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

Lights Provide Safety While Night Fishing

Contributed by Joe Haubenreich About 1.5 million vehicles collide with deer each year. 1 in every 169 of you reading this will collide with deer in the next twelve months. (If you live in West Virginia, your odds are 1 in 44. Good luck, MSKA!) What does that have to do with kayak bass fishing? Glad you asked. Deer don’t Continue Reading

When Jackass Came to Kayak Fishing

This is going to be an old man rant. It’s not going to be politically correct and it will most likely have some of you wanting to never read another thing I write. I get that and have decided I’m ok with that. And before we really get started, please don’t let your children read this. I may get feisty Continue Reading

Picking a PFD

You have the kayak but now you need a life jacket (Personal Flotation Device,PFD). What should you look at? What should you buy? Here are some things to know when picking a pfd. In PFDs there are three basic styles. #1- Inflatables– These are lightweight and do not float you until you hit the water, at which point it inflates 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

Optimizing Your Campsite Part 3: Bearproofing

  Contributed by Laura Cromwell, Cabela’s If there’s one unwelcome guest at a campsite, it’s a lumbering, hungry bear. Bears and humans don’t have a particular good record of getting along and since you’re a guest in their domain, it’s your duty to accommodate them. Below is a list of tips that will keep a greedy bruin from crashing your Continue Reading

Wilderness Systems Commander Seat Bar Reinforcement Kit

I wanted to document a step by step installation of the Seat Bar Reinforcement Kit for my Commander 140 so that others would have a guide. If you have any issues with your Commander or are a little bit bigger angler, you may want to install the kit for added reinforcement. This kit will also work with the Commander 120. For the installation you will need a Philips head screw driver, 7/16 wrench, 1/8 hex Continue Reading

4 Apps Every Angler With A Smart Phone Should Use

We are in such a technical world, and with that we are blessed to have a wide range of electronics to use while we are in the field. If your an angler, hunter, or outdoor enthusiast that is not using these apps, you are truly missing out. Why waste your time driving to your favorite hole on days that are Continue Reading

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