Wanna Kayak Fish?

by • January 31, 2014 • How-To's, Kayaking/Paddling How-To’sComments (0)2870

Kayak fishing is easily one of the most popular sports in the US.  Of course, that’s easy to understand as it’s an economically smart way to get out on the water and catch fish.  You’ve seen your buddies do it, you’ve seen countless photos on the internet and social media, and you’ve seen the stories in the kayak fishing magazines and you’re ready to have a go at it yourself, right?  So, now that you’ve made up your mind to start kayak fishing, you’re going to need a kayak.  Admittedly, there are numerous brands and styles to choose from, truly it’s enough to make your head spin.  You’ve joined your local kayak fishing club and posed the question, “which kayak should I get?”.  Of course, your head’s still spinning from the different responses of this kayak is better than this kayak, so your head is still spinning!  Choosing a kayak should not be done on a hunch or should the decision be taken lightly.  The best advice that anyone could or should give you is to go to your local dealers.  Take the time to check out each brand that you’re interested in.  Talk to the guys at the local dealers, and get a feel for the type of kayak fishing that you will be doing mostly, and narrow it down from there.  The next step would be to take a test ride and “demo” as many different kayaks as possible.  Everyone can tell you that this kayak is better than that kayak, but ultimately, it will be you sitting in that seat for hours on end, paddling across your local waterways, and rigging the kayak to suit your specific needs, desires and wishes.  Spend the time to ensure you have the right kayak for you.  There’s a wealth of information available at your fingertips, so take advantage and learn as much as you can.  Then spend the time testing, and I’ll guarantee you’ll find the right kayak for you in no time.


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