What’s A Suitable Setup For A Fishing Kayak’s Electric Trolling Motor?

In other words, what’s a suitable setup for a senior kayak angler who would like to motorize their fishing kayak?

Obviously, it has to be lightweight, and easy to install and dismount.

Apart from this, the electric trolling motor must be easy and comfortable to operate, or in other words – ergonomic installed.

Most SOT fishing kayaks are heavy to begin with, because they must compensate for their initial instability by excess width and overall size. Adding a trolling motor and heavy battery makes things worse.

Here is the best setup for an electric trolling motor for a fishing kayak, both in terms of weight, ease of installation, comfort in using and overall ‘fishability’:

Understanding Kayak Back Pain

With old age, many people suffer from chronic pain, usually in their joints, so they would and should rather avoid more pain, and this time in their back – as a result of paddling the wrong types of kayaks, and fishing from them.

What is pain, actually?

Can pain be useful to you?

What to do once you feel pain after being in a kayak for some time?

How to avoid back pain resulting from kayaking, and fishing from kayaks?

This new article called “What Is Kayak back Pain, and What Does It Mean For You” explains these issues, and offers some pretty good advice, which is basically: When you feel pain as a result of doing something (e.g. kayaking) – stop doing it, and don’t do it again unless you found a way to eliminate the source of pain. In other words – don’t paddle kayaks, or fish from them, if it makes your back sore, because you’ll be sorry for doing so.

How Suitable Are Pedal Drives For Senior Kayak Anglers?

Senior kayak anglers are always on the lookout for new products that fit their needs. Some senior kayak anglers are finding it hard to paddle their kayaks, and outfit them with electric trolling motors, or try pedal drive propulsion, since pedaling is supposed to be easier than paddling, because our legs are stronger than our arms.

Senior kayak anglers are always on the lookout for new products that fit their needs. Some senior kayak anglers are finding it hard to paddle their kayaks, and outfit them with electric trolling motors, or try pedal drive propulsion, since pedaling is supposed to be easier than paddling, because our legs are stronger than our arms.

A new article sheds a new light on pedal drive propulsion for fishing kayaks

The article discusses the four main aspects of pedaling fishing kayaks versus paddling them, which are: Ergonomics – How does a kayak angler feel when they operate a pedal driven kayak. Of particular interest is the discussion about the potential physiological drawbacks in this type of propulsion. These drawbacks include increased back pain, leg pain, and foot pain. Mechanics -How efficient are pedal drives’ pedaling systems. This part is important to senior kayak anglers, as it touches the problem of them having less power to waste than younger kayakers have. Hydrodynamics -How efficient are pedal drives’ propellers, and how effective is pedaling kayaks compared to paddling them. This technical issue is interesting as well, in view of the hype created around pedal drives. Real World Performance – How effective are pedal driven kayaks in applications such as fishing trips, stand up fishing, fishing in moving water, fishing in shallow water, launching, beaching, etc. This part is obviously the most important, since it tells whether there’s any real gain in using pedal driven kayaks for fishing. The part about hands free kayaking is hilarious.

Seasons Changing – Get Prepared For The Cold

In some regions it’s already too cold for seniors to go kayak fishing, and in other, southern regions, it means everybody can finally go out an fish, as it’s getting less hot than in summer.

Seasons are changing, and that means it’s getting colder.

In some regions it’s already too cold for seniors to go kayak fishing, and in other, southern regions, it means everybody can finally go out an fish, as it’s getting less hot than in summer.

As for those reasons where you can still go fishing from you kayak, it’s time to think about getting better protection form the chill, and by that we don’t mean wearing an uncomfortable wetsuit, or heavy clothes, which can be dangerous if you fall in the water.

So if you’re senior kayak angler, make sure you’re well covered with adequate clothes, and make sure you’re fishing from a kayak that offers good protection from the elements, whether they are cold water or cold wind.