Explore 3 of the Best Scenic Float Trips in the Ozarks (video)

September 6, 2019
For many years, the rivers and streams of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas have been favorite destinations for river floaters in search of what mother nature has to offer. I have been…

Begin Kayaking With These 7 Must-Have Kayak Gear Essentials

April 2, 2019
Key Paddling Gear You'll Need to Go Kayaking Of course you need a kayak and a paddle. Your first few outings should probably be in a rented kayak. Perhaps you'll even decide to take lessons - formal…

You Can Make Fishing Easier on a Kayak With These DIY Tips (video)

March 13, 2019
The Ascend 128T sit-on-top kayak is the flagship of the Ascend fleet, considering that it’s the longest and best equipped. I own an Ascend 128T and needed to customize my rig to fit my preferences…

Best Place for Bucket-List Fishing, Venice, Louisiana

December 19, 2018
Sitka and Seward, Alaska, are both competing for a place on the “Best Places for Fishermen” list. But so are Nootka Sound in British Columbia and God’s Lake in Manitoba. These distant destinations…

Kayakers, Are You Being Practical About Cold Weather Fishing?

November 12, 2018
It might be tempting to think of kayaking or canoeing as a spring-summer-fall activity, but as long as the cold water you fish isn’t hard—that is covered with a sheet of ice—then cold weather fishing…

How to Plan the Perfect Overnight Float Trip

August 28, 2018
So you’re ready to cast off the bowlines, drift away from the campground, and spend your first night sleeping on the riverbank? Don’t worry, planning an overnight float trip is not as daunting as you…

Shopping for the Right Fishing Kayak? Answer These Five Questions

August 9, 2018
Kayaks are great fishing craft, better than a boat in a lot of situations. For small ponds or waters with limited access, a kayak is a great way to get on the water and after fish. These little boats…

How to Build a Winter Kayaking Safety Kit (video)

January 18, 2018
Kayaking in the winter can be very enjoyable but it does present risky situations that you must be prepared for. Consider the unpredictability of the cold weather and how it presents many challenging…

Ten Key Items to Pack for an Overnight Paddling Camping Trip

August 25, 2017
Does paddling a canoe or kayak down a river or across a crystal clear lake to a remote campsite sound like a weekend made in heaven? Well, what’s stopping you? Camping out of your canoe or kayak…

Anchor Trolley System for Kayaking - Do I Need One?

April 20, 2017
Why would I need a kayak anchor trolley? I hear that question quite a bit. Many people are confused on exactly what an anchor trolley does and how it can benefit them when fishing. For the record, an…

Three Safety Tools You Should Have When Kayak Fishing (video)

April 19, 2017
When thinking about kayaking, fishing and kayak fishing accessories, some of the things that many people overlook are safety accessories. Over the last decade I’ve come to rely on three safety tools…

Best 10 Lakes in Texas for Kayak Fishing

February 22, 2017
One of the advantages of being a kayak fisherman is the ability to pick up and fish just about anywhere. I’ve fished from a kayak in almost every southern state but my favorite state to fish in is…