2013 Little Harbor Boathouse Hobie Kayak Team Pro Members were announced today. Marblehead native Erick Attridge and North Shore resident Eric Hromad
bring a passion and depth of kayak fishing experience to support new and experienced north shore anglers in a series of kayak fishing seminars at Little Harbor Boathouse in 2013. Bios and fishing accomplishments:
Erick grew up north of Boston fishing the Danvers River and Massachusetts Bay targeting Striped Bass. In 2005 he decided to try kayak fishing to get away from the crowds on shore. Since then he hasn’t looked back and now pedals a Revolution 13. His biggest striper from the yak to date is 49“s. Erick competes in many tournaments around New England and New York and online. He’s an active supporter of New England kayak Fishing and his dream is to catch a bluefin tuna from the kayak without the aid of a mothership.
3 Favorite Fish species to kayak fish for: Striped Bass, False Albacore, Atlantic Cod
Best Fish Caught from his Hobie Kayak: “49” striped bass on the north shore of Massachusetts”
Top Fishing Accomplishments: 1) 3rd Place Team in 2012 Northeast Kayak Wars 2) Placing 3rd in my Hobie Fishing Kayak in the Boat Division of Leo Almdeda Striped Bass Tourney, 2012
Favorite Fishing Kayak: Revolution 13 & Pro Angler 14
Raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Eric has been dedicated to the pursuit of fresh and saltwater fish since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole. He spent his early years fly and spin fishing for New England’s fresh and saltwater game fish while working on a private charter boat during the summer. After receiving his BS in Fisheries Biology he relocated to Vermont where Northern Pike, Bass, and Trout were his primary targets. Moving back to the North Shore he began fly fishing for striped bass while working as a shore based fly fishing guide. In 1999 he won the United Fly Tyers John Heath Memorial Award in fly tying, he later volunteered his time to serve on the United Fly Tyers Board of Directors where he also taught beginner and intermediate fly tying classes.
Eric began kayak fishing (with the support of his wife) as way to fish areas of water that were unreachable from the shoreline and too shallow to fish by boat. Since then he believes getting involved in kayak fishing was the best fishing related decision he has ever made. These days Eric is a regular contributor to New England Kayak Fishing and volunteer’s time as a Recreational Advisory Panel member with the New England Fisheries Management Council. Eric can be found avidly pursuing New England’s fresh and saltwater game fish. He participates in several charity tournaments annually including the online tournament “Kayak Wars”. Eric looks forward to promoting the sport of kayak fishing, and spending time fishing with his son.=
3 Favorite Fish species to kayak fish for: Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Largemouth Bass
Best Fish Caught from his Hobie Kayak: “my best fish was the first striper I caught from a kayak 6 years ago off the north shore of Mass. It was the beginning of an amazing journey.
Top Fishing Accomplishments: 1) 3rd Place Team in 2012 Kayak Wars 2) C&R 47” Striped Bass 3) C&R 8.5lb Largemouth Bass
Favorite Fishing Kayak: Pro Angler 12
The Holiday Paddle Sports Sale on now at Little Harbor Boathouse, 40 Doaks Lane in Marblehead offers great gifts for paddlers and anglers.
New and demo Hobie Mirage Drive Fishing Kayaks, Paddle Kayaks and Standup Paddle Boards, Gift Certificates, 2013 Kayak & Standup Paddling Memberships and acccessories are on sale.
Open Saturday, Dec. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. and weekdays/evenings by appointment. Call Maryellen @ 781-990-3552.
Little Harbor Boathouse, 40 Doaks Lane, Marblehead, MA