fishing

Boundary Waters

04.17.2013

The Boundary Waters made it to the 2013 Top Endangered Rivers List

Catawba River

04.17.2013

Catawba River is one of the 2013 Top Endangered Rivers

Little Plover River

04.17.2013

Little Plover River is one of 2013′s Top Endangered Rivers

America’s Most Endangered Rivers

04.17.2013

American Rivers released its annual “America’s Most Endangered Rivers” report. This 2013 list features 10 rivers around the country facing urgent threats. Grassroots river conservationists have teamed up with American Rivers to use the report to save their local rivers.

Kayak Angler Feeds a Flying Shark

04.09.2013

A toothy galapagos shark came thrashing violently out of the water a few feet
from Oahu-based kayak angler Isaac Brumaghim on Sunday.

Bonkers Sleigh Ride

03.15.2013

Lamoureux decked a 156-lb bluefin tuna off Cape Cod in Nov 2009, for a time the heaviest kayak-caught fish. It’s still easily in the top ten. Since then, he’s cultivated an air of mystery around his exploits, leaving doubters in his wake. Some of that is due to Lamoureux’s unconventional approach. For instance, he paddles a short sit-inside.

Yum Yum Yellow a Hit in Santa Cruz, July 7, 2012

02.28.2013

A Capitola kelp bed was the scene of a dramatic mid-summer shark encounter. In a story that should sound familiar by now, a kayak angler was vaulted violently into the water when a shark crunched the nose of his yellow Hobie kayak.

The First Fisherman, July 21, 2007

02.28.2013

Dan Prather of Concord, California was fishing at Bean Hollow south of San Francisco with a bunch of buddies from the NorCal Kayak Anglers (NCKA) online community on Saturday, July 21 when a suspected great white shark struck his kayak, knocking him into the water.

Fair Prey

02.28.2013

To a kayaker, the ocean is a playground. For a great white, it’s a well-stocked fridge. Anything on the shelves could be worth a taste.

This is particularly true in California’s Red Triangle, a tangle of wild water that spans Bodega Bay in the north, the Farallon Islands to the west, and south to Big Sur below Monterey Bay. This region is dotted with seal and sea lion rookeries—the meat bin, if you like.

Hunted, August 15, 2010

02.28.2013

In the most harrowing of these tales, in August, 2010, the tables turned on experienced kayak angler Adam Coca. The hunter became the hunted.

Coca was alone on his yellow Ocean Kayak in 50 feet of water off Central California’s Bean Hollow. Much like Dan Prather experienced in 2007, a shark violently struck the nose of his boat, chewing and shaking it.

Touch Pool? May 12, 2012

02.28.2013

“It was like something hit my kayak with a baseball bat,” Joey Nocchi of Paso Robles told KSBY TV in the days following his sudden shark smack-down. Nocchi said he was vaulted five feet into the air by the impact against the bottom of his blue Cobra Fish N Dive kayak.

Red Sees, August 2, 2010

02.28.2013

Red. Here we go again. One difference; this toothsome incident took place south of the Red Triangle, off the Gaviota shore near Santa Barbara.

Sea kayaker Duane Strosaker was comfortably ensconced in his fiberglass and wood sit-inside touring kayak painted bright crimson. It must have stood out in the foggy seas at offshore oil rig Hondo, the point of his planned 24-mile tour.

About noon, he pointed his nose for home. With five miles to go, a shark suddenly struck the left nose of his boat, and took a taste.

National Park Sequestration and Paddling

02.26.2013

It’s a little more severe than chipping in shuttle money for gas. On March 1, various federal government entities will be forced to enact major cuts to help balance the budget. Among the branches facing such sequestration are our national parks, whose cuts could well affect our ability to paddle them.

Shark! The Heaviest Kayak Catch Ever

02.19.2013

What constitutes an unassisted catch? For Howard McKim, man of the solo 183-pound Pacific halibut, the answer is cut and dried. Can you hook, fight and land a fish on your own, retrieving the hook without help? If the answer is yes, count it.

Brotherly Tandem Tackles Blue Marlin

02.19.2013

The second heaviest kayak-caught fish to make it to a scale was a tag-team effort by brothers Kevin and Gareth Uyeda, pioneers in Hawaii’s growing scene. They still fish together, these days on a Hobie Mirage Tandem Island. In 2008, they were aboard a modest Ocean Kayak Zest tandem paddle kayak.

F.B.I. Gets His Marlin

02.19.2013

Andy Cho is the world’s most accomplished angler to fish from a kayak. Known to his friends at Hawaii’s Aquahunters.com as F.B.I. (From Big Island), he’s the only champion the annual eight-month marathon Makihiki Pro tournament has ever seen. This is the catch that cemented the Kona-based Cho’s legend.

Of Angry Fish and Chips

02.19.2013

It is 2003. Howard McKim has a chip on his shoulder. Newly arrived in Ketchikan from Southern California, he is tired of taking guff from the locals who tease him about his modest choice of fishing platform.

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