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The Third Annual Lake Cumberland Kayak Fishing Tournament launched Saturday, May 12th from Lee’s Ford Marina in Nancy, KY. For the first time since the inception of the LCKFT, the day was beautiful and the weather was spectacular! Keep in … Continue reading

Introducing the Hobie® Mirage® Pro Angler 12


Just when I thought they couldn’t get any better, Hobie® has unveiled the newest addition to their fleet of angling kayaks. The new Mirage® Pro Angler 12 is possibly their most versatile fishing craft to date. No matter what type of water you fish, the Pro Angler 12 is ready to handle it, and boasts more features than you can swing a graphite rod at.

The Essentials:

MirageDrive:   The always-popular pedal-driven propulsion system is still key to the maneuverability of the Pro Angler 12. With self-centering pedals and the included turbo fins, the Mirage Drive is the proven leader of a stealthy and efficient approach to fish.

Vantage Seating:  With the new Vantage seat, Hobie has raised the
bar. Boasting both fore/aft reclining action and a five-inch up or down adjustment, you can count on comfort that fits your style without getting out of your chair. Made from Hobie’s new comfort mesh, the Vantage Seat includes
the Boa® System for lumbar support. When you are ready to do some sight fishing the chair folds neatly out-of-the-way.

Boa® Adjustment:  Located on the back of the seat is a one-handed dial that provides a full range of adjustment to provide lumbar support.

Transducer Mount:   Hobie has included a Lowrance®-ready, built-in
transducer mount with pre-installed through-hull cable plugs. Mounting your fish finder this time takes no glue or marine grease and no need to drill holes in your yak.

Other Important Features:

  • Pivoting Tackle Management System
  • Port/Starboard Dual-steering
  • Horizontal Rod Storage with Tip Protection (for six rods)
  • Brass Inserts for Anchor Trolley Installation
  • Replaceable Mounting Boards for Electronics and Rod Holders
  • Anti-skid Floor Mats

 

Specs:

  • Length: 12’
  • Width:  36”
  • Weight: 120 lbs. (fully rigged)
  • Capacity: 500 lbs.
  • Projected Availability: June 2012
  • MSRP: $2549

Made in the U.S.A.
www.Hobiefishing.com

Note:  In Kentucky Canoe KY is a Hobie Dealer! Stop by and check them out!


Disclaimer: I am not offering a review of the Pro Angler 12 at this time because I haven’t been in one at the date of the article. I am a member of the Hobie Pro Fishing Team, but have received no compensation for sharing this information.

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Learning to “Fly” — But I Ain’t Got Wings

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Alright, I know the title is bad grammar, but I’m quoting Tom Petty. That should count for something! For a couple of years I’ve said I’m going to learn how to tie flies.  I kept putting it off for one reason … Continue reading

Can You Say Scotty Dealer?!


I went to one of my favorite haunts this afternoon, Canoe Kentucky in Frankfort.  Man have those guys been working!  They’re carrying more fishing kayaks than ever plus now they have Yak Attack products, Scotty mounts, the list could go on and on!  Can’t wait till I need to go back over to see them again!!  Way to go Nathan and Allison! This will make getting the gear we long for so much easier!

Can’t wait to get all the new bling installed in my Hobie!  Woot!

Calling all Kentucky Kayak Anglers!


ImageThe Kentucky Kayak Fishing Association (KKFA) has the 2012 Membership Drive in full swing! We urge all kayak anglers in Kentucky to come on board with us, Making Kentucky Better.

We have set our goals for the year and they include:

  • Work with Wounded Warriors (Fort Campbell and Fort Knox).
  • Assisting Special Olympics participants with the skills and safety knowledge to take part in a kayaking event we hope to get added to the Special Olympics KY games.
  • Water clean up projects in Kentucky.

Please take some time to visit our website at http://kentuckykayakfishing.org (still under construction) to learn more about our organization, and to sign up! 

Is it going to be a little work? Yes! But there doesn’t seem to be many things worth while that don’tImage involve a little bit of work. It won’t be so much that it will wear our volunteers out, nor keep them away from their families. If fact, your family may like to be involved with the activities themselves! In the end, it will be worth the efforts as we begin to spread the activities around KY and more people are reached.

We have some great sponsors, Canoe KY of Frankfort, River City Canoe and Kayak of Louisville, Legal Limit ImageLures of Mt. Washington, and YakAngler.com of Louisville. We are also still looking to bring more into our organization to help with costs of getting things moving and projects completed.

If you have any questions you can email me, or go to KKFA and contact us.

ImageMaking Kentucky Better!