About Mike Rodman

I’m Mike Rodman, the kayak fisherman behind KayakFishingGuide.com, where you’ll find informative articles, tips, and product reviews for the avid kayak angler.

Kayak Fishing Guide - Informative tips, articles and product reviews for the kayak angler.
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Should I Load My Kayak Upside Down?
Should I Load My Kayak Upside Down?

Introduction – Mike Rodman

Having a bass boat and a few Jon boats back in the ’80s in S.E. Kansas, I fished many local bass tournaments in the region.

When fishing across the midwest, I primarily chased largemouth bass and crappie in the larger reservoirs and lakes, old abandoned flooded strip pits, and many local farm ponds and county lakes.

Spending time on the local river running lines for flathead catfish, trapping on local farmland, and hunting ducks and geese rounded out the year.

Two favorite places of mine to fish were Table Rock Lake and Truman Reservoir in Missouri, and snagging spoonbills below Truman Dam in Missouri was also a favorite!

I sold all my boats when our family moved to Wyoming in ’88.

My Move to Wyoming

Once in Wyoming, I became obsessed with ice fishing and have traveled to numerous States and Canada, chasing fish through the ice.

But over the years, listening to others talk about their Spring and Summer fishing adventures, I missed being on the water and began researching fishing kayaks.

I found they were economical and could also be transported easily into our Wyoming mountain lakes and smaller bodies of water, which larger boats could never possibly access. I decided I was going to own one!

A few years back, I purchased a Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K. 120 sit-on-top fishing yak and began adding accessories and modifying it to fit my needs.

I’ve researched and field-tested numerous products and want to share my findings to save you time and money.

When I’m not running trains across Wyoming, you’ll find me chasing fish, building custom fishing rods, or writing new articles.

You can view my custom fishing rod work at Rodman Custom Rods.

My Wyoming Winters and Kayak Off Season

During the Wyoming winters, ice fishing becomes my passion. I am also a member of the Powerstick Pro Staff Team at Clam Outdoors, an industry leader and innovator within the ice fishing industry.

Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mike Rodman on Lake Winnipeg, Canada – Master Angler Walleye

Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, and Canada are some of the northern States I travel to fish through the ice.

If you are an ice fishing fan like me, check out my sister site Ice Fishing Academy where I help others, especially newer people, become more successful in ice fishing!

You’ll find informative articles, tips, and product reviews for great days on the ice! Welcome to the site!

Thank you for visiting, and have a great time on the water! Have fun and stay safe out there!

-Mike Rodman
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