Meet Ken Wood – Kayak Fishing Pro Staff

Ken Wood – Team Dakota Lithium – Kayak Fishing

Hometown: Taunton, Massachusetts

A lifelong fisherman, Ken Wood began fishing from a kayak in 2007 and competing from one in 2015. He is the founder of Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’, the biggest kayak bass fishing tournament series in the state. He is also a husband, father, Air Force veteran, obsessive music fan, writer, publisher, editor, and dozens of other things. His list of passions is as diverse as it is long.

Sport of choice in the winter? Summer?

Winter is for family, summer is for fishing.

What circuits do you compete in?

I compete in events hosted by Kayak Bass Fishing

Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’

Maine Yak Anglers

and other northeast trails

I also fish out of my bass boat with South Shore Bassmasters.

Wins, Accomplishments, and Big Moments


1st Place – KBF Trail Event, Messalonskee Lake, ME

1st Place – KBF Trail Event, Peconic River, NY

1st Place – MAKB Angler of the Year

9th Place – KBF Angler of the Year


1st Place – KBF Trail/Pro – Lake George, NY

2nd Place – MAKB Angler of the Year

4th Place – KBF Regional Angler of the Year

8th Place – KBF Angler of the Year

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

I stumbled into kayak fishing by chance. Surfing the Internet back in 2007, I was in the market for a canoe, having no clue fishing kayaks even existed. I came across the Pelican Getaway 140, a simple sit-in kayak. No bells, no whistles; just two flush mount rod holders and one swivel rod holder. Intrigued, as well as younger and more impulsive, I ordered two—one for me, the other for my father. I began fishing tournaments that same year and continued to fish out of that kayak for 10 years, before finally upgrading to the original Jackson Kayak Big Rig. I now fish from the Big Rig HD/FD, but that old Pelican served me well.

What is your favorite Dakota Lithium Product & WHY?

The 10ah Powerbox 10. Hands down. It provides all-day power and the built-in light has been invaluable, turning night into day, while unloading in those pre-dawn hours.

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