Kayak Fishing Raw's feature guest will be Florida Palm Beach angler Peter Hinck. Pete is an editor for Florida Sportsman and you can find him on YouTube as "Palm Beach Pete". Peter Started kayak fishing 25 years ago in the North George mountains. It was not long before he made his way back to Florida and started fishing offshore off of Palm Beach. It was a time when we never would see another kayak on the water. He started playing with the butterfly jigs when they first came out and found them to be a great way to catch large fish off a kayak. Using a fishfinder with GPS he would target wrecks, ledges and reefs. Pete now fishes offshore on a paddle board & compete's in tournaments like the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament. Peter Hinck is also on the Rules Committee for EXtreme Kayak Fishing Inc.
Our second guest is Fishing fanatic Ryan Jones. He grew up near Oklahoma City, where he was honing his kayak fishing skills for over 15 years. He has spent the majority of this time fishing kayak bass tournaments in Midwest states, chasing smallmouth bass down the Illinois River, and managing two kayak shops specializing in the rigging of customized fishing kayaks. In 2013, Ryan had his first taste of inshore fishing while fishing for redfish and sea trout with Ty Sutherland. Shortly thereafter, Chris Thomas persuaded Ryan to drive 24 hours South to fish the first annual Sailfish Smackdown, where he ultimately landed his first sailfish, took 2nd place in the event, and earned the handle ‘Oklahoma #2.’ But even more so, Ryan, along with his wife Dakota, decided to move to Fort Lauderdale to be closer to his new found sport. He is currently the Assistant Manager of Nautical Ventures in Dania Beach, specializing in the sales, rigging, and customizing of EKFT kayaks and SUP’s.