Stewert prefers the Bending Branches Angler Pro Kayak Fishing Paddle
Stewart Venable
Nickname
ManiYak
Hometown
Charlotte, NC
Current city
Ft. Mill, SC
Favorite paddle
Angler Pro Kayak Fishing Paddle
Favorite fishing spot
Catawba River NC/SC
Growing up as the son of a competitive bass angler Stewart spent more time on a boat than the playground. From a very young age he found the allure of fishing irresistible, and has spent many years pursuing trophy fish throughout the Southeastern Unites States. While attending college in the North Carolina mountains he discovered kayak fishing. The simple, yet technical, mindset of kayak fishing was a perfect match for a borderline obsessed fisherman. Searching for something that would test his drive and determination as an angler he took to the river. The allure of pure, remote, waters that course through the heart of the country seem to be the only medication for this man’s chronic case of angling adventure. When not bound by the confines of civilization he is without fail hunting the narrow depths in search of fish with aggressive tendencies and ill-advised appetites. For Stewart river fishing is not a hobby, it’s a way of life.
Specialty
Fishing
Accomplishments/Experience
Pro Staff positions for Jackson Kayak, Bending Branches, YakAttack, Georgia Kayak Adventures
Co-Founder of Southern Kayak Anglers, College Kayak Fishing, River Stalkers.com
Angler of the Year” Nominee-2012 Kayak Anglers Choice Awards
TOURNAMENT RESULTS:
1st-Georgia Kayak Fishing @ Lake Acworth (2011)
1st-Legend Outfitters @ Lake Acworth (2011)
1st-Southern Kayak Anglers @ Lake Oconee
3rd-SC Kayak @ Lake Blalock
3rd-Hmong Kayak Fishing Preseason #1 (2012)
4th-Kayak Slam @ Lake Guntersville (2011)
4th-Southern Kayak Anglers @ Lake Chatuge (2012)
4th-AOY Southern Kayak Anglers Tournament Series (2012)
7th-Southern Kayak Anglers @ Stone Mountain (2012)
8th-YakAttack @ Farmville (Bass division) (2012)
9th-Southern Kayak Anglers @ Tallapoosa (2012)
9th-Southern Kayak Anglers @ Lake Chatuge (2011)
9th-Kayak Wars Nat’l Individual (Freshwater division) (2011)