Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00

Secure Your Investment

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All too often, we hear of kayak anglers losing their rod and reels. Most loathe the thought of having lost “X brand” reel on “Z brand” rod, and reiterate the loss by giving the cost of the setup. To remedy this, many anglers use rod leashes.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

The Swing Arm Solution

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Early on in my kayak career I decided to add a fish finder. I did a little research, found one I could afford, and took it home. That’s where the problems started.

In this month’s How-To Kayak Rigging segment, Wilderness Systems Pro Staff member Bobby Clark walks you through the basics of installing a fish finder in the Wilderness Systems “Ride 115x”. Unlike many of today’s fishing kayaks, the Ride 115x makes installation a snap with a few basic tools. 

Monday, 06 May 2013 16:04

Fishing Kayak Electronics and Batteries

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So you have a kayak and you like to fish, and now you’ve decided to install a fish finder. So after picking out that cool new unit you’ve been wanting, you realize that you need to get a battery and you’re wondering what size and type to purchase. Maybe you have a basic understanding of electrical principles, or maybe you have no idea what any of those numbers mean. This article is aimed at giving you a basic understanding of what you should know.

Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Rigging a Jackson "Cuda 14" for fishing

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Last winter I picked up my brand new Jackson “Illuminati Cuda 14”. Between hockey practices and games, a Boondoggle, and building a new bed for my son I am finally (five months later) getting around to rigging for the coming fishing season. In 2012 I set my last Cuda up with a YakDaddy “Slider” that worked very well for me and made it a very versatile kayak. This year I decided to see if I could rig the new kayak by drilling or cutting as few holes as possible.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:20

Rigging your kayak for a day of fishing

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You are going out on a nearby lake or pond, and need to rig your kayak for the numerous possibilities that might occur while paddling and casting for your favorite fish. By now you have a kayak that fits your type of fishing, and you are able to transport it easily to the water. Most everything you need can be preassembled so that when you arrive at your launch point, you can load and launch in less than five minutes.

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

GoPro Photography Rigging For Kayak Fishing

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I have up to three GoPro cameras mounted to my Ocean Kakak “Big Game”, so when it came to rigging the Hobie “Outback” I also needed to take the photography aspect into consideration. It does take me quite some time to plan and rig my kayaks; I sit back, consider everything, and try to produce the cleanest setup possible that matches all rigging possibilities.

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Rigging a Hobie "Outback" kayak for fishing

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I’ve had the Hobie “Outback” for a few months now. The rigging process has been steady, if unhurried. Parts have been slow to arrive, a lot of time has been spent planning, and there’s been fishing, Christmas, Easter, and other holidays and weekends away in between. It’s now complete. There are a couple of minor changes that I’ll embody in time, but for all intents and purposes it’s finished and ready to tackle anything I throw at it.

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