What is the Best Knife for Fishing?

Knives are invaluable when you’re out on the water. They can chop up bait, cut your line, and save your life. Here are some recommendations I have based on real world kayak fishing experience. These are all knives I have personally bought and used while fishing and they are excellent!

Keeping it Dry – Best Dry Bags for Kayaking

Keeping gear dry is essential for a great day on the water and it is important to choose a reputable brand when you start your search for the best dry bag. The market is flooded with dry bags and what it comes down to is if you need just a splash proof bag or one that can handle going over the falls.

Best Kayak Fishing Anchors

When I first started kayaking I was one of those people that would use anything heavy as a kayak anchor. I brought along old dumbbells, cinder blocks, metal plates, rocks, you name it. It was only over time I realized that an anchor doesn’t have to be heavy to do a good job – in fact the best anchor is going to be light.

NRS Chinook Life Jacket

NRS has just released a new version of their already wildly popular Chinook vest for fishermen. When I say new what I mean is they released new colors because the vest is the exact same as it was before. This isn’t a bad thing however, since it’s hard to improve on something that is already great.

TRAC Portable Aerator

Portable aerators are exactly what you need to keep bait alive. They provide water-flow and oxygen into your bait tank and help everything stay lively to attract more fish. Most portable aerators on the market are actually bubblers which provide oxygen in the water but don’t actually create flow. The cool thing about the Trac aerator is that it can provide flow or spray water across the surface.

CreekKooler Portable Kayak Cooler

Often times I get to review products that are all competing against each other and the only differentiation is a new feature, color, or technology. That’s why it is awesome when a product like the CreekKooler comes along and it’s so different from what you would normally see that it’s just a blast to test out. I’ve seen floating coolers before but they have all been inflatable and not nearly this durable.

Plano Zipperless Z-Series Tackle Backpack

I never wanted to use a backpack for saltwater fishing because they aren’t usually waterproof and salt water quickly deteriorates the zippers if you don’t wash it down immediately. Plano has come up with a quick access zipperless tackle backpack that is great for gear storage and keeps you visible when wading through the backwater.

C-TUG Ultimate Kayak Cart

C-Tug Kayak Cart

C-TUG makes one of the higher end kayak carts available and their design is definitely different than the normal metal tube frame with rubber tires found on most carts. The neon green pads and slick black frame really makes it stand out and it just looks like a solid cart all around. I had the chance to run this cart down some rocks, steps, and slopes with a 13′ kayak – see how it handles.