Best Soft Cooler To Keep Your Catch Fresh While Kayak Fishing
Here’s a question I get asked a lot:
How do you keep your catch when fishing from a kayak?
Hard coolers are big, bulky, and heavy, so they’re not very kayak friendly.
And keeping your fish on a stringer is just asking for sharks to come over and steal your dinner.
So in this video, I’m going to share with you my favorite soft-sided cooler to keep fish in while I’m on my kayak.
I’m not sponsored by this company, it’s just my favorite cooler that I’ve been using for a long time and I think you’ll like it, too.
How To Keep Fish On A Kayak [VIDEO]
My favorite cooler for bringing on my kayak with me is the AO 48-can soft cooler.
It’s big enough to keep any inshore slot fish, plus all the food and drinks I could need for a day.
As for how much ice I bring, a 10 lb. bag is all you need for a day on the water.
If it’s been a long day and I have a long drive ahead of me, I might stop by the gas station on the way home and get more ice.
Now here’s a pro tip for making your ice last longer: keep it in the bag until you catch a fish.
I see a lot of people throw their bag of ice on the ground to break it up, then pour it in the cooler.
That’ll make it melt much faster, so I don’t empty out the bag of ice into the cooler until I catch a fish.
Also, be sure to keep your food and drinks in a plastic bag to keep them from getting fish slime all over them.
The AO 48-can soft cooler is my go-to cooler for keeping my catch fresh when I’m on my kayak.
It’s big, yet light, keeps everything inside cold, and the soft sides let me easily squish it into my kayak.
What’s your favorite cooler to bring on your kayak?
Have any other questions or suggestions for keeping fish fresh while kayaking?
Let me know in the comments.
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