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  • Two people paddling a tandem canoe in the galapagos islands.

    8 Days In The Galapagos

    Dustin Silvey has sea kayaked in numerous places around the world. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site by human power has been a dream for Silvey since 2004. He is currently planning more adventures while finishing his PhD in medicine, working with…

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  • A man standing on a kayak and fishing.

    310 Miles On The St. Johns River

    This article originally appeared on the LooknFishy blog. Click here to see all of the amazing photos. Standing on the wooden dock beside the canal leading to Blue Cypress lake, I wondered what the future held. The St Johns River was now at our feet and the…

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    Video: Three Must-Use Baits For Fishing New Water

    Fishing new water, whether it’s in a tournament or for fun, can be nerve-wracking. You’re used to your home lake and the conditions in the new body of water may be completely different. That’s why when I go into a new body of water I always tie on my three…

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  • A man paddling the Scorpio MKII HV kayak

    Boat Review: Scorpio MKII HV

    Six years after the original Scorpio was introduced in 2009, P&H brought us a slightly tweaked more innovative design: the Scorpio MK II. The first to arrive from the United Kingdom was the LV or low volume model. Then the MV in medium volume. Bigger paddlers…

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  • A group of people paddling a large canoe.

    Voyageur Island

    Tucked between the dining room and the pantry, I’m sitting in the Voyageur Wilderness Programme map room with my feet on the coffee table enjoying a cup of blueberry tea. On the shelf behind me sits a Métis ceremonial headdress along with two beaver pelt…

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  • Two people kayaking in back bay.

    Video: Back Bay's Rebirth

    In the mid 1960's the Back Bay in southeastern Virginia was one of the best bass fisheries in the world. As one man put it "When you threw a fly in one of those holes in back bay...it was like rolling a bottle of wine in a jail cell...something was gonna grab…

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  • A group of paddlers resting on a rock bank.

    The Courage To Live Better

    “Frank Goodman is dead.” I paused for a second, phone pressed to my ear. “Hi there, can I ask who is calling, please?” I said. Bruce Winterbon paddled the Noire River with Frank Goodman in the early ‘90s and felt compelled to call Adventure Kayak and let us…

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  • A man paddling the Boreal Designs Epsilon kayak.

    Boat Review: Boreal Design Epsilon C200

    I have been a fan of Boreal Design kayaks for a long time. I have used their Inukshuk expedition kayaks taking students on several month-long, selfsupported expeditions trips on the coast of Labrador. The seat systems were comfortable and the hatches had the…

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  • Drew Gregory and Jeremy Crowe releasing a muskie back in the water.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Tennessee River Monsters | Season 3 Episode 8

    In the season finale of Hooked On Wild Waters season three, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory heads to Kingston, Tennessee to fish the Tennessee River. Drew meets up with Jeremy Crowe, the 2017 River Basser Of The Year and together they search for…

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  • A man in the Zet Kayaks Toro paddling whitewater

    Boat Review: Zet Kayaks Toro

    Confidence inspiring. If I had to sum up the Toro from Zet Kayaks in two words, that would be it. When the brand new Toro was delivered to my front door there was still two feet of snow on the ground and the ice was clear on only a few of my local runs.…

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  • A wall full of canoeing photos.

    The New Future Of Canoeing

    For years the growth of canoeing has been flat. The activity enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s after John Boorman’s Deliverance sent Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds and Ned Beatty into the soon to be dammed Cahulawassee River Valley. Thousands of…

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  • Stetson Blalock setting the hook on a fish while standing on a jackson kayak.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Obstacles In The Ozark | Season 3 Episode 7

    Professional kayak angler Drew Gregory is joined by Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stetson Blalock in episode seven of Hooked On Wild Waters season three. After an eventful drive, and having to rent a Uhaul, Drew and Stetson take on the Elk River in southwest…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a huge smallmouth bass

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Mile Wide Mecca | Season 3 Episode 6

    In the sixth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season three, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory searches the Susquehanna River for trophy smallmouth. The Susquehanna River is a mile wide filled with grass and perfect for smallmouth bass. The middle of the…

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  • Drew Gregory paddling the new river.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | New Challenges on the New River | Season 3 Episode 5

    Professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory takes on one of the most powerful and majestic rivers in the US in the fifth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season three. The New River in West Virginia is known as one of the best rivers for smallmouth bass in the…

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  • Drew Gregory wading and fishing in a small river.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Up The Creek, Without A Plan | Season 3 Episode 4

    In the fourth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season three, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory paddles upstream on a new river with no set plan just to see if the hidden river holds big bass. Drew’s original Jackson Kayak Coosa is perfect for this type…

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  • Tim hudson fishing in a kayak

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Major League Bassin’ | Season 3 Episode 3

    In the this episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season three, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory takes Major League Baseball star Tim Hudson to the Flint river to search for shoal bass. It doesn’t take long before Drew and Tim are hooked up. One of Drew’s…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a huge largemouth bass

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | South Pole Saluda River | Season 3 Episode 2

    In the second episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season three, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory meets up with FLW tour pro Brandon Latimer to fish the Salad river in South Carolina. Brian and Drew show up for 20-degree weather, but when your a die-hard…

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    Everything You Didn’t Know About Pine gum

    • Pine gum or resin can come from pines, cedars, spruce, firs, junipers and most other coniferous trees. • Airborne diseases, insects and animals are blocked by resins defence mechanisms that secretes from punctured areas on the tree. After leaving the tree,…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a largemouth bass

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Coosa River Bassin' | Season 3 Episode 1

    In the season three premiere of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory goes to wetumpka Alabama to fish the legendary Coosa river to chase Alabama bass. A perfect match for Drew’s Jackson kayak Coosa HD. This season of Hooked On Wild…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a huge largemouth bass.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Don't Be Afraid To Knock | Season 2 Episode 8

    In the season two finale of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory fishes a small private lake in south Georgia. Though he doesn’t know the owners, he kindly knocks on the door and asks if he can fish their lake in his Jackson Kayak…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a redfish in his kayak.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | In the Nick of Time, on the Nature Coast! | Season 2 Episode 7

    In this episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory finally gets to fish with Dr. Michael Allen of the University of Florida. Dr. Allen was in a previous episode explaining the rare Suwannee bass. Drew and Dr. Allen…

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  • A beautiful brook trout being released

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Mountain Troutin’ | Season 2 Episode 6

    In the sixth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory gets to fish in the mountains of western Carolina with Jackson Kayak pro-staffer Justin Powell. Drew and Justin set out with fly rods looking for a trophy trout.…

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  • Drew Gregory taking a photo of a bass.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Competition on the Kiski | Season 2 Episode 5

    In the fifth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory teams up with River Bassin' Tournament Trail director, Noah Heck, to catch smallmouth bass on the Kiskiminetas River system. Since Drew and Noah don’t get to…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a huge fish.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Highway Fishery | Season 2 Episode 4

    In the fourth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory meets up with Jackson Kayak pro staffer Nik Brown to fish a secret spot right off of the highway. Drew and Nik park their vehicles on the side of the interstate…

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  • Drew Gregory paddling his Jackson Coosa FD.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | The Wild Wild West Coast of Florida; PT 2 | Season 2 Episode 3

    In the second part of the Florida Coast series of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, professional kayak angler, Drew Gregory heads out on his own to try and catch a snook in Tampa. Right off the bat, Drew catches a small snook on his Jackson Coosa HD. Though…

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  • Drew Gregory and his dog in a kayak, while drew is holding a largemouth bass.

    Hooked On Wild Waters | The Wild Wild West Coast of Florida; PT 1 | Season 2 Episode 2

    In the second episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, After a long year running the River Bassin tournament, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory takes his wife Cristina and their dog Lu on a fun fishing trip to the Florida coast. Drew meets up with…

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  • Drew Gregory holding a huge largemouth bass in his kayak.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | A Wild Dam Adventure | Season 2 Episode 1

    In premiere episode of Hooked On Wild Waters season two, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory brings his friend and avid bass angler, Dan Mullane on a fishing trip below a dam. Bass tend to spawn in the spring in this area, and that means very productive…

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  • A kayaker paddling next to a giant cliff.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Wild West Coast | Season 1 Episode 8

    In this episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory takes a mothership trip in San Diego, California to fish around San Clemente Island with Jackson Kayak pro staffer Jerrod McGehee. San Clemente Island is unique because parts of…

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  • A man fighting a fish while standing on a kayak in the florida keys.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Florida Keys | Season 1 Episode 7

    In this episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory takes a trip to the Florida Keys to find some trophies on the flats. The Florida Keys are beautiful, but can be brutal. The wind can turn a flats trip into a total loss if the…

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  • Photo caption: A man laying on the ice, under his kayak.

    Steve Ruskay’s Arctic Ice Paddling Kit

    Paddlers have been navigating icy waters since Inuit hunters created the sea kayak thousands of years ago. Paddling from ice shelves presents an interesting set of hazards and challenges for kayakers. These can range from slippery surfaces, negotiating ice…

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  • An overhead shot of a person fishing from a kayak in the mississippi marsh.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Mississippi Marsh | Season 1 Episode 6

    In this episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory heads to Louisiana to fish the Mississippi marsh with local Jackson Kayak pro Ben Roussel. The Mississippi marsh is the jackpot for redfish. After a long paddle in their Jackson…

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  • A person standing in a running river and setting the hook on a fish.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Georgia Shoal Bass | Season 1 Episode 5

    In this episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory heads back to Georgia to chase shoal bass in the Altamaha river system. This time he brings along his good friend, John Japuntich with whom Drew has fish almost every little…

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  • Drew Gregory and his brother examining a striped bass

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Oh, Brother! | Season 1 Episode 4

    In the fourth episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory takes his brother, Aaron Gregory, fishing. Though Aaron isn’t as wild about fishing as Drew, he does love to kayak. The brothers couldn’t be more different, but in this…

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  • Drew and Lewis Gregory bonding over a huge trout

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Like Father Like Son | Season 1 Episode 3

    In the third episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory takes his father, Lewis Gregory, fishing in their home state of Georgia. They chase shoal bass, and this area of Georgia is the only place you can watch this species. Shoals…

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  • Drew Gregory paddling his jackson kayak in the florida everglades.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Florida Everglades | Season 1 Episode 2

    In the second episode of Hooked On Wild Waters, professional kayak angler Drew Gregory takes on the Florida Everglades in 2016. The Florida Everglades, and all of south Florida, is one of the wildest places to fish. The waters and banks are filled with…

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  • A beautiful log cabin tucked in the forest.

    Postcards From The Cedar House

    For about ten years Canadian sea kayak legend John Dowd lived on this remote island property in Clayoquot Sound. His hospitality, impact and popularity in the sea kayak community is made evident by the those who land on the beach in the summertime. They come…

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  • An overhead shot of a kayak angler fishing in the devils river.

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    Hooked On Wild Waters | Wild Devils River | Season 1 Episode 1

    Season one of Hooked On Wild Waters with Drew Gregory kicks off with a bang in January 2016. Professional kayak angler Drew Gregory, Jackson Kayak team manager Brooks Beatty, a few Jackson Kayak team members and Drew's most trusted fishing partner, his dog…

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  • A drop shot fishing rig, under water.

    Video: How To Choose A Drop Shot Weight

    Fishing a drop shot is one of my favorite techniques. It works in all conditions. Whether you are fishing a river, a small ponds or a huge lake, the drop shot is always deadly. Thats why I keep one tied on. The leader can be as long or short as you want, I…

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  • Vegetables in a skillet next to the ingredients to make sauce.

    Sauce Recipe: How To Flavor Up Your Dehydrated Food

    Dehydrating your own food will give you a variety of nutritious but also flavorful choices while reducing pack weight and food costs. Not to mention respecting bans on bottles and cans in backcountry parks. If you are under the impression dried food is no…

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  • A river running through the Siberian mountains

    Triumph And Tragedy In Russia’s Altai Mountains

    After a month of non-stop paddling in southern Siberia, my friends Don, Darcy and I decided to head back to the Chuya River for our last three days. It was a river that had humbled us just weeks before and we knew it would be an exciting way to finish our…

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  • $1000 Mustang Survival Fishing Gear Giveaway

    With our Gear Giveaway series, Kayak Angler wants to set you up with everything you need for a successful 2018 fishing season. This month we've partnered with Mustang Survival to bring you this incredible prize pack – valued at over $1000. Entering is fast…

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  • A whitewater kayak descending underwater

    Thomas Morel’s Search For The Perfect Shot

    In the middle of summer, I received a request from Sogndal Lodge in Norway to create three signature shots for three of their main activities. One of them was kayaking and we agreed on doing a typical shot of a kayaker descending a spectacular drop or rapid.…

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  • The bass mafia terminal coffin sitting on a kayak seat.

    Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin Review

    The Bass Mafia Terminal Coffin arrived at my house a few days before I left for a big kayak fishing tournament. My first impression was that this thing is sturdy. When Bass Mafia called this thing a coffin, they weren’t kidding. The gasket around the inside…

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  • Ed Gillet reading his journal from his 63 day trip.

    Ed Gillet’s 63 Day Solo Odyssey

    There were days when blue and gold mahi-mahi frolicked around his kayak like puppies, when the sea was a perfect royal blue and trade winds surfed him to 80-mile days. He popped painkillers to dull the pain of saltwater sores on his hands so he could hold his…

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  • A group of people standing on a beach, waiting to launch their kayaks.

    Extreme Kayak Fishing Sailfish Smackdown Rescheduled

    Due to bad weather the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament has rescheduled Leg One of the Sailfish Smackdown for February 10-11. With this announcement comes good news and bad news. Obviously the bad news is that the tournament had to be rescheducled. The good…

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  • Three people wearing different whitewater helmets.

    Three Perfect New Whitewater Helmets

    PREDATOR: SHIZNIT This smooth and stylish matte-textured lid will make you look like you rolled up to the riverbank straight from hitting rails at the local skate park. Predator’s Shiznit has a four-centimeter blue brim that keeps the sun out of your eyes…

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  • A kayak on the shore of a large lake.

    5 Safety Essentials For Kayak Anglers

    It’s no secret that kayak fishing is growing at a crazy rate. With the cost of big boats sky-rocketing, kayaks give anglers a way to get on the water without breaking the bank. So in turn, a majority of kayak anglers were anglers first and kayakers second.…

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  • A group of people playing hide-and-seek in a forest.

    5 Fun Children’s Camping Games

    If you crave a logistical nightmare, try accommodating multiple children’s demands by packing all of their favorite toys or games. Even if you’re just car camping this plethora of stuffed animals and Clue will only weigh you down. Here are seven campsite…

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  • A group of paddlers sleeping on a rock bank, next to a river.

    The ABCs Of Dirtbags

    The term dirtbag carries decidedly negative connotations of unshaven, good-for-nothing drifters and vagrants, contributing little to society. Whitewater paddlers however, know that being a dirtbag is a mark of pride. Spending as much time as possible at the…

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  • A group of paddlers paddling near a whale.

    Glimpse Of Worlds Beneath The Surface

    As an outdoor photographer, I am deeply inspired by beautiful landscapes. I have chased wildlife and culture all over the world. I have longed to visit what is considered to be the edges of the earth. Back in 2010 I joined an expedition that left Resolute Bay…

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  • A kayaker going through a whitewater course.

    The Hottest Whitewater Course

    Entering the Dickerson Whitewater Course, located smack in the middle of a massive generating station on the Potomac River in Maryland, is a lot like getting into a posh country club. Paddlers must first show appropriate identification and membership cards…

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  • A child on a beach, looking at a washed-up starfish.

    Why Children Are Natural Treasure Hunters

    A boat load of toys and electronics is not the picture of family canoe tripping that outdoor enthusiast parents envision. We want our kids actively engaged in their surroundings, having fun while busily discovering the natural world that compels us to get out…

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  • The deck of a kayak with tackle trays laid on it.

    How To Organize Your Kayak Fishing Tackle

    The worst part about kayak fishing is the off season. While some anglers are fortunate enough to live in areas with no offseason, the majority of kayak anglers have stored their boats and are hibernating until warmer weather. It's never too early to start…

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  • A person spraying the bottom of a canoe with truck bedliner spray.

    How To Extend Your Canoe’s Life

    Although canoes can’t be made out of Line-X— or can they— this two-part polyurethane elastomer system combines two ingredients, hardener, and resin, directly before application to create the perfect mix of a durable, protective shield. Outfitters such as The…

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  • A man lying in a hammock surrounded by canoe gear.

    7 Essential Items For Kayak Road Trips

    Sometimes the best trips happen on a whim. Get home from work Friday afternoon. Pack your car and head out on the open road. Long days on the water do not always require an isolated overnight campsite. Park, open the car doors and unpack these eight items for…

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  • Sage Donnelly standing next to her kayak.

    Five Questions With Sage Donnelly

    Nevada native Sage Donnelly sounds like a normal teenage girl. She is bubbly, positive, laughs a lot and is stoked on getting her driver’s license. But Donnelly is a little different: she’s also a whitewater kayaking phenomenon. She began kayaking at three in…

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  • A man paddling a Pyranha Machno kayak in whitewater.

    Boat Review: Pyranha Machno

    I’m looking forward to telling you what I think of the new Machno from Pyranha. But first I’d like to invite you to take a brief pop quiz. What is the Machno named after? Is it a) a merger of mach no (short for number) indicating it has super sonic speed and…

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  • A woman guiding a man through a yoga pose.

    Yoga For Paddling: Must-Do Pose For Paddlers With Low-Back Pain

    Here’s an astonishing number for you: People in the U.S. spend over 100 billion dollars per year on low back pain relief (trying to get it). What is most astounding about this statistic is that most, if not all, low back pain is avoidable. We don’t need to…

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  • A group of people eating lunch in a picnic shelter.

    YakAttack Announces 2018 Benefit Tournament

    The 2018 10th Annual YakAttack Benefit Tournament will take place on May 18 – 19 and will be headquartered at the Cedar Crest Conference Center at Twin Lakes State Park in Green Bay, Virginia; same location as previous years. The registration cap is 200…

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  • A man holding a huge stripped bass while sitting in a kayak.

    Why A Pedal Drive Kayak Was Best For Me

    Every kayak angler knows that efficiency on the water means catching more fish. With a pedal-drive kayak you have a virtually hands free fishing machine and an advantage that the boat or shore anglers can only dream of. For close to ten years I fished out of…

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  • A kayak and a tent set up on a secluded beach.

    Video: Kayak Kevin's Trident Fishing Tour Part 1

    You may have heard about "Kayak" Kevin Whitley's Trident Fishing Tour in our Winter 2017 issue. Kevin's plan was to paddle and fish Florida for a few months and then paddle and fish his way home to Virginia, celebrating the release of the new Ocean Kayak…

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  • A hawg trough brand fish measuring board.

    Video: How To Reinforce Your Measuring Board

    Every serious kayak angler knows the feeling. You just landed a huge fish and you're trying to get a photo for your tournament, when suddenly the fish jumps and breaks your measuring board in half. It is heartbreaking. Most tournament anglers carry more than…

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  • A dog leash and walking weight sitting on a table.

    Video: How To Make A DIY Anchor System

    Check out the walkthrough video at the end of this story. Over the summer, I discovered my love for SUP fishing. I found that I could take an inflatable SUP anywhere and spend the whole day fishing without having to lug around my heavy kayaks. The problem I…

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  • A fishfinder graph showing a school of bass on a ledge.

    Video: Intro To Kayak Ledge Fishing Part 1

    2017 Hobie Bass Open winner Jay Wallen is know as one of the best kayak ledge anglers in the sport. He won the 2017 Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake by picking through a main lake ledge with surgical precision. Ledge fishing has risen in popularity over the…

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  • A DIY modified kayak crate.

    Video: How To DIY Mod Your Kayak Crate

    Heath Panganiban is currently living the RV life with his family, growing Yak Tribe and creating stories everywhere they go. (You can read more about Yak Tribe hitting the road here.) Before Yak Tribe hit the road, Heath made a series of aweseome DIY videos.…

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  • A man fly fishing from a kayak

    6 Worst Myths About Kayak Anglers

    When I first started fishing Kentucky Lake in a kayak, I would have employees at local gas stations recognize me because I was the only kayak angler they saw on the lake. My bright orange Ocean Kayak Caper probably helped. The first thing they always said to…

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  • Raf Vargas holds a giant trevally fish in a kayak.

    Video: Jigging For Giant Trevally

    When everything fails, jigging at 300-800 feet in Guam's water will always produce a bite. Kayak fishing is the way to go for these type of fish. The power, the energy and the fight these fish put out can't ever be compared to catching them from any other…

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  • Team on the Rediscover North American expedition.

    Video: Across North America By Canoe

    What’s wrong with an adventure for the sake of adventure? In March of 2014, six friends decided to attempt a canoe expedition from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. They battled against the current on the mighty Mississippi, weathered a winter of snow…

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  • Mostly white men racing up the French River, Ontario, Summer 1967

    Tumblehome: Confusion of Tongues

    In the summer of '67, there were canoes going this way and that way in this nation of rivers for Canada's 100th birthday to show where we had come from and presumably to indicate some kind of water-borne hope for the future. The Centennial Voyageur Canoe…

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  • Luke Rovner, The Kayak Hipster, looking cool and colour-coordinated

    5 W's With Luke Rovner a.k.a. The Kayak Hipster

    Chances are, if you post sea-kayaking photos or videos on Instagram you will eventually see a (heart-eyes emoji) from the Kayak Hipster. Luciano "Luke" Rovner shares the social love with #paddlingmixtape featuring bow shots and kayaking drone aerials the…

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  • A man paddling a vibe seaghost kayak.

    Boat Review: Vibe Sea Ghost 110

    As a life-long kayak angler, author of a book on kayak fishing and editor of Kayak Angler magazine, conversations with friends and strangers often start when I’m handed a cellphone and asked, “What do you think about this kayak?” Since I’ve paddled almost…

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  • A man holding a nice redfish in a kayak.

    Video: Kayak Fishing Louisiana

    Eric Atkins shares this awesome video of a killer fishing day in Louisiana, as Eric put it "A group of Jackson Kayak pros gathered in Pointe Aux Chenes, Louisiana with the Jackson Kayak Media House crew and had a killer time with great fishing. I got to the…

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  • A man holding a large snook in a kayak.

    Eric Hensen’s Jumbo Shrimp Tips

    Gulf shrimp demand big money at the seafood market. It’s no wonder that trout, reds, tarpon and snook are willing to pay the ultimate price to feed on these tasty crustaceans. Tampa-based pro guide Eric Hensen is in the heart of shrimp central. “Shrimp are a…

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  • A man in a kayak holding a huge largemouth bass.

    How To Mimic Shad To Catch Huge Bass

    Largemouth bass have a large appetite. It takes a big bait to satiate a big bass. Largemouth will feed on bluegills, other bass and large shiners or minnows, but they really like a fat, juicy shad. Not only are these baitfish full of fat and protein, but they…

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  • A POV shot of a kayak angler holding a largemouth bass.

    VIDEO: POV Kayak Fishing Tournament

    Have you ever wondered what a kayak fishing tournament is like? Greg Blanchard recorded a point-of-view (POV) video of the fourth stop of the 2017 Yak-A-Bass series out of Big Break in California. You get to see all of the action and heartbreak of tournament…

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  • A man wading and fly fishing.

    Balkans By Boat

    Parked on the side of a winding dirt road in central Greece, Rok Rozman gently packs his fly fishing into the back of his whitewater kayak. He carefully goes through his waterproof fly fishing pack, then tucks it into the back of his bright blue kayak. Two…

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  • A man pushing his kayak to the water on a beach.

    7 Skills Every Kayak Angler Should Know

    A lot of kayak anglers didn’t start out fishing from a kayak. What they find when the transition over is that you must learn an entire new skill set to be a successful kayak angler. We have piled together seven important skills that EVERY kayak angler should…

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  • A man yelling with joy while holding a big largemouth bass.

    Kayak Angler’s Top 5 Stories Of 2017

    Did you have a great fishing season? Too busy to keep up with all of our stories in 2017? No worries, you can catch up on the top Kayak Angler stories of 2017 right here! 1) Expert Chatterbait Tactics For Every Season Over the years the chatterbait has gained…

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  • A person paddling a rocky river in a whitewater kayak.

    5 Most Popular Rapid Stories Of 2017

    Did you miss out on the most popular Rapid stories of 2017? If you were too busy killing it on the whitewater this year, check out the top five Rapid stories of 2017. 1) 10 Things Only Whitewater Kayakers Understand Quirks, moments and experiences only a…

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  • Three people paddling sea kayaks on the open water.

    Most Popular Adventure Kayak Stories Of 2017

    Did you miss out on the most popular Adventure Kayak stories of 2017? Hopefully it was because you were too busy on the water. Paddle forever and check out these stories. 1) How To Strength Train For Kayaking There are many ways of improving kayaking…

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    Most Popular Canoeroots Stories Of 2017

    It’s been a great year of paddling. But did you miss out on our most popular stories of 2017? Check out the top five stories below. 1) Choosing The Best Canoe Paddle Figuring out the best paddle for you is about understanding different designs and materials,…

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    Book Review: Kayak Fly Fishing by Ben Duchesney

    When anglers pick up the book Kayak Fly Fishing by Ben Duchesney, they are really picking up two books in one cover. In 190 pages, Duchesney, a former web editor for Kayak Angler, covers everything you need to know to get started kayak fishing and fly fishing…

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    5 Best Blades For Kayak Fishing

    You don’t tell the quality of an angler by the size of the fish he catches or the price tag on his reel. You can tell the quality of an angler by the edge on his blades. Whether clipping the tag-end of a knot or slicing a fillet from the bones, knives,…

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  • Dee Kaminiski holding a snook.

    Dee Kaminski's Tips On Imitating Mullet

    Dee Kaminski fishes Florida’s east coast for snook, trout, reds and tarpon. Her fortunes rise and fall with annual mullet migration. Kaminski’s story starts in the fall. As the water temperature cools, silver mullet from all along the Atlantic Coast head…

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    How Zebra Mussels Are Ruining Our Waterways

    I’ve fished Kentucky Lake at least once a week for the past 20 years, first as a co-angler in my father’s bass boat and in a kayak for the past six years. I’ve seen the lake change over time between man-made structures and habitats naturally evolving, but one…

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  • A man in winter clothes fishing from a kayak.

    3 Cold Weather Bites You Should Be Chasing

    Leaves on the ground, frost on the windshield and pumpkin spice lattes on the menu signal northern anglers that fishing is about to freeze up for the winter. Late fall sees a feeding frenzy for tautog, muskie and mountain trout, and a fishing frenzy for…

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    5 Best Kayak Fishing Gifts To Buy For Yourself

    There are some gifts that you would never even dream of asking loved ones to buy you. We all have a wishlist of products we would buy if money wasn’t an option. Here are five kayak fishing gifts that you can treat yourself with this year. Photo Courtesy:…

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    7 Gifts Under $200 For Kayak Anglers

    Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the kayak angler in your life? Look no more. Check out these seven kayak fishing gifts under $200. Photo Courtesy: Hobie. www.hobie.com 1) Hobie H-Crate Jr $132.00 Hobie’s H-Crate Jr took the same features and…

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  • A man holding a mahi in a kayak.

    Why Grand Bahama Is An Angler's Dream

    Mention the Bahamas, and people picture tan lines, tiki bars and endless buffets. But it’s what lies beyond the breakers that makes Grand Bahama an angler’s dream destination. Paddle a mile from the beach and the bottom drops 1000 feet. Deep ocean currents…

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    Kayak Angler Holiday Wish List: Give A Gift Subscription!

    Oh boy, you've done it now. Only a couple days before Christmas and you still haven't bought the anglers on your list a present. No, the "funny" fishing t-shirt doesn't count, you know it. Instead of settling on a gift card to a store they probably don't shop…

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    6 Best Kayak Fishing Gifts Under $100

    Christmas is two weeks away, and you still don’t know what to get the kayak angler in your life? Have no fear, here are 6 gifts under $100 that would make great stocking stuffers. Photo Courtesy: Onyx Outdoor. www.onyxoutdoor.com 1) Onyx Outdoors Kayak…

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    The Secret Life Of Dolphins

    Dolphins breathe through their blowholes; they cannot breathe through their mouths. This makes it impossible to inhale water while feeding. Dolphins have 100 teeth, but they don’t chew. They grab fish with their teeth and then swallow them whole. Dolphins…

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  • A person standing and fishing on the Vibe Maverick 120

    Vibe Releases Maverick 120 SUP

    Vibe Kayaks, the Georgia-based fishing and recreational kayak and outdoors company, has entered the growing sport of standup paddleboard (SUP) angling with today’s official sale of the highly-anticipated Maverick 120 SUP at Vibe dealers and online. “The best…

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    Video: How To Set Up A Fishfinder For Kayak Fishing

    Kurt Smits is the 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Champion. In this video, he breaks down how to adjust your fishfinder so that it works perfectly in a kayak. As Kurt explains, it's all about the ping speed. Check out the video below to find out how to set…

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  • A book cover with a man in a kayak, paddling the ocean

    Book Review: Jonesin’ For Beyond The Breakers

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read stories, watched videos and looked at photos of the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Sailfish Smackdown (EKFT) and dreamed of participating. The two-day offshore fishing tournament out of Pompano Beach, Florida is…

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  • A fish being held by lip grippers.

    3 Ways To Safely Land A Fish

    When you come down to it, the whole point of kayak fishing is getting a fish into the kayak. Hours of preparation and perspiration are decided in a few seconds of chaos. Whether you use a net, gaff or grippers to land a fish, mastering the technique takes…

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  • A worm rigged up on a hook.

    5 Old School Lures That Still Catch Fish

    My grandfather was a barge pilot on the Ohio River. He always kept a rod and reel on the boat and went fishing during his downtime. All he needed was one tackle tray with a couple of lures and he always caught fish. Here’s a few lures that have stood the test…

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    Win this Painting by Christina McKeown

    Inspired by her enthusiasm for paddling, Christina McKeown has spent the last few years developing an extensive collection of original paddling art in her unique pen and watercolor style. Enter your email address below for your chance to win this 5x7"…

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  • A man standing and catching a fish on a kayak.

    Video: Chasing Grand Isle, Louisiana Reds

    The best fishing trips can sometimes be the ones that are not planned. Here's a short video from a trip that I literally planned on the go. I had a few days free so I packed some camping gear and headed to Grand Isle, LA with hopes of catching a bull redfish.…

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  • A man paddling a vibe kayak while the sun goes down.

    The Secret To A Long, Happy, Healthy Life

    The alarm sounds but I’ve been tossing and turning for hours. Not because I’m excited, but to relieve the circulation in my hips. For breakfast, a high fiber muffin and calcium-enriched OJ. For lunch, I reach past my teenager’s chips and cakes to grab a…

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