Just Fish.

Article Contributed by Doug Gibson, Image by Chris Funk Kayak anglers have the opportunity to fish both national on-line and local on-lake tournaments throughout the year. The chance to win prizes and trophies leads to a big fish focus on potentially all fishing trips that an angler takes. The pressure to catch the biggest fish possible is weight on the Continue Reading

Turtles Prevent Death

The idea of falling out of a kayak, also called turtling, is a major reason why people either: #1 Don’t/Won’t buy a kayak #2 Buy a particularly wide kayak This is nothing new. People don’t buy any floating vessel only to end up bobbing beside it shortly after launch but maybe they should try it. The first step in death prevention Continue Reading

Avoiding Kayak Buyer's Remorse

  Every day a few dozen kayaks get listed on Craigslist, fishing forums, and Buy/Sell/Trade lists. On these lists are people with buyer’s remorse, listing these kayaks as “never seen the water” or “only used twice” or some other variant. If you follow these tips when you get ready to purchase, the chances of you having to flip that kayak Continue Reading

Motorized Kayaks: Is It Time?

Motorized kayaks are here. In actuality they have been here a while. I remember looking at the Ocean Kayak Torque years ago. The price tag turned me off but I liked the idea of being able to move quickly if I wanted and still maintain a fairly quiet platform. For a guy fishing in a $200 kayak, paying more than Continue Reading

Road Map to Becoming the Next Big Thing

  Written by Chris Payne “I want to take my fishing to the next level.” I read this and hear this every day from kayak anglers. Every. Single.Day. “Next level” is really a cliché that has come to mean “I want you to give me free stuff”. It means “I am tired of paying out of pocket for every hook, Continue Reading

The Three Reasons I Hate Kayak Fishing (A Wife's Story)

By Kim Dye (Craig Dye’s wife – betcha didn’t know he had one of those) When I married a man from south Louisiana, I knew that fishing was in his blood.  I figured it was a nice little hobby; one of those hobbies that gives me some time to catch up with my favorite Housewives or Kardashians on the weekends.  Continue Reading

Divide Forming in Kayak Fishing?

Contributed by Corey Stansifer Is there a division among kayak anglers currently forming? Is the sport we love growing so uncontrollably that we are now forming sub-groups? Can’t we all just get along? Lately, it seems that everywhere I look at and at every level (local, regional, national), there seems to be a growing division among kayak anglers. From message Continue Reading

Stop Apologizing

  Hey, new guy. Don’t be sorry and stop apologizing! At the boat show this weekend, myriad people walked up and chatted for a bit. It was great to talk about rigging and fishing and all the fun things associated with our sport. The recurrent theme that kept coming up was a bashful, almost apologetic air that was taken on Continue Reading

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