Paddles 'N Puddles
3657 Views - Posted: November 18 at 9:00 am
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.
|College kayaking clubs
3034 Views - Posted: October 18 at 9:00 am
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?
|Have kayak, will travel
2862 Views - Posted: September 18 at 9:00 am
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.
|Reds in the weeds
3030 Views - Posted: August 19 at 9:00 am
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.
|Here kitty kitty
2402 Views - Posted: July 19 at 9:00 am
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.
|Urban ’yak fishing
1920 Views - Posted: June 17 at 9:00 am
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.
|Make mine live
1721 Views - Posted: May 20 at 9:00 am
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.
|Safe ’yaking is no accident
1659 Views - Posted: April 19 at 9:00 am
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.
2225 Views - Posted: March 18 at 9:00 am
We all know the importance of introducing kids to fishing. Getting them “hooked” early will teach them a wide range of skills and help create memories that will last a lifetime. Teaching them to fish in a kayak will add an increased level of excitement, responsibility and most of all, fun!
3729 Views - Posted: February 15 at 9:00 am
Mark Sagerholm is an avid kayak fisherman and a self proclaimed “sheep herder.” Sagerholm has developed a great respect for sheepshead — what many Louisiana fishermen consider trash fish. Mark jokingly calls them “striped snapper” because of the tenacious fights once hooked, but he also knows they make excellent table fare.
|Less is more
1928 Views - Posted: January 16 at 9:00 am
Kayaking is often referred to as a “minimalist” sport. However, you’d never know it by looking at some of the pimped-out yaks with depth finders, GPS units, live-bait wells and enough tackle to outfit a charter boat.
|The cooler months will have you seeing red
1906 Views - Posted: December 17, 2012 at 9:00 am
Kayak anglers can find much success pursuing redfish in the cooler months of fall and winter. Redfish are cold-water tolerant and predictable.
If you carefully select your locations and techniques, you can find some very hot cold-water redfish action.
|Fall’N for specks
2513 Views - Posted: November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
The specks are coming, the specks are coming! That jubilant cry can be heard from ’yakers all across coastal Louisiana. Fall is here, and hungry trout are filling the interior marshes where they’ll be easily accessible to kayak anglers for the next several months.
|HOW program helps vets
1444 Views - Posted: October 15, 2012 at 9:00 am
All kayak fishermen know that ’yak fishing is a special sport, and there’s just something soothing from being so close to nature and being in the boat by yourself. That feeling is now being used to help our wounded military heroes get some of that same relief and “therapy.”
1901 Views - Posted: September 17, 2012 at 8:00 am
In New Orleans, when two things compliment each other we say they go together “like red beans and rice.”
Just like that popular local staple, you can’t beat the combination of a fly rod and a kayak.
|Stow it, float it, leash it or lose it!
2634 Views - Posted: August 20, 2012 at 10:00 am
Everyone knows kayak fishing is a minimalist sport. Yeah, right! With the boom in kayak fishing popularity comes an ever-increasing amount of gear that ’yakers are bringing along on their trips.
There are several simple, inexpensive tips and products that will help save your valuable gear from being ruined or lost.
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