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Targeting Trout from a Kayak Kevin Hofer When I bought my first kayak almost ten years ago, the first place I went was to a high sierra lake in search of some trout. Since then I have fished over 150 lakes in my kayak, the majority of which I was...

Tournament Report by Eric Tebbets The 4th annual Estero Kayak Challenge took place on June 2, 2018 in beautiful Cambria, CA. I started this event in 2015 as a fundraiser for the then newly created California Central Coast chapter of Heroes on the...

POWER PADDLING DISSECTING THE FORWARD STROKE WITH SEAN MORLEY Sean Morley knows a few things about going fast. He’s held kayak speed records for crossing the Irish Sea, circumnavigating Vancouver Island, and paddling 4,200 miles around the U.K. and...

BEGINNER’S LUCK FIVE FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS FOR SEA KAYAKING A first-time sea kayaker needs just a handful of skills and about a half-day of practice to get a basic foundation in the sport. Veteran instructor Ray Boucher introduces countless people to...

URBAN ESCAPES HOW TO GET OUT OF TOWN FAST FOR MOST OF US OFFICE-BOUND DREAMERS, two days on the couch does not a weekend make. We need to get out of town and most importantly, on the water. Unfortunately , the weekend exodus is easier to dream about...

TOP FIVE SEA KAYAK FIRSTS NEW YORK: THE ADIRONDACKS The quintessential weekend tour in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains explores the Saranac Lakes. Lower, Middle and Upper Saranac have many sandy beach and island campsites with great views of...

Choosing a Kayak for River Fishing By Drew Haerer I grew up knee deep in the creek that flowed next to my house in central PA. By my teens, I was spending nearly every weeknight on Penns Creek and weekend on the Susquehanna River. The appeal of...

5 things to know before kayak diving by Kris Cortez The first and most important thing you should know before kayak diving is safety! Make sure you have your PFD, radio, and cell phone. I also carry a tourniquet incase you have a run in with the tax...

Top 5 Kayak Fishing Launch Spots in Southern California by Josh Brightman La Jolla Shores The launch is located on Avenida De La Playa at La Jolla Shores. The best part of this launch is you can drive right on the beach and unload your gear. The...

Kayak Fishing in the Wind By: Drew Haerer With a young family at home, most of my days on the water are now planned in advanced. So, when those days come, I am going to fish regardless of the conditions. I don’t mind fishing in cold weather or rain...

1. Ice Pack Salmon – This may be the first pattern for the kayak angler to try, as fishing is often excellent prior to full ice out, as the ice recedes from the shoreline to the middle of the lake. Trolling with small, smelt-imitating spoons will be...

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