Professionals

Cory Routh

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As the founder of Tidewater Kayak Angler’s Association, Cory Routh helped to bring to life one of the nation’s largest kayak fishing clubs. A well respected and talented writer, Cory is the author of Kayak Fishing – The Complete Guide, a widely read tome now available in a revised edition. Despite the fact that he [...]



Howard McKim

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A talented angler who moved from sunny San Diego to the wilds of Alaska, Howard McKim is living what many paddlers consider to be the quintessential dream. The forty-ninth state’s first kayak angling guide, Howard has lead many clients through once-in-a-lifetime adventures, and continues to do so with his eco-tourism business. Howard has to his [...]



Stewart Venable

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Simply labeling Stewart Venable as an ambassador is an exercise in gross understatement; rare is the kayak angling arena untouched by his passionate hands. The co-founder of Southern Kayak Anglers, College Kayak Fishing, and a developing HOW chapter, Stewart has brought new life to many of our sport’s most important cornerstones. A man with numerous [...]



Rob Milam

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A kayak angler of only a few short years, Rob Milam has recently risen to the upper echelon of the sport’s pool of talent; his recent fourth place finish in the world championship series has solidified this achievement. Talent and titles aside, Rob is known as a humble and approachable angler, and one willing to [...]



Dee Kaminski

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Recently crowned by her peers as Guide of the Year, Dee Kaminski is the woman behind Florida’s Reel Kayak Fishing Charters.  A life-long angler, Dee is widely regarded as one of the sport’s more dedicated ambassadors, and is well known for her dedication and drive.  With a thoughtful mind aimed at preserving the ecologically-based aspects [...]



Jim Sammons

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Arguably the man most synonymous with the sport of kayak angling, California based Jim Sammons is a guide, television host, and filmmaker known for his globe-spanning adventures in search of the perfect catch. Possessing an innate, almost magnetic attraction to the ancestral sea, Jim has long been drawn to the notions of human powered angling. [...]



Drew Gregory

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  A charismatic Southern blend of passion, determination, and creativity, North Carolina’s Drew Gregory is an angler familiar to many within our sport.  With many roles to his name, including those of brand ambassador, speaker, television star, and mentor, Drew is well-immersed in the kayak angling life.  As the founder of RiverBassin.com, Drew has built [...]



Allen Bushnell

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Allen Bushnell is a man of many titles – guide, writer, tournament organizer, editor – but he is best described by the moniker of ambassador.  A passionate promoter of the sport, Allen can often be found leading kayak angling workshops and seminars at retail locations and sportsman’s expos.  As a member of 2007′s expedition to [...]



Juan Veruete

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Juan Veruete is an American Canoe Association Certified Kayak Instructor and a licensed kayak angling guide in Pennsylvania. As the proprietor of Kayak Fish PA, LLC, Juan conducts excursions and classes targeting river-dwelling smallmouth bass. An angler since the age of six, Juan has parlayed his four decades of experience into a mission to educate [...]



Linda Cavitt

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  Captain Linda Cavitt is an angler and guide known for her infectious spirit and inspirational ways.  In addition to making a name for herself within the sport of kayak angling, Linda, through a new partnership with Bote Boards, is slated to become one of the world’s first sponsored stand up paddle anglers.  A true [...]



Rob Choi

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  For a proper introduction, we turned to Rob’s friend and angling peer, Mr. Chuck Wrenn: “Dedicated, focused, determined, motivated…these are just a few of the superlatives that come to mind when someone mentions the words ‘kayak fishing’ in the same sentence with the name Rob Choi, aka ‘Angling Addict.’  Rob is someone I consider [...]



Andy Coleman

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  Minimalism personified, Andy Coleman is a shallow water angler with a penchant for stand up paddleboards, especially those crafted nearby at the YOLO shop. A true devotee to the less is more philosophical camp, Andy manages impressive catches while keeping a mindful eye to the necessities. Andy can often be seen walking atop the [...]



Blake Gill

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  A New Orleans resident by way of Florida and Hawaii, Blake Gill is a talented angler and manager of Massey’s, one of Louisiana’s largest outdoor outfitters. Having grown up in the ocean, Blake has parlayed his lifelong fishing passion into a string of impressive tournament finishes, including the 2011 Paddlepalooza’s 1st place Leopard Red [...]



Michael Ortiz

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  As a veteran and Fort Bragg-based HOW volunteer, Michael Ortiz knows both sides of the group’s equation. An angler since his fourth year of life, Michael drew upon his experience and talent to earn, after a short two years of kayak fishing, a coveted spot on the Wilderness Systems Pro Fishing Staff. Currently stationed [...]



Paul Shipman

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Coming to us by way of Livonia, New York, Dr. Paul Alan Shipman is an angler known for his artful writing and infectious passion for freshwater kayak fishing.  Paul is a long-time member of the Malibu Kayaks Pro Staff, and has shared his positive approach to the sport through numerous workshops and seminars.  An Army [...]



Bill Howard

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  Hailing from Apollo Beach, Florida, Bill “Heywood” Howard is a talented writer and photographer known for producing striking imagery and thoughtful prose.  A member of the Malibu Kayaks Pro Staff, Bill is an active representative of the sport, and can often be found fishing in tournaments, organizing demo days, and hosting seminars devoted to [...]



Charlie Ganoe

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  One of the newest additions to the Malibu Kayak Pro Staff, Jacksonville, Florida resident, Charlie Ganoe, is an accomplished tournament angler with numerous top ten finishes to his name.  Charlie’s infectious passion for kayak angling as spread throughout his tree of relatives, and the family Ganoe has blossomed into a veritable tour de force [...]



Clint Barghi

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  Coming to us by way of Friendswood, Texas, Clint Barghi is an accomplished angler known for his determination, humility, and sheer talent.  A fisherman since his early days, Clint has parlayed his experience into numerous victories, including being named as the Texas Kayak Series Angler of the Year, and crowned as champion of the [...]



Filip Spencer

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Captain Fil Spencer is a Corpus Christi-based fishing guide and Ocean Kayak Pro Staff member.  A truly pioneering spirit, Fil has to his name nearly three decades of kayak angling experience.  As is the case with the collective Team Ocean kayak, Fil is a champion angler many times over, and holds numerous titles, including Texas [...]



Vincent Rinando

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  Vincent Rinando is a Houston, Texas based angler and founding member of Team Ocean Kayak.  Currently holding five Texas Parks and Wildlife fly fishing records and a coveted listing among the state’s Saltwater Elite Anglers, Vincent is widely recognized as one of the sport’s leading talents.  Vincent’s on-water abilities are matched by an immense [...]



Isaac Miller

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In addition to co-hosting the Friday night time slot on Kayak Fishing Radio, Isaac Miller has his hands in many of the sport’s happenings.   Isaac is the Online and Social Media Director for YakAngler, and a member of the NRS and Jackson Kayak teams.  Extending his reach into the global realm of angling, Isaac can [...]



Mark Wheeler

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As the host of Kayak Fishing Radio’s Mid-Atlantic program, Mark Wheeler broadcasts a wide range of offerings, ranging from tips, reports, and stories.  Expertly managing to cover a vast geographic area, Mark brings to the show a wealth of personal, on-water experience.  Mark is a pro staff member with YakAngler.com, Jackson kayak, Columbia Sportswear, and Okuma Fishing. [...]



Mark and Kris Lozier

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  The Tuesday night hosts of Kayak Fishing Radio’s, The Double L Show, Mark and Kris Lozier bring to the sport a vibrant and refreshing media offering.  With a combined 12 years of kayak angling experience, The Double L’s are well-versed in the broadcasted topics, and have a true penchant for parlaying their love of [...]



Chuck Levi

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  Charles “Chuck” Levi Jr. is the host of Kayak Fishing Radio’s Monday Night Kickoff, and as such, begins a week’s worth of inspirational and educational broadcasts specifically tailored to practitioners of our sport. With delivery stemming from true passion, the Titusville, FL resident is known for providing informative, accurate, and well researched reports and [...]