Trolling motors on kayaks should be powerful and fast enough to combat tides and currents, secure enough to not destabilize the kayak or unfasten and slide into the sea,
Fishing at sea presents many challenges you won’t usually face when angling from the shore. You have to take everything, including the kitchen zinc, to be prepared. The color of your fishing line is critical when fishing in clear streams but does fishing line color matter in…
Using a wire leader will limit the risk of losing the lure, hook, or the fish in some circumstances. The main reasons for using a wire leader for saltwater fishing are:
A kayak that is rigged for fishing is the best option as a small fishing vessel. The canoe has application in this role, but the purpose-built fishing kayak has advantages such as stability, hands-free propulsion, maneuverability, and versatility that make it the better option.
The best time of the day to fish is before sunrise and at sunset. Fish are at their most active as the sun rises and the sun is about to set between 4.30 to 8 am and between 5 and 7 pm. Usually, there is a lot of insect and aquatic prey activity at these times, helping lures blend in.
Keeping your fishing line tight in wind, current, and more requires proper line attachment and correct drag setting on the reel. Regularly changing line, right lure weight, correct lure position, casting downwind, casting with the current, and keeping excess line off the reel as short as possible.
The phases of The Moon can affect fishing success. This is due in large part to how the moon affects the tides. However with the increase in light during a full moon, if in a cloudless sky of course, then there are other factors to consider. So…
Rising and falling tides are statistically the best tides to fish. Rising tides bring cooler waters, and increases in oxygen, outgoing tides will take bait and nutrients out to fish
You can troll with a bait caster reel, but it has some limitations in this role. They have limited line capacity on the reel, which limits depth control and fish runs
Yellow fin tuna is one of the most sought after fish species in the world. They are a warm water fish, but they can be found in colder waters when they feel threatened. Yellow fin tuna have been around for about 10 million years and can reach…