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Can You Have a Fish Finder on a Kayak?

Here's a question many kayakers face when they’re deciding whether or not to install a fish finder on their kayaks – does everyone really need one? The first step to determine whether or not you need a fish finder is to identify whether you will be fishing in deep or…

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A Guide to Kayak Fishing Anchors

Kayaks are great tools for fishing. They can help you explore new fishing areas that receive less fishing pressure, and can potentially help you catch more fish. Whether you just purchased your first kayak or you’re exploring new rigging solutions, this guide will help you to personalize your kayak for…

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Braving the Risks: Extreme Offshore Kayak Fishing

Kayak anglers are routinely found six to seven miles off the Texas coast, but there are those who brave long runs and the potential risks awaiting 20 miles offshore. While being so far offshore does present conceivable hazards, this extreme form of kayak fishing opens up the doors to pelagic…

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The Pros and Cons of Paddling and Pedaling a Kayak

One sure way to get kayakers fired up is to start a healthy conversation about paddling versus pedaling. With advances in kayak propulsion technology, there are increasingly more ways to thrust a kayak through the water than ever before. We take a look at some of the advantages and drawbacks…

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Rigging Your Kayak for Fishing: Rod Holders

Kayaks are great tools to utilize for fishing. Kayaks can help you to explore new fishing areas that receive less fishing pressure and can potentially help you catch more fish. Whether you just purchased your first kayak or are exploring new rigging solutions, this guide will help you to personalize…

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Chasing the California Halibut Run in a Kayak

Valued as tasty table fare, the California halibut is in great demand off the shores of the West Coast. When the waters begin to warm in the spring, halibut move up to the shallows where they stay until the fall. While this species is smaller than its larger cousin, the…

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Offshore Fishing in a Kayak

So many kayakers spend their days inshore on freshwater lakes and rivers targeting their favorite species: Bass, pike, muskie, catfish, bluegill and the likes. Other kayakers fish the saltwater coastal areas for redfish, trout and flounder. But, there is a growing group of kayak anglers who dare to be different;…

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