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The Angler


Isaac only refound his childhood fondness for fishing in 2008. Soon after, he found himself at a friend’s cabin on the Puget Sound. Near the shore he spied a kayak, grabbed his fishing rod and hit the water.

That weekend, Isaac was hooked on kayak fishing. While he didn’t catch any fish that weekend in the shallow bay, he did find limits of crab and knew he just had to have a kayak of his own. It also helped that his wife, Jewel, also enjoyed the time she had to paddle around the bay.

A year later, Isaac finally got the kayak he had been waiting for.

The rest, as they say, is history…

Isaac is a fish monger for a small Portland grocery chain by trade. If he’s not fishing, he’s still playing with fish

The Yak Fish blog started Oct 24th, 2009. It is a place for Isaac to share his fishing reports, kayak modifications, and other things of interest related to Kayak Fishing.

If he’s not at work or on the water, Isaac is still head deep in fishing. He also gives regular kayak fishing clinics with the Soul River fly fishing group and has worked with Alder Creek Kayak and Kayak Shed with additional kayak fishing events. Isaac is also one of the owners of Green Tackle. From shad darts to bass jigs, steelhead spinners to saltwater diamond bars, Isaac makes all of them out of a tin alloy instead of lead.

Tournaments and Events:

  • Oregon Rockfish Classic – 1st Place



  • Georgia Kayak Tournament Trail
    Lake Harding Event
    Individual – 7th Place
    Team – 5th Place
  • Oregon Rockfish Classic – 13th overall
  • Cape Disappointment Dungeness Crab Tournament – 3rd Place




  • Next Adventure Sturgeon Derby – 8th
  • Oregon Rockfish Classic – 22nd
  • Next Adventure Bass Yakin Classic – tied




  • Oregon Rockfish Classic –
  • Salmon SlayRide Derby – Sept 22nd
  • Bass Yakin’ Classic – Oct 6th
  • Kayakfishing.com/RTM Kayaks “Fall Classic” – Oct 27th


Northwest River Supply – Team NRS Ambassador
Jackson Kayak – Fishing Team Pro-Staff
PK Lures – Pro-Staff

Fishing Related:
Recycled Fish – PR Director
GreenTackle.com – Owner
YakAngler.com – Online and Social Media Director

Other Links:


4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dave Guiel // May 5, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Just saw your article, Willamette White Sturgeon, on Kayak Mag. Wife and I have been thinking of Kayak’s for a month or so. We live in Vancouver, WA. What caught my attention is that you are fishing the Willamette. I have thought about kayak fishing for Salmon, Sturgeon… on the Columbia. Weather, experience level and other factors involved before venturing out on that body of water. I’m wondering if you have been out on the Columbia and what insights you might have for someone like myself. Thanks for your time and great job on your website and article… good writing.

  • 2 northerkayakangler // Dec 17, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Good blog,
    Too bad you’re not writing more often, but maybe it’s because of the cold weather?


  • 3 The Nothing // Dec 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Nah, cold doesn’t bother me. Was out just over a week ago. A back injury really slowed things down this year. But, yes, I’ve been neglecting this blog. I’ll have something soon.

  • 4 Phil Bengtson // May 3, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Just found your plans for a stand online. Great job. Will assemble it next week for my OK Trident 11 out here on the east cost.
    Thanks for the plans

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