Monday, November 4, 2013

Update

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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Guided Kayak Crabbing at Oregon Coast Aug. 11 & 25, 2013

Interested in eating fresh seafood on your next multi-day kayak journey? Maybe you'd just like to pick up dinner while day-playing at the coast? The crab are here in BIG numbers this year so let's go fishing! 
Join me on August 11th at the Oregon Coast for a full day of learning how to catch dungeness crab from your sea kayak. We'll be cooking and eating as well! We'll be fishing/paddling inside on one of Oregon's beautiful bays or estuaries in flat water. There's always potential for a little wind and current, but for this class basic kayaking skills are all that's required.  
Bring your own paddling gear or we can provide it at no extra charge. All fishing gear is provided. You must bring an Oregon shellfish license. Call 503-285-0464 for more info, or if you are ready to register, click HERE to go to the sign up page.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Kayak Fishing Radio Double L Show April 16, 2013

I promise a full report with photos of shooting OSOM's "Search for the Perfect Day" Episode 1-3 on location on the Redwood Coast, Everglades and Keys, and Kauai, Hawaii very soon!

I wanted to let everyone know, in the mean time, I have been invited to be the featured guest on Kayak Fishing Radio's Double L show tomorrow (Tuesday 4/16/13) at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. I'll bee talking about paddling and fishing as well as shooting on location for Perfect Day. I will be sharing video clips in the chat room during the show!


If you're in the Portland, Oregon area, join us at the Reel Paddling Film Festival on April 25th, 2013 at the Mission Theater where we are showing a short home-town only preview of Search for the Perfect Day as well as Q&A with the team after the preview. Doors are at 5:30, films start at 7pm. Tickets are available at both Alder Creek locations or at the theater day of show for $6. All proceeds benefit Willamette Riverkeeper.

Stick around that weekend (April 27th & 28th) for Alder Creek's 8th annual Paddle Festival at Vancouver Lake. Enjoy free demos of hundreds of kayaks, canoes, and SUP boards, as well as skills clinics. I'll be there giving kayak fishing clinics as well!

I hope to see you there!

-Jason

Saturday, February 2, 2013

825 Likes 68% Funded 4 Days to Go!

We're incredibly grateful and humbled by the support we've received so far for our current video project; "The Search for the Perfect Day". We're 68% of the way to our all or nothing funding goal with less than four days remaining. It's coming down to the wire, but with your likes, shares, and pledges, we can get there.

We've added another new reward: Make a pledge to our Kickstarter Fundraising Page (new or existing, increase your pledge, and/or refer a friend who pledges and let us know and we'll put your name in the hat for a drawing of one of two signed, limited edition 26x13 prints of "My Back Yard" by Todd Fischer Surf-Art, who is profiled in Episode 1: The Redwood Coast.

Pledge $500 and we'll send you 1 of 10 signed prints, Project DVD, Team OSOM T-shirt, Team OSOM photo calendar, and Team OSOM decal.

Like/Share/Pledge here: http://kck.st/SfJf3h

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

Team OSOM (Jason, Shay, & Chris)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Exploring Caves by Sea Kayak with Team OSOM

We're one week in to our Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help support our current project over at Team OSOM called, "The Search for the Perfect Day".

At the time of posting, we've raised 20% of the funds needed with twenty-five days left to reach our goal. If we don't hit our target, we won't receive any of the pledges, although if we continue at this pace we feel confident we'll get there.

We truly appreciate everyone who has supported this project so. If you haven't yet, we've got some great items like OSOM decals, T-shirts, photo calendars, and you can pre-order the DVD's as well. Click the Kickstarter link above for details.

We made this video of Team Member Chris Bensch exploring caves by sea kayak on the Oregon coast to help support our campaign. We hope you enjoy it, and we hope you will join us in our mission to inspire people to get outside and into nature.

Thank you!

-Jason and the rest of Team OSOM

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign

Our Kickstarter Campaign is now live! We have until 2/7 to raise the $9000 needed to produce our project "the Search for the Perfect Day" We can exceed it, but if we don't reach our goal, we don't get anything.

Check out our project video here:


And please click this link to go to our project page and make a contribution:  OSOM Kickstarter Page

Thank you so much! With your help, we can make this important project a reality!