Paddling Kayaks/Canoes


Stay Visible Offshore

When kayaking offshore, kayakers can disappear from other boater’s line of sight. Take precautions to protect yourself.

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New Paddle Craft Gear for 2014

It has been a banner year for kayak and fishing gear manufacturers. Tons of new products have been hitting store shelves all over the country. Let’s face it, kayakers can be a cheap bunch, but we are always interested in quality products and want more bang for our buck. Many of these new products revealed at ICAST 2014 seem to fit the bill.


Offshore Kayak Setup

Florida Sportsman member palmbeachpete shows how it’s done in this “how-to” video on rigging a kayak for offshore fishing. Giving…»


Tidal Roots SUP’s

As paddleboarding grows and proves to the world that it is here to stay, Tidal Roots builds boards a little bit differently. For one, Tidal Roots constructs their boards out of wood with a hollow core which gives the user a unique aesthetic experience while not sacrificing functionality.


Hobie Pro Angler

Considering Hobie Pro Angler’s outstanding stability for standup casting, it’s effective in sight-fishing flats redfish. We snuck in a quick test trip to Indian River Lagoon flats in search of snook and trout.


Strap it Down With Bungees

Just Ducky cord system a sweet spot when kayaking, boating. Not wearing a life jacket? Strap it to your kayak. Bring along a cooler, fish box or fish bad? Strap it to your kayak.


Night-Ops “Recon” Underwater Lighting

Night-Ops Gear by I-Lumenate recently revealed a new and innovative underwater lighting system, dubbed “Recon,” aimed toward paddleboard, kayak, and canoe enthusiasts.


Illumarine H2B Headlamp Light System

The Illumarine H2B (Head to Boat) is a lighting system specifically designed for nighttime paddlers, boaters, kayakers and fishermen.


Jackson Kayak Releases New Glow-in-the-Dark Color Series

Jackson Kayak has launched its Illuminati glow-in-the-dark fishing kayak series this past week in Rock Island, Tennessee. After charging on any light source, any of Jackson Kayak’s core fishing series built with Illuminati will glow for hours after dark.

Angler with Pacific yellow jack and Hobie Adventure Island boat. Photo from Hobie Cat and used in Chapter 3, Sportsman's Best: Kayak Fishing.

Hobie Cat Launches Hobie Island Club

The new Hobie Island Club is officially kicking off with over 75 clubs in eight countries and many more in the pipeline. Florida has 8 on the Gulf Coast, 7 on the Atlantic…


Engel Waterproof Backpack

The Engel Waterproof Backpack is built to keep your valuables dry and dirt free.


Ocean Kayak’s Trident Ultra 4.3

Ocean Kayak’s Trident Ultra 4.3 is a collaboration between Ocean Kayak designers and a group of dedicated professional kayak anglers from around the globe


Diablo Paddlesports Adios

Diablo Paddlesports newest model is a mix between kayak and stand-up paddleboard. The Adios can be paddled from a standing position or a seated position.


Bote Paddle boards HD

The 12-foot BOTE HD paddleboard was highlighted at this year’s ICAST show. BOTE explains that this standup paddleboard (SUP) is the first in the industry with a ‘Hybrid Displacement’ hull.


Protecting Your Cell Phone

This Aquapac pouch fits snug around a Blackberry. Aquapac protects against rain, spray and dirt, but is not recommended for…»

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CratePak for your Milk Crate

PrecisionPak has worked with kayak angler and guide Cory Routh to introduce a self-draining cover for your milk crate.