5 Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners…. From a beginner!

5 kayak fishing Tips for beginners… from a beginner.

Fishing Equipment I use:
-John Garcia Custom Rods- https://www.facebook.com/jgcustomrods/
-Down South Lures – http://www.downsouthlures.com
-Kayak- 2019 Hobie Outback
-Simms Fishing Gear
– Boone Dox Landing Gear-

Camera & Editing:
-GoPro 7
-GoPro 5
-Actionhat- actionhat.com
-Rode Video Micro external Mic
-MacBook Pro 2017
-Adobe Premiere Pro
-Adobe Photoshop

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Email: texasfishingforce@gmail.com


  1. Robert Peel on March 14, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Awesome video! Just got a kayak for fishing. I had one as a kid that I’d use a ton, so I’m stoked to get back into it. I’ve been researching what I’ll need to be ready and most sources just talk accessories and paddling techniques. This is the kind of stuff I’ve been looking for! The real important stuff! Thank you! And subscribed!

  2. Jeremy Valdez on March 14, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    pedantic much

  3. Glenn Robbins on March 14, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for the tips. Am waiting for the kayak to be delivered. I’ve already purchased a cart, the foam car rack system to transport it and I invested in a fishing vest style life jacket. The pockets on that will be good for carrying the essentials, pliers, knife, etc. I need a cane for balance when I walk and once I get the kayak I’ll figure out a way to store it safely. I already have an idea of going as minimal with the tackle and rods and will decide on a storage solution. The weather is starting to change here in New England but I plan on taking it out just to get used to doing it and explore the ponds I hope to catch some big bass in next season.

  4. DntReportMeBrah 1 on March 14, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    If you haven’t tried the NRS chinook pfd. Made specifically made for yakers. Has a high back and arms are tailered for paddling. The biggest advantage is you have LOW PRIFILE extra storage with pockets in the front. This really makes it easy to do number 4.

  5. Rod Jordan on March 14, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Thank You!

  6. MrManicola on March 14, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    why are you showing yourself so much man? just show us how things work

  7. Cody Chamberlain on March 14, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    I just came to say the thumbnail looked like Tom Hanks with hand tats. But it looks like I was not alone.

  8. Molly on March 14, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    You look like Buck Angel! 🙂

  9. Matthew Torres on March 14, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    I like the idea of the landing gear but personally like the scupper carts better because it makes it easy for me to load into the truck by having the wheels in the very rear scuppers, but then, when I’m at my fishery and going to my launching spot, I move the wheels to the middle scuppers and it changes the pivot point so I’m not holding up so much weight myself.

  10. LonerWolf Patriot on March 14, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    It’s easier and cheaper to just buy a v bottom boat and be done with it. Kayaks are okay and all but a massive pain in the ass and little to no rooms and after a few hours on the water I can no longer walk. Biggest regret I ever had was buying a yak and a canoe over a 12’ Jon boat.

  11. Daryl Healey on March 14, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for the great advice!

  12. edward campos on March 14, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Good tips. Fixing to buy my first kayak and have been doing a lot of research. Also nice to see a fellow texan fisherman

  13. B1gHagar on March 14, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Hey look, its a normal person on YouTube. That’s a pleasent surprise.

  14. Jeffery Beene on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    As I am new to kayak fishing i find your channel extremely helpful..i appreciate you taking the time to help us rookies…thanks for the tips..information is always a great thing..thanks again for some valuable tips..

  15. ahumpage on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Buy a Sea eagle. Really.

  16. likensrus on March 14, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for this. I am going from a 20ft Triton bass boat to a 13.6 kayak. On top of that, I have a reason for that…. A serious spinal cord injury. I can’t stand on the trolling motor pedal anymore. This has been the best comprehensive video I’ve seen. And trust me, I’ve watched many. Great job.

  17. Gripn N Ripn Fishn on March 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Hey bro. Nice quality footage. Texas fishing has to be fun man. I’m kayak fishing over in Delaware. Check out the channel!

  18. Charles Gurnea on March 14, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    I live in Dickinson tx does anybody want go kayak fishing

  19. Kris McKillop on March 14, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Awesome tips man, I grab my new yak on Friday, thanks for the heads up!

  20. Dtag1971 H on March 14, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Great advice….. Thanks looking at a. Feel free 11.5. Had bass boats but nothing like a kayak!

  21. Gabe Kelly on March 14, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    I have a feelfree lure 11.2 v2 and it has a “wheel in the keel” and it is honestly so sweet. No need to buy any accessories. Also love the video it was exactly what I needed to see

  22. Rxonmymind on March 14, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    “ Have everything ready”
    Good advice. Thanks.
    I went kayaking for the first time today just to get a feel for it. I’m 50 and have two knees that are blown out. Never thought I’d take up kayaking but I have to stay in shape somehow. I only manage to paddle maybe two miles. It’s a start.
    Next up getting an “all purpose” fishing gear. Baby steps…

    Tip: I go hiking with my kids and they have a whistle for emergencies. Carry a whistle in case you need it. It’s a lot better than yelling surely you’ll can you get tired of that.

    Edit: A lot of grammatical errors.

  23. Jaime Blanco on March 15, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Great video, man!

  24. Osvaldo Umana on March 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Great video…thanks for all the good info!!!!!

  25. Pineapple Pawnch on March 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Tip number 1

    Get a bigger boat 😀

  26. TheMustafaGoldenBoy on March 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

    It’s Tom Hanks on a kayak!

  27. Martin Topp on March 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    HI there. You are right. I have watched heaps of videos about Kayak fishing and your tips are not mentioned much. You are the only one that has put all 5 together. Thanks for some sensible advice from NZ.

  28. Sixto C Armendariz on March 15, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Thanks, great video stressing the importance of planning and being prepared to make one’s fishing experience a great one. Thanks again!

  29. Steve Hogan on March 15, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Hey Texas Fishing Force,#5. Like you I thought that one was very cool.. I would have bought one except that now, only a few months later, there is information coming out about issues from the permanent mount to the kayak… Also there is more and more negative press on the Scupper hole systems… Kayak companies are advising against them and sighting the vulnerability of stress on the scupper holes. I’m using a cradle type, Malone, Works but not as easy as the others… Must pull my kayak pretty far up bank to get a kayak on it and it’s hard to pick up a "heavy" kayak far enough to get it under the yak…#4 . Agreed. #3. Agreed, I got a manual only inflater…(just luck), #2. I’m trying. #1. I agree, my first trip in my own Kayak was a major learning experience. Thanks, this was a helpful vid.

  30. Mustafa A. on March 15, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I have never owned a boat or kayak so everything is new to me but your video helped me to realize what the most important things are. I will be returning to your video several times before I actually get on the water for the first time.

  31. Eric Mena on March 15, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Just purchased my first kayak and these tips definitely helped. Great video!

  32. Brook Miller on March 15, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Awesome, very useful info!!

  33. Lastcast on March 15, 2021 at 12:12 am

    On a lake or a creek, I never wear my life vest. On the ocean, fuck yes.

  34. Anthony on March 15, 2021 at 12:13 am

    one tip that should be on here is practice getting into ur kayak in the water so that way if you ever fall out for some reason you have the experience to get back in it.

  35. David Powell on March 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Very nice video.

  36. Amy Freeze on March 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I have a Pescador Pilot and the first thing I did was get a Boondox! Yes terrifying to drill holes. We made larger plates for the inside because the ones that came with it seem to push through more than I like in the heat. I do wish that the Boondox was a little easier to rotate.

  37. Tom Wilkinson on March 15, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Great post thx for this information

  38. Kent W. on March 15, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Good video and tips. Thanks 4 Sharing. Aloha🌴🎣🦃🚣🏻‍♀️

  39. Mateusz Zygmunt on March 15, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Bought mine kayak in 2016 and love IT
    Fishing camping on islands.
    This is video from my trips

  40. Gil Blue on March 15, 2021 at 12:20 am

    I think this is the best advice I have heard yet!!!

  41. Jaime Liendo on March 15, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Mike – I just bought my first kayak – Pelican Catch 120. Thanks for the beginner tips. Really good stuff that I hadn’t begun to think of.

  42. Shoals Grove Dog Pack on March 15, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Alright Tom in a kayak

  43. coach. C. on March 15, 2021 at 12:23 am

    My number 6 rule would be tie down rods grips paddle etc incase you tip…in my case I was alone I tipped over testing my limits on stability as I was new to the kayak world (still am)and thankfully I was able to grab all my gear…enjoyed the vid!

  44. ForeverStudentTimmyD on March 15, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Been fishing from a boat most of my life and now I want to try something new. Your video has helped me think about just the basics. Thank You!

  45. Pamela Klemp on March 15, 2021 at 12:28 am

    I own a micro boat that I currently use for fishing. I’m interested in buying my first kayak. My question is this: Would I be best to buy a lesser expensive yak and dress it out really nice OR buy a more expensive yak and go without many of the nicer upgrades until much later? Until I know that I’m going to love kayaking I don’t want to spend a ton of money for both the yak and the additional add-ons right off the bat. To do both is just not in the cards right now and doesn’t seem wise to me beforehand. So which of the two choices would serve me (and others like me) most?

  46. Austin Hernandez on March 15, 2021 at 12:30 am

    "Just get out there"

    I wish. I’m 23 but temporarily home from college due to the pandemic, and my mom is very, very restrictive of what I do. If I want to leave, I have to ask for her permission first and tell her where I’m going and why, how long I’ll be gone, and show her that the house is clean first. And if it’s not something important then she’ll likely say no. And no, it has nothing to do with the pandemic, she’s been this way all my life. Ironically, she got me my kayak for Christmas this year.

  47. Cody Chamberlain on March 15, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Wonder if you could get buoyant wheels and make them also serve as out riggers

  48. Tony Hooks on March 15, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Man your explanations were on point. I am researching right now and most kayak videos are for people that already know a lot about kayak fishing. They never think that some of us are new to this. So thank you!

  49. Lance Hudson on March 15, 2021 at 12:33 am

    What kayak would you recommend today, in 2020? Would you choose differently today? I’m looking, want some recommendations before dropping cash. Also, what key accessories would you add immediately to a new yak?

  50. Felonious Fishing on March 15, 2021 at 12:33 am

    I just moved to Spicewood, Texas from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I brought my fishing kayak but don’t know where to go at all. I have no one to fish with either which kinda sucks to me.

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