Category: Kayak Fishing Safety | YakGear

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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Back By Popular Demand: Surf Launching with Prof. Salt

Recently, we sat down with YakGear Brand Ambassador Glenn Madden to discuss how kayak fishing has changed since he got started. And, it turns out we barely scraped the ice. We were flooded with questions for the south Texas kayak angler known as Professor Salt. Our most questioned topic: surf…

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LuminaLED Kayak Flood Light Review

As told by Yak Gear Brand Ambassador Miguel P from YakAngling  First Impressions The LuminaLED 6 Cree Flood Light is a 12V, 1250 lumen work horse packed into a micro body. The LuminaLED Flood Light (as I will refer to it from here on out) is a high powered flood…

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Legal Regulations on Kayak, Canoe, and SUP Lighting

Whether you know it or not, when you take your kayak, canoe, or SUP out on the water you are navigating a vessel. All vessels under navigation must follow the regulations enforced by the US Coast Guard. [caption id="attachment_1700" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo Courtesy of Dan Alexander[/caption] Who makes these regulations?…

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How to Improve On the Water Visibility

  [caption id="attachment_1672" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Yak Gear Brand Ambassador Derick B paddling at dusk. Photo Credit Jan Maizler[/caption] “Visibility” is the basic word that the paddlesports industry uses to promote the products that make you visible.  We have all heard horror stories similar to the Lost Pearl (Virginia Beach), Norwich…

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Safety Tips for Kayak Fishing in Cold Weather

Based out of Houston, Texas, our paddling season is year round.  From the scorching summer season to the moderate 50⁰ F winters, our “cold weather safety checklist” hasn’t historically been very long. Wow, wow, wow.  These guys are going to talk to me about how to be safe while heading…

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