Jimmy Houston needs no intro. With his unabashed laughter and vibrant enthusiasm for all things fishing, you can hear Jimmy coming a mile away. For a living legend in the industry for over 50 years, you would think he’s seen a few things. Here are a few snippets from a recent chat with the man.
Forty-eight kayak anglers from all around the world descended upon the shores of Lake Vanern in Amal, Sweden, on May 21, 2018, to participate in the 7th Hobie Fishing Worlds. After the dust settled, German angler Salah Eddine el Barbouchi took home top honors.
“It was fantastic fishing for all 48 anglers, with a ton of action from both eligible species of northern pike and perch,” said Keeton Eoff, Director of Global Strategy and Development at Hobie. “The event connected respected kayak anglers from countries as far away as Australia, Brazil, China and Poland — it was a fantastic experience for kayakers to meet others with the same passion.”
Power-Pole customers are familiar with the concepts of swift, silence, secure and having virtually no impact on the environment when on the water. The idea of not leaving a carbon footprint, or should we say, having a “Leave it like you found it” mentality, is a mantra here at Power-Pole.
There’s no doubt that Power-Pole products aid anglers in all facets of positioning and anchoring for the ultimate advantage to putting fish in the box. What many boaters don’t realize is that Power-Pole shallow water anchor applications aren’t just limited to fishermen, but can be utilized on pontoon boats to facilitate maximum fun.
Ever have that sinking feeling? You know the one you had on windy days before you had a Power-Pole shallow water anchor on your boat. Remember drifting into that big school of redfish or past that favorite patch of lily pads full of big bass. Make sure you are ready for that perfect shot! Instead of blaming the product, know that the maintenance of your gear and keeping it a well-oiled machine is your responsibility as an angler and boater.
Born in Charleston, SC in 1965, C.A. Richardson grew up fishing with his father wrangling any type of fish with multiple types of lures and flies, wading flats and fishing off of gulf piers.The years of on-the-water experience prepared him to become one of the most well known fishing guides, pro-anglers and TV show hosts in Tampa Bay, Florida, and we are proud to have Captain C.A. Richardson on our Power-Pole Team.
All anglers have their niche—the one type of fishing that drives their passion for the sport like no other. The water, the fish, the vessel, the gear – it is all a part of developing your niche and perfecting your angling techniques. In recent years, smaller boats and vessels have become more and more prevalent in the world of fishing, creating new categories of their own – kayak fishing and paddle board fishing.
Team Power-Pole has countless influential pro-anglers that use and represent our shallow water anchors and accessories on a daily basis, but let’s put one well-known pro bass fisherman that has been with us since the beginning – Chris Lane, in the spotlight.