On Lake Michigan, practicing deep water re-entry. This is a

life saving technique that every kayaker should know.

September, 2017 weigh in photo from the Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series event in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.


Who's ready for the ice season to begin? With it fast approaching, be sure to start checking your gear to ensure that everything is properly working.


Follow my fishing adventures from shore, boat, ice and in mykayak. Fishing is my passion. While kayaking has opened a new door into the sport for me. I enjoy teaching others how to appreciate the sport I have come to embrace. Follow my upcoming Tournament Schedule and Appearance dates on here.

Sometimes you get lucky and land a few big salmon. This was one of those days in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series

Manitowoc 2017

Ready to head to hit the tournament trail with my new Bonafide Kayaks SS127's in 2018.

FISH ON!!! A fisherman's two favorite words.​

Derek Akin Fishing onYoutube.com

A proper dry suit can save your life in cold water conditions. Be sure to contact a local NRS dealer or a online retailer, to view their latest products.

​A photo review of 2017

September, 2015

Weigh in photo at the Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series Tournament in Manitowiac, Wisconsin.

Sometimes you just have to take a moment and enjoy the view.


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