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  • Don’t let wind ambush kayak position

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Does anyone who doesn’t have a job fishing put in as much time on the water as Jeff Little? The avid kayak fisherman has been known to launch on ice to get to open water and pretty much goes out in any condition that is minimally fishable.  Speaking of taking kayak fishing to the extremes, wind is […]

  • Bending Branches: Power Kayak Fishing!

    Sunday, January 15, 2017

    “Like a lot of folks, I bought my first kayak, spent a lot of money on my first kayak and then went and tried to find the cheapest paddle I could find.” So says Chris Funk in the intro to this kayak fishing paddling tip, which is really more about the fact you can’t get […]

  • Winter jigging techniques for kayakers

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    By Jeff Little Everyone loves a powerful, rip the rod out of your hands, smashing jig hit. Keep your line taut, focus on the presentation and you usually have no problem feeling the bite. As the water temperature drops south of 40 degrees, however, those bone jarring hits seem to disappear. Instead, the line just […]

  • Incidental kayak catch makes for fun fishing

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    By Jeff Little Visual images of big smallmouth caught on previous trips to the same part of the river flooded my mind. A snow squall blew through the trees at the end of the island that marked the productive ledge trench. I felt the distinct pluck of line followed by my rod loading up on […]

  • Kayak Season All Year Long

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    By Luke Williams With winter coming up the bite will inevitably slow down but there are ways to keep your kayak season going. Many kayakers will choose to hang up their gear until spring. Instead, find a reason to stay on the water by possibly changing your focus.   In the summer I almost always am […]

  • Pinch Kayak Fishing Approach Plucks Biters

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    The Merriam-Webster definition of “pinch” is to squeeze between your thumb and finger often in a painful way. In the manner I’m using the word, the pinch is tidal water squeezing through a “finger” of land and an opposing “thumb” like peninsula. It happens on large scales in bays as well as in smaller waters […]

  • Windy Kayak fishing no breeze

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    By Jeff Little On a windy day on the upper Potomac River, I reached my breaking point. I couldn’t hold position for more than a few moments to make a cast. When I did launch one out there, a gust would send my spinnerbait into the tree branches instead of the foamy eddy I aimed […]

  • Drag Adjustments Help Land Kayak Fish

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    By Jeff Little My Instagram feed tells the same story I live out each Saturday: shots of fish in the net, arm’s length selfies with vertically held fish, grip n grins and release shots. As vivid and beautiful these memories are to each of us, somehow they aren’t the moments in time that we recall […]

  • Kayak Fishing Tools To Consider

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Three Kayak Fishing Tools You Need, Already Own, But Haven’t Figured Out Yet By Jeff Little By the end of a day on the water, the cockpit of my kayak looks like a tackle shop vomited on top of where some raccoons tore through someones garbage. That’s just the way it is. Limited real estate […]

  • Kayak fishing skills differ on small rivers

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    By Jeff Little My home water is the largest river on the east coast. In many sections of the Susquehanna, paddling from one bank to the other is a one mile trip. I would never change that, but from time to time I prefer a change in venue to something smaller, much smaller. When the […]

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