There are many ways to stake out a kayak, some anglers prefer tying off while others stake out through the scupper holes. Either way the Floating Stake-Out Stick will hold you in place. Floating Stake-Out Stick is a light-weight black stick designed to float if it is dropped.
Super product for Texas style coastal fishing where you are seldom in water over 3'-4' deep - I recommend buying the holders sold by the manufacturer they can be mounted to your kayak for horizontal storage or to a bucket for vertical storage
Used this kayak fishing and worked fairly well. One issue is the top triangular hole is very small and if you want to tie anything in there to hold the stick good luck.5ft came up short in some spots should have gone with the 6 footer.
It works great for my kayak, fits nice through scupper hole so you don't have to tie it but with a gambril hook in the eye of the triangle is quick in deeper water and certain wind conditions to tie off when you want to. I fish shallow grass flats and fish standing up to better see tailing Reds so the 6' works better than the 5' for polling.It is lighter than the one that I had before someone needed it worse than I did. It holds fine for me. If the water is to deep I use my anchor and trolley. Price seems high to me but it works much better than the paint roller pole that I use for a couple times. In all I would not want to be without it.
the 6 footer works good in 3 to 4 foot calm water, but it's hard to push into the bottom in choppy water and hold on. should have been 7 feet. i had to anchor then push the pole into the mud. it does work great as a stake-out fish stringer pole which can be set away from your fishing area.