Paddling Education

Why Use a Top-of-the-Line Kayak Paddle with a Pedal Fishing Kayak?
Kayak angler and host of YouTube’s The Florida Bass Paddler, Bill Sikora talks about why he uses Branches’ Angler Pro kayak paddle in his pedal kayak.
Our 14 Top Gift Picks for the Paddlers on Your List
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, we wanted to give you 14 of our top gift picks for all the paddlers on your list! Whether your friends and loved ones canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board, you’ll find some great ideas here…
A Kayak Angler’s First Aid Kit
Bending Branches’ ProStaffer, Chris Funk, fills us in on one of the most important gear items you need to keep in your fishing kayak—a First Aid kit.
“Why I Kayak Fish”
Chad Hoover, Kayak Bass Fishing host and Bending Branches ProStaffer, shares his heart in this short video about why kayak fishing is so special.
Winter Kayak Fishing: Be Safe in Cold Weather [Video]
As the weather cools down going into fall and then winter, the water temperatures drop, too. There are important safety considerations when you kayak fish in the winter.
Fall Bass Fishing in Tennessee
Fall fishing in Tennessee is not only beautiful, but it's exciting! Early October in the south means cooler mornings, and leaves that are just starting to turn beautiful hues of gold and crimson. Early autumn also signals the time when...
How to Stand Up to Fish in a Kayak

Many anglers love the option of being able to fish out of their kayak from either a sitting or standing position. If standing is new to you, ProStaffers Gene Jensen and Chad Hoover have some tips in these videos…

Kayak Paddle Ferrule Systems: Snap-Button vs. Plus Telescoping

Bending Branches offers two different ferrule systems for many of our kayak fishing and recreational kayak paddles. We’ll compare them here, but first…

Bending Branches’ Angler Classic vs. Angler Ace

Our Angler Classic and Angler Ace kayak fishing paddles are both extremely popular paddles our customers love. What’s the difference between them?

How to Choose the Right Paddle for Kayak Fishing
After you have found the right kayak for yourself, the second most important decision for beginners of kayak fishing is: what is the right paddle for me?
Bending Branches’ Angler Classic Kayak Fishing Paddle

Bending Branches’ Angler Classic kayak fishing paddle is the best-selling kayak fishing paddle in the world! Here’s why…

Gear Up for Your First Kayak Fishing Tournament Season

So you’re a kayak angler who wants to get into the tournament scene. Here’s how to get started, with Kayak Bassin’s Chad Hoover…

 

Kayaking with Hypoglycemia

Tips for Kayaking with Low Blood Sugar and Why Eating Right is Important

How to Catch Big Fish from Your Kayak Safely

Our friends at YakAngler give us a few tips on how to minimize the risks and land those big fish safely from your kayak…

Bass Fishing Kayak Set-Up [Video]

In this video, Gene Jensen shows us his favorite way to set up his kayak for bass fishing…

How to Get Your Kayak Ready for Grab-and-Go Fishing [Video]

With limited space on your kayak, the bottom line is you want to bring the gear that helps you catch fish…

Breaking Down an Unknown Lake

I’ve been kayak fishing for the last 6 years.  I came from the bass boat tournament scene and due to personal circumstances, I was forced to sell my boat.  I wasn’t going to go back to “bank fishing” so I decided to keep some money from the sale of my boat to buy a couple of kayaks.  It was “love at first paddle”!

Wisconsin Hero Outdoors: Connecting Vets & First Responders to the Outdoors

Wisconsin Hero Outdoors serves Wisconsin military veterans, first responders and their families by connecting them to the outdoors and outdoor activities…

Knot Right TV: Kayak Fishing in America’s Backwaters with Chad Hoover

Knot Right Kayak Fishing follows Chad Hoover on backwoods adventures to waters where power boats can’t reach, along with tips and tricks for you…

Don’t Ever Do These Things in a Kayak

Yak Motley brings us five things you should probably never do in a kayak—specifically when fishing from a kayak in the ocean…

#1 Frustration-Reducing Item You Need for Kayak Fishing [Video]

Chad and Kristie Hoover let us in on their #1 gear pick to reduce your frustration when kayak fishing…