Winner’s Circle: Matt Ramey Hobie BOS Winner- Lake Fork

In this second installment of the Winner’s Circle, I am catching up with Matt Ramey of New Mexico to chat about his path to victory in the Hobie Bass Open Series on Lake Fork last week. Ramey, a Fisheries Biologist and Project Manager who lives in Carlsbad, New Mexico made the 10 and a half hour trek to Alba, Texas Continue Reading

Hobie Bass Open Series Events Approaching

Hobie is happy to announce numerous upcoming events in their new elite-level kayak series, the Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.), with tournaments still open for kayak angler participation. The first upcoming tournament will be held on Kentucky Lake, Kentucky, May 18-19; the next on Lake Fork, Texas, June 1-2; and another event June 29-30 on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair. Morgan 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

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

FLW Joins Kayak Bass Fishing in New Series

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that it has partnered with Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF) the nation’s foremost organization supporting kayak bass anglers, to hold two kayak bass fishing tournaments in 2019. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The two events will be held in conjunction with FLW Tour events – the FLW 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

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