Nothing is worse than investing in a new kayak that doesn’t perform how you hoped it would. Worse yet, you purchased a new kayak less than a year ago, and it’s already broken or warped. While we hope you’ve followed our recommendations for how to build a kayak storage shed, the reality is that certain ... Read more
Today’s kayaks are indeed formidable fishing boats. Though diminutive, they have ample tackle storage space and allow anglers to put rod holders and other accessories anywhere they desire. Able to handle almost any electronics from wee LCD sonar units to full-scale GPS/side-scan sonar displays, kayaks can put the angler on fish and fishy structure with style. But sonar and storage are just for starters. Here are six other often-overlooked kayak essentials for your fish-catching machine.
The kayak crate. It is probably one of the most coveted pieces of equipment a kayak fisherman can own and for good reason. While most anglers use a standard plastic milk crate, I tend to make mine out of inexpensive and readily available store-bought containers. When I first got into the sport, I used file crates for storage. The problem with these is that the plastic is thin and the crate tends to flex. Zip tie a couple of rod holders to these units and over a short period of time, the…
There’s a ton of advice out there for how to set up your kayak for fishing and you probably won’t have a tough time finding recommendations for how to catch more fish when kayak angling. But that still leaves out the troublesome question of where to put fish on your kayak once you catch them. ... Read more