Kayak Fishing: A Guide to Freshwater Rigging, Lures, Baits, and Techniques for Kayak Fishing Success

Kayak Fishing coverThe sport of kayak fishing is catching on like wild fire. In this book, Chris takes you on a tour of the sport of kayak fishing, how he got into it, and the gear and techniques needed to make it a fun day on the water.

You’ll read about the pros and cons of kayaks vs. power boats, the outfitting of fishing kayaks, and the adaptations of techniques you may need to make fishing from a kayak.

Included is links to over two hours of on demand video discussing rigging options, fishing lure types, and techniques and presentations for freshwater fishing. Included:

  • Gear and accessories
  • Rod selection
  • Lure types and techniques
  • Adapting presentations for different conditions
  • Knowing and going to where the fish are
  • Best lure colors
  • Catch, photo, and release principles
  • Staying in shape for kayak fishing
  • Fishing and boating ethics and etiquette

Kayak fishing is an excellent way for the average person to get started economically and on the water, often in places power boats can’t go, and have a lot of fun catching more fish. This is an excellent guide for the beginning or intermediate angler.  This is a paperback copy.

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Kayak Fishing Gear Guide

Our friends at ACK have done it again and put out another great kayak fishing gear guide.  Take a look and see if you’re missing any essential gear or if there’s something you can add to your kayak fishing arsenal.  I’ll keep it simple and let the graphic speak for itself, but you can download a copy of the graphic to save here.  And click the graphic, itself to view all the gear items.

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Cold Weather Kayak Fishing Gear Guide

The Winter time can be brutal for kayak fishermen in most parts of the country.  That’s not to say though that you can’t still get out there and enjoy yourself if equipped properly.  Make no mistake though that cold water kills so it is extremely important to select the right gear.  Check out the cold weather kayak fishing and paddling guide below from our friends at Austin Kayak.Cold Weather Paddling Apparel Layering Guide   The ACK Blog   The ACK BlogYou can download and read the full size version here. Cold Weather Paddling Gear Guide ACK.

Remember, it’s more important now than ever that you protect yourself and wear your PFD.  In addition to just staying dry and being able to kayak fish longer in cold weather, it could save your life.  Share this guide with your kayak fishing friends who might benefit from knowing how to layer properly to be comfortable and still able to move and fish while out during the colder months.

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3 Hard Plastic Saltwater Kayak Fishing Lures that Catch Fish

I’ve had some pretty good success kayak fishing more saltwater environments lately.  I’ve had a lot of time to experiment and didn’t want to use live or dead bait every day.  So I set out to see what artificial lures are working best.Sea trout Continue reading

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Basic Fishing Kayak Rigging and Outfitting Course: Accessories You Need in and on Your Fishing Kayak

Basic Fishing Kayak Rigging and Outfitting Course: Accessories You Need in and on Your Fishing Kayak

In this nearly hour long video course, we’ll teach you all the basics of setting up, rigging, and outfitting your kayak with the appropriate accessories to turn it into a true fishing kayak.

This can be done with nearly any kayak to turn it into a fishing machine.  Watch as we go from bow to stern and discuss many of the possible rigging options that can make your day on the water a successful one.

You’ll Learn:

  • The common locations for installing fishing kayak accessories.
  • The best brands of accessories that are most compatible and where to get them.
  • How to organize your in-boat accessories.
  • Camera mounts, anchor trolley, rod holders, and crate accessories.
  • Where NOT to mount some accessories.
  • DIY accessory options you can make, yourself.

If you’re relatively new to kayak fishing or would like to get some more ideas on how to outfit or rig your kayak, this course is for you.Rigged commander video still

Watch the video course now by clicking the order now button below.  After checkout, you’ll be immediately brought back here to watch the video on demand in seconds.

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Basic Freshwater Fishing Lures Course: What You Need in Your Kayak Fishing Arsenal

Basic Freshwater Fishing Lures Course: What You Need in Your Kayak Fishing Arsenal

In this nearly hour long video course, we’ll teach you all the basics of freshwater fishing lures.

You’ll Learn:

  • What you should keep in your tackle box.
  • How to organize your lures.
  • What each lure type is.
  • How they work.
  • How to rig them.
  • What techniques can be used with them.
  • How to pattern fish for that day and conditions.
  • More about swimbaits in an in-depth special section.
  • How to use this arsenal to catch more fish.

Some days are different than others, drastically different.  There are all kinds of lures to choose from.  Some are trendy, some are tried and true, some will become your personal favorites.  In order to have fun and successful days on the water, we’ll go over all of these basics so that you can efficiently plan out your attack and actually do what you set out to do; catch fish!  

If you’re relatively new to kayak fishing, or fishing in general, or would like to bone up on your fishing lure knowledge and how to use them, this course is for you.9-19-14 riverbend smallie 2

Watch the video course now by clicking the order now button below.  After checkout, you’ll be immediately brought back here to watch the video on demand in seconds.

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Yak Attack Visicarbon Pro Kayak Fishing Flag/Light Pole

In my kayak fishing world, I switched from a bright orange kayak to a dark green Commander recently. It’s pretty clear how much lack of visibility I have to other boaters out there. I got the Yak Attack VISICarbon Pro with Mighty Mount
and between the flag and the light, I think it’s made a world of difference. Now the only boaters who run over me are the ones that just don’t care, but not because they can’t see me.

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An Easy Way to Begin Kayak Fishing. Low Cost Kayaks. Ascend FS12T from Bass Pro Shops

There is a LOT of talk and questions online lately about Bass Pro Shops’
Ascend FS128T Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak
With the increase in popularity of the sport, people are looking for deals and easy ways to get on the water. Here at Lutz Lures, we believe there is no better way to get on the water and catch more fish than the right lure choices and a decent fishing kayak to get you there. It’s the single biggest advantage we will have over bank fishermen and even guys with big expensive boats that break down or take all day to load up and launch. Continue reading

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Kayak Fishing Islamorada Grass Flats and Extreme Weather Video

Now that we’re staying in Key Largo, Fl for a while in our RV, I got the chance to go down to Islamorada and do some kayak fishing on the saltwater grass flats down there. Florida is often referred to as the fishing capital of the world. If that’s true, Islamorada is the capital city of the fishing capital of the world. The place is very interesting as far as the diversity of environments in which to fish. You can fish the grass flats, the channels, bridge pilings, etc. I saw lots of marine life including two kinds of sea turtles. A green seat turtle came up to inspect my kayak a few times, but I saw the largest loggerhead turtle I’ve ever seen about 25 feet away feeding for about an hour in the channel. I didn’t catch any monsters, but there was quite a bit of action in the channel on frozen shrimp on a Strike King Saltwater Flats 1/4 oz. jig head.  I caught a couple different kinds of snapper and other bait fish.  I saw a 3 foot shark swim up out of the channel Continue reading

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