Golden Rules of Kayak Fishing

My name is Jeff Herman.

The golden rules of kayak fishing are a set of basic rules that all kayak anglers should know. Among other things, these rules will help keep you safe on the water and they'll enhance your experiences as well as the experiences of other anglers around you.

The first rule is a very simple but valuable one, ###b when you're on the water. Think of your life jacket like a seat belt in your vehicle. Chances are, you won't need it but accidents happen when you least expect them to and wearing a life jacket can save your life. The best life jackets for kayak fishing are ones that are designed specifically for the job. Because they're comfortable to wear, they give your arms a full range of motion for paddling and casting and they have lots of pockets for fishing tackle and gear that you want quick access to.

The second rule is Leave No Trace which means wherever you launch and fish from, make sure it's cleaner when you leave than it was when you got there. Not only is it important to respect the environment, but keeping our fishing grounds clean will also help keep access to launch spots open.

The third rule is to invest some time in learning the kayaking part of the game. Although fishing kayaks are stable and comfortable enough for most anyone to hop on to them and start catching fish. Learning to become a better paddler will make you a better angler, and on top of that it will keep you safer on the water.

Rule number four is simply to know the rules & regulations of the waters you're fishing.

The fifth and final golden rule is to share your knowledge with others. One of the greatest things about the kayak fishing community is that it's a very friendly and open community, and most kayak anglers are happy to share a lessons or tricks they've learned which enhances the outdoor experience for everyone.

Well I hope you found this video helpful. If you did, please subscribe to Kayak Fishing Tales YouTube channel for lots more tips and tricks. Until next time, I'm Jeff Herman. Hoping you have a safe and successful kayak fishing trip. 

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