Kayak fishing combines two adventures in one. And if you plan to kayak fish on a regular basis, advanced planning is crucial. The first step is to make sure you have the correct kayak fishing gear.
If you plan to buy your own kayak, it is essential that you ensure that you choose the right kayak for the type of water you will be fishing in. Although you can pick up kayaks for very low prices on eBay, they won’t all be suitable for you, so you would probably be better off getting some expert advice. You will also need to make sure you get a kayak that is suitable for beginners.
Once you have your kayak you will need suitable clothing and safety equipment. Your safety equipment should include a suitable anchor system for your kayak. It might seem like you need a lot of kayak fishing gear when you are setting out. But kayaking can be so dangerous if you are not properly equipped with the essential kayak fishing gear, so don’t be tempted to leave out any of the essentials.
You will definitely need:
• A paddle leash
• A spare set of clothing
It may also be useful to invest in a GPS system. And just in case you do get into trouble a torch, flares and whistle will be extremely useful, as will a first aid kit, sun care and a plan in case things do go wrong. You may need a checklist as long as your arm to ensure you don’t miss out any of the essentials, but the effort it takes could save your life.
Other useful pieces of kayak fishing gear include a fish finder, and a rod holder. You will also want something to hold everything in place and the Precision Pak CratePakMax is the ideal solution. The last thing you want is some of your expensive gear going overboard.
Before you set off on your trip, you will also need a car roof rack for your kayak. You may want to test this out before you set off on your trip, to make sure it holds your kayak securely. Losing your kayak on a busy road, could bring your fishing trip to a halt, before it even begins.
This covers most of the kayak fishing gear you will need to get started, but no doubt, you will want to add other things as you go along. When you consider all the things you will need to invest in, you will probably be pleased to know that your existing fishing equipment will be fine for use when you are kayak fishing.
Lastly, make sure you choose somewhere to fish that is suitable for kayaking beginners, and you are sure to have a great trip.