Kayak Fishing

June 13, 2022
Most mornings while I’m drinking my coffee I’m also figuring out where I’ll be fishing and what species I’ll be fishing for. But that isn’t the most pressing question I have to work through during my…
May 17, 2022
Whether there’s a sudden windstorm or you decided to brave a breezy day, kayak fishing can turn from delightful to difficult in a matter of minutes. Worse yet, flipping is a kayak anglers’ worst…
April 8, 2022
When I gather my gear to head out on my kayak for some spring largemouth bass fishing, I take a few surefire baits with me. But before we get to the subject of baits, a few words about tackle. I use…
February 21, 2022
As spring approaches and people are thinking about new potential kayak fishing adventures, many of them seem to be considering mother-shipping a kayak to far off fishing grounds in search of an epic…
February 13, 2022
It’s quite exciting to be paddling along, kayak fishing with several rods out while you troll, and suddenly have one of those rods begin shaking wildly just a few feet from your face. Grabbing the…
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…