Category: Kayak Fishing Safety | YakGear
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A Dad’s Checklist for Kayak Fishing with Kids

As a father of two amazing little fisher girls, I feel inclined to share some tips and tricks on kayak fishing with kids that I have picked up over the years. I always tend to be overly cautious, especially with my kids — and I believe that everyone should be…

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Top 5 Kayak Safety Tips for Paddling Alone

Top 5 Kayak Safety Tips For Kayaking Alone Kayak safety is at the forefront of many discussions in the kayak community this year. While the 2018 American Canoe Association statistics have not been released yet, 2017 had a total of 149 documented paddle sport fatalities, which consisted of 94 kayak,…

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‘Yak to Basics: Top Ten Tips for Kayak Fishing Beginners

As a kid, I always became convinced that the fish were somewhere we were not. They were biting elsewhere, probably just out of casting range or schooling on the opposite shore. The middle of the lake? Sure bet. But anchored in a dilapidated rowboat, sitting between Styrofoam worm containers, who…

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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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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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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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