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  • Stunner: Hawaiian Kayak Angler Scores Record Solo 212-Pound Black Marlin (Updated)

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    The black marlin was a big one, more than 200 pounds, and it was tail-walking like crazy. Line flew off the spool, right to the final few wraps.

  • Jim Sammons’ 50-Pound Kayak Dorado

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Jim Sammons’ 50-Pound Kayak Dorado By Mike Stevens As the host of The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on WFN, an accomplished kayak fishing guide, and owner of La Jolla Kayak Fishing, Jim Salmons was no stranger to posing for photos of big-game fish on his lap when he scored this kayak dorado that […]

  • Rod Bennett’s Record 53-Pound Kayak Yellowtail

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Rod Bennett’s Record 53-Pound Kayak Yellowtail By Mike Stevens When Rod Bennett nabbed his record 53.2-pound yellowtail off La Jolla, California a couple years ago, it didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. Earlier that week, the 8th-grade math teacher out of Valencia (who spends his summers in Pacific Beach) landed a pair of 30-pound white […]

  • New Kayak Angler Nabs a Record Rainbow Trout

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    New Kayak Angler Nabs a Record Rainbow Trout By Mike Stevens Brady Garrett of Long Beach, California is relatively new to the kayak scene. Improbably, he already holds a record, but not the kind you’d expect from an angler who usually fishes the salt of Long Beach Harbor. In February 2014 Garrett was fishing Irvine […]

  • Nick Underwood’s Record Kayak Halibut

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    When I caught halibut from the boat in Alaska, it was like pulling up a piece of plywood. It was completely different when I was fighting this one from a piece of plastic

  • ‘Boogie’s’ Record Giant Kayak Barracuda

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Records are records, even when the trophy goes by the name “Big Stinky.”

  • Lessons from Big Game School

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    Most kayak anglers ease into the sport. They dip a toe in to test the water. But if Jeffrey Pierce, Capt. Kevin Beach, or his deckie Jordan Ellis had dangled any digits in the shark-infested ocean of the trio’s debut kayak outing in 2012, they might have come back a foot or two shorter.

  • Workman Brothers Notch 75-, 80-Pound Blue Cats

    Monday, November 18, 2013

    When Kevin Workman and his brother paddled out into Nebraska’s Platte River, big blue catfish are on the radar.

  • Monster: Uyeda Brothers Marlin at the Makahiki Pro

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    We went marlin hunting (while we were supposed to be at work…cough, cough) and as luck would have it, we took a big strike and line started peeling.

  • Kayak Angler Grinds Out Goliath Catch

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Jim Van Pelt has conquered a 300-pound goliath of a catch—one handful of rope at a time—one of the heaviest fish ever managed from a kayak.

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