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QUICK GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR KAYAK EVEN MORE STEALTHY

You only need a few inches of water to float your kayak, which makes them perfect for fishing in shallow water and chasing a whole range of fish. Kayaks are stealthy as they are but there are ways to make and use your kayak to be even stealthier for more shallow water success.

RUBBER INSULATION

Most kayaks are made of HDPE plastic. HDPE plastic is pretty quiet as it is except when hard objects hit your kayak. Most people give away their position when they put their paddle down. Having rubber insulation where you most put your paddle down will really help to make your kayak even stealthier.

DECK PADDING

Deck padding comes standard in some of the more advanced fishing kayaks. However, all kayaks can be made that much more stealthier with deck padding. Many kayak suppliers and retailers sell kayak padding that is simply applied to any kayak.

TACKLE CADDY

Wading in shallow water is one of the best ways to be stealthy when fishing. As long as you are not getting in and out at the target location, wading is an excellent way to take advantage of your kayak as a floating tackle caddy.

ELECTRIC TROLLING MOTOR

Electric trolling motors just come up again and again whenever we talk about anything to do with improving the chances of catching fish. Electric trolling motors are extremely quiet and some say better than paddling when you are after skittish fish.

POSITION AT DISTANCE

Position is everything when you are trying to stay stealthy. Always stay a cast-distance away from your target. Remember that small waves will also make noise on your kayak, so try to face incoming ripples instead of having them hit the side of your kayak where they will make the most noise.

 


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Bill Matthews
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Bill is as green friendly as they come. He's travelled the world, loves kayak fishing and camping.