Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association

Kayak fishing provides some unique features and experiences that make the sport fun and exciting. This club was founded as a way for kayak anglers in the upper midwest, to meet and share information with each other.

MN Kayak Fishing Member Signup LinkThe mission of the MNKFA is to facilitate information sharing and ways for kayak anglers to meet

What types of info will be shared? Reviews on equipment, fishing hot spots, bait, lures, species specific tips, tournaments, we want our users to create, debate and add conversations and content. As kayak fishing enthusiasts we share some unique differences that set us apart. We use a niche type of boat that is powered by human energy. We experience the water and fish we catch in a very close, intimate way. We can get to fishing spots that others cannot since our boats are more portable and able to get in to skinny water conditions. We make custom modifications to our boats to suit our unique fishing style and capabilities.

Our fishing experience is unique due to the class of boats we use. The Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association is being formed as way for us to easily share the unique things that are of interest to kayak fishing people and make it easy to meet other kayak anglers.

Who can join?

YOU! There are no age limits. All men, women and children are welcome. It doesn’t matter what type of fish you prefer to catch (okay…fish for :)). It doesn’t matter what type of equipment you use. This effort is grass-roots and we want the entire spectrum of people, equipment and tips represented. When you sign up you will be added to our list to receive information on tournaments, news from other members and promotions from regional vendors and experts on upper midwest kayak fishing.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Brad (far left in photo) and Debby (far right in photo) Nelson of Hobie – Hi Tempo WaterSports gave Jay (middle in photo) his new kayak for winning the online Chris Nelson Memorial Kayak Fishing Tournament. Here’s what Jay wrote about the tournament and the experience:

The Chris Nelson Memorial On-line Tournament is a fantastic way to commemorate the life of an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Although I’ve enjoyed every minute of the tournament, I’m glad it’s over so I can take a rest. Wow! It has been an amazing three weeks of fishing.

I am compelled to give thanks to those who made this possible. A huge thank you to Hi Tempo Watersports for their sponsorship of Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and for donating the first prize Hobie Outback kayak. I consider the Outback the perfect blend of boat for my style of fishing.

Thank you to Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association and all the board members for setting this up and running a great tournament. Thank you to the many that have congratulated me and for your words of encouragement. Most of all, thank you to my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are possible. Jay.

Brad & Debby Nelson Of Hi Tempo Award Jay His New Fishing Kayak 

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