Kayak fishing is one of the biggest thrills in angling. Whether you’re getting started or already a member of the plastic armada, you’ll find what you need on this gift list.
The Kayak Fisherman
The Danuu WingMan Accessory Pack keeps everything a paddler could need organized, secure and within reach. The pack attaches easily to metal-framed kayak seats by four pull-straps, placing the WingMan’s twin holsters in easy reach of the paddler. Two vertical tubes accept nets, gaffs or rods, and the dual-zip center pocket is perfect for tackle boxes.
The Lowrance HOOK-4 fishfinder/chartplotter features CHIRP sonar and DownScan imaging technology with enhanced sonar sensitivity, making it easier to see baitfish and gamefish targets. Its compact size makes for easy mounting on a kayak.
For a smaller kayak, the Ocean Kayak Tetra Angler has lots of storage with two flush-mount rod holders and a Mod Pod II center hatch that allows easy access to the rods from the seated position. The Comfort Hybrid Seat Back provides excellent back support.
The Okuma Metaloid Spinning Reel features a forged stainless steel main gear for power and strength, a corrosion-resistant coating, a hydro-sealed dual force drag system, and a heavy-duty solid aluminum bail, all allowing it to stand up to the abuse and occasional splash that kayak-fishing reels are subject to.
The Guy Cotten Montauk Pullover is a highly breathable, lightweight, and affordable surf top designed for minimum bulk and maximum maneuverability. Features include a hoodless neck design with a gusseted diagonal nylon zipper on the shoulder for easy on and off, and a secure-sealing gusseted neoprene waistband with two Velcro adjustments.
The Onyx Kayak Fishing Vest has a low-profile, paddle-specific foam design with six adjustment straps to cinch the vest up for a snug fit. A large cargo pocket securely holds a VHF radio or long-nose pliers and there’s a push-button drop-down tray pocket with a 2-inch elastic strap to secure a small tackle box.
The Hobie Revolution 11 is easy to transport and store, covers the water quickly, and will turn in its own length. It’s a great option for young kayak fishermen or for mobile fishermen who move quickly between bodies of water during a day’s fishing.