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This story featured in the 2013 Buyer’s Guide issue. Man: Andy Cho Mission: Land the biggest fish ever caught from a kayak, and feed his family By Paul Lebowitz Andy Cho is the four-time defending champion of the grueling Aquahunters Makahiki Pro kayak fishing tournament. The goal of this eight-month-long Hawaiian marathon is to beat […]

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Essential Fish Kayaking Know-How

04.25.2013

Kayaks and fishing. A natural match, right? Still, a boat, a paddle and a rod can be a lot to juggle—and that’s before some pinstriped torpedo otherwise known as a fish starts tearing line off the reel. That heart-pounding moment will be easier to handle with these five essential kayak-fishing skills.

Ask Eddy

08.29.2011

Ed’s note: In the interest of, you know, facilitating dialogue, we’ve decided to start rolling out one of the magazine’s longtime recurring features, “Ask Eddy,” here on the website; below the latest, from the August 2011 issue. We invite readers to submit future questions for Eddy’s consideration here, at our Facebook page or by regular ol’ email: AskEddy@canoekayak.com.)

Virtual Coach: How to Pack a Fishing Kayak

06.20.2011

Outfitting for overnighting on a fishing rig – a video primer

Kayak Fishing Tales: Safely Landing and Releasing Pike

03.28.2011

Demonstrating proper techniques for landing and releasing pike from a kayak. Another webisode from the Kayak Fishing Tales crew: In this episode Jeff Goudreau explains the proper method for safely landing and releasing pike from a kayak.

Fish-Seeking Missiles

11.16.2010

Fishing and other sporting kayaks continue their exhilarating evolution. Where once they might have all popped from the same mold, these days manufacturers are busy filling every conceivable design niche. Many new fishing kayaks are stable enough to stand in, providing anglers an elevated view. Also in the past year, kayaks equipped with small electric motors hit the market in a big way. If that rankles your paddling-purist sensibilities, take heart. The traditional fishing kayak is still going strong, and why not? It was practically perfected over the past few years.

How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak

04.30.2010

Wanna’ get into kayak fishing? There’s are a lot of fishing kayaks to choose from. In this episode of Kayak Fishing Tales, Ken Whiting explains how to select the right fishing kayak for your unique needs. Watch How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak video.

Kayak Fishing Tales – Kayak Technique – The RIGHT Way to Use a Rudder

01.22.2010

World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting explains that the rudder isn’t just there to help you turn your kayak. It’s principal purpose is actually very different and relates to a key boat handling characteristic that all paddlers should understand.

Trolling with Live Bait

10.23.2009

Trolling live bait is one of the most effective ways to land fish from a kayak. In this episode of Kayak Fishing: Game On, Jim Sammons provides valuable tips on how to go live and live large.

Kayak Fishing Tales | Surf Launch

08.12.2009

Launching in Surf

Kayak Fishing Tales: Rig for Fly Fishing

04.10.2009

Learn how to rig your kayak for fly fishing.

How To Get Started in Kayak Fishing

05.28.2008

How do you get started? Start with the basics and dip your toes in a little at a time.

Kayak Fishing from a Mother Ship

03.07.2008

Southern California’s best kayak fishing destinations lie far beyond paddling reach. Those places are the thick kelp beds and rocky shallows of the windswept Channel Islands, spots the most audacious power boaters avoid.

Kayak Fishing With Kids

11.21.2007

The lake was modest, only a few acres, and the stocked trout held proudly by my grinning son didn’t outstretch a ruler. James had been zipping around on a Hobie pedal kayak, having too much of a good time to stop and fish. Then I’d hooked the trout. Moments later the rod was in his […]

California Kayak Fishing in the WinterThe off-season packs plenty of fishing action

11.08.2007

Feel that chill in the evening air? Even here in the gorgeous Golden State fall is here and what passes for Old Man Winter is on the way. Rather than pine for the days of summer gone by, savvy paddle-powered fishers are anxiously awaiting a splendid time of year. “The winter months are some of […]

Paddling Drytops 2007

10.03.2007

Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

Kayak Fishing at Night

09.14.2006

by Jeff Hermanfirst appeared in Canoe and Kayak, July 2006 There is silence on the water. A silence void of all things man-made. Yet listen closely and you’ll detect a subtle richness of sound: the whisper of a southwest wind rippling the bay’s surface, the gentle rustle of salt grass, the soft lap of waves […]

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