If you're looking at fishing kayaks, making some small adjustments can help you catch more fish. Here are some easy upgrades you can make to fishing kayaks.
Build a Throne
When you're kayak fishing, you're likely to be seated the majority of your trip. Creating the best possible fishing throne for your kayak can improve casting accuracy and hook sets.
- Height and Angle: Fishing kayaks don't always come equipped with seats. Improving kayak seats for better casting accuracy starts by maximizing height and finding the right angle. To make your seat higher, try adding spacers beneath your seat posts. These spacers are cheap and readily available at most home improvement stores. Once you're able to achieve a height that provides you with better casting angles, but doesn't make you feel unstable, you can secure the spacers with glue and screws. To improve the angle of your kayak seat, experiment with how far the seat leans from the center. In most cases, locking the seat so that it leans forward can make it easier to transfer more force into your casts and hook sets.
Fishing kayaks are often base models, without current electronics. Adding nifty tech features can help you catch more fish from your kayak.
- Power Up: The same lithium-ion batteries that power your cell phone, tablet, and electric car are now available to power your outdoor toys. Adding a lithium-ion power pack to your fishing kayak can help you power a number of toys while adding a minimal amount of weight in the process. It's important to situate your lithium-ion power pack in a watertight compartment that's easy to access to help you power up all of your new electronic gadgets.
- Live Imaging: The latest sonar technology gives anglers the chance to accurately see what lurks beneath the water with alarming clarity. When choosing a sonar unit for your fishing kayak, make sure you choose a model that can be mounted on a sliding rail or fixed post. Even though bigger screens can seem better, they can also get in the way of paddling and casting naturally.
- Motoring on: Your lithium-ion power pack can also be used to operate a small trolling motor. When looking at fishing kayaks, it can be helpful to look for models with wide, flat, sterns. When securing your trolling motor, make sure it can be safely raised or lowered from your seat.
Contact a company that has kayaks for sale for more information.