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Winter fishing session with Lowrance Elite 4 HDI

In this kayak fishing trip I have fitted the Lowrance Elite 4 HDI to my Profish Tackle Pod and plan to use it to find a feed of snapper for the weekend. Rough plan, head out from Army Bay trolling a hard body bibbed lure over the shallows. Then target the shallows for big snapper

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How to prepare and smoke snapper wings.

Published on June 5, 2014 by in Trip reports

I like to fillet my snapper rather than smoke or bake the whole fish, this leaves the frame and heads to deal with. Up till recently, like many others I either buried the frames in the garden or discarded them not really knowing what else to do with them. We don’t use fish stock for

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Kingfish bumping kayak hull filmed on GoPro … see what the Kingfish is doing in this footage filmed on Railblaza camera booms

In this session I head out for a kayak fish in my Viking Kayaks Profish Reload and get a chance to film whats going on under the kayak when a Yellow Tail Kingfish starts bumping/rubbing along the kayak hull.If you have ever had a kingfish bump the underneath of your kayak then your going to

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Trolling a lure on way home pays off, hard body lures for snapper in the shallows

I often land fish as a result of trolling a lure on the way to or back from a kayak fishing trip, and in most case in the unlikely of spots. This is how I have come to applying the technique of trolling hard body lures for snapper in shallow water.  This trip with Stephen

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Shoulder Health and Injury Prevention in Kayaking

Found this blog on shoulder injury prevention, well worth a read.. Posted by Samantha Brunner, 27/04/2014 on the Jackson Kayak Blog HERE  Just about every kayaker knows someone who has injured their shoulder in some sort of way, if that person hasn’t injured a shoulder themselves. What are we doing that causes these shoulder injuries and

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Storing kayaks inside & outside | Keeping kayaks off the ground and out off the way

I have recently moved to a new house and have been reminded just how useful the StarPort Wall slings from Railblaza are when it comes to not only storing my kayaks but to keep the property more functional with kayaks up off the ground and out of the way…  having them up on the wall

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Barracuda Kayaks NEW Interface prototype test paddle

Being a huge a fan of the Barracuda Kayaks lightweight kayaks I was pleased to be invited to be asked to join a select few to test paddle the prototype of the new Barracuda Interface Sea kayak.  I have been paddling the Beachcomber sea kayak for more than 3 years which has proven to be

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Viking Kayaks Profish Reload & GoPro kayak surf session

For any kayaker looking to increase confidence, skill, understanding of there kayak or just for some fun …kayak surfing would have to be the best way to answer all these needs. This is especially relevant to fisherman looking to get into kayak fishing for the purpose of fishing offshore where they will inevitably be faced with waves.

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How to be seen when kayaking at night & low light with good Nav lighting

Being seen when out in low light or at night is easier to achieve than ever before for kayakers.  With the range of nav-night lights design specifically for our needs and budgets there is no excuses to be putting ourselves and others at risk by not being visible. Let me go through the products I

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Positioning your kayak fishing rod holder for trolling lures

Bill Bragman from Yak-Gear.com joined Stephen Tapp & I for a kayak fishing trip during his visit to NZ where he discovered the way we position our adjustable rod holders for trolling lures. Watching Bill set up his Profish Reload I noticed he had positioned the Railblaza adjustable rod holders to face forward, I was surprised

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