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Kayak Fishing

Kayak Fishing on Bear Creek Lake

If you’ve ever thought about going kayak fishing, here”s a couple of things you also need to think about.

Obviously you first need to buy, borrow, beg or hire a good fishing kayak but that’s only the beginning. Secondly you’ll need some kayak fishing gear and while almost any kind of fishing gear can be used on a kayak fishing trip, there a re specialized pieces of fishing tackle designed and manufactured with the kayak fisher in mind.

The Humminbird 385CI is one of the best  kayak fishfinders and is an ideal example of my point but there other things to consider besides fitting out your kayak for fishing.

For example: Once having sorted what you need to take on your fishing kayak for successful fishing, you need to get it to the water’s edge in order to launch it.

Methods for a Getting a Fishing Kayak to the Water.

Many people who enjoy the sport actually live close enough to the water to be able to wheel their kayak to the water’s edge and the video below shows a simple two wheeled device which actually integrates with owners kayak by fitting into the scuppers while others have a trailer they can attach to the rear of their cars.

A roof rack fitted to your vehicle is also a popular method but this method must be addressed in the correct way.

For example: If your going fishing in salt water, consideration must be given to the salt water dripping from the kayak causing corrosion to the roof and panels of the car. Of course fresh water kayak fishing doesn’t present the same problem but if the kayak is used for both, residual salt can remain on the hull and so a thorough washing down with soapy water is highly recommended each time the yak is used in salt water. Many keen fishermen have a high pressure washer for this purpose. We recommend the range of Honda power washers for this purpose.

If you do decide to place your fishing kayak on a roof rack, a good idea to consider is the use of a plastic tarp in which to wrap the kayak in before placing it on the roof rack. The alternative is to wait until the water dries but this is not always practical or possible.

Another method is to use a bike trailer.

Any way you choose to transport your fishing kayak is acceptable as long as it’s safe and firmly secured.

 

 

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