In a stunning victory that required a tie-breaker procedure to decide the victor, 15-year-old Jackson Roumbanis from Russellville, Arkansas, became the youngest competitor to win a Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) Anchored by Power-Pole® event. Competing on Russellville, AR’s famed bass haven, Lake Dardanelle, Roumbanis finished in a first-place tie with Francis Tran, 30,  of Starkville, Mississippi, each recording 165 inches of largemouth bass in the two-day, catch, photograph and release (CPR) tournament. The tie was broken by the largest fish…

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USA Kayak Fishing is excited to announce their 2022 Pan American team. This team will be competing this August at Mexico’s famed big bass factory Lake Cuchillo. This is the second Pan American kayak fishing championships sanctioned by the Pan American Sportfishing Federation. Pre-covid, the inaugural Pan American championship was held in Cookeville, TN on Centerhill lake. Teams from USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hondura, Dominican Republic and Honduras competed in 2018. The 2022 Pan American team includes: Guillermo Gonzalez, Rus Snyders, Eric…

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USA Kayak Fishing is excited to announce that it is looking for America’s most passionate kayak fishing leaders. Interested parties can send an email to USAngling President, Tony Forte, (Reference USA Kayak Fishing Leadership in email – further instructions will then be provided). Applicants will be assessed for USA Kayak Fishing President and/ or the USA Kayak Fishing Steering Committee. USA Kayak Fishing is a part of USAngling, a 501c3 charitable organization. Olympic recognition is already in process with kayak fishing…

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Kayak Angler

With the soul of an explorer, Drew Gregory embarks on kayak treks free from the limitations that tie most anglers to used water. To go beyond big public boat ramps. To sidestep fossil fuels altogether. Unbound by the intrusions of 1-ton bass rigs, Gregory designs and fishes from ‘sneak boats,’ stealthy kayaks light enough to slide silently through the woods toward otherwise impossible-to-reach bass zones. Matching his minimalist approach at the recent Bassmaster Kayak Series tourney at Grand Lake, Oklahoma, the cutting-edge…

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Kayak Bass Angler

Expert kayak anglers will tell you their sport is a state of mind—an attitude of chill and Zen and doing things just a little different. It’s a close-knit community of freethinkers and angling trailblazers who all share a special connection with wild places. They’ll regale you with stories of venturing where big boats can’t, paddling in with stealth and sneaking lures into previously unreachable sweet spots. But as kayak fishing has advanced and matured, another natural connection has emerged: Time…

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