• Learning about myself - My angler journey

     “Man, it’s hot…” That’s the thought running through my head after 3 hours of fishing with no bites. I was at a lake I’d never fished before, surrounded by miles of lily pads. The scenery was beautiful and daunting all at the same time. The pads were so thick they overlapped each other, and cypress trees peppered the landscape. So many options, so many favorite hiding spots for fish, and yet how did I choose?

  • How-To: Keel Rebuild – Fix That Hole Caused from Dragging Your Kayak

    In this article, we are going to show you how to repair your keel if you have created a hole from dragging the back of the kayak across the ground. These holes can look pretty nasty, but with a few tools from the local hardware store and some extra plastic, you can easily complete the rebuild process in 1-2 hours on your own. 

  • Why you should start ultralight fishing


    Ultralight fishing has started to become a popular niche in fishing. It used to be that people were only interested in catching big bags of bass and holding up fat pre-spawn bass. Don’t get me wrong, there are still people who are interested in that, including myself. But there is a growing number of anglers that are finding their space to play in the ultralight fishing world. 

  • The northeast's best kept secret - Steelhead Alley

    Tucked away in corners of Northeast Ohio, Northwestern Pennsylvania and New York, is a world class fishery that few even know exist. I have fished my entire life, for an array of species, and have used a plethora of tactics, baits and approaches in my angling career, but even I never knew this experience was in my own back yard. As it turns out, I’m not the only one who was unaware, but I sure am glad I found out!

  • SoCal Spotted Bay Bass (AKA Spotty) Fishing

    There is one fish that over the years has developed a cult like following amongst SoCal anglers. “Paralabrax maculatofasciatus” aka the Spotted Bay bass aka the Spotty, aka Bay bass. These unique fish are the reason anglers are rock crawling over sketchy jetties in the middle of the night, sacrificing rigs to the tackle eating rocks. 

  • Powering your Adventure with NOCQUA

    Powering your adventures is probably the number one thing to consider in the outdoors. Paddle sports and kayak fishing is not immune. With the ability to run fish/ depth finderslighting, to powering camera equipment, having the right power source can make or break your day on the water.

  • TBFD 's Autism Awareness Campaign 2020

     TBFD Gang is a platform about giving back to the community through time, Charitable contribution, and education. Fishing is and has always been a sport about inclusion. I think that's one thing that makes it so special to me. Anyone can be a fisherman!
  • Kayak fishing Safety check

    Kayak fishing can be one of the best experiences of your life or it can be a complete nightmare. Being unprepared can cause things to go south very quickly so I’m here to give you some tips that you can use when rigging and prepping for a successful season on the water.