Category: Kayak Fishing Tips | YakGear

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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Fly Fishing for Big Ole Bass from the Kayak

Imagine this fly fishing scenario: You pedal your kayak out just before daylight to an area of the lake covered in grass. You take your fly rod out of your RAILBLAZA RodHolder II, get a big topwater popper and fling it across the grass. The next thing that you see…

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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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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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