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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Inflatables

These days, inflatable kayaks and standup paddleboards are all the rage for their portability, stability and storability. We’re not sure about the popularity of...

Matlacha Is Your Florida Flats Fishing Getaway

I love a place with acres of grass flats and miles of mangroves where I can sight cast for feisty game fish. Matlacha (pronounced...

Hobie Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralight Inflatable Kayak Review

Pedalling Hobie’s svelte Mirage iTrek 9 Ultralight down a narrow canal on the west coast of Florida made me chuckle with delight, especially when...

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Fishing Reels

Regardless of whether you cast bait, lures or flies, your fishing reel is one of the most technical pieces of equipment on your kayak....

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hurricanes

Hurricanes are intense tropical storms with high winds, heavy rain and surging seas. The mega-storms cause devastating destruction and wreak havoc on fishing. Here’s...

8 things you need to know about whales

The first kayak anglers, Inuit paddling the Arctic coast thousands of years ago, used wood and skin kayaks to hunt whales and seals. Lucky...

17 things you didn’t know about waves

Waves are the rhythm of the sea. Hard to believe the most destructive force on earth is also capable of lulling a baby to...

The Secret Life Of Water

10 Secrets About Water 1. Saltwater contains salt (sodium chloride) and so does freshwater. The average salinity of ocean water is 3.5 percent versus 0.5...

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Mosquitos

Ahhh, the golden hour. Dusk and dawn is the best time for fishing, but also the favorite time of day for millions of hungry...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Crickets

Movie star, billionaire, rock and roller, light snack or bait, crickets are more than just a chirping hopper. The little buggers sing through the...