After installing our custom SeaDek Kayak Kit on my Native Watercraft "Slayer Propel 13", I was asked several times about how hard the install process was and if we could create a video about it. I was a little gung-ho about installing the kit on mykayak, but luckily Jason from SeaDek took the time to film a full install.
Let's face it - the kayak fishing community has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. With ICAST just finishing up in mid-July, there are so many great new products, gizmos and gadgets on the market to deck out your kayak. It will make your head spin, or maybe just make you go into debt! Regardless, it's great to see the growth this activity has brought to the kayak and the fishing industry.
Saltwater anglers tend to use many different types of cut bait. Cutting and cleaning bait on the deck of our kayaks is damaging and ruins the aesthetics of the kayak. Here is the answer I developed.
For those of you truck owners looking for a way to transport your kayak, there may be no simpler way to do it than with a bed extender. The handy bed extender has been my method of transportation for the last three years. As with anything in life, there are pros and cons.
Since there are many different brands of LED lights for kayaks, it’s nearly impossible to cover all the ins and outs of installing them all. Instead of trying to tackle that, I’ve opted to give you some “tricks of the trade” from a guy who has installed more than a dozen kits for different kayaks. At the end of this article, I’ll link to an installation video from one of the more popular LED companies, Super Nova Fishing Lights.
One of the most important and expensive pieces of equipment to get to the water safely is your kayak. Countless times I’ve seen fellow kayakers improperly load their kayak on top of their vehicles, where it can be either unsafe or damage the kayak. Coming up with a secure system to transport and secure your kayak is something every YakAngler needs to figure out.
Water, salt, dirt, and corrosion are the worst components for damaging your cable connectors. Unlike a motor boat where the cable connectors are typically protected from most of the harsh weather conditions, kayaks are completely exposed. Taking salty waves over our bows landing on sandy beaches and constantly getting rained on are routine. For a minimal cost you can protect your cable connectors to obtain the maximum lifespan out of these expensive cables.
When fishing from a kayak, space is always a concern. When fly fishing in windy conditions, line management is a big issue. You can always up your fly rod size and cast a lower cast, but when you’re stripping the line to the deck it can get out of control.