5 Best Kayaking Fishing Accessories
There are many kayaking fishing accessories that may be considered by those who enjoy angling from the craft. The following are five of the best fishing accessories for kayaks that can help kayakers to catch fish and remain organized.
- A rod holder for a kayak can be the most handy accessory (aside from rod and reel). This will keep the rod in place when maneuvering the boat, allowing anglers to both control the craft and fish without having to worry about losing the fishing rod.
- An anchor, something most kayakers would not consider too handy, can be an essential part of fishing success. Outdoor outfitter companies sell anchors made specifically for kayaks and kayaking fishermen may use them with ease to keep their craft in place when fishing great holes.
- Drift socks, which allow a boat to slowly cruise an area instead of gliding through it, can be great. They allow fishermen to hit certain areas with several casts before they move too far downstream. Drift socks are meant to cut the speed of a drifting kayak or canoe to allow more thorough fishing without having to constantly monitor an anchor.
- Rod leashes prevent you from losing a rod if it is dropped. If a kayaking angler should accidently drop a fishing pole or have to let it go to tend to the boat, the rod will not be lost as the leash connects to the rod and to the boat.
- Kayak fishing bags, which fit in most rear tank wells, are great alternatives to traditional tackle boxes or bags. All fishing supplies (lures, pliers, extra line, etc.) may be kept in these, which can be comfortably stored on board.
The above accessories make fishing while kayaking much more efficient. None of them should be overlooked, as they all help any angler maintain his or her craft while fishing.