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Oseetah Lake Is Upstate New York’s Hidden Jewel

Remember ESPN’s great outdoor games? On air from 2000 to 2006, the multi-sport, made-for-TV outdoor extravaganza offered prize money north of $300,000. For three...

Best Bass Fishing Baits And Lures: Fly Fishing 

Bass are aggressive and predictable, making them a perfect target for fly fishing. Casting a small lure with heavy line and a long fishing...

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Currents

Whether we’re fighting current, drifting or casting into the current, anyone fishing freshwater, saltwater, offshore, inshore or river is at the mercy of moving...

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...