Kayak Fishing

January 16, 2022
As the water temperatures start to drop there is no need to stop dropping jigs on top of schooling crappie. Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, you will find black crappie in most reservoirs, rivers,…
January 4, 2022
Alert for all you kayak fishing sharpies out there: The Native Watercraft Slayer Propel Max 10 is now fishing on waterways near you, and it lists some nice improvements over the standard Propel 10.…
December 11, 2021
With fall weather here and winter just around the corner, many of us may be thinking about hanging up our paddles and ending kayak fishing for the season. But don’t be so quick to do that, because…
November 11, 2021
Many kayak anglers have installed advanced fishfinder/GPS units with large screens, side-scan and down-scan capabilities, and advanced transducers, while others try to master kayak fishing without …
September 22, 2021
While there are several options for kayak crabbing, from handlining to pull traps, a trotline is by far the most effective way to catch crabs and load your bushel basket. Aside from setup, kayak…
September 5, 2021
Have you ever wondered why your buddy seems to out-catch you every time you go kayak fishing together? Maybe it’s as simple as where he positions his kayak while taking a cast toward a point, laydown…
August 20, 2021
Much of my kayak fishing is done by trolling in water of three- to six-feet of depth and even when using light lures, I need to worry about them dragging on the bottom and picking up debris. I need…
August 16, 2021
Soft launches are like little gems in the life of a DelMarVa angler, especially those who enjoy kayak fishing. They can be as obscure as a path from a barely visible roadside pull-off to the edge of…
July 30, 2021
I love kayak fishing, but often I will fish a lake without dragging my fish finder along out of pure laziness on my part. There have been times when I fish a new lake and regret not taking the extra…
July 6, 2021
After nearly a decade of cutting my teeth Chesapeake Bay fishing from a kayak, I felt quite confident in my ability to find and land many different species from a variety of waters. I’ve always loved…
May 26, 2021
Growing up in Pennsylvania, trout fishing streams and public lakes offered full access around their entirety. It is a wonderful place to fly fish, and because of that level of access I never felt the…
May 7, 2021
Summer is almost here and I can’t wait to get out in the sun and do some fishing. I love that warm feeling of the sun on my shoulders and face as I fish off my kayak. But that can be a big problem,…
April 29, 2021
We would have preferred to run this article in the April edition of FishTalk when trophy striper fishing is at its peak in the Chesapeake, but due to the trophy season controversy, recent elimination…
April 13, 2021
Anglers who enjoy kayak fishing know that they have very little deck space on the best of days. We are practically sitting on the water, and things can get out of hand quickly while trying to land a…
February 20, 2021
As an angler who primarily enjoys kayak fishing I’ve spent years exploring the Chesapeake Bay region, and that includes lots of kayak camping trips. Many of my fishing trips start out with long hours…
January 22, 2021
A kayak paddle is a fairly simple object, which provides the propulsion for many small watercraft including fishing kayaks. Kayak paddles vary by shaft length, blade size and shape, and material of…
December 5, 2020
When most anglers are stowing their tackle for a long a winter nap I’m getting mine ready for the next kayak fishing outing to a local lake, pond, or stream. I fish year-round and in most all weather…
November 9, 2020
When I go fishing I primarily fish out of a kayak, and for that reason I am on the water a lot. In fact, in 2019 I fished over 140 days on a watercraft with another 110 days of stream and pond…