Here Are The Only 2 Lures You Need When Kayak Fishing
It’s kayak fishing time!
I’ve been getting a ton of questions about the best lures for kayak fishing.
And if I could only take two lures, what would they be and why?
So in this video, you’ll learn the best two lures for kayak fishing, how to use them, and how you should be rigging them for success.
Check it out below!
The Only 2 Lures You Need On A Kayak [VIDEO]
Kayak fishing is a whole different ballgame when it comes to how much gear you can take.
There’s only so much room so you have to bring the tackle that you know is going to produce.
So, if I had to narrow it down, my go-to lures for kayak fishing are a topwater and a paddletail.
Kayak Fishing With A Topwater
Topwater lures are excellent for almost all species.
With a walk-the-dog style topwater lure, you can elicit a reaction strike from aggressively feeding fish.
Redfish, snook, trout, and even tarpon love to attack a darting topwater.
This is my go-to when kayak fishing early morning during the summer, spring, and fall.
But definitely still bring a topwater in the wintertime because you can use this later in the day as it warms up.
A topwater lure covers the top of the water column and helps draw those fish in when there are lower light conditions.
Here’s my favorite topwater lure:
Kayak Fishing With A Paddletail
Paddletails are so versatile.
They can be used in clean water, dirty water, hot conditions, cold conditions, on calm days, on windy days, and really anytime!
You’ll be able to fish in shallow or deep depths of water as well.
It all comes down to presentation with a paddletail and that’s why I have more weights and hooks on the kayak than I do lures.
Here’s my favorite paddletail lure:
Best Weights & Hooks For Kayak Fishing
Hooks and weights are what I have the most of in my tackle box.
It’s very important to be able to control the depth of the lure based on where you need your baits to be in the water column.
Jigheads allow you to get the lure down much quicker because of the placement of the weight.
It really lets the paddletail dive down and will get to the bottom faster.
Here are my favorite jig heads:
Weighted hooks can give you a slower presentation, sit higher or lower in the water column depending on the size of the weight, and allows you to fish weedless.
And here is my favorite weighted hook:
When kayak fishing with minimal tackle, both the paddletail and the topwater lure will produce year-round and cover all conditions.
But it’s also important to bring the right weights and hooks so you are presenting your lures appropriately.
What are your go-to kayak fishing lures?
Let me know in the comments below!
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