Tracey Ziomek

Kayak: Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 13

Why?:  With a little finesse, I can load this kayak on top of my Tacoma, and take off for the next adventure!  It’s important that I am self-sufficient so I don’t miss out on opportunities near and far.

My favorite rod/reel:  Shimano Travala (Med-Heavy, Medium-Fast)/Curado 301E

Favorite Tournaments:  Albion Open, Albion, CA;  Gimme Shelter (Shelter Cove, CA);  CrabFest (Bodega Bay, CA);  Anything NCKA.org!!!

Favorite Spots/Species:  CA Delta- Large Mouth Bass and Striper; Albion, CA- Rockfish;  Shelter Cove, CA- Rockfish, Halibut, Salmon, Crab; Santa Cruz/Capitola- Halibut, Rockfish, SeaBass, Salmon; Half Moon Bay- Crab; Van Damme State Park, Little River, CA- Rockfish, Abalone;  Southwest Florida- Redfish, Snook, and Trout

Biggest Challenge:  Learning to competitively fish the vast CA Delta (tides, feeding patterns) and not just jumping in my bass boat to cover some ground! 

Goal for this year:  Continue to help spread the word to prevent the destruction of the CA Delta (www.restorethedelta.org; stopthetunnels.org) and have more people take pictures of ME with fish! 

History:  Grew up in Buffalo, NY, and reside in Santa Cruz, CA;  Started bass fishing when I was 19 in Central NY with my first 'real' boyfriend in an Old Town canoe we bought together.  I continued to fish for trout throughout my 20’s while living in Nebraska, Montana, and Utah, until finding my true love again, Largemouth Bass, here in CA.  My first kayak was an Ocean Kayak I bought online that was beat.  I had it for two weeks before I upgraded to a Prowler 13, and was hooked to take on the ocean!

My Boats

Predator Series

Prepare yourself for a totally new fishing experience. The Predator will bring you closer to the water and the action with highly customized features that are engineered to meet the needs of avid anglers and weekend warriors, alike. Read More

Trident Series

Got fish? With the help of our Modular Fishing Pod you soon will. Featured on the Trident 11 and 13 this central command center provides unmatched flexibility for rod mounts along with sports trays for odd-shaped lures, and it even has a built-in ruler to make sure that catch is legal. Read More