Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 12.26.24 PMLooking to make your next fishing trip the best one yet?

Here are three ways you can improve your next kayak fishing trip:

PFD

Selecting the right PFD is so important because you’ll want something comfortable that you actually will wear. If you buy something and cannot stand the way it fits you, chances are you’ll never use it which completely defeats the purpose of bringing one along. You can opt for a high back PFD that fits flush with your seat. If you prefer something lighter that doesn’t interfere with casting, check out an inflatable PFD – the sleeker profile is a gamechanger for casting compared to traditional style PFDs.

Seat

As like any other instance where you’re sitting for several hours, a  comfortable seat makes all the difference. You can make an easy upgrade using a kayak cushion like this inflatable SealLine Discovery Kayak Seat Cushion. If you’re looking for a bigger improvement, check out the Gone Fishing Seat. It’s made with Comfy Foam, features adjustable lumbar support, and provides you with 20 inches of high back support. Since it was designed for anglers, it’s decked out with fishing-specific features like plier holders, two rod holders, a detachable rear tackle tote with three tackle boxes, and two tackle boxes on the side quick draw pockets.

Storage

When you’re out on the water, storage is extremely important. If you don’t already carry a cooler with you, I highly suggest it. Something like Engel’s Dry Box Cooler 30 with Rod Holders is an awesome option because it is already outfitted with four rod holders. Using the track mount system on your kayak you can browse our selection of YakAttack, Scotty, Railblaza, and RAM Mount accessories to find solutions for your gear.

What other aspects have y’all changed to increase your comfort and improve your kayak fishing experience?

Devyn, Queen of Comfort

14 comments

  1. I am interested in following the KAT action in September, October, & November. Where can I find the
    scheduling and waters to ne fished ? My new knee is healing up nicely ‼️‼️

  2. Defiantly a fish finder and anchor trolley here on the Brazos. I fish out of a Ocean Kayak Big Game II, and clip a Camel Back on the back of my seat. Easy to access hydration while paddling. Tight Lines!

  3. Best way to improve fishing comfort is to wade fish. Use the yak as a means of getting to where you want to fish and get out and wade. You can clip the yak to your wade belt and pull it along with you so you always have what you may need handy.
    keeps you in shape, you “see” the bottom and all structure with your feet.
    sitting in a boat all day is boring.
    I am 71 and will wade till I croak.
    If you fish rivers and lakes ignore this.

    1. I agree with R. Haynes comment except for the last sentence; ‘If you fish rivers and lakes ignore this’. I use my kayak to get to otherwise unavailable spots and then I will wade/work that area before moving on. It has really opened up my fishing opportunities.

  4. Adding electronics to my kayak has increased my yield of catches versus not having electronics. I use the Lowrance Elite 4 HDI. It’s compact, has GPS, color screen, broadband sounder as well as downscan imaging. I started my 2014 and 2015 (after adding a Hobie mid season)seasons without electronics. In both cases my catches improved by being able to see what’s going on below me with the Elite 4 HDI. From marking structure, bait and fish adding electronics will improve and enhance your fish catching ability.

    1. Awesome advice Tom! I have yet to try kayak fishing with a fish finder, but we learned all about them last week from one of our buyers last week and I’m dying to see one in action now!