So on Friday afternoon I was down on the Willamette River shooting a video for Hobie on Sturgeon fishing from a kayak. I had know idea that morning when I was leaving my house that I would soon hooking into this big of a fish. Right after I hooked her, she went airborn right next to me and my kayak. In fact her splash completely covered my lap and face with Willamette river water. Oh Well because a 45 minute fight ensued right after. She had me towing up river, down river, under big shipping boats and back in the channel for more. At one point my GPS had us marked at 3.2 MPH going south into one of the shipping yards. Once I finally landed her, she was finished. She came right up to me on the side of my kayak for a couple pictures while resting next my kayak in the water, I then pulled her hook out and she slowly swam off into the abyss. What a great experience. One that I may not have again for some time.
I just spent the day at the Outdoor Retailer Convention in Salt Lake City checking out all the new updates for the 2015 Outback. The following video should give you some insight of what's new for next years Outback.
Check out the 2015 upgrades for both the Hobie Adventure Islands
Here's the video that's airing in Oregon and Washington with Bethy Rosses and Comcast Sportsnets Outdoor GPS on a rockfishing adventure a couple weeks ago. We had awesome weather in Pacific City, Oregon and landed some nice fish. Bethy was the winner of Comcast Sportsnets "Wanted II: Adventure Woman" and won her own TV show and called it Adrenalin Hunter. She was also featured this year on Master Chef finishing 9th. Bethy's got game!
I've been invited to compete in the Hobie 2012 Fishing World Championship in Austin, Texas next week. I will be joining team USA in a kayak Bass fishing Invitational competing against 13 other countries for a chance at being crowned "World Champ" for 2012. I will also be reporting from the event daily at www.kayakfishingmagazine.net.
For more info on the event check out the following link
Here's a few video highlights from my adventure's in central Oregon in search of Largemouth Bass a couple weeks ago. These Oregon Bass are eating hard this time of year in preparation for Oregons cool and wet rainy winters. This Largemouth weighed in at 7lbs14oz and a length of 20.5".
I love Oregon!
Here's a little sample of how it feels catching a large Chinook Salmon in a kayak.
Enjoy the ride!
I recently did a TV shoot with Comcast Sportsnet Northwest and host Cody Herman on Outdoor GPS. Check out the video below and watch an 8' Sturgeon come flying out of the water right in front of our camera man.
Check out my first sail on Hobie's new Pro Angler 12. Lite sporadic winds, but very stable. It's nice to be able to pedal if the wind isn't blowing or you're trying to get repositioned in the wind.
I had a great time chillin at the Blues Festival this year in a Hobie Pro Angler 12. This boat turns on a dime!
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