How To Get In & Out Of Your Fishing Kayak In Shallow Water
If you have to get out of your kayak in shallow water for any reason, how do you hop back in?
You don’t want your kayak to tip over or you fall over when getting back in!
Check out how to get back into your kayak after getting out here!
How To Get In & Out Of Your Fishing Kayak In Shallow Water [VIDEO]
Getting Into The Kayak
The biggest mistake you could make when getting back into your kayak after getting out of it is putting your feet in the kayak first.
You will lose your balance and possibly fall out of the kayak.
First, you want to brace both sides of the kayak with your hands and arms.
This gives you control and keeps the kayak tipping one way or the other.
Then, use your momentum to hop up onto the kayak and sit side-saddled with your feet dangling off the side.
This will keep your balance centered on the kayak.
Another thing to make note of is keeping your head above the center of the kayak.
Lastly, just swing your legs over the side of the kayak and in.
Getting Out Of The Kayak
To get out of the kayak, place your arm on the opposite side that you are getting out of.
This lets you keep pressure on the opposite side of the kayak to prevent it from tipping over.
Then, swing your legs over the side and into the water.
Be sure to maintain pressure on the opposite side you are getting out of.
Finally, just slide out of the kayak and onto your feet in the water.
Getting in and out of a kayak seems very simple but if you tip it over or fall in the water, that can make or break your day out fishing!
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