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Fresh Catch: Arribe 1200 Lever Drag Reel

Fresh Catch: Arribe 1200 Lever Drag Reel

A high end reel designed with Ferrari racing parts. Seriously.

Fresh Catch: Astral Ronny Fisher PFD

Fresh Catch: Astral Ronny Fisher PFD

Astral breaks into kayak fishing market with new PFD.

Join the Stream Team

Join the Stream Team

Kayak anglers get caught up in science.



Paddle quietly and don't scare the fish.

Gear Review: STORMR STRYKR Jacket (VIDEO)

Gear Review: STORMR STRYKR Jacket (VIDEO)

Stay dry, stay warm and keep fishing in any weather.

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    • Grip and Grin: First Kayak Speck

      Grip and Grin: First Kayak Speck

      "I was fishing from my Native Watercraft Redfish 10 on the Caloosahatchee river," said "Bruce Nelson. "This 15" spotted seatrout was caught under a dock…
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    • Jonathan Leavitt

      VIDEO: Musky Nightmare

      Wilderness Systems, Accent Paddles, Cannon, YakGear, and Body Glove pro, Jonathan Leavitt describes the musky as his arch-nemesis. In the second episode of this web series (watch…
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    • Must love to paddle, bike, ski and have an aversion to suits, traffic and smog.
    World’s best paddlesports media company seeking creative, energetic, self-directed, detail-oriented designer for…
    • Kayak anglers get caught up in science.
    When the angler’s kayak slips into the channel he knows the tide…
    • IFA Florida East Division events set for April 26-27.
    Check out the latest dispatch from the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour about their schedule…
    • The new boat is designed with serious anglers in mind.
    Kaku Kayak has just released information about their new fishing kayak, the Wahoo 12…
    • Changes have been made, but now the Bones Fishing SUP is ready to fish.
    "We made a few improvements to our original standup paddleboard design," said…


  • The limited edition STRYKR Jacket, $299.95, is STORMR USA’s toughest jacket, designed to stand up to the harshest weather environments. I recently took it out…

Weekend Plans

  • Dennis Skou, a Hobie pro staffer and tournament angler from Denmark, sent over the story of his personal best pike to show off the fishing…

Paddling Gourmet

  •   This time-tested recipe for how to smoke fish in the backcountry was first published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.  It’s hard to argue…

Level Up Your Skills

  • It’s a dog-eat-dog world underwater, and a fish has to use every sensory organ to avoid danger and find food. In murky water and low…
    • 10 Questions with a kayak fishing tourney master.
    Dave Easton is a tournament kayak angler from San Diego, California. Get his tips and secrets to become a better tournament angler: Team: Wilderness Systems, OEX Kayaks (San Diego) and UniButter Kayak: Right now the Tarpon 160. Winning Record: I am a three-time Plastic Navy 2005/2006 then Kayak Fishing Addicts 2012 tournament trail angler of the year. In the years I did not…
    • The hardest to catch by the most rewarding to land.
    Just because a kayak angler is paddle powered and sitting on plastic, doesn't mean he shies away from a challenge. Targeting the toughest fish from the toughest fishing platform gets us fired up! Kayak Angler asked six pros for the hardest species of fish that they seek out. Here's what they told us:  1) Cj Siebler, Wilderness Systems pro staffer, 13 year kayak fishing…
    • What you didn't know about fishing lures, but should.
    1) The world's most expensive lure costs over a million dollars. It is made from three pounds of gold and platinum and encrusted with 4,753 stones, including 100 carats of diamonds. The offshore, chugger-style lure is 12 inches long and called MacDaddy. 2) In 1894, James Heddon invented the first topwater fishing lure when he carved a wooden broom handle…
    • Catching man-eating sharks is no sweat for this kid.
    Hunter Stevens describes himself as a typical sixth grader—who just happens to catch giant sharks from his kayak. When he landed a monster blacktip last year, the video went viral and Stevens made news around the world. Despite the fame and recognition, one thing is certain; the nickname “Sharkboy” is hard-earned.  As told to Drew Haerer  I began sharking when…

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  • IN THIS ISSUE: Dirty Jobs: What pro kayakers will do for money; Dream Trips: The best remote, multi-day mountain lake kayak fishing adventure; 2014 Recreational Kayak Buyer’s Guide: How to buy your next rec kayak and the hottest models on the market.

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Latest Kayak Fishing Articles

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Kayak Angler Tournament Network

Kayak Fishing Boats

  • First Look: Kaku Kayak Wahoo
  • Kaku Kayaks Finalizes SUP Design
  • First Look: Native Watercraft Ultimate FX
  • Wax Your Kayak For Speed?
  • Wilderness Systems Prototype–CJ Siebler

Kayak Fishing Skills

  • Shhhhh
  • The Kayaker’s Ultimate Checklist
  • Get your Girl to Go Fishing
  • How-to: Jigging for Blackfin Tuna
  • Man Overboard

Kayak Fishing Hotspots

  • Fish Tale: Giant Denmark Pike
  • FiN Crazy Wins Adventure Fishing Championship
  • Snake River Sturgeon, Idaho
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  • Delaware's Fishy Coast

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