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Great Tips for Kayak Fishing

Kayak Fishing

Kayak fishing allows you to go almost anywhere. Kayak’s let you get into shallow water, and over vegetation. They are light, and manageable. The downside is that you need to have some balance, you can end up fighting wind and current, and larger fish can pull you around a little. But if you know your boat, the water you’re paddling on, and the species you’re fishing for, Kayak fishing can be extremely rewarding.

Kayak Fishing

Kayak fishing allows you to go almost anywhere.  Kayak’s let you get into shallow water, and over vegetation.  They are light, and manageable.  The downside is that you need to have some balance, you can end up fighting wind and current, and larger fish can pull you around a little.  But if you know your boat, the water you’re paddling on, and the species you’re fishing for, Kayak fishing can be extremely rewarding.
This article has 10 great tips for kayak fishermen, from selecting your kayak, to customizing, and handling fish that you keep or fish that you release.  They also touch on some safety tips for brackish or salt water fishing.  Some good insights in this article on Kayak Fishing Techniques.  Read more…

This article is another good read.  It talks about some general kayak safety, but has one good tip for rod handling as well.  They have some info on lures for bass, and a video tutorial link on their page as well.  And it looks like they offer a newsletter on Kayak fishing, too.  I haven’t subscribed yet, though, so I can’t tell you if it’s worth giving them your email address.  The article is worth reading though, they have some great Kayak tips.  Read more…

This article is all about outfitting your kayak.  They have some specific add-ons they recommend, as well as some good safety tips.  Their article is called Kayak Fishing 101 and is well named.  There are many more good pieces of info on their site, too, so head over there and spend a little time. Some good basic tips, and tips for preparing your boat.  Read more…

Here’s a cool post on the Bass Pro Shops web site.  If you haven’t read some of their blog posts, you should.  They have some pretty good information.  Again, more info on being able to go where motors can’t take you on the water.  And some specific tips and techniques for Bass fishing related to this ability, including where to go and what bait to use to get some good sized bass.  Read more…

It’s late in the fishing season now in the north eastern US.  Hopefully you can get out a few more times before the weather gets too cold, and enjoy some good late season fishing.  And then refer back to these sources to add some modifications to your boat for next spring.  Happy fishing!!!

OK, one more thing for you.  Here’s an informative video.  This guy provides a 15 minute video guide of mods to put on a kayak to outfit it for fishing.

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