I take a look at how to size fishfinder battery for kayak using the power draw of the most popular kayak fish finders from Garmin, Lowrance, and Humminbird.
best kayak hacks
The best safety gear for kayak fishing will save your life, and you must think ahead and anticipate the unthinkable.
My top 5 best DIY kayak fishing hacks are easy and simple to implement
Here is an idea for a hack for your hot weather kayak fishing setup.
If you use kayak ratchet straps to secure your fishing kayak to your truck, you must be frustrated with the mess and floppy ends!
I used the Scotchgard Oudoor Water Shield on my worn out kayak cover.
You need to use one of the large rod holder tubes when surf fishing.
If you want to know how to go fast in a kayak, it all comes down to science.
Epic fight with an overslot redfish in deep weed cover.
Kayak rigging for fishing is fun when the kayak hack is quick, simple and very useable
The YakHacker heavy duty kayak cart is sturdy, has wide wheels, and begged me to test it in mud!
The Vevor heavy duty kayak cart not only pushes the entry price into a very inexpensive range, but this model is a portable kayak cart that can be totally disassembled to store in a milk crate or inside your fishing kayak.
This episode of kayaking for seniors addresses kayak motor pros and cons.
Picking a kayak cart for seniors involves a few easy steps.
Kayak rigging for fishing is fun when the kayak hack is quick, simple and very useable! Here is one of my best setup tips – no secrets on my ideas! You will not understand how you could kayak fish without this special purpose DIY rod holder. Among my best mods – cheap and suitable for
I interview the inventor of the bicycle kayak tow bar
If you are going to harvest a fish while kayak fishing, this is the best way to keep fish fresh on kayak. While I never would keep any freshwater fish, I do harvest one redfish periodically. Rather than keep the fish on a stringer, I harvest the fish by bleeding them out and then follow
These ebikes are heavy! If you cannot lift for any reason, try the DIY bike loading ramp to get it up onto your truck hitch. I FAILED on the first design. I cover the failure along with the successful design in this video. Make your bike loading ramp build like my version 2! It works
My Magicycle weighs 65 lbs without the battery and was hard to load on my truck hitch rack until I learned this trick. If you need to load an electric bike, this is the way to do it! e bike loading simplified! https://youtu.be/iZgWZQrQolA
I show my improved kayak storage rack DIY solution. If you have a heavy kayak you need to add this improvement to your DIY kayak storage rack – especially if you do kayak storage outside with little room to maneuver. Affiliate link to kayak cover: https://amzn.to/3w3KAkl https://youtu.be/kB7Lf9JB7Gg
As summer rages, how to stay cool while kayak fishing becomes really important. I picked up a cheap head cooling fan at Walmart and did a test to see if I should include it in my hot weather fishing gear. I was surprised at its ability to address the issue of how to stay cool
Any rainproof cover for kayak will have an issue if there are low spots that hold water when you put your kayak in storage outside.
Here are some considerations around storing your kayak outside.
I show the ultra cheap way to make DIY scupper plugs using a foam golf balls.
Need dry kayak gear storage as part of your fishing kayak setup? Make DIY kayak scupper plugs
A key part of comfort while kayaking is staying dry! Here is a hack to create a dripless paddle for pennies.
Look at how the stand up assist strap can be used for fishing kayak self rescue as well as a kayak rescue ladder.
Don’t buy expensive Yakattack gear track as part of your budget fishing kayak setup. DIY kayak gear track works great and costs much less. You need kayak gear track to install kayak gear track accessories like rod holders or anything using the Scotty gear track mount. This video shows the DIY kayak track install –
Your kayak trolling motor came with a 2 blade prop. Is it worth paying the money to upgrade to a 3 blade propeller?
Regardless of whether you are moving or stationary, you need a place to store your kayak paddle sections, so make this quick DIY kayak paddle holder out of PVC without having to melt anything to get the kayak paddle to fit. It uses PVC pipe to facilitate kayak paddle storage when you are not using
Regardless of whether you are moving or stationary, you need a place to store your kayak paddle sections. In this version of a paddle holder, I look at using nylon conduit holders. It ended up being a pretty easy way to go, but I have reservations about this really providing a lasting solution. This version
We are all anxious to get out fishing again when the weather warms up! But, it is wise to just put the kayak in the water and paddle or pedal for an hour or two. Use the trip to confirm everything is in working order, your gear is tuned up, and, most importantly, you start
What to do with your kayak paddle sections is always a challenge. You can buy two paddle clips for around $26 or you can make this hack for under $5. It relies on using conduit holders you can get from your local hardware store along with a Dollar Store cutting board. Check out the video
Nothing like a DIY weedless hook to keep the frustration level down when fishing. In this video, I’m making DIY weedless fishing hooks and jigheads. I show how to make a weedless hook using 2mm thick EVA foam. The same DIY weedless approach can be used for how to make a weedless jighead as well