The Spring Chinook fishing is starting to heat up near Portland. I landed this 12# Chinook trolling a prawn spinner through an underwater boulder field and found this salmon waiting. These Hobie kayaks are so quite I caught this salmon in 8 feet of water. If you're interested in hooking into the Northwest's most prized fish, please contact me here and set up a trip.
A huge thanks to Daiwa and Mark Landry of Maschmedt and Associates for your sponsorship with KFO and our upcoming Hobie First Cast kayak fishing classes with Next Adventure. We just received 12 Daiwa Coastal Aird reels and Daiwa Accudepth rods for salmon kayak fishing classes. For more info message me here at KFO or contact Next Adventure for dates.
A huge shoutout to Yakima Bait Co. for all the support they're showing to myself and kayak fishing industry. Not only does Yakima Bait bring us the worlds best tackle, but these are some of the coolest guys in the industry. Look for lots more exciting stuff happening between us in the next few weeks.
Please join me and Next Adventure with Hobie First Cast Kayak Fishing classes. Kayak Fishing Oregon and Next Adventure have teamed up to kickoff the Pacific Northwests first kayak fishing school to help new anglers get a chance to fish from a Hobie kayak for their first time. Next Adventure will also let you apply the fees from this class towards the purchase of a brand new Hobie kayak. Please checkout the attached link. Signup quick as classes are already selling out. Michael
Had an amazing time fishing with clients near Depoe Bay, Oregon. Not only was the weather near perfect, we caught lots of fish. I always love it when we catch a nice Lingcod on the first drop down to bottom. We also saw numerous other wildlife including Grey Whales, Bald Eagles and a small Octopus. These clients traveled from Seattle, WA and Bend, OR for a day with me on the salt and left very happy with lots of fresh fish. The spring is the best time of year for big Lingcod and hard fighting rockfish, so book your trip with me soon.
Was happy that Outdoor GPS called me to discuss all the kayak fishing activities going on this year at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show at the Portland Expo Center. It was a long week for me bouncing between working shifts at the Daiwa booth, Next Adventure Booth, Yakima Bait booth, KoneZone booth and doing daily seminars on kayak angling. This year was by far the biggest and best show I've ever seen. Thanks to Comcast Sportsnet and Outdoor GPS for having me on the show to discuss.
Feeling very happy to have been invited into the NBC Seattle studio on Saturday for an interview on Northwest Wild Country as part of their "All Star" episode. What an honor it was to be included in the episode with local Northwest favorites Buzz Ramsey, Scott Haugen, Del Stephens and Cody Herman to name a few. Host Joel Shangle, co-hosts Bill Herzog, Duane Inglin & Andy Shanks took great care to make us all feel right at home on air. Check out my kayak fishing portion of the show below.