I have been actively fishing freshwater from shore since childhood. Being from Pittsburgh, we have 3 major river systems, as well as numerous tributaries, lakes, creeks, and ponds where I have gained experience fishing for bass, trout, steelhead, walleye, catfish, and pan fish. I always love to sneak in a few hours of fishing during the evening after work, and on the weekends I tend to travel a bit farther for full day fishing adventures. When I am not physically fishing, I am reading, researching, or participating in forum discussions about fishing. I have always enjoyed throwing on the waders and hitting the creeks the most until my eyes were opened to the growing sport of kayak fishing. Ever since I picked up my first kayak (native redfish 12), I have been as hooked as the fish on my line. I love kayak fishing and participating in bass fishing tournaments with my local club Kayak Anglers of Western PA. I am also proud to use and support the Native brand in my fishing adventures.