Noyo Pacific Kayaking

A Resources for Beginers to Experts

Kayak Fishing
Kayak Fishing Links
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Here you can find all of the different kayak fishing links that we have come across.  These sites share alot of information on kayak fishing, places to kayak fish and how to make it the most fun.

How to make your own speargun bands, do it yourself speargun band
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Speargun Band Assembly

Replacement bands for certain types of band-operated spearguns may not be readily available from your local dive shop. Some band-gun users may want to experiment with different band lengths and diameters in an effort to improve performance. In any case, assembling speargun bands isn't particularly difficult to do. Making "custom" spear gun bands requires only the rubber tubing, wishbones with rings, a couple sets of pliars, a vise, a nail and a grinder. Making your own speargun bands can be a minor challenge the first time or two but with the tools listed here and a little practice, it will become much easier.

Fishing Technique
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Anchored or Drifting with Bait or Jigs:
This is easiest. I have to assume that you already at least know the basics. Some fishermen use drogues to reduce their drift, you can also slow your drift some by dangling your feet in the water. If you start getting uncomfortable, you can also swing both legs over the same side and sit "side-saddle" if you can balance and are comfortable that way.

Kayak Fishing Rod Holder
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fishing rod holder

12" - 1-1/4"  x schedule 40 PVC pipe
1 ea.- 1-1/4" PVC threaded plug
1 ea - 1-1/4" PVC coupling (Threaded X glue fitting)
1 ea - 1/4" x 1" stainless bolt
1 ea - 1/4" Nylock nut
2 ea - Fender Washers
Optional: PVC cement

Rod holder may be positioned either behind or foreword of seat. In either case, it should be positioned so that during normal paddling, it is beyond of the swing of the paddle shaft. Drill 5/16 hole centered in the base of the threaded plug.
Drill 5/16 hole in kayak at mounting point. Insert bolt and washer inside plug and then through the hole in the kayak. Tighten nut snugly. Insert length of PVC pipe into coupling (gluing is optional.) If you glue the pipe, wait until after the glue is dry before threading pipe coupling onto plug (base.) Tether the fishing rod to your kayak to reduce the risk if loss.

Fishing from Your Kayak
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Although it sometimes seems like a new idea, many of the earliest kayaks were used primarily as hunting and fishing craft. Fishing is actually the reason I started kayaking in the first place. I liked to fish in places that were difficult to reach. Less pressure from other fishermen meant more catching. A kayak allows me to get beyond those areas that I could easily reach by walking and launch where there isn't a boat ramp. For ocean fishing, I could reach areas that were too far to comfortably run in a powerboat and even fish in protected coves when it was too rough to run to or enter from the outside.