Top 3 Kayak Fishing Tips
Kayaks are a great way to get back to nature and enjoy the water, but did you know they’re also a great way to enjoy fishing? With a bit of preparation and knowledge you can get much closer to your fish in a much quieter and serene atmosphere when you’re fishing off you kayak. We found some great articles that will help you get started and learn what you need to know in order to have a fabulous kayak fishing experience.
#1: What to Wear
In this article by John Veil, Michael Bartgis and Mike Soudee for chesapeakebaykayakanglers.com, you’ll get some great tips on just what to wear for your kayak fishing experience. Of course, a lot of what you’ll need to wear depends on the weather. In the warmer seasons, the most important thing to remember is that you want to stay cool while limiting your sun exposure. You’ll want to make sure that you have a hat and sunglasses and at least some sun screen for any exposed skin areas. When the weather is cooler, think about waterproof clothing that will keep you warm and dry. The article goes into great detail and even has some wonderful suggestions if you’re brave enough to get out on the water in the very cold winter months. You’ll want to read the full article here for all of the helpful suggestions on what to wear.
#2: How to Rig the Kayak
While rigging your kayak for a fishing trip is a very individual preference type of affair, this article posted on Jaxkayakfishing.com gives you some great tips and tricks on how to rig your kayak to make your fishing trip successful. With many kayaks today being built with fishing in mind, you don’t have to have that fancy upgrade to still enjoy fishing and have a place to take home your catch for dinner.
#3: How to Keep from Drifting
Tony hart writing for yakoutlaws.com gives us some great advice on how not to drift, and how to use drift to your advantage when you’re fishing from your kayak. He gives us tips on how to use a drift anchor to help you drift in the direction you want to go without having to use your paddles and scare the fish. The author uses a lot of humor in this article, while he also imparts a lot of very valuable information. He explains that there are drift anchors you can buy, or with just a bit of work how you can make your own. He also gives detailed instructions on how to attach it to your kayak and how to use it when you’re out on the water. Get all of his great information by reading the full article here.
- John Harley