Kayak Fishing

October 29, 2022
It’s early in the morning and I’m heading out for a morning topwater bite. My kayak glides across the surface of the water, and there is a light fog rising off the creek parting as I pass through it…
October 17, 2022
Those who enjoy paddle boarding may want to mix in a bit of fishing at the same time, but even in the sheltered water of Chesapeake Bay fishing tributaries, fishing from a paddleboard does present a…
September 29, 2022
I’m at Mattingly Avenue Park on Mattawoman Creek off the Potomac River in the early morning, slipping my kayak into the water as fog rises off it all around me. Today I’ll be hunting blue catfish —…
August 22, 2022
Most of us remember the first fish we caught as a child and that fish was most likely a bluegill, or a similar panfish. The term “panfish” covers a wide range of fish that are small enough to be…
July 30, 2022
No rod, no reel, no problem... there are several other ways to catch some critters on your kayak, like trotlining for blue crabs. A few years ago I was thumbing through the Maryland Department of…
July 23, 2022
Striped Bass, snakeheads, blue cats, and perch, oh my! The Patapsco’s waters in the shadow of Baltimore provide a ton of potential to score and score big, when you set out from these metro-angling…
June 29, 2022
When I first started kayak fishing it never crossed my mind that someday I would be pedaling one. That doesn’t mean I only use a pedal kayak on every outing, though. In fact, there are pros and cons…
June 13, 2022
Most mornings while I’m drinking my coffee I’m also figuring out where I’ll be fishing and what species I’ll be fishing for. But that isn’t the most pressing question I have to work through during my…
May 17, 2022
Whether there’s a sudden windstorm or you decided to brave a breezy day, kayak fishing can turn from delightful to difficult in a matter of minutes. Worse yet, flipping is a kayak anglers’ worst…
April 8, 2022
When I gather my gear to head out on my kayak for some spring largemouth bass fishing, I take a few surefire baits with me. But before we get to the subject of baits, a few words about tackle. I use…
February 21, 2022
As spring approaches and people are thinking about new potential kayak fishing adventures, many of them seem to be considering mother-shipping a kayak to far off fishing grounds in search of an epic…
February 13, 2022
It’s quite exciting to be paddling along, kayak fishing with several rods out while you troll, and suddenly have one of those rods begin shaking wildly just a few feet from your face. Grabbing the…
January 16, 2022
As the water temperatures start to drop there is no need to stop dropping jigs on top of schooling crappie. Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, you will find black crappie in most reservoirs, rivers,…
January 4, 2022
Alert for all you kayak fishing sharpies out there: The Native Watercraft Slayer Propel Max 10 is now fishing on waterways near you, and it lists some nice improvements over the standard Propel 10.…
December 11, 2021
With fall weather here and winter just around the corner, many of us may be thinking about hanging up our paddles and ending kayak fishing for the season. But don’t be so quick to do that, because…
November 11, 2021
Many kayak anglers have installed advanced fishfinder/GPS units with large screens, side-scan and down-scan capabilities, and advanced transducers, while others try to master kayak fishing without …
September 22, 2021
While there are several options for kayak crabbing, from handlining to pull traps, a trotline is by far the most effective way to catch crabs and load your bushel basket. Aside from setup, kayak…
September 5, 2021
Have you ever wondered why your buddy seems to out-catch you every time you go kayak fishing together? Maybe it’s as simple as where he positions his kayak while taking a cast toward a point, laydown…