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Welcome to Big Water’s Edge, Kayak Fishing Adventures web site.

Whether you’re just getting started with kayak fishing or you’re seasoned veteran of the sport, we invite you to visit our Information pages for articles on kayak safety, kayak selection, rigging and storing your kayak, specific kayak fishing techniques or just unforgettable fishing stories. Browse our Gallery for some exciting kayak fishing photos and video.

Visit our Forums for general information on kayak fishing, ask questions or share your experience. We are based and fish mostly in Southern California, but we welcome reports from any part of the country, or any other part of kayak fishing world.

We are a home to West Coast Whoppers, a year long kayak fishing tournament targeting yellowtail, white-seabass and halibut.

If kayak fishing is your thing, you’re one of us – register here.

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» Kayak Fishing Whoppers Over The Years
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Share Your Innovations
Dec 07, 2009 - 4:39 PM - by dsafety
It was a dark and stormy night, (really, thanks to the first big storm of the season). At times like this I like to go to the shop and futz around. I tinker with things and sometimes come up with an idea or two on how to make the things I use work better. I call on my inner-Macgyver. We all have a... [Read More]
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Boat vs. Kayak Fishing
Feb 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM - by Smthtnnr
Well, I now appreciate kayak fishing more than ever. Before I took for granted the ability to pull on yellowtail all alone, in the peace of your own kayak. Not to mention, these are big 30+ pounders.

Two weeks ago I spent a nice day on the kayak down at the Jewel, and the Jewel... [Read More]
14 Replies | 2,152 Views
Very late PICTURE HEAVY report from last year!
Feb 24, 2014 - 11:10 AM - by BasserDrew
*WARNING* Picture heavy!

So, last year I made it out to California and got to experience kayak fishing in Nor Cal and So Cal in one trip! Also got to do the Islander mothership trip after doing some sweet fishing in Nor Cal at Shelter Cove and Clear Lake. Even had a couple whales come... [Read More]
23 Replies | 1,814 Views
Newport Harb 2/22
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:32 AM - by Fish
Met up with CheapPelican and Will Novotny at the coast guard station , started off on the docks then to the parked boats , we picked up a few bass and a cuda.

Will called it around 9:30 so Chris and I worked our way towards the mouth, Chris picked up a 19 inch Halibut it slowed down a... [Read More]
8 Replies | 884 Views
2/21 LJ
Feb 21, 2014 - 8:10 PM - by Iceman
Fished from 10am-sunset with Landwhale, no fish but perfect conditions the whole day. This sea turtle was fearless and came right over to me bumping the kayak and just stayed there looking up at me. I tried to feed it a crushed up mackerel, but it did not seem interested. I have always seen turtles... [Read More]
32 Replies | 2,088 Views
SD bay tourney
Feb 01, 2014 - 1:03 PM - by DennisMorgan
Took off with my 3 sons and 30 of my favorite friends on kayaks from shelter island this AM. It was the annual bay bass tourney, we didn't enter but didn't want to miss out on the fun and festivities. Plus we're newbies and hell you guys are pros. Either way we caught 2 fat sculpin and 10 spotties.... [Read More]
6 Replies | 951 Views
HH Test run Slayer 13
Jan 31, 2014 - 4:39 PM - by Iceman

I am fishing from the Native Watercraft Slayer Propel tomorrow in the SD Anglers Open Bay Bass. I installed a thru hull pump for the live well and used the transducer arm for a... [Read More]
8 Replies | 1,503 Views
Zach Likes to Fish
Jan 31, 2014 - 12:10 PM - by ctfphoto
My 6 year old son Zach got a fishing kayak from Santa this year. He has been out fishing 3 times so far, in winter.

This came home in his first grade homework packet the other day ... I guess he likes it ....

... [Read More]
27 Replies | 1,823 Views
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2014 Mothership
Kayak Fishing Trips aboard the Islander.

1.5 day trip $330
Fishing SCI

May 23-25 Fri-Sun

$315 per person

2.5 day trip $545
Fishing SCI

May 29- June 1st Thur-Sun

June 26-29 Thur-Sun

$545 per person

*New for 2014* 5.5 Day Trip $1650
Fishing Cedros Bonitos and Mexican coast.
3 full days fishing

June 16-22 Monday pm- Sunday am

$1650 per person. Does not include Mexican Permits. Bring your own or purchase on the boat. This trip must be FULL (22 anglers) to run.

Check here for details / 2014 trip schedule updates.
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West Coast Whoppers 2011 - Year-Long Kayak Fishing Tournament

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WCW 2011 Leaderboard

1st THE DARKHORSE 871 points, biggest halibut 28

2nd DEEPDVER 565 points biggest WSB 63

3rd Bellcon 547 points
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