Kayak Fishing & Paddlesports

  • Let’s Bond with Nature this Saturday, Sep. 28 – Rick Clunn asks…”Join Me, Please.”

    September 26, 2019
    Dave Barus
    National Geographic’s current issue is about that fragile connection between all things We all need nature to help us Celebrate by locating an NHF Day event near where you live, there are many. By Rick Clunn Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and I know that there is some special day to celebrate ... Read More >>
  • Enjoy Easy, Pain-Free Fish Retrieval with the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy®

    September 11, 2019
    Karen Lutto
    Every fisherman knows, or quickly learns, that retrieving your catch or baitfish from the Livewell can be a sticky and painful experience—that is until now. With the Angler’s Best Livewell Buddy, retrieving your catch or baitfish, even the elusive pinfish, is quick, easy and painless. The Livewell Buddy is a flexible, ... Read More >>
  • KAYAK Bass Championship – May 28-31 in Cookeville, TN

    May 23, 2019
    Dave Barus
    Elite Kayak Anglers from Around the Globe to Attend First-of-Its-Kind Competition  Cookeville, Tennessee selected to host the first-ever Pan-American Kayak Bass Championship May 28-31, 2019 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, along with USA Bass and Pan-American Sportfishing Federation, announced today that Cookeville will serve as home to the inaugural Pan-American ... Read More >>
  • Giving Back to the Outdoors – 22 Brands Will Raise Funds in Fifth Annual “We Keep It Wild” Campaign

    April 19, 2019
    Dave Barus
    “We Keep It Wild” program set for needed help from Outdoor Industry EVERYDAY PEOPLE Can Support this program through product purchase and donation  Together, we have helped protect 51 million acres, 3,107 river miles, removed or halted 34 dams, purchased 14 climbing areas & designated 5 marine reserves A diverse assortment of 22 ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Revolutionizes an Icon with the All-New 2019 Mirage Outback®

    August 31, 2018
    Matt Aboussie
    Quieter, Faster, More Stable Drop-down Rudder Massive Storage, H-Rail Deluxe Freshwater-Saltwater EXCITING! By Matt Aboussie OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA. (August 27, 2018) – Hobie, the leading manufacturer of pedal kayaks and other premium watercraft, today announce a new evolution of the world’s most popular pedal kayak, the Mirage Outback. The new Outback blends technical innovation and twenty ... Read More >>
  • Kayak angling for sturgeon brings new sport to the Northwoods

    August 27, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Sturgeon ancestry dates back to the dinosaurs. But catching these giants from a kayak, is a fresh new sport! For us outdoor folks, Northwoods travel comes with great expectations. Anticipation grows feverish when the destination is a renowned fishery. My destination this August was the Rainy River, fabled for its ... Read More >>
  • Don’t spin your wheels! Hobie offers guide to kayak cart selection

    August 22, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    By Mike Pehanich Getting a kayak from your vehicle to the water can sometimes be the toughest challenge of the day. Save time and energy for the fish by outfitting your kayak with a set of wheels! One of the kayak angler’s most important accessories seldom reaches the water. The kayak cart! Wheeled kayak ... Read More >>
  • “Living on the Ledge” with Jay Wallen at Kentucky and Barkley lakes

    August 3, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
      Kayak bass fishing star Jay Wallen provides ledge fishing tips Texas rig and Carolina rig worms and heavy jigs are key deep water tools Foot-controlled Mirage Drive on Hobie Pro Angler aids boat control By Mike Pehanich To WIN summer tournaments often means mining big bass from deep-water “ledges.” Here kayak pro Jay Wallen ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Bass Open 2018: Tyson Peterson first to repeat as Hobie Bass Open champion, returns to Hobie World Event

    July 24, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    2015 Hobie Bass Open winner Tyson Peterson takes 2018 crown Peterson and Komyati to fish Hobie World Fishing Championship 8 Eric Siddiqi takes back one-day tournament record Kristine Fischer (3rd place) earns first Top Five finish by female angler By Mike Pehanich The 2018 Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake, won by Tyson Peterson, featured ... Read More >>
  • Still jacked! How the Chatterbait Jack Hammer led Dwayne Taff to $100K KBF championship payday

    June 27, 2018
    Mike Pehanich
    After Dwayne Taff celebrated his historic $100,000 win at the 2018 KBF National Championship awards ceremony, he thanked many people, but only one lure — the Chatterbait Jack Hammer. It took awhile for Dwayne Taff to put his win over 751 competitors on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley during the 2018 ... Read More >>
  • Jay Wallen Wins Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake

    July 31, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Kentucky Lake, Kentucky Home of Big Bass The third time was the charm for Jay Wallen of Lexington, Kentucky. After finishing third the past two years, Wallen has battled through to take the Hobie Bass Open win. This was year four of the tournament that took place on Kentucky Lake in Marshall ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 2 of 2)

    June 22, 2017
    Jim Low
    Certain optional kayak gear is handy and necessary. Customize your fishing kayak for comfort and function. By Jim Low With a new Kayak, there are quite a few features to look for, understand and think about.  Here are some of the features that are important to me: ADJUSTABLE SEATS & FOOT BRACES Before writing a ... Read More >>
  • Kayakety Yak – Maneuvering, Fishing, Funning & Rigging, (Part 1 of 2)

    June 13, 2017
    Jim Low
    These craft are made to order for fishing small and remote waters. You will never go back to aluminum canoes once you’ve fished from a kayak. You can customize a fishing kayak for anything. By Jim Low Ask anyone who has fished an Ozark stream (or anywhere) in a kayak, and you are likely ... Read More >>
  • IFA Redfish Tour – $30,000 Top Prize, in Charlotte County, Florida

    March 5, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    Steven Phillips 2017 Redfish Winner• Brandon Buckner & Mark Sepe Win $30,000 Top Prize • Micro-Power Pole was Key for Heavy Wind • Schooled Fish: In Sandbar/Grassbed Potholes • Scented Soft-Plastics and Topwater Baits Most Effective By Forrest Fisher The weather provided an extra challenge for competitive Redfish anglers as the 2017 Inshore Fish Association kicked off the Redfish ... Read More >>
  • IFA Redfish Tours Open Season at Punta Gorda, Florida

    March 2, 2017
    The clear and warmer than usual waters off the southwest Florida coast at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda, will be the site this weekend where Redfish Anglers will gather to compete on March 3 (boats) and 4 (kayaks). Photo Credit: Hobie Fishing •  IFA 2017 Florida West Division events set for ... Read More >>
  • Looking for a Fishy Kayak?

    February 20, 2017
    Forrest Fisher
    How to Choose, Many Makers Things to Consider, Tackle Storage Peddle or Paddle?  Sit or Stand? By Forrest Fisher There is a new wave of fishing access, waterway fun and outdoor adventure that is sweeping our young-minded nation.  The portability and capability of new kayak products are more popular and in greater demand every ... Read More >>
  • New Hobie Kayak’s: No Paddles, but Have Forward and Reverse!

    October 18, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    -Mechanism is Lightweight, Innovative -Paddling with Legs: Good for Healthy Body Circulation -Perfect for the Weekend Fisherman or Recreational Boater By Forrest Fisher My first introduction to Hobie Kayak’s was five years ago and resulted in just one simple word of expression – that word was “WOW!”  In our first use, my granddaughter and ... Read More >>
  • Hobie Bass Open at Kentucky Lake Dam Village

    May 10, 2016
    Forrest Fisher
    June 3-5, 2016 – Epic Bass Fishing Event If you are a kayak angler and you fish for big bass, you will want to be sure to check out the third annual Hobie Bass Open.  Presented by Marshall County Kentucky Tourism and Kentucky Dam Village, the classic event will take place ... Read More >>