The following tips and techniques may help kayak anglers catch more early season bass, crappie, sunfish and other species:
- Prepare your tackle before leaving the dock. Have a small selection of lures ready to go. Prepare natural baits to save time on the water.
- Bring essential tackle only. Most kayaks have a small void in the bow where a small container can be stored while underway, yet still be accessible while fishing.
- Keep line clippers, pliers, tackle, rods, camera, water and a rag within reach.
- When fishing in a current, turn the bow towards shore and cast towards shore. In most cases the kayak and bait or lure will drift along at roughly the same speed.