Paddles 'N Puddles

Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
January 18 at 9:00am
Dane Lyons, 9, shows off the redfish he caught while kayak fishing in Delacroix with his cousin Logan Anderson, and grandfather David Anderson.

December’s best bets

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Jackson Coosa FD

New gear reviews

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
This sailfish put on an aerial show within feet of a kayak. The group on this trip to Loreto, Mexico landed striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, roosterfish, pargo, yellowtail and sharks.

Tourney tip: Target tide lines

December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Beautiful scenery and  pretty fish abound in many alluring destinations. Morgan Promnitz shows off a bluefin trevally that was caught on a popper off the rocky coast of Panama.

Exotic ‘yak trips

Selecting a reputable outfitter is key
December 18, 2017 at 9:00am
November is a great month to target speckled trout at Pointe-aux-Chenes, in deeper bayous and holes on colder days and spread out across flats when it’s a little warmer.

November’s best bets in a ‘yak

November 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Wilderness Systems pro staff member Dwayne Walley had his Radar 135 with the Helix Pedal Drive all decked out for the Ride the Bull Tournament held earlier this year in Grand Isle.

New gear reviews

November 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Even on mild fall days, it’s important to wear clothing that keeps you warm and dry. When things get downright cold, adding gloves, a hat and neck protection keeps you from losing precious body heat and makes for safe and comfortable fishing.

Cold weather ‘yak fishing techniques

Staying warm and dry keys to a safe trip
November 16, 2017 at 2:00pm
Reds can’t resist a spinnerbait like this venerable Beetle Spin. Just don’t be surprised if a trout or flounder also nails it.

October’s best bets in a ‘yak

October 18, 2017 at 9:00am
The Compass is a hybrid ‘yak featuring all the best features from other popular Hobie models.

New gear reviews

October 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Kayak fishing for trout on mild fall days is comfortable and productive. Vlad Moldoveneau tricked this fat keeper on a topwater lure.

October means prime kayak time

Shorter paddles, mild temps and plenty of fish
October 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Luther Cifers demonstrates the standing stability of the new Bonafide kayak. The company’s first model, the SS127, was on display at ICAST 2017 and drew rave reviews. Cifers is the owner of YakAttack kayak fishing accessories and recently launched the Bon

ICAST Buzz

September 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Along with bull reds, voracious schools of jack crevalle prowl the deep passes gorging on bait fish. They will hit nearly anything, but are especially fun when a large topwater bait is cast anywhere near them.

Sportsman introduces expanded kayak coverage

September 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Some of the best locations in Louisiana to catch bull reds this time of year are the passes at Grand Isle. This one was tricked with cut bait on the bottom in Caminada Pass.

September’s best kayaking bets

September 15, 2017 at 9:00am