Category: Kayak Fishing Tips | YakGear

The Art of Catching Catfish

As a kid, I spent most of my free time pond-hopping, fishing for bass and panfish. After buying my first kayak as an adult, I targeted the same fish, but with more mobility and on slightly larger waters. At that time, kayak fishing was still pretty new to the Midwest,…

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How to Choose the Best Bass Fishing Kayak

As the weather begins to warm up, more and more anglers are hitting the water to go bass fishing. This time of year also brings an increased number of posts to social media groups with new and existing kayak anglers asking, “What is the best kayak for bass fishing?” This…

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Kayaking Apparel: What Should You Wear When Going Kayaking?

Like most outdoor activities, kayaking is a sport that requires certain kayaking apparel to protect you from the elements. When most people think of kayaking or kayak fishing, they imagine floating on a calm lake on a sunny day, wearing not much more than shorts. While that might be great…

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Kayak Fishing for Beginners

 If you’re just getting into kayak fishing, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out what you might need to get started. Here are some tips for kayak accessories you’ll need as a beginner angler. Safety The most important items to have while kayak fishing are a PFD (Personal…

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How to Decide What Length and Size of Kayak Paddle to Use

Over the last ten years, kayak paddles have become less and less important in the world of kayaking – but should it really be that way? Over 80% of kayaks sold are paddling kayaks, and approximately 20% are pedal drive kayaks. Safety is an important consideration. The Coast Guard recommends…

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Kayak Fishing in Fresh Water

What drives us to go kayak fishing? How do we get out there? As a youngster, I would do anything to get out on the water. I once built a wooden boat at my home and dragged it across a pasture to a local pond so that I could get…

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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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