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Fishing trips with grandchildren on board your kayak

As one grows older, one usually grows wiser, and more cautious. Many elderly anglers who have fished from a kayak realize it’s a no go, because even the stablest sit-in, SOT or hybrid fishing kayak does not offer adequate comfort … Continue reading

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Elderly Couple Fishing Offshore, In Tandem Out Of Their Motorized Fishing Kayak. December, South Korea

This is a most unusual, yet most revealing story. It says a lot about kayak anglers and the sacrifices some of them are willing to make for their love of fishing. It also shows that propelling fishing kayaks with outboard … Continue reading

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Comments on SOT Kayaks’ Safety for Offshore Fishing

Unlike kayaking, which involves being constantly on the move, kayak fishing is more stationary. This fact is important because when you paddle a kayak that’s partially filled with water it handles differently from a dry one, but the difference is hardly perceptible when you’re not paddling. That is to say that the chances of you detecting a leak in a SOT kayak’s hull while you’re fishing from it are smaller than if you paddled it, or if you fished from another kayak that does not feature a closed hull. Continue reading

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Too Much Comfort in a Fishing Kayak?

This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog. Kayak anglers who normally suffer from leg numbness, leg pain, butt pain (yakass) and back pain (yak-back) will surely think this headline has some error in it. First because traditionally, … Continue reading

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Kayak Fishing Safety: Is It Safe To Paddle An Uncomfortable Kayak And Fish From It?

This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog. This question is an important one, as thousands of kayak anglers are risking paddling and fishing accidents because of their kayaks’ poor ergonomics. The hazards are many and diverse: First, … Continue reading

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