Your paddles slip effortlessly into the water as you begin each stroke. Or perhaps you watch vigilantly and listen to the quiet purr of your trolling motor while your kayak glides towards destination. Either way you’re nothing more than a shadow on the surface water. Hold on to your rods and reels as we explore the advantages, gear, tips, and techniques of kayak fishing.
At first sight the kayak might not seem like it has any real advantages over larger boats when it comes to fishing. It’s hard to bash the value of fishing boats with all their different sizes and forms, and that’s surely not my intention. For any fisherman who has yet to take his tackle to the kayak, it’s worth noting that these sleek vessels have capabilities that go beyond the realm of boating.
You may have noticed that holding the #1 spot on my list of advantages is price. Fishing Kayaks bought brand new with all the current gadgets can get expensive. The good news is they don’t have to be. The beginner can start with a decent base model, then add on accessories as needed. For this reason I’ve broken up kayak gear into two categories. One for the gear needed immediately upon startup. Another for gear not initially required to have success on the water.
A bit of forward knowledge goes a long way when it comes to kayak fishing. Here are a few strategies and tricks from the experts to help facilitate your adventure.
The wheels of your vehicle finally hit the drive way. You spray down your kayak with a freshwater rinse after storing all your gear. Bone weary and tired, you enter your house and head towards the shower. The smile never leaves your face though as your thoughts linger on hard fought fish, and a fresh catch waiting to take its place on the dinner table. You’re set now in your decision to turn to a fishing kayak. You only wonder why you never tried it sooner. What are your thoughts about joining the world of kayak fishing? Have you ever considered trying it?