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Radar (135) Love by: Thomas Philippi Getting a Wilderness Systems Radar 135 with the Helix PD has totally changed the way I kayak fish. I’ve always been a paddler, even when trolling for striped bass in the fall. I had to find ways to get the job...

2017 USOA National Spearfishing Championship By: Thomas Watanapun Location: Noyo Harbor, CA Date: August 3rd, 2017 Background The Underwater Society of America (USOA) is the organization that oversees not only freediving/skindiving/spearfishing, but...

The Art of the Fall Bite Compiled by Drew Haerer The fall bite is heating up, and anglers all around New England are busy chasing their favorite species before winter forces them off the water. Whether along the coast or inland, fall conditions can...

Slammin’ it Down By: Eric Tebbets Originally known as the Cambria Slam Down tournament, for the past couple of years it has been called the Central Coast Slam Down or simply, the Slam Down. The Slam Down was not the first kayak tournament in...

Choosing a Lake By: Kevin Hofer One of my favorite ways to get out on the kayak and do some fishing is to explore new waters. Over the past 6-7 years I have fished close to 200 different lakes in California. Being blessed to live in an area that has...

Lincod Fishing By: William Wirt There is nothing I enjoy more than fishing for Ling Cod from my kayak. Just myself, a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130X, and a Lingcod locked into a fight. I catch the majority of my Lingcod by paddling out to 30 to 90...

Life and Death Skills for the Kayak Fisherman By: Andy O’Brien Spend enough time on a kayak especially on the ocean, and the probability that you or your fishing partner will end up in the water involuntarily at some point is pretty high. Would you...

The Case for No Electronics by Drew Haerer The last time I had a fish finder mounted on my kayak was in March 2014. I was prefishing for the KBF Open (now the KBF National Championship) on the Santee Cooper chain in South Carolina. For those...

Spearfishing from a Kayak By: Kris Cortez If you're a spearo, then you know that sometimes the best reefs are pretty far out and are usually past shore dive range. With a kayak, you are able to get to these “secret” spots faster and safer. I grew up...

Five Ice Out Lures and Techniques that Catch Big Bass Drew Haerer As winter finally fades, many kayak anglers throughout New England and other regions are getting to see open water for the first time in months. The period between ice out and the...

Radar 135: First Trip, Early Riggings & Favorite Features Rigging a kayak is seldom carried out in one shot. In the case of my most recent project, the Radar 135, I had it on the water with only the installation of a retractable anchor system (...

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