Getting Started Kayak Fishing | Tips for Beginners

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Hope this helps some of you getting started in kayak fishing, And don't forget to wear your PFD! Any more questions be sure to ask by commenting or emailing. Royalty Free Music by: http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Check out my other videos and Subscribe! Any questions feel free to comment or email me! All business emails should also go to this link. Email: Redhuntertx@gmail.com Like us on Facebook to share fishing reports or your own videos! Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Redfish-Hunter-TV/948482488546990?fref=ts Instagram Link: https://instagram.com/texasredfishhunter/ Hooked Up Network: http://hookedup.fish/channel/texas-redfish-hunter/

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Joshua Robbins
Joshua Robbins - 3 years ago
I bought an emotion stealth 10’3 it was used I paid 140 for it I’m new to it and I love it
Billy Brooker
Billy Brooker - 3 years ago
Jesus Christ the intro , ffs
Buttermilk Pancakes
Buttermilk Pancakes - 3 years ago
I got a kingfisher kayak
It's not all that bad.
vsonic86
vsonic86 - 3 years ago
Oh my god, the intro is kind of long.
Jim L
Jim L - 3 years ago
Great channel! I’m a new subscriber and seriously looking to get first fishing kayak. I’m on Gulf Coast in AL and have both inshore and bass fishing freshwater interest. I’m 56; 6’3” 315 and no $500 choices available. I’m looking at Native’s Titan 13.5 so having to save some bank for it. I could find cheaper paddle alternatives but knowing my own limitations, peddle is a must. I’ve also looked at Old Town PDL. Hobie is great, but $3800 is too much.
Any alternate suggestions?
Thanks for the great vids.......keep them coming!
ivan adame
ivan adame - 3 years ago
What marsh is this bro ?
Rockstronaut G
Rockstronaut G - 3 years ago
what kind of paddle is that?
The Rasta Outdoorsman
The Rasta Outdoorsman - 3 years ago
New to kayaking and fishing in Texas. Could you look at my setup and first catch, and give me some pointers.
Tim Bruse
Tim Bruse - 3 years ago
Thanks a lot for your wisdom!

10. comment for Getting Started Kayak Fishing | Tips for Beginners

jacob modisette
jacob modisette - 3 years ago
Can you recommend any good spots to catch red I'm just now getting into kayaking
Tonio Yendis
Tonio Yendis - 3 years ago
Those things just don't look comfortable. You can not even stand up if you need to...can you? Plus you gota row out & back in! I need a motor...lol...
Zach Willard
Zach Willard - 3 years ago
My first kayak was a ascend 10t from bass pro is out standing for only $549.99
vhaanlen1
vhaanlen1 - 3 years ago
Costco always has 12 ft fishing kayak in the spring for 400. It's an awesome yak for the money.
Mitch Finn
Mitch Finn - 4 years ago
I got a kayak for like 399 its perfect. Why spend ridiculous money like 1000$ for a kayak. My kayak you can stand up on it and it doesnt wobble.
Alex Melia
Alex Melia - 4 years ago
The minute-long intro is a bit overkill.
Crazy Ass _MoFo
Crazy Ass _MoFo - 4 years ago
have you ever flipped over while kayak fishing?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
once, my first time when I was in a 10 ft pelican
Conn3rs
Conn3rs - 4 years ago
very much appreciate the tips. I love the channel. I'm living on the banana river on the space coast of Florida now so I am highly motivated to get out on the water. I have been learning a lot from your channel. thanks for sharing.
Anthony Jeffress
Anthony Jeffress - 4 years ago
what kind of spinning reel are you using?
Reaper
Reaper - 4 years ago
have you taken your kayak on the ocean

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Brooke Powell
Brooke Powell - 4 years ago
Any reason you use a spinner over a baitcaster?
Jerry Sanders
Jerry Sanders - 4 years ago
my first kayak was a lifetime tamarack 10' paid like 240 online works great ill probably upgrade eventually but you cant go wrong for 240
Mark Cummings
Mark Cummings - 4 years ago
I've been watching most all of your videos and they are great. I've learned a lot, not only for kayak fishing but shore fishing as well. So my question is what are the best options for fish you keep? I live in Beaumont and grew up fishing the marshes here, having a stringer of fish tied to my yak seems like a bad idea with the amount of gators here.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
throw a little cooler or fish bag in your yak if you are worried about carrying a stringer, and thanks for watching!
ThorDaBeast
ThorDaBeast - 4 years ago
Moses Lake WA?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
Thor_tK naw Texas lol
Kayak John
Kayak John - 4 years ago
Can you do a video on that double tie up of those jigs or do you have a video
Dan Zwinger
Dan Zwinger - 4 years ago
Live bait is boring to me and cheating. I baught a 300 dollar pelican trail blazer. Been working for me. I only fish lures. Actually I only use big baits. If your going to spend 500 plus dollars. You can buy a decent boat for that much. kayaks are nice. If money was no object I would buy both a kayak and boat. but just to get out on the water, fresh water at least. I recomend the pelican trail blazer angling kayak. I'm going on my second season with it. I have had some success catching bass in it. I hanvnt even got around to buying a fish finder yet. I just put the time in, read, watch videos and have confidence.
Alabama Crappie Adventures
Alabama Crappie Adventures - 4 years ago
she is hot bro. congrats!
Savage264243
Savage264243 - 4 years ago
how are you liking that paddle? I need a new one and there are so many choices
Blinderb
Blinderb - 4 years ago
Great honest tips. I love that you're actively fishing during your video!
Ben Beyer
Ben Beyer - 4 years ago
Is your paddle custom painted?

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Julio Mendoza
Julio Mendoza - 4 years ago
i just bought a used perception sport pescador 12 is that a good beginner kayak?
Julio Mendoza
Julio Mendoza - 4 years ago
thanks im from california but live in houston know i have alot of questions lol how about a good begginer spot i want to hit the water this weekend
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
laws kinda vague, so led's on the kayak should be fine, but reread the law and make sure, or ask a game warden
Julio Mendoza
Julio Mendoza - 4 years ago
thanks bro i appreciate the comment also when you say a 360 light is manditory before and after light does it have to be mounted or can i install led lights around the kayak?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
I know a lot of people who start on that yak, it is pretty solid
J Reamy
J Reamy - 4 years ago
i just got the riot escape 12 my first big fishing kayak my first kayak was a sun dolphin Aruba 10 sit inside not built for fishing at all but it's a good stable kayak and I learned how to use it for fishing I used it to catch bass and mostly crappie in the shallow during spring spawn but I loved kayak fishing so much I upgraded my gear slowly and now with a big fishing kayak I can take and use my gear much better the point I guess I'm trying to make is you don't need to go big staring out I did it very small and made it work I had a blast with my little yak and grew into my big one and by starting small I am able to appreciate and enjoy my big kayak more you don't need a ton of big expensive gear or a huge expensive kayak to have fun you just need to get out there on the water and fish put fish in the boat and you will have fun no matter what size boat your in the allure of kayak fishing for me was I could go places big boats could not and that I did not need all that gear or to spend a ton of money just go where the fish were and the people were not and that made kayak fishing fun for me to pull the big bass and crappie and take the back to the ramp where the guys with the big expensive bass boats were unloading megar catches and showing off their big money boats here comes me in a 200$ kayak with fish that all of them could only shake their heads and wish they had I still love it puts a smile on my face every time
The Crab and The Bull
The Crab and The Bull - 4 years ago
I kayak but I'm not familiar with fishing. I want to start fishing
Kevin Young
Kevin Young - 3 years ago
I’d fish first then merge the two
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
you should!
Adam Mitchell
Adam Mitchell - 4 years ago
Who do I know what ore to use there is so many different kinds?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
Depends on your size, really the difference between them is length and weight. I like 240cm length personally. The lighter they are the more expensive, but the easier to paddle
Tyler Burns
Tyler Burns - 4 years ago
my first kayak I bought was a 2015 Hobie Pro Angler 14 and love it and I Have been saving for a year and a half and bought it and I'm only 13 yrs old!!
Peggy Brashear
Peggy Brashear - 3 years ago
Tyler Burns that is great. Enjoy it and be safe.
Evan Bacon
Evan Bacon - 4 years ago
post some videos dude!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
Mad props for that, I can't save money lol but I did just buy an Outback
The Wilderness Project
The Wilderness Project - 4 years ago
Dude still love the vids, great stuff. It's nice to see someone care about the sport instead of eating up clickbait trash. I respect it.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
Thanks, I appreciate that!
AndrewCastaneda 14
AndrewCastaneda 14 - 4 years ago
How much was that kayak you're on? What's the weight capacity on it?
AndrewCastaneda 14
AndrewCastaneda 14 - 4 years ago
I'm looking into buying one, but at south padre island the water is rarely calm. So I'm deciding between a John boat and a kayak.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
$800, 350lbs
AndrewCastaneda 14
AndrewCastaneda 14 - 4 years ago
How much was that kayak you're on? What's the weight capacity on it?
Ask The Pro DJ
Ask The Pro DJ - 4 years ago
look at all the crap on the boat that you could never get too. You should just get a small bass boat with trolling motor at least you could stand and get to all you stuff, this is just stupid.
Einstein Tutorials
Einstein Tutorials - 4 years ago
Texas Redfish Hunter lol best response ever
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
I bet you're a hit at parties
YAKMAN ONT
YAKMAN ONT - 4 years ago
red fish look like a good sport fishing..don't have them around here ..I like the largemouth BASS
AleaderWaterShoes
AleaderWaterShoes - 4 years ago
Nice work man. keep the videos coming
Retz
Retz - 4 years ago
I thought 15 second intros were too long, but yours is a 1:15! Jesus dude, make your intro shorter!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
Well i think fishing is a bit different then other industries. Early on I wanted to give new viewers an overview of my channel in every video. Once I built up a bit i cut it down, cause after awhile it got annoying even to me lol
Retz
Retz - 4 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter You're right I don't, but still, you had a 1:15 long intro at one point, that's bad enough.

Not hating, I'm sure your videos are good, was just pointing out that your intro was waaaay too long, I've had people complain about how long my intro is and it's not even 15 seconds long...
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
yeah well, you clearly don't watch my channel because this is quite an old video
Jason
Jason - 4 years ago
okay so I've kayaked before but never fished from one. Ive always loved fishing and I'm going to be getting a kayak for fishing. to be safe i was thinking about going with the most happy medium between tracking speed and stability by getting a 12ft length 30in beam width. Think this is the smart move? its also right in my price range at about 650 total.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
sounds like you got a good plan
Captain_Jack15
Captain_Jack15 - 4 years ago
Where did u get that redfish kayak paddle
Jeremiah Giles
Jeremiah Giles - 4 years ago
sweet video! where'd you get the bucket on your kayak?
Jeremiah Giles
Jeremiah Giles - 4 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter oh okay. Just asked because it seems right for keeping live bait in
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
don't remember, its just a bucket lol maybe academy?
NWforager
NWforager - 4 years ago
pedal kayaks ?
Wayn Jul
Wayn Jul - 4 years ago
Very informative video. I recommend getting one that is at least 12' unless you just run the rivers. The 10' seem to veer off to one side when you stop paddling. Also before you load up your kayak with tackle take it to a shallow area and lean over till you tip over
so you will know your balance point.
RxTz Slayer
RxTz Slayer - 4 years ago
Post more vids
Billy Perkins
Billy Perkins - 4 years ago
I got a pelican icon 100x angler. it's perfect so far havnt took it out to the river yet
NKC Productions
NKC Productions - 4 years ago
Nice video! Im thinking about getting a kayak for bass fishing. what would you consider for one under 1k? I been looking at the pescadore pro 100. idk tho. Check out my new channel. got a few fishing videos up and looking forward for move videos. please like and sub! thanks everyone

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FixItQuick
FixItQuick - 4 years ago
Nice video, what area of Texas are you fishing?
FixItQuick
FixItQuick - 4 years ago
Thanks! Looks like a cool area.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
Galveston
Fishing And Kayaking
Fishing And Kayaking - 4 years ago
Watch my videos
Luke J
Luke J - 4 years ago
Plz
Luke J
Luke J - 4 years ago
Subscribe to me guys pleade
RealRuler2112
RealRuler2112 - 4 years ago
Do kayaks work for bigger guys? I'm 6'7" and 240 pounds - most of the kayaks I've seen either look similar to my boat (and as easy to maneuver) or like a toy (like I'd break it sitting down). I'm very interested in getting into kayak fishing as it'd allow me to access more water & get away from the crowds, but am hesitant because of my size.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 4 years ago
You can absolutely find a kayak that fits your size. My recommendation is to go to a local kayak shops demo day and test out a bunch of different yaks before you purchase to find the one that is most comfortable for you. A few off the top of my head would be the Hobie Pro Anglers or Outback and the Wilderness Systems ATAK 140
Dorito Man47
Dorito Man47 - 5 years ago
I got an amazing fishing kayak brand new for $300
RealRuler2112
RealRuler2112 - 4 years ago
What brand & model did you end up buying?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
that's cool
John G
John G - 5 years ago
Great video. Excellent info.
chucky horton
chucky horton - 5 years ago
great info. what type of rod reel set up are you using ?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
Got a couple videos on the channel about some of my setups. I use Redtail Rods and mostly 13 Fishing Baitcast reels
Luis Serrano
Luis Serrano - 5 years ago
Great catch !!! Nice video too.!! Thanks I'm starting within a couple of week, just order my Kayak !!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
good luck!
Joseph Mckeown
Joseph Mckeown - 5 years ago
this was more of a "do you like to fish?",nothing on safety,paddling,set-up,rigging,etc etc,as someone who just got a slayer propel,and getting out of a 20' center conceal boat with a Yamaha 120 ..this did nothing for me,but thanks for taking the time to put on youtube,happy fishing
Matthew Herzog
Matthew Herzog - 5 years ago
Hobie kayaks are mega heavy. Not easy to get on and off you roof rack.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
true, they are heavy. BUT they are really amazing yaks and fishing from them is a breeze. I use them quite a bit and really believe there isn't a much better fishing platform out there
John's Fish Tales
John's Fish Tales - 5 years ago
I just found your channel and subbed. I started a kayak fishing channel a few months ago after getting a Jackson Cuda. I'm interested in what kind of challenges you've run into with trying to film and get good audio? Any tips you have would be appreciated. Tight lines.
John's Fish Tales
John's Fish Tales - 5 years ago
I've been using my GoPro's for just the video and recording to the voice memo app on my Iphone.  I then have to sync the two in my editing software which can be somewhat laborious.  I tried a Rode Lav Mic with my Iphone and found it wasn't compatible with Iphone 6.  Appreciate the reply.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
Audio has been my biggest struggle. If you use GoPro's like me the audio from the camera itself is not great. I've added wind protectors to the skeleton case for the Hero 3's. The Hero 4 Session gets decent audio but when its very windy its pretty much useless
Countrybo1511
Countrybo1511 - 5 years ago
New subscriber here. I am wanting to start getting into kayak fishing. I am 6'4''' and weight around 350. I do live in Alabama and I think they would be cheaper here but im not sure. I will need something stable due to balance. My sister in law has a regular kayak and she wants me to start going with her down rivers. i would like a fishing yak that I could use to float down the river as well. It would be mainly used in a lake and river. What do you recommend
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
Honestly wouldn't really know. You could try out the FS128T at bass pro. It's $800 and stable, but I don't know how it would be on rivers. Try to find a kayak demo day in your area and test out kayaks so you can find a good one for you before you buy
Countrybo1511
Countrybo1511 - 5 years ago
what would be something around the $700 range
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
I'd recommend a Wilderness Systems ATAK 140 as its super stable and should be able to deal with floating rivers. It is expensive at $1800, but its probably going to make you the most comfortable.
MyMackinGoHard
MyMackinGoHard - 5 years ago
my first yak was a 200$ sun dolphin. Used live bait first day, was using my gear by day 3. Caught just as many on my table as I did live bait. just gotta get used to it, I wasn't spending 500+ on one my first time.. the one I got had attachments available sold separately, so you could build up as u like. very inexpensive too, can save more if you're creative and do some diy parts on them. my whole family actually joined in on the yak fishing craze, all 10' pelican trailblazers and Aruba sun dolphins. nobody can complain.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
Yeah I'll hopefully be in a Hobie by next year....hopefully. haha thanks for watching
MyMackinGoHard
MyMackinGoHard - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter lol yeah it took me about 4 or 5 hours before I really got the hang of it. they are a little sketchy I must say, I'd love to get in a upper tier one line a Hobie one day. this is a good video I like seeing other ppls tips and modifications, it gives others ideas on where to start and what they might need.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
its all about the user, my first yak was a 10' pelican and I couldn't keep the thing upright to save my life. I just don't have good balance I guess lol
Rodney Hamilton
Rodney Hamilton - 5 years ago
True that on the minimum price. I have a $300 kayak. It works, but I wish I had gone higher. It is a bit tippy and does not track all that well. However, for those of us unwilling to dish out $500 - $600 before sales tax and paddle, there are way to improve cheapy boats by adding DIY skegs and stabilizers. Youtube is full of those.
Joe Galvan
Joe Galvan - 5 years ago
i just bought a 10-foot lifetime kayak from big 5 for $300 and I've had no issues. Took it out on the open ocean and did some fishing with no problem. It depends on the person really. I've also made many upgrades purchasing things from home depot like a baitwell and anchor trolley system. You can spend the money and buy the big name prices for things or just make them yourself. As for the kayak...like I said, it depends on the person. If I had the money to buy an expensive Hobie maybe I would, or just buy a boat instead.Point is, a person can make due on a small budget if he wants.
IAMJAYZON
IAMJAYZON - 5 years ago
hell yeah
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
very good point!
Rick Martin
Rick Martin - 5 years ago
outstanding advice
Hannibal Grimm
Hannibal Grimm - 5 years ago
Great tips, thanks mate.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Hannibal Grimm thanks!
Mhamza98
Mhamza98 - 5 years ago
Are pelican kayaks any good?
Rodney Hamilton
Rodney Hamilton - 5 years ago
Pelican has very cheap ($200) upwards of $3000 I believe. You have a lot of choices there. Zoffinger has a Pelican.
Thystaff Thywill
Thystaff Thywill - 5 years ago
+Mhamza98 Ocean Kayak is a brand to look into. I also heard about people using the Catch 120 in salt water but you have to wash off the hull with fresh water afterwards.
Mhamza98
Mhamza98 - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter how about for saltwater fishing? any recommendations?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Mhamza98 The catch 120 looks solid, but I wouldn't recommend the really cheap ones, you might flip and have a bad experience.
Christopher Seay
Christopher Seay - 5 years ago
awesome...thanks. I will check it.out.
Little bit of everything
Little bit of everything - 5 years ago
hey bud what do you think of old town vapor angler for my first fishing kayak any good ?
Little bit of everything
Little bit of everything - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter ok thanks any way
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Nemanja serbian_channel never used it before, so I really wouldn't be able to give any advice on it, sorry
planemech2004 -Chris S
planemech2004 -Chris S - 5 years ago
what kind of yak is that in the video? Great vids !
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+planemech2004 -Chris S Ascend FS128T, I have a video review on my channel if you want all the details
VF6
VF6 - 5 years ago
bro a 1 minute intro lol, loved the vid bro
Arduous Ant
Arduous Ant - 5 years ago
This is an awesome video :D Im definatly subbing, i will try to visit your channel regularly from now on :D if you can do visit my channel! That would be awesome!! :D ves1j Until next time and keep up the great videos! Peace
outdoors
outdoors - 5 years ago
do you have a video on your setup
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Landon Becnel Gear and Accessories video yes
Geremy Harris
Geremy Harris - 5 years ago
Bs sundolfin from Walmart 220$ will perform just the same as a 1000$ kayak
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Geremy Harris this is just my opinion. I had bad experiences kayaking on cheap kayaks, lost a lot of gear. These are just my recommendations. It also depends on what style of fishing you want to do. My $800 kayak was much better than my $200 kayak, from my own personal experience
MrCgooden
MrCgooden - 5 years ago
Where did you get the paddle you are using in this video?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+MrCgooden online
Danny West
Danny West - 5 years ago
thanks man
Danny West
Danny West - 5 years ago
what do you think about the sun dolphin 10ss that sells at walmart?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Danny West never used it, and never seen it. My opinion...if its at walmart you probably don't want it.
Brendan Wilbur
Brendan Wilbur - 5 years ago
Another Great Video! What is the best way to anchor a kayak in shallower water. Does a pushpole help.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Brendan Wilbur I really like using a stake out stick to anchor in shallow water, and yes a pushpole helps if you have a stand up kayak that's very stable
FaZe Rocks
FaZe Rocks - 5 years ago
would you recommend the ascend d10t for lake and maybe occasional bay
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+FaZe Rocks I've never used it, but being only 10ft is kinda a disadvantage, but its probably stable enough to work fairly well.
CopperD8
CopperD8 - 5 years ago
I am looking at the field stream 12ft and a striker 11.5ft. Both are around the same price. I am torn on which one to buy. What do you think?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+CopperD8 never used either of them and don't know much about them honestly, so I'm probably not the best to ask. I really like the Ascend 12T lol
Gary Lott
Gary Lott - 5 years ago
What about the pelican catch 120
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Gary Lott I've been recommending that to people lately. I've never used it or actually seen it in person, but other youtubers have been doing videos on them and they look like they deserve some consideration for sure
bze06FishinBwai
bze06FishinBwai - 5 years ago
Great Video and Tips!!! Thanks!!!!
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott - 5 years ago
I went canoe fishing in Minnesota for a week. I really want to buy a kayak so I can bring it out in the water here at home in Iowa. What's some good, cheap kayaks? I'm 16 and I have $600 right now so I want cheap but good. Obviously I know ill probably have to spend more than that. Thanks for the video! I subscribed!
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter thanks! I'll check it out.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Dylan McDermott Check out the Ascend FS12T at Bass Pro shops. Its priced right at $600. If you are fishing calm flat waters I think this is one of the better kayaks out there for the price. Also could look for used kayaks, some solid ones sometimes go on sale in your price range.
Johnny Gonzales
Johnny Gonzales - 5 years ago
Great Video! What are your thoughts on installing a trolling motor onto your kayak? I know you typically fish marsh areas and shallow water for reds and I do myself but I recently stumbled upon a few yakers using hands free trolling motors. Any thoughts?

Thanks
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Johnny Gonzales I think its up to each individual kayaker. Sometimes paddling gets tough, so having a trolling motor would be awesome, but you also can't use them in tournaments. They do allow for longer trips though, opening up a huge amount of water that would be difficult to paddle to.
Quentyn73
Quentyn73 - 5 years ago
I don't like your advice for the following reasons: ABC, PVC and vying.pfu and other plastics get old and brittle over time. Kayak is a kayak, 200 or 2000 it doesn't really matter if you're sitting and fishing. Actually, more expensive ones are less stable relying on users experience and built for speed, tracking or other purpose. Wasting 1/4 of the price of a new kayak on renting is just stupid especially when you don't know what type of kayak are renting. Maybe this is good advice for some but doesn't work out for me.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Quentyn73 very true! lol you too man
Quentyn73
Quentyn73 - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter
Well, we don't have to necessarily agree in order to enjoy kayaking. Have a good one bud!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Quentyn73 The purpose of renting is to see if you even like kayaking before you go out and buy a kayak, thus saving you from wasting a ton of money buying a kayak. You're wrong that more expensive ones are less stable. More expensive ones (like some Hobie Pro Anglers) are way more stable than anything else on the market. You can buy expensive kayaks built for stability or you can buy expensive kayaks for speed, but most fisherman choose stability. Difference of opinion I guess, cause I actually disagree with everything you've said here.
Larry Cooney
Larry Cooney - 5 years ago
This is a very good video for beginners. I'd like to see a part 2. (or am I just not finding it?) I bought my first kayak 3 or 4 months ago. I live a block from a park in Winter Haven (home of the new Lego Land) with 15 lakes all linked together. (Gators and all!) I really like my Striker 11.5 but I do wish I could've tried it out first. It's a little hard to paddle for a 58 y/o! I can hardly wait to be able to fish standing up. Just wondering... where does "wear a PFD AT ALL TIMES" fall on your list?
Larry Cooney
Larry Cooney - 5 years ago
This is a very good video for beginners. I'd like to see a part 2. (or am I just not finding it?) I bought my first kayak 3 or 4 months ago. I live a block from a park in Winter Haven (home of the new Lego Land) with 15 lakes all linked together. (Gators and all!) I really like my Striker 11.5 but I do wish I could've tried it out first. It's a little hard to paddle for a 58 y/o! I can hardly wait to be able to fish standing up. Just wondering... where does "wear a PFD AT ALL TIMES" fall on your list?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Larry Cooney more videos like this to come! I always wear my pfd if I'm in water deeper than 5ft, but most of my fishing is in 4 inches to 3 feet of water. Always have it on the yak though
swdist68
swdist68 - 5 years ago
Nice vid, Thank you
bbcasting
bbcasting - 5 years ago
I wish I could have rented a wife before I got her.

I don't think I like having this one.
Caleb LaBouve
Caleb LaBouve - 4 years ago
who catches more fish, you or Thresher fisherman? Lol
Sara Chenn
Sara Chenn - 4 years ago
bbcasting im sorry to hear that
Matthew Herzog
Matthew Herzog - 5 years ago
WHY BUY THE COW ...
Rodney Hamilton
Rodney Hamilton - 5 years ago
Isn't that what dating and premarital sex is for?
skateman1994
skateman1994 - 5 years ago
best advice was to buy used! got an old towne vapour 10 ft for 160$ and it was used for less than a summer.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+skateman1994 there are deals like that all over the place, and too many people are afraid of used kayaks!
honda_riderz
honda_riderz - 5 years ago
Good video
Carl Banks
Carl Banks - 5 years ago
Lol I like the fact thats she was repping a 30MO shirt....WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Carl Banks Thank you sir!
Carl Banks
Carl Banks - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter
Lol, love the channel, just subscribed. Keep up the nice work.........Tight lines my friend!!!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Carl Banks gotta rep! lol
Carl Banks
Carl Banks - 5 years ago
Lol I like the fact thats she was repping a 30MO shirt....WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!
Fishing with Eric Smithson
Fishing with Eric Smithson - 5 years ago
nice paddle where did u get it
tougher05
tougher05 - 5 years ago
Great video buddy! I'm new to yak fishing, I usually would go to the dike. Been to moses lake once, any other landing spot other than the flood gates?
tougher05
tougher05 - 5 years ago
+Texas Redfish Hunter thank you sir! Keep posting videos
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+tougher05 The Marina on the South Side of Moses Lake
Will Clowser
Will Clowser - 5 years ago
OK ? for the both of you. I see you are fishing alot of flat water and I need to find a kayak for river and lakes in Iowa. can you point me to some one in that water type pls. I will keep watching the dream team on the Texas fish Hunter..
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Will Clowser I don't know anyone who fishes those areas unfortunately.
Will Clowser
Will Clowser - 5 years ago
The river has both calm and turbulent plus boats same for the lake. The little ceader river and lake okboji . I fish alot I'm Minsota as well. This
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Will Clowser is the river water calm or moving fast, and is the lake flat and calm or more turbulent
Yanela Brito
Yanela Brito - 5 years ago
Hi i would like to know if you recommend me this kayak to go outshore and inshore because im doing an research and i dont see nobody doing outshore fishing with this kayak thank you
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Yanela Brito I only recommend inshore, can be taken offshore but only on calm days
adanvjr
adanvjr - 5 years ago
Great advice.
I agree 100% about researching fishing spots first and renting a kayak for a weekend to see if kayak fishing is right for you. I've seen too many people max out credit cards on kayaks and gear, only to turn around and put it up on Craigslist 6 months later. TroutSupport makes great instructional DVDs for reds & specks.

The only thing I believe you omitted was what I think should be the most important rule: WEAR YOUR PFD
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+adanvjr good point, hopefully people read the comments! haha I'll add it to the description on the video as well. Thanks
Ed Bickford
Ed Bickford - 5 years ago
Good video, great answers. Now that the Kayak choice is clear, what to recommend as far as gear when starting out?
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Ed Bickford definitely want to get a milk crate to hold all your gear in your kayak in an accessible location. Obviously life jacket and whistle too. 3-5lb anchor with a float so you can quick release if you hook a fish. Geeze there's a lot of recommended gear. Haha. Looks like I'll be putting together a new video on this. Great question.

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MAD LIFTS
MAD LIFTS - 5 years ago
thanks for the information I myself am looking to get a kayak. and with this information I know where to start.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+carlostheanimal75 any further questions let me know
Tony Fernandez
Tony Fernandez - 5 years ago
What's a good kayak between the prince range of $250-300?
Rodney Hamilton
Rodney Hamilton - 5 years ago
You could pick up a cheap decent kayak that is not setup for fishing and then pimp it out for cheaper than buying one already rigged. I have a Sun Dolphin. They are cheap.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Tony Fernandez I'd go for something used at that range. Might be able to pick up an Ascend FS12T for $300
Southern Extreme T.V.
Southern Extreme T.V. - 5 years ago
Now that you have had the new 2016 asked kayak for a little while how do you feel about it? I have thinking about getting one and the new improvements that they have made on this kayak seems great. Just want to wait until other people out it through to the test.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Southern Extreme T.V. I really like it. No more water problem
Kayak Chris
Kayak Chris - 5 years ago
Great video with solid information. I think I agree with just about everything you say. This video is a good resource for someone who wants to start kayak fishing or someone who has started but is still figuring out their preferences. Hooking up while giving advice... awesome! I definitely agree about starting with live bait, how much to spend on a kayak and doing research. Tight lines man!
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Kayak Chris Thanks man, tight lines
Yodaddi Jim
Yodaddi Jim - 5 years ago
Does Google Earth show water movement in real time? I"ve always wondered about that. Thx for this video.
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Rico Suave no it doesn't. it's all old satellite images but you can see if spots have good current or not
Ernest Monroe
Ernest Monroe - 5 years ago
thanks for the info. like all the voids. keep up the the good work. thanks to Cora too. keep catching them reds
Texas Redfish Hunter
Texas Redfish Hunter - 5 years ago
+Ernest Monroe thanks man!

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