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Mid-Season Tournament Results

With the kayak bass season at the midway point, here is a quick reflection on my first half of the 2015 season:

The Biggest Tournament so far was obviously the KBF Spring Open held on Kentucky Lake Hosted by Chad Hoover.  First of all I must say that Chad Hoover really knows how to put on a tournament.  Any time Chad is part of an event means that it will be big.  I would highly recommend that if Chad Hoover is promoting it that you mark it down on your calendar and attend.…


Added by Brian D. Slone on August 31, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Wilderness Systems Centre Console

When I put together a review of the Wilderness Systems Ride 115X one piece of the boat really impressed me for it sheer ingenuity, the centre console that is designed to carry your echo sounder, battery, cabling and transducer all in one piece. Designed in association with Lowrance, the idea is that you can utilise all the great…


Added by Gary Robinson on June 13, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Keel on Commander 140

I just picked up a new commander 140.  I have it on wall hangers in my garage with the keel against the wall (per instructions), noticed that the keel bows inward a bit (maybe 1/2" deep at the most) between the stern skid plate and the support bar in the front.  Wanted to ask other commander owners if that is something normal, or if I should be concerned.

Added by Richard Cronkite on June 3, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments

Red out of Commander 140

Added by Damon Albers on April 14, 2014 at 9:47am — 1 Comment


The Thresher is a much more stable boat with a larger weight capacity and a more comfortable seat than the Scupper Pro-Three miles should be no problem

Added by Dave Easton on March 21, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Kayak Angler Gary Robinson at it Again : Tarpon 140 Review

"Kayak angler Gary Robinson is at it again. After reviewing his Wilderness Systems 115X, he has graciously provided a thought out synopsis of his Tarpon 140 on his website, Kayak Fisherman Ireland. Once again he breaks it down into pieces for an easy read, from features to weight and handling, and everything in between. If you we're ever…

Added by Confluence Outdoor on March 12, 2014 at 4:52pm — 6 Comments

Gary Robinson : Review of the Ride 115X

Recently we received an amazing review of the Wilderness System Ride 115x from a fellow angler, Gary…

Added by Confluence Outdoor on February 24, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Testing Prototypes with CJ Siebler

The Wilderness Systems design team sat down with Pro Staffer CJ Siebler after testing the new offshore fishing kayak prototype to discuss his first impressions.

How did you get involved with the Wilderness Systems offshore prototype testing?

Earlier in the month I was asked, along with my fellow Wildy Pro Staffer Dave Easton and local expert and writer Paul Lebowitz, to participate in the testing of 2 new models form Wilderness Systems set to be launched this…


Added by Wilderness Systems Fishing on February 18, 2014 at 5:39pm — 4 Comments

Catching for Kids Club Challenge

You know, it really ticks me off when boaters see me on the water or at a launch and assume I know nothing about fishing because I am on a kayak. Just this weekend a guy tells me about "good fishing location for spot and croaker" with a tone that implied that's all a yak was good for. Little did he know I was fishing for those spot and croaker for my bait! I have even gone on my Wilderness Systems Profile page to say that my favorite past time is catching trophy fish in front of boaters from…


Added by Jay Brooks on August 26, 2013 at 5:09pm — No Comments

tarpon 120 for sale

Hi friends, i need to sell my new tarpon 120 kayak--I have a reallt bad back and thought i could deal with the lifting of this kayak--it is only bringing me more problems--thus the sale--asking $850.00 no paddle, but it does have a anchor system  which hasn't been used, also a rod holder. I live in northern mich. , can meet you someplace if that will help

contact roger caylor  231-534-5490

Added by roger caylor on August 22, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

1995 Wilderness Systems Chesapeake

I have 1995 Chesapeake and was wondering if anybody else owns one of these great yaks?Mine is the 36 pound fiberglass model with camo deck.It's great in small meandering streams and on open water and is light enough to portage.I use it in the backcountry of the Adirondack Mountains and it performs well.I know that they made some of these of Kevlar but since I acquired this yak,I have not seen any others out there.

Added by Terrence McLaughlin on August 19, 2013 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

RIDE 115X Overview

Added by Aaron Dryden on August 18, 2013 at 4:55pm — 4 Comments

Gunnys first fish


While on the range last week I learned Gunny Tychsen had never caught a fish. He had been fishing but never reeled one in. I woke up Sat and called Gunny to see if he wanted to try his luck. We couldn't go out in the yaks due to an injury he received in Iraq so we decided to walk the planks at the…


Added by Jay Brooks on July 21, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Which is better?

  Hi. I'm looking into getting into kayak fishing and I've been looking at many kayaks. I've drawn a conclusion between the Tarpon 120 and the Ride 115. I live in South Florida and I love to bass fish and saltwater fish when the surf is good. Any input?

Added by Kevin Lewis Gonzalez on July 14, 2013 at 3:35pm — 5 Comments

Feeling Blue

I had plans to hit Rudee Inlet Friday morning of Memorial Day weekend for some reds and flounder. I was rigged up and met up with a buddy, William Ragulsky. He looked over my gear and said you wanna borrow a rod, I got an extra. I laughed him off and he handed me some leaders and said to retie, but I…


Added by Jay Brooks on July 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Waiting on the wind

I got done with work Thursday at 1300 and knew I wouldn't be able to relax while I still had new water to learn, and I have a lot of it here in Jacksonville NC. On the other hand I also knew the winds were pegged at 15knts and the water was a shade darker than chocolate milk. F it, I am going fishing. I head out and fish some holes taught to me by NCPierMan. I slip onto some flats and pound the banks with a gulp ripple mullet and pick up a 17" red. That was it. I decided to let the…


Added by Jay Brooks on July 3, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Seeing Red

I went out a few weeks ago and fished the shoals between Smith and Fishermans Islands in Virginia but the water was still a little too cold. The next week I received my pro staff shirt from Wilderness Systems and wanted to get some good shots with it and I knew the reds were getting close so I went despite unfavorable reports. I drove the four hours from NC and hung out with my wife that morning. She had an engagement that afternoon so I knew I could get out without much…


Added by Jay Brooks on June 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Over Due Report

My wife and I just recently moved to Ocean View, right on the water. We  purchased a home knowing we wanted to raise it but we were waiting for  FEMA to put us on the list. In the mean time Hurricane Sandy hit, and  the max flood happened during the highest day of storm surge forcing my  home underwater.  I have been blessed with many people including fellow  kayak fisherman Jason B and Lee Williams.  Jason allowed me to borrow a  dehumidifier and air filter while Lee came over and helped me…


Added by Jay Brooks on June 19, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

It was Time to Chase the Big Girls!

The longer I'm off the water the grumpier I get.  This spring I've not been able to spend a lot of time chasing spawning largemouth bass due to work and other obligations. So I finally decided it was time to take a day off work and chase the big girls. They were calling for 15 mph-20 mph winds so I knew the conditions would be tough but I didn't care.



Added by Aaron Dryden on April 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

KBF Open and Invitational


I had the pleasure of being a part of the first annual KBF Open and Invitational. Unfortunately, I was not able to get down to South Carolina in time to participate in the tournament. When I finally arrived I rolled up my sleeves and told Chad I would be happy to help with anything he needed. So being the nice guy Mr. Hoover is he asked me to help…


Added by Aaron Dryden on April 5, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments



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