I’m YakBull, the kayak fishing dude.
I believe that kayak fishing is a great idea, and a great sport, and it could become much more popular in the future, once there are more good fishing kayaks out there.
What I mean to say is that I understand that all manufacturers and vendors need to promote their products, including fishing kayaks, but I don’t have to believe everything I hear, or read, and I don’t have to like being told anything from nonsense to outright lies about these products.
In my new blog, I’ll discuss kayak fishing as a sport, with an emphasis on its huge potential, and on the problems that prevent it from growing faster, especially what makes anglers stop practicing it, and what makes other anglers reluctant from even giving kayak fishing a try.
The main advantages I see in kayak fishing compared to fishing from bigger boats are:
Initial low cost of the kayak, and low maintenance costs, potentially healthy outdoor exercise – at least when paddling is concerned, and not motorized fishing kayaks, and ease of maintenance and access to launching.
The main drawbacks depend on which region you fish in (cold or warm), whether you fish inland or offshore, and what your physical condition is, I.E. your weight, age, fitness, etc. More specifically, it is not a secret that kayaks in general, and fishing kayaks included, have a variety of physical problems associated with their use, of which kayak back pain (a.k.a ‘yak back’) is the best known, and most problematic.