My name is Tauras Vebeliunas, and i was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I've fished the waters of the Northeast and abroad, both salt and sweet, since the early 1980's. While I love to fish year round in the surf, offshore and inshore by boat, on charters and excursions, and more - kayakfishing is my main passion on the angling front.
As for my paddling experience, it dates back over 25 years, and includes lake and river canoeing/kayaking, ocean kayaking, and, extended wilderness canoeing/camping.
While I fished on many of those trips years ago, it was never considered a separate niche of angling- just a rod, a canoe, and fish! Today, of course, kayak-fishing is a huge sport on it's own, and being a part of the birth and evolution since it began, has been both a privilege, and, tons of fun!
Through tournaments and gatherings, the KFA-NY, ECKF, and sometimes just friendly chat on the shoreline, I've gained many great friends, and I always look forward to that next fishing trip on the yak!
Kayak specific tournament history. -
-2009 - 2nd place Bass - Great south Bay kayakfishing tournament.
-2008 – 2nd place Open – Jamaica Bay kayakfishing tournament.
-2008 – 3rd place Slam – Jamaica Bay kayakfishing tournament.
-2007 – 1st place Fluke – Great South Bay kayakfishing tournament.
-2006 – 1st place Flounder/Fluke – T.K.A.A. kayakfishing tournament.
-2006 – 2nd place Fluke – Great South Bay kayakfishing tournament.
Clubs/Organizations/Media Inclusions -
-Team ECKF - 2006-2011
-Kayak Fishing Association of NY - 2008-2010 Board member
-Hook n' Bullet Club - 19??- 2011 Founder and director.
-Lithuanian Scouts Association - 2001-2011 NY Co-leader.
Media Inclusions -
-The Fisherman Magazine - Cover features.
-Chesapeake Angler magazine - Cover feature.
-Kayak Fishing:The Complete Guide by Cory Routh - Inclusion.
-Kayak Fishing by John Shein - Inclusion.