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The Buffalo National River, Americas first National River is one of the few free flowing rivers remaining in the lower 48 states. It is a very commonly floated river that is fun for all ages. Our five day trip was planned and anticipated for months.
The world of kayak fishing has grown a lot over the last few years as I see more and more paddlers on the water every time I go out. Kayak fishing tournaments are popping up everywhere and the kayaking community as a whole is sparking a lot of interest even with people who have little experience with kayaks or fishing. I am asked pretty frequently, “You fish from a kayak?” or, “What kind of kayak should I get?” To answer questions that many have when being introduced to kayak fishing, here are some of the basics that will get you in a kayak and landing some fish!   1. “What kind of kayak should I get?” Your background will determine how you should answer this question. If you have a background in fishing and are looking to get a fishing kayak, I would recommend getting a kayak that fits your fishing style and needs. I wanted to stand and fish and cover a lot of water, which led me to the Jackson Kayak line of fishing kayaks. If you want a recreational kayak, your options will seem unlimited. Call some kayak shops in your area about their next demo day...
  I have always believed in the power of continuing education. Through a double major in accounting and economics as an undergrad, and then two years worth of studying for my certified financial planner designations, I’ve spent a lot of my life learning. In terms of pure sweat equity, however, none of the letters after my name can hold a candle to my grueling PhD in Kayaker Behavioral Psychology. Kayakers are a complex and interesting species. After five years of dating and studying my unique boyfriend, Chris Gragtmans, I want to let the ladies know that there is hope. Here are my top 10 tips for how to date a kayaker: 1) Gold-diggers steer clear. Let’s face it, kayaking is near the bottom of the totem pole as far as athletic compensations go. I often tell Chris, “I date the only pro athlete that doesn’t make any money!” Compared to other professional athletes, you’re no A-Rod, Chris, sorry. Most of the disposable income that kayakers do make will go towards trips or gear anyway. 2) Kayaking is weather-agnostic. I haven’t quite figured it out, but every day seems to be a great day to hit the water. If it’s sunny outside, “it’s a...

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