Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Anyone who has ever owned or used a sit-on-top kayak owes a debt of gratitude to Tim Niemier, founder of Ocean Kayak and the man credited with introducing this design to the masses in the 1970s and 80s.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:30

5 Tips For The New Kayak Fisherman

We all have done it: started a project or hobby, only to realize that we forgot to look into or learn about one or more aspects about it. This still applies for our wonderful addiction of kayak fishing. When I first got the idea of fishing from a kayak, I immediately started to look at boats and read online reviews . I learned about the differences between kayaks, and what those differences mean to efficiency and comfort.

Monday, 08 April 2013 19:56

Kayaks and Weight Limits

My first experience with a sit-on-top kayak was a terrifying one. With no help or information, I bought one on sale at a big box store and headed to the water. It was a 12’model with four scuppers near the bow and two beneath the seat. I was excited as I drove to a neighborhood lake for the maiden voyage.

Published in How To Paddling

For 2013 Jackson Kayaks is introducing a new recreational / touring sit-on-top (SOT) kayak that they are calling the “Cruise”. At first glance, you might mistake the Cruise for the Jackson “Cuda 12”. While the overall hull design is very similar, there are several differences.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 21:20

Jackson Kayak Transducer Install

Some folks say that Jackson Kayak has thought of everything. It’s the little details such as the scuppers found on Jackson boats that help solidify that claim. The underside of the kayak boasts some large openings that serve a couple purposes besides draining water from the deck. Their large size makes great hand holds if you’re car-topping on top of an SUV. They’re also the perfect home for your fish finder transducer.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Thursday, 05 July 2012 20:25

Thigh Straps for the Coosa

The Jackson Kayak “Coosa” is a phenomenal platform for river fishing. As such, it’s also pretty decent running some rapids. I was looking to increase the river-running potential of the Coosa, and that really meant gaining a bit more control of the kayak. The best way to control a kayak is to wear it; to become one with it.

Published in Kayak Rigging
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 02:00

Ocean Kayaks New Tetra Line

Ocean Kayak launches it's newest model kayak this month, the Tetra 10 and 12. The Tetra looks to be a kayak that's at home cruising the lakes or fishing the beach. Ocean Kayak said they were going for a clean comfortable and stable ride. This looks like it could be a great kayak fishing platform! Check out the following photos, press release and video for more information about Ocean Kayak newest edition.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Monday, 11 October 2010 18:05

Sea Island Sport - Chesapeake Light Craft

My stepfather recently returned home from a trip to Baltimore bringing the Chesapeake Light Craft catalog home for me.  Now I have to admit that when I first saw this catalog I thought that the concept of building my own boat was very cool but that it probably wouldn’t work out for me since most of these kayaks are Sit-in-Kayaks (SinKS) made more for touring than for fishing.  That was before I turned the page and came across the Sea Island Sport!   This is a do-it-yourself Sit-on-Top kayak that we YakAnglers can utilize while kayak fishing.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Thursday, 09 September 2010 19:22

Old Town Pack Angler

Typically on this site when we talk about kayak fishing boats we are usually discussing Sit-On-Top kayaks that are great for off shore fishing due to the scupper holes that allow water to drain with out any self bailing.  We do occasionally discuss hybrid models such as the Native Ultimate but one model that we don't really ever talk about is the solo canoe.  These boats have lots of great attributes that make them great for river and fly fishing.

Published in Kayaks and Gear
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 07:37

Sit-In VS Sit-On-Top Kayaks

Once you start checking into kayaks for fishing you’ll learn there are basically 2 types of kayaks. There are Sit On Top (SOT) and Sit In Kayaks (SIK). Each type has models that fish well and ones that don’t.

Published in How To Paddling
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