Kayak Essentials

There is something very personal about sliding a kayak into your favorite lakes and getting close to your quarry.

Kayak fishing is definitely a sport that has exploded very recently, and it’s not slowing down! You will want to be apart of this on many levels, and I want nothing more than you share the things I’ve learned over the years. If you are interested in kayak fishing here are a few things you’ll want to know.

A few tools I’ve found to be highly valuable on every trip out are a crate, performance apparel and safety tools. Getting into a kayak changes the element of fishing and it’s not something that’s easily understood until you’ve experienced it.

Why is a crate so important? I’ve used a regular, milk-style crate I bought from a home improvement store 4 years ago and it has three rod holders zip tied to it, and it holds a vast selection of specific gear that will make a kayak fishing trip all the better. Even though there are a ton of crates on the market now, I have no issues with my trusty blue crate, but you must have one.

Performance apparel is not something you can skimp on—you’re going to get wet, clothes that dry quickly will also protect you from the elements. I promise you’ll not regret wearing it. You’ll also want to make sure you have a good pair of water shoes. Most importantly, being comfortable will help you last longer, which means more time fishing.

It’s your job to make sure boaters see you clearly and the only way you can do that is with safety equipment such as flags, lights, PFD and radios. I have no complaints about this, but I don’t think I ever have cell service on the water, which makes a radio vital! It’s most important when you’re offshore—better safe than sorry. You never know when you might flip your boat in frigid water or injure yourself.

Kayak fishing is a great sport! Be aware of its awesomeness and take it on full force—but be safe!

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