The rapids of the South Pecos River are about to claim a kayaker in “Return to the Pecos”. Photo Robert Field
Looking for kayak fishing adventure? Look no farther than KFVM7, the latest issue in our regular series of a selection of short videos from the top anglers and paddlers around the world. This issue features fantastic action videos from Robert Field, Kevin Nakada, Chris Funk, Brooks Beatty, Jameson Redding and James McBeath, while Rex DeGuzman offers up another great compilation of Action Hat video captures from around the globe.
Sponsored by Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoes and Kayaks, NRS, Jackson Kayak, Wilderness Systems and Bending Branches, Kayak Fish Video Magazine regularly delivers the freshest kayak fishing videos and offers a platform for those wishing to share their passion and love of the sports in a short video format that often promotes longer works on the talented paddlers’ own channels.
For instance, “Return to the Pecos”, the leadoff segment of KFVM7, is actually a trailer for a longer video Robert Field will introduce on his YakFish TV channel later this year or early next year. Field joins father and son kayakers Daniel Rodriguez and Bert Rodriguez and experienced river pro Daniel Underbrink on a float through the wilds of the South Pecos River. On a prior attempt of that stretch down he Pecos, the Rodriguez’ lost all their gear to the flood of 2014. Rough water, a harsh environment, wild beauty and great bass fishing set the scene for the story.
The Jackson Kayak crew found a great place to camp and fish for musky on Travers Lake in Algonquin Park, Canada. Photo Brooks Beatty
In our second segment, “Traversing Travers”, Jackson Kayak marketing man James McBeath joins JK Media House cameramen and personalities Brooks Beatty and Jameson Redding for a trek to Canada’s Algonquin Park and they set up camp on Travers Lake. As you’ll see, getting the musky to blow up on the topwater lures is no problem, although sinking a hook long enough to get a fish to the boat is another deal altogether!
Brian Nelli pins on a “greenie” (greenback mackerel) and gets ready to troll up a yellowtail. Photo Kevin Nakada
Next up Hobie’s Kevin Nakada offers Florida’s Brian Nelli some “California Hospitality” by way of some great fishing for California yellowtail off the famed shores of La Jolla. It doesn’t take Nelli, a kayak charter guide in his on right, long to figure out the live bait trolling technique that scores the mossback yellows in Southern California waters.
Then in “Shoal Bass Love”, Chris Funk, takes to his local waters in search of a bass native to Alabama, the shoal bass. Funk shows both his respect for and his ability to catch and release the beautiful creatures and the video is highlighted by some excellent underwater shots detailing successful releases.
After that we bring on the action even more thanks to the Action Hat. LiveLiveNow producer and editor Rex DeGuzman, who invented and markets the Action Hat, strings together a highly entertaining stream of fishing sequences grabbed by kayak and SUP anglers in “Action Hat Highlights, Part Deux”.
Topping off KFVM7, Chris Funk is back with another tasty recipe and the video includes tape of Chef Funk “grocery shopping” for eating size spotted bass to use in his “Smoked Fish Dip”. From catch to chip, you’re going to love it!
“Action Hat Highlights, Part Deux” provides great fishing scenes from SUPs and kayaks alike. Courtesy LiveLiveNow