World's Largest 'Yak Fishing Tournament out of Jacksonville, Fla. May 3-4
| April 23, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, FL - April 23, 2013 -, Northeast Florida's online kayak fishing community and host of the 2013 Columbia Sportswear Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic on May 3-4 is pleased to announce Classic Week activities leading up to the tenth Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. More than 370 anglers have already registered to compete for over $90,000 in prizes and gifts, and over 400 kayak anglers are anticipated again at the world's largest kayak fishing event.

Kayak fishing seminars and product events will highlight the week leading up to the Classic which will kickoff with the Maui Jim Captain's Meeting Friday May 3rd featuring the Maui Jim Hawaiian Dancers. Maui Jim is providing its famous Aloha atmosphere, prizes, and Happy Hour hors d' oeuvres.

Wednesday May 1st Black Creek Outfitters is hosting a Hobie Kayaks fishing seminar featuring Hobie Ambassador Frank Gregg and Pro Staff Rory Gregg. A Hobie Mirage Outback will also be raffled at the Classic and tickets are available at Black Creek Outfitters.

Thursday May 2nd Black Creek Outfitters is also hosting a BBQ and happy hour with Jackson Kayaks Pro Staff Drew "BasserDrew" Gregory. Drew will be showing all of Jackson's fishing kayaks including the new Jackson Kayak SUPerFISHal fishing standup paddleboard which will be a first place prize at the Classic.

Strike-Zone Fishing is hosting an in-store raffle for a fully equipped Bote HD fishing standup paddleboard. Tickets are available only at Strike-Zone Fishing and the Bote HD will be raffled at the Classic. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Jacksonville chapter of Heroes On The Water, which helps wounded warriors through kayak fishing activities.

Kayak fisherman can register online at More information, rules, and prize details are available online.

Sponsors for the 2013 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic include: Columbia Sportswear, Strike Zone Fishing, BlackCreek Outfitters, All Wet Sports, Dick's Sporting Goods, Ocean Kayaks, Accent Paddles, Costa Del Mar, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Malibu Kayaks, Jackson Kayaks, FreedomHawk Kayaks, Hobie Kayaks, Emotion Kayaks, Advanced Elements, KC Kayaks, Bote, Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Native Watercraft, FishingNosara.Com, NuCanoe, Great Atlantic Outfitters, Slayer Lures, Yak-Gear.Com, Outdoors Show, Riptide, DOA Lures, Calcutta, Saltlife Sport Optics, Rat-L-Trap Lures, Crack of Dawn, MTI, Malone Auto Racks, KayakFishingSupplies.Com, SeaLect Designs, Kayak Amelia, Florida Sportsman, B&M Bait&Tackle, RAM Mounts, Polar Bear Coolers, Otter Box, Scotty Rod Holders, Daiichi Hooks, GearKeeper, Slayer Lures, Stohlquist, SureSet Jigs, Wheeleez, White Shell Bait&Tackle, Extrasport, Carlisle, 321Fish.Com, Fisherman's Seafood & Bait, YakLife.Com, TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group, Wang Anchors, Skwoosh, Florida Sportfishing Magazine, St. Croix Rods, FlyFishingJax.Com, Qualia Fishing, T. Allen Rods, IFA Kayak Fishing Tour, Minuteman Press, Watermans Applied Science, Cannon Rod Holders, Lowrance, Emmrod, YakAttack, Rat-L-Trap Lures, Ego Nets, Tsunami, Overboard Rods, Tailin Toads, Boomerang, BooneDoxUSA, Yakaholics.Com, Illumarine, Species Studios.

Interview and Public Relations Contact:
Mike Kogan
PO Box 330465
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
O: 904.382.5007


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