Kayak Fishing

January 20, 2024
As a new kayak fishing season approaches both paddlers and pedalers will be keeping a sharp eye out for the cool new gadgets and goodies that can help us catch more, bigger fish. Ready to start…
January 5, 2024
So, you want to get out on the water and take a cast from a kayak to catch that trophy fish, but you haven’t yet taken that first kayak fishing adventure? Here are 10 tips to take into consideration…
December 11, 2023
These tips are excerpted from the latest book by author John Veil, “The Way I Like to Fish - A Kayak Angler’s Guide to Shallow Water, Light Tackle Fishing.” The author with a nice redfish caught…
November 7, 2023
Okay, this may be one of the more boring aspects of kayak fishing, but don’t discount a good tackle storage crate for your kayak. Yes, you may have a bow hatch on your rig, under-seat storage, or…
October 23, 2023
Okay, this may be one of the more boring aspects of kayak fishing, but don’t discount a good tackle storage crate for your kayak. Yes, you may have a bow hatch on your rig, under-seat storage, or…
September 27, 2023
Over the years I’ve always wanted to visit Smith Island, do a little fishing, and eat a slice of their famous Smith Island cake. This year I got to do just that when I was invited to be a judge for…
August 26, 2023
As an angler my biggest asset for a successful outing is my kayak. Taking proper care will insure years of fun fishing on the water. Whether you’ve invested a few thousand dollars or a few hundred in…
August 3, 2023
It’s one a.m. The winds howl as ice forms on the surface of the Bay under the crisp black sky. The rest of the world sleeps, but a few bleary-eyed, battle tested anglers overcome the somatic calls to…
July 25, 2023
Have you ever dropped your kayak in at the launch and then looked out and thought, “now that’s a lot of water,” as you wondered where to start the day of kayak fishing? Well, I have! To solve this…
July 8, 2023
Mounting a fishfinder on your fishing kayak is a big help in many Chesapeake fisheries, but getting the transducer mounted in a kayak isn’t always straightforward. The two most common ways of…
May 20, 2023
Speckled sea trout, spotted trout, specks, yellow mouths, or whatever you may call them are a fun fish to catch out of a kayak, and you can catch them in relatively shallow water on the central…
May 10, 2023
You don’t need an expensive boat and a large fuel bill to enjoy productive Chesapeake Bay fishing. Small vessels like kayaks bring lots of shallow water areas into play and can be very productive.…
April 14, 2023
White perch are a semi-anadromous fish, meaning they migrate into tidal fresh and slightly brackish waters each spring to spawn. White perch spawn from April through June and are found along the…
March 13, 2023
Over the years I’ve used my kayaks to fish on lakes, creeks, rivers, and of course for Chesapeake Bay fishing. I’ve even fished off the coast of Maryland in the Atlantic Ocean out of a kayak. But not…
February 11, 2023
Depending on how and where you do your kayak fishing, you may want to hold your kayak’s position in the water. The most commonly used system is a small anchor clipped onto an anchor trolley, a…
January 14, 2023
Gear failure, temperature, rolling, bugs, and more — there are a lot of different things that can cut a kayak fishing trip short. But if you’re prepared you can minimize risks, deal with them as they…
December 9, 2022
Unlike the winters of my youth in the Midwest where ice fishing would have been the only midwinter fishing opportunity, here in Maryland you can almost always still get out and fish. Anyone who knows…
October 29, 2022
It’s early in the morning and I’m heading out for a morning topwater bite. My kayak glides across the surface of the water, and there is a light fog rising off the creek parting as I pass through it…