Bells and Whistles or Simplicity?
A minimalist will like to just get in the kayak and go with minimal gear. Others like to pack a cooler with their favourite foods and make an occasion out of it. You can opt for more storage space with compartments at the bow or stern. Also, you can get kayaks with mesh pockets on the side to store more gear.
One thing you have to determine is if you will be in rivers and streams. If you are in more narrow corridors, then a smaller kayak is superior.
Another feature that you will find some kayak have is rod holders. This will help you to store your rods until you get in a position that you want to utilise them. If your kayak doesn’t come with these, they are easy enough to install.
Also, you can get standing decks on a kayak. These allow you to fish while you are standing. If you want to be able to stand up while you fish, then you need to look for a kayak that is equipped to cater to your request.
Some of the seats that kayaks offer are more comfortable than others. While some people prefer to rough it when it comes to their fishing experience, others prefer to be as cozy as possible. You should definitely try out the seats in a kayak to see if they will work for you.
Finally, some kayaks are motor-driven. If you’re not into fishing for the work-out, then you might want to invest in a kayak that has the option to mount a motor.
If you want to take your kayak fishing to the next level you may want to take part in events or others are just after an adventure. The choice is yours.