Category: Kayak Fishing Tips | YakGear

Fish Finders: A Luxurious Necessity

Believe it or not, in the not-so-distant past electronic fish finders were regarded as a luxury. Relegated solely to powerboats, these bulky units were tied into the main boat batteries and their performance was mediocre at best. The resolution of the sonar image shown on the screen was comparable to…

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The Seasonal Grind: Summer Kayak Fishing

Summer kayak fishing is a time to leave the waders at the house, keep those insulated socks in the drawer and stock extra drinking water in the kayak. That’s right, it’s the best time of the year for kayak fishing. The temperature is not the only thing on fire right…

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Texas Shallow Water Jigging

From shallow water jigging, to the other approaches out there, kayak anglers all have our favorite techniques. While the Texas coast may offer very little range in water depth, it always brings up an interesting question. Is jigging worth it when fishing in 50 to 60 feet of water? Let…

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Summer Freshwater Fishing

Summer freshwater fishing season is here. In other words, gone are the days of cold nights and rainy days, lending way to rising water temperatures and sweltering heat across the nation. For many individuals, summer is when the fun starts. Early morning runs to the lake or river provide a…

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How to Pick a Saltwater Kayak

When choosing a good saltwater kayak, there are many things that come to mind. First and foremost, consider what your intentions are regarding that saltwater kayak. Where Will You Be Using Your Kayak?  Your personal fishing habits will come into play when choosing a kayak. After all, not all kayaks…

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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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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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