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It’s that time of year again, time for kayak fishers (and their families, friends, co-workers, and anyone else with a separate IP address) to go submit their votes on Yak Angler‘s annual choice awards – click the link above to learn more and submit your votes.  Categories this year include:

  • Kayak Angler” of the year
  • Kayak” of the year
  • Kayak Paddle” of the year
  • Kayak Angler Forum” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Journal/Magazine” of the year
  • Most Innovative Kayak Angling/Fishing Product (non kayak)” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Retailer/Outfitter/Bait Shop” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Location” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Online Video” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Photo” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Blog/Blogger” of the year

If you see fitting you could vote for this blog in that last category as it has been nominated again.  I have about as good of a chance at winning as Bobby Jindal does for President, but it’s still nice to be recognized (I assure you I didn’t nominate myself – in fact I forgot to submit any nominations).

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Round 1 voting will conclude Sunday September 27th, so be sure to submit your votes this week and check back again next week to vote for Round 2.

I have not had much time to sit down and write lately as I have been busy – busy with work, busy with family, busy with life in general.  That being said this blog has been nominated again this year in the YakAngler 2014 Kayak Angler Choice Awards.  I’m honored to receive a nomination because it shows that there are kayak anglers out there that appreciate and are entertained by this blog and for that I am very thankful.  I hope I can keep things fresh and promise I will eventually find time to write (and fish) again.  If you’d like to extend a vote my way I would be happy to accept it: YakAngler 2014 Kayak Angler Choice Awards

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If you don’t know whom else to vote for in each category I will offer some suggestions:

Angler of the Year – Hands down Steve Lessard.  I can’t think of a more deserving kayak angler out there than my friend Steve.  The man consistently whoops our behinds in BCKFC and IFA tournaments and he was up to the task on foreign soil in the Hobie Worlds.  He is an exceptional angler and a great guy – he is my AOY.

Kayak of the Year – I’m a Jackson guy so I may be a little biased  but I’m torn here between the Kraken and the Big Rig.  Each of these boats is a game changer in their own way.  I got to paddle a Kraken at the Dealer Summit and can tell you that this is one slick ride.  They don’t mention it much but guys like me can stand and fish from the Kraken and still have the fastest boat on the water.

Paddle of the Year –  The Manta Ray carbon and the Surge carbon from Aqua Bound have been my two favorite paddles I’ve ever owned.  Surprisingly the Surge carbon wasn’t on the nomination list, so the nod here goes to the Manta Ray. Compare it’s weight and blade size with other paddles that have been nominated – you won’t find another high angle paddle under 30oz.

Forum of the YearBayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club is my local club.  It’s a great group, no surprise they were nominated.

Outfitter of the Year – Another local favorite here – Pack & Paddle.  Why do I love Pack & Paddle?  Let me count the ways – huge kayak rigging section, local tackle and flies, a knowledgeable staff that fishes, great seminars and demo days, Beer & Gear, and one of the best kayak displays I’ve ever seen.

Location of the Year – Grand Isle, easy.  The site of the biggest kayak fishing tournament in the World in Ride the Bull.  This place is kayak fishing mecca and I have some converts from freshwater Alabama that may agree.

Video of the Year – Business as Usual by Team HookedonYak.  I love this video because its fun, original, it comes from regular guys like you and me, not some video professionals who want to blow you away with drones and forced fishing drama.  These are some South Louisiana boys going to work on some reds showcasing the incredible fishing we have to offer.  If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch below.

I’m thrilled to be nominated in two categories of the 2013 Kayak Anglers Choice Awards. My video “Kayak Fly Fishing for Bull Redfish” is up for “Kayak Angling Online Video” of the year and this blog/myself have been nominated for “Kayak Angling Blog/Blogger” of the year. I’m very grateful to those who submitted the nominations. It’s an honor to see my work alongside that of the other nominees. It shows that I’m doing something right and motivates me to keep going, so thank you.

You can find more details about the Kayak Anglers Choice Awards below. These are awards as voted on by you the kayak fisher people so do your part and vote.

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 Kayak Anglers Choice Awards (KACA) is a joint venture between YakAngler.com and KayakFishingRadio.com. Each year kayak anglers from across the globe nominate and vote for their favorites in various categories like Kayak Angler of the year, Kayak of the year, and more. The KACA are the only kayak fishing specific awards driven solely by kayak anglers.

Voting for the KACA are now OPEN!

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Votes for the Kayak Anglers Choice Awards will be taken for 3 weeks. Week 1 top 30 nominees, week 2 top 15 nomineees, week 3 top 5 nominees, week 4 winners announced. KACA polls will only be active during the voting and nominations phases.

Due high levels of suspicious voting activity, users will only be allowed to vote once per round.

This award consists only of the said Title and the admiration and respect of your fellow Kayak Anglers. There is no money or other considerations involved. This award is not intended as an offer of sponsorship or employment by KayakFishingRadio or YakAngler.com and there is no responsibility or obligation on your part to either entity or them to you. You will own the bragging rights to the Title until the following year’s Choice Awards.

For questions regarding the KACA see the FAQ below or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Current KACA categories:

  • Kayak Angler” of the year
  • Kayak” of the year
  • Kayak Paddle” of the year
  • Kayak Angler Forum” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Journal/Magazine” of the year
  • Most Innovative Kayak Angling/Fishing Product (non kayak)” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Retailer/Outfitter/Bait Shop” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Location” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Online Video” of the year
  • Kayak Angling Blog/Blogger” of the year