View Full Version : kayak Fishing Methods

08-13-2011, 04:00 PM
After years of fishing the surf of the south shore, I got my first yak this year and have fallen in love with kayak fishing.

Ive had some success this year trolling tube and worm and drifting chunks when on the N and S Rivers and was wondering how most of you more experienced yakkers like to fish. Do you guys ever anchor up and cast? Jig from the bottom?

Thanks guys!

08-14-2011, 08:58 AM
Tube & worm is probably the most popular method used by kayak fishemen. I like eels at night and usually use soft plastic during the day.

The Dad Fisherman
08-14-2011, 09:09 AM
I'm dying to get out and do some night time eeling in mine......tried it once down in Cutty....but conditions weren't the greatest for it.

08-14-2011, 11:44 AM
yeah trolling is just ideal from the kayak, so that is the main method. However, some guys like to plug or throw soft plastics. I think a hobie is a must if you want to do a lot of plugging, its gets annoying having to keep positioning the kayak with a paddle...

08-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Tube and worm is deadly!!!
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08-15-2011, 11:14 AM
A trolled plug (danny,redfin or mambo minnow) can work too. especially in daytime on bluefish. Find a plug that gives good action by watching the rod tip at a normal paddling pace. I troll plugs sometime when it is too weedy for the t&w or there are too many scup stealing bait and the worm supply gets low.

08-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Do most guys have Hobies with the paddles or is that just a real good choice if you have the money? Thinking of getting into Yak fishing.My neighbor has 1 for sale.He bought it to fish out of,not a Hobie

The Dad Fisherman
08-21-2011, 06:49 PM
Shamelss Plug.....:hee: