Best Fishing Kayaks 2017

There is no one size fits all for fishing kayaks, mainly because everyone differs in where they fish and their personal kayak preferences, be it stability, speed, tracking, or weight. I’ll try to highlight the best use for each of the kayaks on our list to steer you in the right direction so you can get the most out of your time on the water. These are the best fishing kayaks of 2017.

How to Keep Shrimp Alive

It is a bit ironic that we try so hard to preserve shrimp and make them happy with the end goal being to thread a hook through their head and wait for them to get crushed by a fish. But ultimately what we as anglers want are some big fish, and shrimp are the most effectively consistent live bait for fish. So here are tips to keep your shrimp alive and kicking as long as possible.

Bass Fishing with Spinnerbaits

Spinnerbaits are one of the most popular bass lures and can be used year round with many different forms of retrieval. They are effective at fishing shallow cover on cloudy or windy days when topwater is not effective, however they can also be good on bright calm days as well. Spinnerbaits have a smooth flowing motion and have single or multiple blades that cause flashes and vibrations in the water.

Best Inshore Spinning Reels

Redfish Tail

Fishing reels can be difficult to pick especially when there are so many options in the market today. It is very hard to figure out who makes a quality reel vs who can put together a nice looking exterior. That is not something you want to figure out when you’ve hooked into a silver king on the flats. Find out which reels are best suited for inshore fishing!

Biggest Mistakes Bass Anglers Make

Bass anglers can make many mistakes while out on the water and to be honest it’s really not a big deal because for the most part we aren’t professional fishermen. However if you want to try to catch a few more fish, check out the top mistakes that anglers make. Try to fix a few of these next time you’re out fishing, I guarantee it will help you land more fish!

Packing for a Kayak Fishing Trip

Kayak Fishing Checklist

Planning for a kayak fishing trip is always exciting. You’re anxious to get on the water and you’re dreaming of your kayak being pulled around with a big fish on the line. We’ve been there a hundred times and brought in a few of those big fish, too! However, we would have been able to land a few more if we had always packed correctly. Our team came up with a Top 11 list of items you should have.

Differences Between Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass

There are several key differences between largemouth bass and spotted bass, but it can be very difficult to tell which one you have caught unless you know what to look for. You can’t identify the fish based on coloration, stripes, or spots because they can change drastically depending on the water they inhabit. We will break it down for you into a few easily identifiable features and basic behaviors!

How to Fillet a Fish

You’ve had a great day of fishing and your catch is within all the legal limits and sitting on ice, what now? Here are some steps to fillet reasonably sized fish like trout, panfish, or catfish. Every fisherman should have these skills in their arsenal and these steps will give you clean fillets with very few bones or wasted meat so you can enjoy a great meal!

Kayak Fishing with Gators

Monster Gator Head

When fishing in Florida it is common knowledge that any body of water can and probably does contain alligators. I have seen them in lakes, rivers, brackish water, saltwater beaches, golf courses, and even shallow roadside ditches. However this doesn’t change that fact that it really gets your adrenaline pumping when you see a big one floating close by or sliding into the water.

Fishing for Bass in the Rain

Largemouth Rain Fishing

When the summer heat hits don’t stop fishing, just change your tactics. When it rains during the spring or summer the rain oxygenates the water and the bass as well as baitfish come to the surface to breathe the fresh and cooler water. This gives them a burst of energy and they go into feeding mode. When both the bait and the predators are in the same area, it is on, and you need to be ready!