Kayak Fishing - Pure and Simple

A kayak doesn’t just get you on the water. It makes you feel like you’re one with the water. Reeling in fish while you’re floating along only adds to that feeling. So if you’re interested in combining paddling and angling, here are a few tips to get you going.

Bring the necessities.

Besides water, sunscreen and a life vest, you should have fishing pliers for unhooking your catch, clippers to cut line, and polarized sunglasses to help you see better underwater. A small kayak anchor is also great for keeping you on the best spots. Have a look at our kayak fishing checklist to make sure you're packing everything you need for a great day on the water.

Best starter gear.

A 6-foot Zebco spincast or spinning rod and reel combo is super versatile, easy to cast while seated, and that rod length works well in tight quarters. And most Zebco rods can be broken down into two pieces to make them easy to carry along and stow in the boat.

Pack light.

Don’t overload your boat with a big tackle box. Just grab a small tackle tray with a handful of lures. You can catch fish on jigs just about anywhere. Or tie on a crankbait and troll your lure while you paddle.

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