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A kayak angler throwing a cast net from a stand-up paddle board.

Gadgets That Go Anywhere

You bought a kayak or board and now you want to rig it for fishing. Rod holders, electronics, mounts, lights, cameras and accessories are easy…

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A kayak angler holding a fish in the ocean.

EDITORIAL: LISTEN TO YOUR PEERS

When the sun lights my bedroom window, I fight off consciousness. I’m on a seven-day fishless bender. Do I really want to suffer through day…

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A man runs towards a car loaded with fishing kayaks

Best Excuses For Leaving Work To Go Fishing

The boss is yelling, the phone is ringing, you’re late for a meeting and the Internet is down, but you can’t stop daydreaming about blue…

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Raf Vargas stands on his fishing kayak as he casts.

Stand-Up Tactics from Hobie Pro Raf Vargas

Name: Raf Vargas Accomplishments/Accolades/Affiliations: AFTCO/Hobie Fishing Team/Truth Reels/YakAttack/Nitta Innovations/Lowrance Accomplishments: Created and directed the first eve...

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To spot sneaky snakehead, stand and look into weed beds and around structure.

Stand-Up Tactics from FeelFree Pro AJ Morton

Name: AJ Morton Accolades: Feelfree kayaks, YakGear and Accent paddles. Target Species: Northern snakehead, smallmouth and largemouth bass Location: Lower Potomac River for snakeheads and…

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Big boys can stand and fish, too. Tim Perkins stands on his way to tournament victories.

Stand-Up Fishing Tactics with Wilderness Pro Tim Perkins

Name: Tim Perkins                                             …

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Hybrid board/boats allow anglers to go from stand-up to sit-down.

Stand-Up Fishing Tactics from Diablo Pro Grant Braudrick

Name: Grant Braudrick @GoodOleG Accomplishments/Accolades/Affiliations: Diablo Paddlesports ProStaff - Fishwater Bros  Target fish: Bass(Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted, Striped) Location: Nor...

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SUP fishing on open water takes hard work for big pay-off.

Stand-Up Fishing Tactics: PauHana Pro Sean Callinan

Name: Sean Callinan Accomplishments/Accolades/Affiliations: +Licensed Connecticut Guide +Yale University Fly Fishing/Tying Instructor (4 years) +SUP Fishing Guide for PadddlePaddle (Paddlepaddle.ne...

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Bridgett Howard stands and fishing swift water for big bass.

Stand-up Fishing Tactics from Jackson Pro Bridgett Howard

Kayak Angler profiled six kayak fishing pros on their stand-up fishing secrets. They gave us more tips, tricks and tactics than we could have imagined. Here,…

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A kayak angler casts from his kayak during sunset.

67 Essential Skills For Kayak Anglers

Some people fish for the fish. Some people fish for the great outdoors. Whether you fish for comradery or solitude, relaxation or adventure, big fish…

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Josh Dolin poses with a fish he caught in his kayak.

Trophy Hunters: Josh Dolin

What's a trophy? I use the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries guidelines for a trophy catch. Through the VDGIF Angler Recognition Program, a…

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Aaron Rubel poses with a fish he caught on a fly line.

Trophy Hunters: Aaron Rubel

What is a trophy? I’m an engineer, so I’m suspect of absolutes. I once calculated the average accepted trophy length compared to the longest fish…

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Kayak angler Tom Fucini poses with a large fish in the dark.

Trophy Hunters: Tom Fucini

What's a trophy catch? Any striped bass over 48 inches is a trophy in my book. I don't go by weight because I release all…

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