Paddling Education

Tips for Kayak Fly Fishing on Rivers
In this video, Bending Branches’ ProStaffer, Chad Hoover, gives some tips for kayak anglers who want to fly fish their local rivers. His suggestions cover both the kayaking and the fly fishing on location in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.
Fishing Bartrams Bass on the Chattooga River
Head out on the water in this video with Hooked on Wild Water’s Drew Gregory for some big adventures with Bartrams bass.
Flippin’ Jigs from a Kayak: How to Jig for Bass
Those that learn the skill of flippin’ a jig from a kayak have an advantage over those that choose not to devote their time to mastering the art of fishing.
Getting-Into-Kayak-Fishing Starter Rules

Are you getting into kayak fishing? Here are some starter rules for you…and a good reminder for those who’ve been in the game for awhile, too!

Why Your Fishing Kayak has Scupper Holes
Bending Branches’ ProStaffer Gene Jensen, the Flukemaster, gets asked this question often when he’s at a boat ramp: “Won’t your kayak sink with those holes in it?” In this video Gene talks about scupper holes—what they do and why your fishing kayak won’t sink even though there are holes in your boat.
Kayak River Fishing Safety Tip [Video]
Bending Branches’ ProStaffer and kayak angler, Chad Hoover, takes us along river fishing for a trophy brown trout, and offers a few kayak safety tips along the way…
How to Tie Down & Transport Your Fishing Kayak
Many anglers buy their kayak before thinking about how they’ll get it to and from the water. In this video, Bending Branches’ Pro-Staffer and kayak angler, Chad Hoover, tells us how to transport your fishing kayak.
A Lynx and a Fawn
By Dr. Courtney Bennett, Bending Branches National Pro Staff Recently, Hobie introduced a new kayak called the Hobie Lynx. I was instantly intrigued due to the 45 lb fitted hull weight of the Lynx. As I have leveled up to...
How to Rig Your Kayak for Fishing [Video]
Flukemaster and Bending Branches ProStaffer, Gene Jensen, teaches how to rig your kayak for fishing, especially if you want to fish tournaments.
Bending Branches’ High-Visibility Kayak Paddles
The benefit of a high-visibility kayak paddle is just what the name implies—it helps make you, the kayaker, highly visible to others. Accidents on the water aren’t common, but they do happen. The best way to avoid being hit by a bigger, faster boat is to be easily seen.
5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Fishing Kayak
How do you know which fishing kayak to choose when there are so many on the market? Kayak Bass Fishing’s Chad Hoover goes over five things to consider before you go out to shop for your first (or next) kayak.
A Paddler's Dream
I paired my Bending Branches Angler Navigator with the CK1 Venture and enjoyed how the kayak responded to my paddle strokes. The CK1 performed exceptionally well in moving water and it did equally as well on flat water.
Recycle Your Old Fishing Line
Hey kayak fishing anglers—don’t throw your old fishing line into our creeks, rivers, lakes or oceans! Instead take it with you and recycle it to help keep our waterways clean and the local wildlife safe.
Kayak Fishing Paddle Review: Angler Scout
Bending Branches’ Angler Scout kayak fishing paddle gives you plenty of extras at a great price. Branches’ Ambassador, Bill Sikora, recently produced a video with a review of the Scout. Here’s what he had to say…
Bending Branches' Lineup of Kayak Fishing Paddles

As a kayak angler, your paddle is an indispensable tool that provides both the motor and the ability to position yourself precisely where you want to be to catch and land fish.

Fishing the Spawn
Harsh winter conditions have finally given way to warm days, sunny skies, and most importantly, upper 60’s water temperatures.  Bass this time of year are eager to move shallow to spawn, and kayak bass anglers are just as eager to...
Protect Your Kayak Fishing Paddles with a Paddle Bag
One of the best investments you can make to protect your kayak fishing paddles is a quality paddle bag to keep them in.
Reader’s Stories: Paddling Mis-Adventures
Sometimes our day on the water canoeing or kayak fishing doesn’t turn out like we expect. When we asked readers for their stories for our 2020 Story Contest, a couple brave souls entered tales of their misadventures.
What to Know about Kayak Camping
Bending Branches Regional Ambassador, Kyle Hines, took up kayak camping in 2017 and found it’s something he loves to do. We got him on the phone recently so we could pick his brain for suggestions and tips for others who want to get into this adventure sport, too:
Bending Branches Readers Share Their Kayak Fishing Stories
Many of the stories we received from our readers for our 2020 Story Contest were about their kayak fishing adventures. We want to share a few of those with you here…
Bending Branches’ Andrew Stern Talks Kayak Fishing on “The Final Cast”
In this episode of The Final Cast podcast our own Marketing Manager, Andrew Stern, joins Josh Eldridge, Brad Hicks and Jimmy Skinner to talk Bending Branches, the Angler Navigator, the Angler Pro and kayak fishing.