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Kayak Anglers: Tips and Tricks for Better Fishing

by Alissa Crankshaw March 05, 2015

Kayak fishing is one of the most enjoyable ways to get on the water and cast a few lines. It presents unique challenges, but it also creates one-of-a-kind rewards that few anglers get to experience. Whether you are heading out with a group or spending a peaceful morning by yourself, kayak fishing gives you everything from calming relaxation to thrilling excitement.

Fishing from a kayak can be a challenge, but there are things that you can do to make yourself a better kayak angler and make fishing more successful and more rewarding.

Organize Your Kayak the Same Way, Every Time

Before you go out on a fishing adventure, organize your kayak the same way every time. Put your water, food, tackle, net, and other fishing accessories in the same place so you always know exactly where they are. You don’t want to land a trophy fish and have to remember where you put your net. Whether you are enjoying a leisurely day of kayak fishing or competing in a high-stakes tournament, make sure you know exactly where to reach your equipment so you can grab it without even thinking.

Use the Breeze to Your Advantage

As a kayak angler, the wind can cause you a lot of frustration, blowing you away from the perfect spot and forcing you to constantly readjust. However, the wind can also be your friend. For example, if you are fishing on a lake and the wind is blowing from west to east, start on the western side of the lake and let the breeze move you from one side of the lake to the other. You will have to make a few adjustments to stay in casting position, but you’ll be able to cover more water and make more casts while the wind does most of the work.

Pack More than Enough Food and Drink

This goes for any time you’re out fishing, but it’s especially important for kayaking, a more physical, demanding way to fish. Between paddling, casting, and catching fish, you can burn through a lot of energy and hydration. Pack the amount of food and water that you think you’ll need, then pack a little more. It never hurts to be over-prepared, especially while kayak fishing.

Protect Yourself from the Sun

While you are fishing from a kayak, especially off the coasts of Florida, there is little to no break from the sun, so protect yourself with sunscreen and the right apparel. A wide-brimmed hat is a great idea, but you can also find skin-protecting long-sleeve shirts and fishing masks from Huk. You’ll be able to stay on the water longer and catch more fish when you wear sun-resistant fishing apparel.

Wear Flexible, Comfortable Clothing

Kayak anglers have to move their arms a lot. Even if you aren’t using a paddle, you still have to make the perfect casts and be able to reach behind you to access important gear. With that in mind, make sure you are wearing flexible clothing that can live up to the task. With a touch of spandex, performance fishing shirts from Huk are able to provide the flexibility you need while giving you hours of comfortable kayak fishing.

Find the Right Fishing Shirt for Kayak Anglers

Visit our website today to find the perfect kayak fishing shirt. You’ll be able to find flexible performance fishing shirts that will keep you safe from the sun, as well as reliable fishing masks and comfortable hats.

Alissa Crankshaw
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