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Last Call for the Yak Tribe Online Tourney

Posted by derick on January 17, 2016


 Here they go again! The fellas in the kayak fishing community are working hard to get their tourneys schedules posted. This tourney is a really good one and unique to the kayak fishing world, only problem is that today, Jan. 17, 2016, is the special "last call" for registration. Sorry for the late post but better late than never!

 Heath Panganiban, founder of  the new Yak Tribe brand and community, has been working countless hours to introduce his first of many tournaments hosted by Yak Tribe. His mission is to bring the yak angling community or tribe together through "interaction and engagement" which has proven to be effective on the groups Facebook page. His motto is  “Real People. Real Stories. Real Connections."

 Here's a quick rundown on the tournament:


 February 1st-29th

 Don't forget the deadline is TODAY!


 This is an online tournament and can be fished from anywhere in the U.S. the list of species can be caught. Catches can then be submitted online.

 How much:

18 an under- $35

19 and older- $45


Yak gear

Manley Rods



and many more...


 Check out this cool video by Rex DelRay explaining the rules:

 For more info check out Yak Tribe on Facebook or visit their page at:


2016 Hardcore Kayak Angler Tournament Series

Posted by derick on January 14, 2016


Study your logs, start searching Google Earth and dust off that slimy gear! Tournament season is here and the Hardcore Kayak anglers are way ahead of the game unleashing their list of events.

If you've never fished the any HCKA events you're missing out. These events are not only well organized they also have a great line up of sponsors. Did I mention that there's also cash at stake? Yup, you heard it right, anglers from novice to Mack Daddy pros will not only compete for great prizes they can also bring home the bread!

Check out some of the sponsors:

Yak gear

Sweetwater kayaks


Tailin 'Toads


...and many more.

Don't miss out on this event. more info can be found here:

Phatfish Kayak Charters is LIVE!

Posted by admin on August 9, 2015


We've taken our Kayak Charter Service to the next level with our responsive website from Pro Sites Unlimited. Stay posted for charter updates, new sponsor releases, blog posts, photos, videos and much more. Our new website is a responsive website viewable on all platforms so be sure to bookmark our site and book your trip today – Phatfish Kayak Charters

Tarpon Strike

Posted by derick on June 22, 2015


  Greg S., 6th place winner of the 1st Annual Trophy Taker Outdoors kayak Fishing Tournament joined me for a special juvi Tarpon trip in the South Shore. Greg, teamed with his wife, Rachael wanted to know what the elusive "Baby King" was all about...

 This trip was a both a great experience as well as a great lesson learned on targeting young Tarpon way back in the muddy bayous. Greg missed up a few nice blasts by Snook on our way out and landed a few. That went on for quite a while and then the tide began to rise and with it, bad weather.

  That didn't stop us though. the more it rained, the more excited the fish got. Greg took this time to sight cast the fish as I pointed them out resulting him 4 solid hookups that came undone! (That's Tarpon fishing for ya! ).

  Rachel didn't strike out either. She was able to fight her first ever Tarpon that was quickly released (unwillingly) back in to the mangrove maze it came from. All this was done just before the "real" stormed rolled through sending us racing back to the launch.

  Needless to say, Greg and Rachael went home with smiles on their faces and memories that will last a lifetime!



A Look Into December

Posted by derick on November 28, 2014




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