Meet Dave Harper – Kayak Fishing Pro Staff

Dave Harper – Team Dakota Lithium – Kayak Fishing

Hometown: North Port, Florida

I have been kayak fishing for over 20 years. I love being able to fish waters that are sometimes unfishable by boat. I fish fresh and salt for everything from Bass to Tarpon from my kayak. My most memorable fish would have to be a 140 pound Tarpon that I caught just off the beach in Sarasota Florida.

Sport of choice in the winter? Summer?

I live in Florida which affords me the ability to fish year around.

What circuits do you compete in?

I compete in tournament series regularly with KBF


Native Watercraft tournaments


and also fish numerous local tournaments.

Wins, Accomplishments, and Big Moments

I have first and second place finishes in the IFA

Numerous first place finishes in local tournaments

and regularly get top 10 finishes.

How did you start in your sport? (What’s your origin story?)

I started in Illinois fishing from a Coleman canoe and changed over to kayaks when sit on top kayaks were introduced. The SOT made it much safer with the scupper plug design allowing the kayaks to drain water rather than sink like the canoes.

What is your favorite Dakota Lithium Product & WHY?

I use both the 10ah and 23ah batteries to power my fish finders

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