• The hard part! Safe surf kayak landings

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Kayaking through the surf: how to make it fun! Words and Photos By Paul Lebowitz Ready for the hard part? Launching through surf is easy, just point and go, go, go. The worst crashes come on the dismount. Fortunately we have big water kayak angler Jim Sammons to drop some knowledge on us on how […]

  • Jim Sammons’ Kayak Surf Launching Techniques

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Launching a kayak through the surf is the easier part of the equation. Jim Sammons shows you how to get through upright.

  • Hobie rolls out latest kayak fishing accessories!

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Looking for some innovative and affordable kayak fishing accessories to get the most out of your Hobie? Here’s a hot tip: check out the latest gear from Hobie Fishing! HOBIE H-CRATE JR Welcome the newest member of Hobie’s family of accessories:  the H-Crate Jr! We’ve incorporated all the same features from the original H-Crate into […]

  • Don’t let wind ambush kayak position

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Does anyone who doesn’t have a job fishing put in as much time on the water as Jeff Little? The avid kayak fisherman has been known to launch on ice to get to open water and pretty much goes out in any condition that is minimally fishable.  Speaking of taking kayak fishing to the extremes, wind is […]

  • Bending Branches: Power Kayak Fishing!

    Sunday, January 15, 2017

    “Like a lot of folks, I bought my first kayak, spent a lot of money on my first kayak and then went and tried to find the cheapest paddle I could find.” So says Chris Funk in the intro to this kayak fishing paddling tip, which is really more about the fact you can’t get […]

  • Winter jigging techniques for kayakers

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    By Jeff Little Everyone loves a powerful, rip the rod out of your hands, smashing jig hit. Keep your line taut, focus on the presentation and you usually have no problem feeling the bite. As the water temperature drops south of 40 degrees, however, those bone jarring hits seem to disappear. Instead, the line just […]

  • Incidental kayak catch makes for fun fishing

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    By Jeff Little Visual images of big smallmouth caught on previous trips to the same part of the river flooded my mind. A snow squall blew through the trees at the end of the island that marked the productive ledge trench. I felt the distinct pluck of line followed by my rod loading up on […]

  • Kayak Season All Year Long

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    By Luke Williams With winter coming up the bite will inevitably slow down but there are ways to keep your kayak season going. Many kayakers will choose to hang up their gear until spring. Instead, find a reason to stay on the water by possibly changing your focus.   In the summer I almost always am […]

  • Pinch Kayak Fishing Approach Plucks Biters

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    The Merriam-Webster definition of “pinch” is to squeeze between your thumb and finger often in a painful way. In the manner I’m using the word, the pinch is tidal water squeezing through a “finger” of land and an opposing “thumb” like peninsula. It happens on large scales in bays as well as in smaller waters […]

  • Windy Kayak fishing no breeze

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    By Jeff Little On a windy day on the upper Potomac River, I reached my breaking point. I couldn’t hold position for more than a few moments to make a cast. When I did launch one out there, a gust would send my spinnerbait into the tree branches instead of the foamy eddy I aimed […]

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