Customer name: Anthony Stickel
City/State: Lincoln Beach, OR - Portland, OR.
Where do you fish/launch? Oregon Central Coast. In Salt Water: Siletz Reef(Lincoln City) to Otter Rock(Newport), but mostly Depoe Bay. In Fresh Water: Salmon, Siletz, and Alsea River
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Lingcod, Rockfish, Cabezon, Halibut, Chinook and Coho Salmon.
What kind of lures, jigs, or live bait do you use? Salt - Plastics: split tail scampi swim baits, swim shads, Live baits - sand dabs, small rockfish, greenling. Rivers - Brad's Cut Plugs, Kwik-Fish, plug cut herring, egg clusters.
What kind of kayak do you have? Heritage Redfish 14 to which I have added three Scotty rod mounts, an anchor trolley, and a few other assorted goodies.
Rigging Tips?: Always back your rod mounts and pad eyes with plenty of HDPE to reduce stress on your hull. Get a good tall safety flag because powerboats are as a big of a danger as any natural threat.
Comments: Thank You so much for sponsering NWKA tournaments. Your support really means a lot to those of us who participate. I love the orange Hook1 hat with the flaming paddle logo I won at the NWKA Fall Salmon Challenge in Astoria, Oregon. It's a really sharp looking cap.
Customer name: Rich Hume
City/State: Shady Cove, Oregon
Where do you fish/launch? Southern Oregon Lakes and the Upper Rogue River
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Trout, Steelhead and Salmon
What kind of lures, jigs, or live bait do you use? Flies on the river and sometimes on the lakes. Lakes mostly bait and misc. lures. No live bait, fortunately it is not allowed on the lakes near here. I generally launch at the Cole M Rivers Fish Hatchery on the Rogue. I also spend a lot of time fly fishing mountain streams, but of course not with the kayak.
What kind of kayak do you have? Ocean Kayak Prowler 13
Rigging Tips?: No, I am a beginner, but I got a lot from Hook's web site.
Customer name: Li Sheng
City/State: Eugene, Oregon
Where do you fish/launch? McKinzie River
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Trout.
What kind of lures, jigs, or live bait do you use? Flys.
What kind of kayak do you have? Eddylin Merlin LT