Kayak Fishing in New York
Customer name: Dante DeFiore
Where do you fish/launch?: I fish out of Newburgh, New York. Mostly local lakes and ponds such as Stissing Lake, Redwing Lake, Sylvan Lake, Nuclear Lake as well as the hudson river.
What kind of fish do you catch or target?: I target primarily large and small mouth Bass and Trout, but I also target Pickerel, Crappy, Musky, and Striped Bass on certain occasions.
What kind of bait do you use? I usually use spinnerbaits and soft plastic worms such as senkos, weightless and texas rigged. I also use top water plugs/poppers and crankbaits with some success. What kind of kayak do you have?: I have an Old Town Vapor Angler 12 XT. Rigging Tips? As far as rigging tips, a good anchor trolley goes a long way. A Scotty Rod Holder for trolling and flush mounts are great for storing spare rods. Also, don't cheap out on a paddle because you'll notice it once you start logging in some hours paddling.
Customer name: Matt Faczan
City/State: Rochester, New York
Where do you fish/launch? I fish the local waters, Lake ontario and its adjoining bays and rivers, the Adirondacks, Cape Cod and anywhere else I can find an opportunity.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Bass, Pike, Panfish with the kids. Trout, Salmon, Blues and Stripers.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 tigged to fish.
Comments? I started fishing at 2-3 years old. I had my first fly rod at 7. I fished regularily up until my college days and shortly after, I picked it all up again. The last 15 years I was a fly fishing only guy but recently found that "throwing hardware" can be a lot of fun.
Customer name: Bob Kelly
Where do you fish/launch?: I do most of my fishing in New York but launch in other states also.
What kind of fish do you catch or target?: I'm happy with any fish of legal size, however I mostly end up with Porgy, Fluke, Sea Bass (almost always too small) and Blues. I've caught all of the above with a light rod, simple hook and a chunk of squid.
What kind of kayak do you have?: My kayak is a Perception Sundance 9.5 ft. and I carry it in or on my Rav 4.
Customer name: Tony Politi
City/State: East Hampton, New York
Where do you fish/launch? Eastern Long Island
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripers, Blues, Albies
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Flies & Light Spinners
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Pungo 120.
Customer name: Dave Langan
City/State: New York
Where do you fish/launch? We live in upstate New York and fish the Catskills (Delaware River) for trout, the Hudson River and local lakes for stripers/pike/bass and Connecticut, Rhode Island and Cape Cod for striped bass, bluefish, and little tunny. We plan to use our kayaks for transportation to areas that would otherwise be difficult to access, as well as to fish out of. We enjoy getting away from the crowd and kayaks enable us to do that as well as bring along plenty of food, water, etc.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? I love to cast a fly rod - so much so that I will use it even if it is not the most effective tool for the conditions. My son Joey will bounce back and forth between fly, spin, and bait as conditions dictate.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 and a Dagger Element.
Comments: The folks at Kayak Fishing Gear were more than happy to take the time to help get us pointed in the right direction for rigging our kayaks. They even educated us on gear they didn't carry. Joey and I ordered a bunch of stuff. The items were carefully packed and shipping was prompt. The folks at Kayak Fishing Gear
get our sincere thanks and highest recommendation!
Customer name: Chris Paparo
City/State: Calverton, New York
Where do you fish/launch? South shore of Long Island, NY
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Fluke, Striped Bass, Bluefish, False Albacore, Bonito, Spanish Mackeral.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Soft Plastic baits, Fin-s Fish favorite lure to use.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Pungo 120.
Comments: Long time fisherman, new kayak fisherman who was hooked after the 1st fish I caught from my kayak.
Customer name: Edward Ryan
City/State: Bellmore, New York
Where do you fish/launch? Bays and Lakes on Long Island, NY
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Bass, Bluefish, Trout.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Flies, Plugs, Soft Plastics.
What kind of kayak do you have? Two Pungo 120's. Looking for a 3rd.
Comments: Nice web site. Good selection of gear at reasonable prices.
Customer name: Evan Rosenthal
City/State: Old Bethpage, New York
Where do you fish/launch? Ocean, marina, boat launches and beaches.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Fluke, Flounder, Bluefish, Striped Bass, Porgies.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Clams, worms, squid; top water, jigs.
What kind of kayak do you have? Pungo 140 and Emotion Exhileration.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Add as much bungie strap as you can over each hatch.
Customer name: Pete Vermaat
City/State: Upstate New York
Where do you fish/launch? Chenango River. Also fishes small lakes and ponds in the area.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Panfish and bass.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Systems Pungo (12 feet).
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? One of the things I fabricated to make fishing a little easier are these little hand paddles. When I am on quiet water, and have my paddle secured to the side of the kayak in clips that I fashioned, I found that it is much handier to just pick up one or both of these little hand paddles and adjust the location of my kayak. it is much quicker and easier than putting the big paddle back into opeation. they are very efficient in moving the kayak around to where I want it, and when I am finished, I just tuck them away until needed again.