Moose on the Loose

With rainfall doubling the flow of New York’s Moose River, the MooseFest race finale to the Whitewater King of New York point series lived up to its wild reputation as the last big paddling event the year for Northeast paddlers.

All Features

Permits and Patience


The snow has been falling for quite some time now and has laid a nice white blanket upon the mountains. With the snow comes the anticipation of what will happen in the following months. The river permit application deadline has come and gone and I, like most other boaters, am anxiously awaiting the spring runoff […]

Kids Drawing Contest


KIDS PADDLING DRAWING CONTEST KIDS ..Win great prizes and get featured on Canoe & Kayak‘s website. We are having a contest for our youngest viewers and paddling members. Winners will be the ones with the most on-line votes. As soon as we get entrees we will post the drawings and begin taking votes to choose […]

Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast


Kayak Fishing Florida’s First Coast by Mike Kogan Canoe & Kayak Web Exlcusive Jacksonville, home of Florida’s First Coast, has always been known for its outstanding inshore and offshore fishing. With over 68 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 400 miles of river, intra-costal waterways (ICW), creeks, lakes, and ponds, Jacksonville has as diverse a […]

AW Safety Report


Cullowhee, NC – February 7, 2006 – Safety has been at the core of American Whitewater’s mission since 1954. “We’ve been reporting and analyzing accidents since our earliest days and today we are leaders in whitewater safety education based on that research. Our Accident Database is the most comprehensive collection and analysis of whitewater accidents […]

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Recreational Kayaks Review


Why do people like to kayak? Where do they like to go? I suspect that manufacturers ask these questions, and this review critiques six of their answers. Maybe you’re the workout type or a rec boater looking for a little more performance from your kayak. Or maybe your futon and chair crowd your cozy little […]

Boatmen and Bedlam – a Rafter’s Story


A river-spanning log on a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Salmon could have brought a raft trip to fatal conclucion, but a team of experience rafters was able to regroup and get out. Read their experience.

March 2006 Canoe and Kayak Magazine – Table of Contents


This latest issue of Canoe & Kayak is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! ON THE COVER It’s rare that Mount McKinley can be seen so clearly. A solo paddler seizes the opportunity on Wonder Lake in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Photo by Michael […]

Solo Kayak Trip Around Prince Edward Island


Wendy Killoran, a schoolteacher from London, Ontario, completed the first female solo circumnavigation of Prince Edward Island by kayak this summer in just 15 days, a feat she puts down to calm, cool conditions and a near constant tailwind. It was not her first major trip: In the summer of 2004, Killoran circumnavigated the world’s […]

Tube-and-Worm Fishing from a Kayak


The tube and worm is a lure/bait combination used primarily on the eastern seaboard, where kayak anglers find it’s extraordinarily effective for striped bass. The tube is actually surgical tubing cut in lengths ranging from 12 to 36 inches. Most anglers use tubes in the 12 to 24-inch range. The actual tube is rigged with […]

American Whitewater Ambassadors


In 2006 American Whitewater is launching its Athlete Ambassador Team, a core of whitewater paddlers who will publicly represent American Whitewater and reinforce its mission of preserving and restoring’s whitewater resources. AW sought out the leaders of the whitewater community to come forward and publicly promote and support the work of American Whitewater. Our Athlete […]

Mammoth Tusks on the Blackstone River Gallery


An exploratory trip on a Yukon river yields an unexpected discovery. Story and photos by Todd Shapera

Mammoth Find on the Blackstone River


If you ask longtime Yukon bush pilot Ernie Onofferchuck which guide knows the territory’s remote rivers better than anyone else, without pause he’ll name Blaine Walden.

Bush Administration Opens Arctic Lands for Drilling


The Bush administration opened up hundreds of thousands of acres around Teshekpuk Lake, on Alaska’s North Slope, to oil drilling. The wetlands around the 315-acre lake are popular Inupiat hunting and fishing grounds and are widely considered among the most vital in the Arctic for molting geese. Read the rest of the story at The […]



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New Kayaking Apparel and PFDs


Body Pod, Stohlquist: The waterproof-breathable dry suit incorporates comfort features from Stohlquist’s dry top line such as latex gasket wrists with stretchy Velcro adjusters and protective outers with self-draining shield. $500. (800) 535-3565; www.stohlquist.com. Motion, NRS: The dry top combines a waterproof-breathable soft shell with a brushed fleece layer inside. Neoprene-covered latex wrist gaskets and […]

New Paddles and Accessories for 2006


Slice, Bending Branches: The new touring line of paddles has a high-angle blade with slight dihedral and light swing weight. An adjustable ferrule lets you set the length from 210 to 240 cm, depending on the paddler and the conditions. $95-$135. (866) 755-3405; www.bendingbranches.com. Cyprus, Werner Paddles: Designed for high-angle paddling, its foam-core blades create […]

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide