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Kayak fishing keeps gaining in popularity on Minnesota waters

Ron Strauss, president of the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, has watched the growth of kayak fishing during the past decade. He has many memories of fish caught and friendships made while being in a kayak. (Photo by Brian Mozey)

It was 6:30 a.m. on a late-August morning. The sun rose over Lake Minnewashta in Minnesota’s southwest metro. It was already 80 degrees. 
Ron Strauss, president of the  Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, stood at the non-motorized boat landing at Minnewashta Regional Park with a few friends, all ready to tackle the heat for an upcoming tournament. 
Strauss, along with three other anglers, were scouting the lake prior to an upcoming bass-fishing tournament for kayakers. Kayak fishing has become a popular hobby and sport for people across the country and especially in Minnesota.

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