We love kayak fishing. We are passionate about growing the sport. Whether this appeals to you or not, we hope to make an impression before the time you decide to leave.
The Hmong (pronounced, mong) are an indigenous people group spread throughout South East Asia — primarily southern China, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos (the majority of American Hmong having migrated from Thailand and/or Laos). The word “Hmong” also represents the language of the particular people group.
The Hmong origins stem from South East Asia, but they are neither Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai nor Laotian. They are a separate ethnic group in the Asian populous.
During the rise of communism and the Vietnam War, many Vietnamese and Lao Hmong were displaced, fleeing to the hillcountry to avoid persecution. With the war rising, United States CIA recruited and trained Hmong guerilla army men to help undermine communist advancement. As the communist group seized control of South Vietnam and Laos, droves of Hmong fled to the US as early as 1975. Today, the American Hmong are spread throughout the United States with the majority located in California, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Hmong Kayak Fishing Club began September 13, 2011, with four friends (Rocky Ly, KB Xiong, Tony Yang & Will Yang) from around Atlanta, Georgia who found the sport of kayak fishing to be most fun and rewarding. This club is open to anyone interested in kayak fishing and is not exclusive to Hmong persons, kayakers or fishermen.
We created a Facebook-operated club in hopes to make aware the sport of kayak fishing to our Hmong community. Facebook has provided us a great way to connect with anglers from all over the country. Many have the opportunity to re-connect with old friends, some meet new ones, a few realize they now have friends!
We hope this group is like the escape to the waters for you. Click here to join us on facebook!