Promising simplicity, versatility and access to new waters, kayaks are the ultimate fishing machines. Here’s how to get in on the action
#5 MAKE A FISHING PLAN
Powerboats are designed to cover a lot of water, and quickly. Not so with kayaks. That’s why kayak anglers need to make a plan before heading out. For starters, as I mentioned, pick launch points that minimize your paddling (or pedaling) time. If you like to keep moving, choose a route that allows you to efficiently hit different spots along the way to maximize your fishing opportunities. If things don’t go well, it’s easy enough to pull out and put in elsewhere.
As well, always consider the weather when making your plan for the day. Fishing and drifting downwind for several hours is pleasant enough; grinding all the way back into wind and waves is less so. Small, smart, strategic choices such as these make your day more enjoyable and productive.