Bass Fishing

Big water locales perfect for kayaks

Louisiana has several great freshwater fishing lakes that offer a variety of species like bass, bream and catfish. Also, don’t forget the excellent crappie fishing (white perch in North Louisiana, sac-a-lait in the South). […]

The all-new 2019 Hobie Outback
New Products

New gear review

The Hobie Outback has been the world’s best-selling kayak for quite a while. Its feature-rich platform utilizing the unique Mirage Drive pedal system kept it a step above all other fishing kayaks — and it’s likely just jumped a few more steps. […]

Paddles 'N Puddles

‘Fall’ for trout

Fall is finally here. The trout are on the move back into the marsh, and that’s great news for kayakers. The shorter days are coupled with shorter paddles, there’ no need for live bait and great catches of speckled trout await. Oh, and did I mention the pleasant weather? […]

Steve Neece caught this big bull on a Gulp Swimming Mullet
Paddles 'N Puddles

Riding Barataria bulls

Kayak anglers are always looking to catch big fish out of their tiny boats. In coastal Louisiana, bull redfish easily fill the bill. They are hard fighters and regularly weigh up to 40 pounds. Plus, bulls are easy to catch in the right locations — and there’s no better time than the present.

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Fishing Tournaments

Tandem kayakers team up to win Ride the Bull 9

If you were anywhere near Grand Isle this weekend, you probably couldn’t help but notice kayaks everywhere you looked. More precisely, 628 kayak anglers were spread across the island before gathering at Bridge Side Marina Saturday morning for Ride the Bull 9, the world’s largest kayak fishing tournament.

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Crappie/Bream

Plastics for panfish

Many kayak anglers dream of catching giant fish from their small plastic boats. However, going in the completely opposite direction can be even more fun. Imagine catching scores of tiny, delicious fish — using nothing more than worms and a cane pole, or lightweight spinning gear. And kayaks are a great platform for pursuing these colorful, hard-fighting fish that can be found in all but the extreme coastal areas of the state.

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Crappie/Bream

Be on the lookout for Rios

Rio Grande cichlids are an invasive species that has spread throughout the metropolitan New Orleans area. Found in fresh and brackish areas, they are becoming a more common catch by anglers fishing for bream and sunfish. Rios are more aggressive at defending their territory, and the concern is they could possibly totally displace native bream. 

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Fishing

First cast

When someone is interested in beginning kayak fishing, the standard advice is to demo several kayaks before deciding which one to buy. However, you still can’t truly get the feel of how a kayak performs under actual fishing conditions. Enter Hobie’s “First Cast” program. We recently tagged-along to see what the program is all about, and according to all of the participants, it was an overwhelming success.

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