Rigging your kayak for flats fishing
Posted by: old_user on Apr-12-13 10:01 PM (EST)
After fishing the flats of west central florida for the last 10 yrs, I've learned to utilize a few tools that greatly improve my catch rate and overall ease of operating out of my kayak. Some of these suggestions are inexpensive and super easy to implement, others are a bit of an investment, but I feel well worth the $.
1. A rudder system : Stealth and directional ability is key to approaching while sight casting. Minor adjustments in wind and current can keep you positioned for the perfect cast.
2. Cajun stick : this anchoring system works outstanding and replaces the bulk and noise of the traditional star type anchor. (works in up to around 4ft of water) I am currently using a 6ft polespear. A quick stab into the ground holds you solid.
3. Drift bag (sea anchor) Using a bag about the size of a gallon container. Bought at west marine $10. You won't believe how slow you can drift a flat hands free.
4. Anchor trolley : use with your cajun or drift anchor for perfect boat position.
Hope these ideas help. Now, go catch more fish !!
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
Kayak Deck Gear Bags
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