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Join the club

Kayak fishermen are a different breed. Passionate about the sport, they work hard to let others know how much fun it is. They regularly share fishing tips, rigging advice and, yes, some even share fishing locations.

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July 18 at 9:00 am
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Offshore kayak fishing

Louisiana is a mecca for coastal kayak fishermen. Having virtually unlimited launch sites, and miles and miles of protected waters, kayak anglers can easily find great inshore action from one end of the state to the other.

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June 18 at 9:00 am
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Reds off the beaten path

As the weather warms, so does the water temperature. Submerged grass grows, and shrimp and baitfish invade the marsh — and so do redfish.

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May 19 at 9:00 am
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Kayak tournaments plentiful in 2014

Everybody has a little competitive streak, and kayak anglers are no different. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of fishing tournaments available across the Gulf Coast that are either specifically for paddle craft, have paddle craft categories or allow using paddle craft to compete in the regular divisions.

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April 21 at 9:00 am
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Redcicles

As we get deep into winter, many kayak anglers hang up their paddle, preferring to wait until the first signs of spring make thoughts of getting back on the water more appealing.

Using this off-time to clean and organize gear and add those accessories to your kayak is not a bad idea.

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March 19 at 9:00 am
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Stand up and fish

After three days of northwest winds, the winter cold front left the water in Fourchon only inches deep and muddier than the Mississippi. These conditions don’t build high expectations.

However, the plan was to do some stand-up kayak fishing to sight-fish reds in the dirty, low water. Stand-up fishing in a kayak might sound a little hairy, but with the right equipment you can almost hand-feed hungry reds.

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February 17 at 9:00 am
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David and Goliath

One of the lures of kayak fishing is the ability to launch in remote places and fish areas generally not accessible to powerboats.

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January 17 at 9:00 am
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Kayak Christmas

If it were up to kayakers, Santa would definitely make his rounds in a ’yak. After all, a “Cajun sleigh ride” (being towed around by a large fish) is one of the most sought-after thrills by kayak fishermen.

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December 18, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Pontchartrain plastics

Lake Pontchartrain is legendary for its fall run of speckled trout. With miles and miles of bridge structures and some artificial reefs, there’s no shortage of locations to get on a hot bite.

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November 18, 2013 at 9:00 am
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College kayaking clubs

Many college students dream of playing hooky to get out on the water for a day of fishing. (I hear some actually do it.) So how great would it be if there was an organization that promoted college fishing clubs and set up a system to allow friendly competition with the chance to win some great prizes?

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October 18, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Have kayak, will travel

Some of the alluring aspects of kayak fishing are that it is relatively inexpensive and you have the ability to ply waters near one’s home area. Of course, we know that there really is no better place to fish than in Louisiana.

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September 18, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Reds in the weeds

The heat of summer is in full swing, and many of the shallow marsh ponds are choked with submerged aquatic vegetation. The grass is so thick that it prevents powerboats from accessing these areas, and this is great news for kayak fishermen.

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August 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Here kitty kitty

Gaze over the mighty Mississippi River in southern Louisiana and you’ll see a parade of tugs and barges, work boats, ocean-going cargo ships and the weekly cruise ships.Read More...
July 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Urban ’yak fishing

For many folks, even kayakers, a fishing trip usually involves packing up and driving an hour or more to popular fishing areas far away from the big city. The hustle and bustle of city life is seldom equated with good fishing.Read More...
June 17, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Make mine live

For most power boats, the use of live bait is such a given that livewells almost always come as standard equipment. Many don’t think that taking live bait along in a kayak is a viable option.

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May 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Safe ’yaking is no accident

Kayak fishing is fun, exciting and safe. However, like any outdoor pursuit, especially one involving water, there are some situations that can present danger. Preparation and common sense can help turn a potentially life-threatening incident into nothing more than an inconvenience.Read More...
April 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
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