Paddles 'N Puddles

New Orleans’ Bayou St. John is great for urban kayak fishing and holds a wide variety of fish. Eric Muhoberac caught this redfish and bass in the same morning on a topwater frog.

Urban ’yak fishing

Don’t pass up great fishing options
June 17, 2013 at 9:00am
A kayak can get cluttered, but there are plenty of options to add a livewell to your ’yak.

Make mine live

Kayak fishermen have several options for transporting live bait
May 20, 2013 at 9:00am
Wearing a comfortable PFD will help lessen the chances of disaster should you fall out of your kayak.

Safe ’yaking is no accident

PFDs, float plans should be part of any trip
April 19, 2013 at 9:00am
Even young children love to go kayak fishing. Jayson Poucher and 6-year-old son Braydon regularly kayak fish together.


Kayaks are a great way to introduce a child to fishing
March 18, 2013 at 9:00am
While many anglers turn their noses up to sheepshead, they are hard fighters and great table fare.

Sheep herding

‘Trash fish’ offer plenty of winter action
February 15, 2013 at 9:00am
John Williams attaches a VisiPole light and flag to his Hobie kayak in preparation for the pre-dawn start of the BCKFC Minimalist Challenge tournament.

Less is more

Minimalist Challenge pushes ’yaker’s skills
January 16, 2013 at 9:00am
Cold weather can make for some hot kayak-fishing action along the Louisiana coast.

The cooler months will have you seeing red

December 17, 2012 at 9:00am
Use stake-out poles to keep your ’yak positioned when you find a school of fish.

Fall’N for specks

Trout-filled marshes make for short paddles
November 19, 2012 at 9:00am
If you see this wrapped truck around Lake Pontchartrain, start looking for Jason Austin — a soldier wounded in Iraq who is lauding the HOW program.

HOW program helps vets

’Yaking relieves injured warriors’ stresses
October 15, 2012 at 9:00am
Fly-fishing adds a new dimension to any kayak trip to the marsh.


Fly-fishing is great compliment to kayaking
September 17, 2012 at 8:00am
Kayak fishing is a lot of fun, but it’s also a guarantee that everything you have with you will get wet — unless you take precautions.

Stow it, float it, leash it or lose it!

Don’t let water ruin your ’yak trip
August 20, 2012 at 10:00am
Be sure to try out different types and models of kayaks before making a purchase.

Got ’yak?

Things to consider when purchasing a kayak
July 16, 2012 at 7:00am
Everyone loves a heart-stopping topwater explosion.

Sit on top — fish on top

Topwaters great ’yak fishing options
June 30, 2012 at 10:00am
Kayak-fishing tournaments have become wildly popular.

Enter a ’yak tourney

Events provide extra challenges
May 01, 2012 at 4:13pm