How we got started

The idea of Kayak Fishing Washington started early in 2013. Having launched at a wide variety of lakes around Washington State, I was amazed at the number of people who approached us asking questions about our pedal powered fishing kayaks. Many of these people knew a lot about fishing, and some had kayaking backgrounds but the vast majority of them were not aware of the different options available in today’s kayaks.

The evolution of the sit on top (SOT) kayak has garnered the attention of fishermen looking for a stable platform to land a fish. Today, there are many stand out features from pedal powered models to paddle kayaks with customizable decks for attaching fish finders, rod holders and a variety of different accessories.

Photo: Jim Meyers - Vertizon Photo
Photo: Jordan Parker

Our Mission

Kayak Fishing Washington’s goal is to educate people about the growing sport of kayak fishing. We put on educational clinics in the classroom and on the water and offer private guided trips. We have chosen some of the best products on the market to make getting into the sport much easier than going at it alone. We are avid fishermen at heart who have logged thousands of hours on the water targeting a variety of fish from salmon, trout, bass, walleye and other bottom fish.

Let us know how we can help you.

Brad Hole, Founder of Kayak Fishing Washington

Brad has fished a multitude of lakes and bodies of water around Washington State over the past 20 years. Frustrated with crowds and not wanting the hassles and expense of owning a powerboat, Brad stepped into a Hobie Pro Angler pedal powered kayak several years ago and has never looked back. He is as passionate about kayak fishing as he is helping deliver that same experience for people new to the sport.

Brad has spent thousands of hours kayak fishing in a variety of waters around the Pacific Northwest. He has developed multiple kayak fishing techniques that target Pacific Northwest game fish species that he shares through clinics and guiding.

About Our Sponsors

Hobie introduced the MirageDrive kayak roughly 10 years ago and quickly gained popularity as a fishing kayak. Hobie was already well known for producing some of the most stable kayak and boat designs on the market. The addition of the MirageDrive system to Hobie line of kayaks made these hull designs even more stable for an unparalleled kayak fishing experience. Hobie has continued to improve on these designs and has set the mark as the highest quality hands-free fishing kayak on the market today.

Brad Hole is a member of Hobie’s Fishing Team .

For more information on Hobie Mirage Drive Kayaks in the Seattle area, please visit  Outdoor Emporium.

RAM Mounting Systems is a Seattle based manufacture of many kayak fishing accessories essential to keep your gear safe on the water. Rod holders, fish finder mounts, camera mounts and anchor trolleys. RAM is a trusted name in the industry.

Brad is sponsored by RAM Mounting Systems and members of RAM’s Fishing Team.

For more information on RAM’s line of kayak fishing accessories and mounts, visit them online at RAM Mounts.

St. Croix Rods is the largest domestic rod manufacture in the country. St. Croix delivers the largest selection of both fresh water and saltwater rods – including the new Mojo series designed for the kayak angler.  Once you’ve fished a St. Croix you’ll know why they are The Best Rods on Earth .

Brad is sponsored by St. Croix Rods and works with their NW Rep – HWL & Associates.


Kokatat started in the early 1970s in Northern California. Kokatat manufactures the finest driest paddling apparel in the world today. Their products include dry suits, life vests, jackets, hats and a variety of undergarments essential for keeping you safe and dry on the water.

Brad holds a spot on Kokatat’s Pro Team as an Ambassador for Kayak Fishing.

For more information on Kokatat’s products in the Seattle area visit Outdoor Emporium.

BooneDox manufactures the T-Bone truck bed extender. The T-Bone fits easily into any towing hitch receiver while giving your kayak the support it needs while transporting to your next fishing destination.

Brad is a member of the BooneDox / T-Bone Pro Staff. For more information on the T-Bone and other great BooneDox products, visit them online at BooneDox USA.

The leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology, unparalleled fit and durability, and a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects on all of its products. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa creates what has been referred to as the highest quality, best performing sunglasses on the planet for outdoor enthusiasts. #SeeWhatsOutThere

Brad is a member of Costa’s Pro Staff.

Daiwa is a global leader in top of the line fishing tackle which includes a full line of rods and reels designed for all types of fishing.

Brad is a member of Daiwa’s Pro Staff working with their west coast distributor Maschmedt & Associates

KNEKT is a manufacture of the world’s best GoPro Accessories.  Made in the USA.  Their unique trigger activated mechanism, camera poles and domes have helped surfers, fishermen and photographers capture some amazing photos.

Brad is proud to be a member of KNEKT’s Pro Staff.

Mack’s Lure is a Washington based manufacture of quality fishing tackle used in a variety of different fisheries.  Know for their Wedding Ring and Smile Blades, Mack’s is a true innovator in the tackle market.

Brad is proud to be a member of the Mack’s Lure Pro Staff.

Adventure Products manufactures a variety of fishing nets, pliers, measuring and weighing systems Designed for the Savvy Angler. EGO has revolutionized the fishing net industry with light weight nets that float and that extend for those hard to land fish.

Brad is a member of the Adventure Products/EGO Pro Staff.

For more information, visit them online at Adventure Products/EGO

Sportco & Outdoor Emporium offer Quality Fishing, Hunting, Camping and Outdoor Gear at competitive prices in the Seattle/Tacoma area.  Now a recognized Hobie Kayak Dealer, they can supply kayak anglers with all their fishing and rigging needs.

Brad is sponsored by Sportco/Outdoor Emporium

For more information, visit them online at Outdoor Emporium / Sportco

Dakota Lithium manufactures  Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries that are light weight, low cost and long life.  A great choice for powering fish finders, electric motors, electric reels, etc.

Brad is sponsored by Dakota Lithium

Some fishermen are content to stick to the beaten path. Others can’t leave it soon enough. The Fish collection is built for the latter, with an innovative lineup of fishing gear that is purpose-built for the adventure. A new breed of fishing is here – Fish Beyond.

Brad is a member of Gerber’s BadAssador Pro Staff

Designed originally for surfers and paddleboarders, Shelta Hats has garnered the attention of anglers and outdoorsmen with their stylish, light weight hats.  They will protect you from the sun and the elements but with their innovative “No Flip” brim it’s the last hat you’ll ever need.

Brad is sponsored and stays protected by Shelta Hats