Just a quick post here to let you guys know the latest developments in my kayak fishing world.
First up, I'm honored to have been nominated for the third year in a row for Kayak Angler of the Year and Kayak Fishing Blogger of the Year at yakangler.com's Kayak Angler's Choice Awards. I've made it to the final round of voting in the Blogger of the Year category ending on Sunday 11/10/13. If you'd like to vote for your favorites, click HERE.
Considering I've been spread quite thin for the last two years, guiding, coaching, working full tilt for Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe in Portland, and putting a lot of effort into my Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Team OSOM) project, including magazine articles, shooting and producing our first feature film on location in NorCal, Florida Everglades & Keys, and Kauai, HI, I am truly honored to have made it this far.
Second, I'm happy to announce that in December 2013 I will be relocating to the far Northern coast of California to join forces with Pacific Outfitters. We are launching an Adventure School offering instruction and trips for paddlesports, fishing, hunting, SCUBA, and more.
I am extremely excited for this new business venture, and I'm also pretty fired up about living less than a mile from the ocean again. With incredible saltwater and freshwater fishing, touring, and kayak surfing at my doorstep, my goal is to increase my time on the water fishing as compared to the last few years in Portland where 99% of it was guiding or teaching. The majority of my time will still be spent sharing the love of the sport with others, but now I will be able to squeeze in some personal kayak fishing time as well. All of this means new and increased content for you, my important blog followers.