The humble milk crate is still a favorite with kayak anglers looking for a cheap and effective way to store gear or tackle within easy reach. However, if you are looking for something a little more sturdy and versatile, it is well worth checking out this great tutorial from forum regular, Aliex Folgueira. In the video he demonstrates how you can take an ordinary milk crate and turn it into something that not only looks good, but will also last you a long time.
There is one piece of equipment all kayak anglers will need at one time or another to make their day less stressful on the water - an anchor. Let’s face it - wind and current are never going to go away, and there are not enough days where the winds are less than 5 mph. The choice is simple: stay home and do housework, or go fishing and use an anchor system to your advantage to combat the conditions and catch fish.
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.