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  • 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 […]

  • Sammons’ tips on a safe surf kayak landing

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Words and Photos By Paul Lebowitz Ready for the hard part? Launching through surf is easy, just point and go, go, go. The worst crashes come on the dismount. Fortunately we have big water kayak angler Jim Sammons to drop some knowledge on us on how to achieve a safe surf kayak landing. If you […]

  • The Shark Survivors Club

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    As Told To Paul Lebowitz Northern California is home to kayak fishing’s most exclusive society. The initiation fee is steep. No one pays it voluntarily. Every member of the Shark Survivor’s Club has been knocked off his kayak by a charging great white and lived to tell the tale. It is hard to imagine a […]

  • The Cure for Kayak Butt

    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    A certified strength and conditioning specialist shares a stretch that alleviates the pain in the rear so common in kayaking.

  • “Wear Your PFD,” Sea Kayak ‘Elitists’ Urge

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    The first time I took an American Canoe Association (ACA) class I thought the instructors were crazed sea kayak elitists with an insatiable and inexplicable fetish for PFDs.

  • Tip Sheet

    Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Even the savviest waterman among us wasn’t born on a kayak. Try these intermediate to advanced tips for a better day of fishing. Straddle for Stability: Got that tippy feeling? If you are on one of the narrower kayaks, anything 30-in or less, just drop your legs in the water. Straddling the ‘yak lowers your […]