tapped into their fishing team and ambassadors for input on their newest offering, the Champion Bibs and Champion Jacket, named after Ron Champion, a fishing team member and industry veteran. I got the chance to meet up with David Feucht of NRS and fellow Texas Continue Reading

REVIEW: Flambeau Tuff Krate Premium

Flambeau introduced their Tuff Krate and Tuff Krate Premium last summer at ICAST and this winter they hit shelves for consumers. At first glance, it looked like a milk crate mod that had been around for several years but I’ll admit, I was curious. One of my fellow Heroes on the Water volunteers, Pedro, hit me up on Messenger letting Continue Reading

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