Once you hook up with a fish, he says if you let the fish tow you around, they’ll never get that much line on you. Plus, you can land pretty big fish on smaller equipment because the kayak itself acts as drag. Jim says that he can land a lot of fish faster from a kayak than a boat because he doesn’t have the weight of the boat holding him back. Instead you can wind yourself to the fish using the benefits of a tight drag and the ease in which a kayak moves through the water. When it comes to purchasing a kayak, Jim says that there is a wide variety with one for every application and person out there, you just have to decide what you’re going to use it for. He highlights the benefits of a more stable kayak for flats fishing to give you the ability to stand up. Conversely, Jim talks about his tendency to use faster paddling boats that tend to be less stable. Finally, he’ll talk about choosing your gear wisely when fishing from a kayak and how different length rods come with different advantages and disadvantages – longer rods allow you to reach around the bow if a fish changes direction, but a shorter rod allows you to keep the leverage point much closer to your body. Tune in!