Paddling Education

4 Kentucky Canoe Trails That Make For Great Overnight Paddling Trips
There’s nothing quite like summer in Kentucky—with the gorge, the sunsets, and the warm weather we’ve longed for all winter long, it’s the best season. And with outdoor activities ranging from boating and fishing to hiking and camping, it can be hard to decide what to do...
Kayak Fishing the Louisiana Marsh For Redfish

When fellow Bending Branches pro team members Jameson Redding and Brooks Beatty invite you to go fishing, you had better go.  You are always in for a good time at an epic location with good fishing and good company.  That proved to be true as we headed an hour south of New Orleans to Pointe Aux Chenes, Louisiana to stalk redfish in the marsh.  

Paddling Lake Powell: Otherworldly Beauty

Lake Powell, the second largest man-made lake in America, is one of the most stunning paddling destinations in the world…

Angler Pro: 6X Kayak Fishing Paddle of the Year
We’re very honored and proud that the Angler Pro has been awarded Kayak Fishing Paddle of the Year for the 6th year in a row!
How Kayak Fishing Makes You Healthier
Did you know kayak fishing isn’t just fun? It adds to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Here’s how…
How to Repair a Wooden Canoe Paddle [Video]

Jason Eke, Canadian canoeist and filmmaker, shares his process for repairing a wooden canoe paddle so it looks and performs as good as new…

4 Keys to Choosing a Kayak Fishing Paddle
Whether you paddle, pedal or motor to your kayak fishing spots, you’ll always want a kayak paddle in your boat. Here are the 4 key factors to consider when choosing your kayak fishing paddle.
Crawfish: Red Bull for Bass
To catch bass consistently and throughout the year it is essential to know as much about the fish, its habits, likes and dislikes...
Build a Paddling First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit is something you hope you won’t need on a paddle trip. But you’ll sure be glad to have one along if you do! Here are the basics you won’t want to leave home without…

Four Essential Kayak Fishing Factors
While it sometimes appears to be complicated, bass fishing can be distilled down to a few key factors that can lead to more consistent success. You’ll be surprised at the simplicity, no high tech concepts, just a common sense application...
BIG Bass Secrets Part one
For the kayak angler that targets bass very little evokes a higher adrenaline rush than the sight of a trophy bass at the end of their line. It’s been said that “10% of the fishermen catch 90% of the bass”....
My Top Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners

I’m often asked for advice by those just starting out in the kayak fishing world. Here are my top tips for you…

The Kayak Crappie Classroom
While I like paddle any kind of water I must admit I’m a river rat. On my email it says, “There’s magic in moving water”. I dedicate my time to going full tilt in every aspect of my life including...
Canoeing in the Black Hills

Canoeing isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the Black Hills—at least not for Minnesotans like me! But with lakes, rivers and reservoirs scattered throughout this beautiful area, it’s sure worth looking into.

My 5 Top Tips for Getting Started in Kayak Fishing

Are you just starting out in kayak fishing? Here are my top 5 tips for you…

Can I Get an Unfinished Wood Paddle?

Our Customer Service Team is here to answer your questions and help you in any way we can. Here are a couple questions we get occasionally…

Canoe Camping: Bear Safety

Knowing bear safety is an important part of canoe camping when you’re in bear territory. Here are some tips to keep in mind...As our friends at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say: “The best way to avoid bear problems is to not attract them in the first place.”

Kayak Fishing Paddling Tips [Video]

Bending Branches’ ProStaffers Chad Hoover and Gene Jensen team up in this video to explain how great paddling technique makes you a better kayak angler.

Our Favorite Fishing Kayak Makers

Once you decide kayak angling is for you, your fishing kayak is the largest investment you’ll make. To help you with your research, here are some of our favorite fishing kayak manufacturers…

Canoe & Kayak Paddling Safety Essentials

Know and follow these basic safety tips so you can fully enjoy paddling for a lifetime.

More Frequently Asked Questions

For us at Bending Branches, service isn’t a poster in the break room or terms our leaders use in monthly meetings. It’s in our DNA. We have one mission—to have the best service in the entire outdoor industry.