Kayak Fishing: Over a decade in

Kayak Fishing: Over a decade in

Over the past 10 years, give or take a couple of years, kayak fishing has become more and more popular in and around Idaho. Back in the day when we'd show up at a ramp with a boat, usually made by Hobie, put a crate in the rear well, fishing rods in rod holders, throw on a PFD and paddle out, we'd attract a crowd. Folks not used to seeing fishing kayaks wanted to know what they were about and would start asking questions about the set up and how things worked.

Check out our friend Pete Zimowsky putting a Hobie Fishing kayak through its paces on Quinn's Pond next to the shop.

Fast forward a decade and things have changed a lot. There are tons of great lines of boats, paddles and kayak fishing specific PFDs like those from our friends at NRS Fishing... yup, Idaho's NRS is big into fishing.

And we're on board supporting groups like Kayak Fishing Idaho and their first of their kind fishing tournaments held all over Idaho. For 2019 KFI will have 19 live events and 6 online events to make sure anyone who wants to participate will have the opportunity to compete.

2019 Tentative Kayak Fishing Idaho Schedule

KFI North

4/20- Fernan Lake 
5/18- Lake CDA North End
6/1- Lake Cascade combined N/S/E
7/13- Twin Lakes
8/3- Pend Oreille
9/14- Lake CDA South End

KFI South

4/13- Swan Falls
5/11-CJ Strike
6/1- Lake Cascade combined N/S/E
7/13- Brownlee
8/10- Owyhee Reservoir
9/14- Black Canyon

KFI East

4/27- Salmon Dam Reservoir
5/25- Bell Rapids
6/1- Lake Cascade combined N/S/E
6/29- Lake Walcott
7/27- American Falls
8/17- Milner Dam

For more information visit www.kayakfishingidaho.com or you can always call or come to the shop for more about this new, exciting and family-friendly sport!

See you on the water!




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