Kayak fishing accessories are an absolute must whether you are braving the big blue or just venturing out on the local rivers. While the selection of accessories can be a bit overwhelming, there are a few basic necessities that you should have along.
Top Kayak Fishing Accessories
The first thing that you will need is a rod holder. There are many options available, but I prefer RAM holders. RAM rod holders have the benefit that if you need to quickly insert your rod for any reason, you can do so. This will allow you to quickly regain the use of your hands without losing your rod in the water!
A spray skirt is nice to have if you use a sit-inside kayak. A lot of people think this is only necessary if you are fishing on whitewater or a place with waves. They fail to consider boat wake. Listen, if there is any kind of boat traffic, then there is the chance that a wake will come along and surprise you. Having a spray skirt installed reduces the chance that you are going to lose your gear should you flip.
Some of the best kayak fishing accessories available are the ones that you make yourself. That’s right, make your self. Seriously. Don’t look at me like that!
You can add modifications to your kayak at assist you when fishing. Adding an anchor, crates for storing fish, a rudder system to navigate while using both hands fishing. Even a trailer to float behind to store some gear. Your imagination really is the limit.
You can even find some plans on the old internet for different accessories. Just do a quick search on kayak fishing accessory plans. These items are perfect for the DIY person.
If you don’t fancy yourself making your own accessories, or don’t have the time, there are plenty of options. Search some of the popular retailers or find a local club for ideas. You will be amazed at what you find out there!