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Miguel Pandich


aka Miguel

Miguel is the newest member of the Emotion Fishing Team.  He is a bright face in the kayak fishing world and is quickly making waves and a name for himself.  We love his enthusiasm and dedication to kayak fishing and spreading the word.

Location: Palm Coast, Florida

The Basics: Miguel grew up in upstate NY learning how to fish from his grandfather on the Susquehanna River for walleye and smallmouth bass. He has been fishing
since he was 3 years old (now 27 years).  He landed his first trophy fish at 3 years
old, a 30", 10lb Brown Trout.  He still has the mounted skin hanging in his house. He moved to Florida in 2003 and currently lives in Palm Coast with his wife and 2  children.  

How Did He Get Started:  A friend got him started fishing in the in-shore saltwater and he quickly began to love in-shore fishing. He bought his first kayak in 2006 and been hooked since. Every time he goes out to kayak fish, his 3 year old son joins him.  Everyday when he gets home from work his son asks if he has to work tomorrow because he would rather they went kayak fishing.  

Favorite Fish:  Snook and close second the Redfish.

Tournaments and Awards: Miguel has been tournament fishing now for 4 years and
he finished 2nd in the 2012 Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic (dubbed
the largest kayak fishing tournament in the world). He is an avid promoter
of the kayak sport as well as kayak fishing. 

Visit Miguel’s kayak fishing page on Facebook and show him your support!  Here you can see his fishing trip blogs, reports, tournament finishes and photos.

Marty Hughes


aka Marty

Basic Info: Kayakjak’s passion for fishing started as a youngster while fishing small freshwater ponds in Southern California and combing the area beaches with a surf rod.  Growing up as a military child often put him in new environments with unique fishing challenges.  He has lived in Nebraska since 1976, graduating from college with a teaching degree used to educate youth over the last 31 years.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. 

Community Involvement:
Marty is very active in helping the youth of his community with various programs including a before-school program called “Early Birds” and other various activities including a State Championship Archery team, youth football, basketball, and fishing in the local school’s program. As Nebraska’s only kayak fishing guide, Kayakjak works hard to provide his clients with a “unique” fishing and learning experience.  

Fishing Experience:
Marty joined the team with 42 years of angling experience.  He has fished from a kayak for the past 15 years in Southwest Nebraska lakes and ponds.  His outfitter, Kayakjak, is the only full fishing guide service in Nebraska.

·    NebraskaLand Magazine April 2003
·    Omaha World Herald in June of 2005. 

Kayakjak’s objectives include events for wounded veterans, environmental improvements, and promoting the interest of kayak fishing in the Midwest. 
He has organized many kayak fishing tournaments throughout Nebraska. Kayakjak's Outfitters offers professional kayak fishing instruction for any experience level with tailor guided trips to meet the needs of a complete novice or more advanced kayak anglers.  

Visit Marty
Marty is not only a dedicated fisherman and community man, he is also one of our amazing dealers!  Check out Kayakjak Outfitter Guided trips including Emotion Kayaks and all the equipment a person needs for a fun adventure-filled trip!  The goal is to provide advanced kayak fishing instruction and an excellent outdoor experience for his clients.  "A Unique Experience, Everytime!"