Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Most fishing kayaks these days come equipped with pretty much everything you need to get out on the water and start reeling in some big fish. However, as with any type of hobby, there is always room for improvements or customization.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

LED Light Installation

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.

Published in Kayak Rigging

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. 

Published in Kayak Rigging
Thursday, 26 September 2013 16:41


Are you one of the five kayak anglers in South Florida who can't make it to the Boondoggle? Check out the Florida Sportsman Expo in West Palm Beach, FL over the Columbus Day Weekend.

Published in Kayak Events
Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00

Rigging a Jackson "Cuda 14" for fishing

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.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:20

Rigging your kayak for a day of fishing

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.

Published in Kayak Rigging

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.

Published in Kayak Rigging

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.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Monday, 10 December 2012 12:29

Doubling Up on the Fly

Most freshwater trout fishermen have some tandem rigs in their arsenals: hopper-dropper, a brace of traditional wet flies, a pair of nymphs, or the vaunted Hank Patterson (“Hopper with a hopper-dropper with a dropper-hopper”). In the salt, fewer fly anglers throw tandems, which is a shame given how productive these rigs can be. Here are a few of my favorite combos, as well as some tips to prevent as many tangles as possible.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00

Slider Install on a Jackson Cuda

While I was rigging my Jackson “Cuda” to chase some stripers, I found that while it was well rigged and very fishable from the factory, mounting accessories such as a fish finder and a rod holder was proving to be troublesome. There was plenty of room on the center hatch to mount these, but the Hi/Lo seat (one of the great parts of the Cuda) was making things difficult.

Published in Kayak Rigging
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