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Eddy-Gear Kayaks For Fishing, Fun, and Family!

By | Eddy Gear

For many people, there may not be many experiences in life that create as many memories with family as going out kayaking and kayak fishing on the water.  Michael Bailey and his family certainly agree. Last week, they journeyed out for a bay adventure in Bon Secour, Alabama in their Eddy-Gear kayaks.

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Mitchell Fishing Products Brands Manager Matt Kitchen writes on http://www.mitchellfishing.com/Mitchell-education-kayak-fishing-tips.html, “A kayak gives you a lot more access to water that you traditionally don’t have with a power boat,” Kitchen said. “You really only need an open piece of land with access to the water to be able to get in.” Mitchell goes on to outline benefits for fishing kayak style.

“Stealth is another strength. Paddling is quiet and being low to the water helps sneak-up on fish. A kayak draws very little water, too. These traits make a kayak perfect for stalking skittish fish, especially in shallow water.” Kitchen prefers a sit-on-top (SOT) kayak for fishing in temperate climates. SOTs are more fishing friendly. Many are stable enough to stand on, which is better than being seated for sight-fishing and underhand casting tactics. SOTs are also easier to rig with fishing accessories compared to most sit-in kayaks.”

The Eddy-Gear.com SOT kayak options feature the Stingray XL, which is the best seller this year! EDDY-Gear Stingray XL Kayak with its extra wide hull offers unmatched stability for anglers. EDDY-GEAR Stingray XL Kayak with its wide hull offers unmatched stability for anglers. From flat water, to ocean surf, to small water, the Stingray XL has all the features anglers demand. This includes extra rod holders, x-large rear tank well, foot controlled rudder system, easy to reach front and rear hatches, and a center console for additional storage with a lid to mount additional equipment. The Stingray XL tracks extremely well, is very stable, and with the included rudder, you will save energy on long paddles, windy days or in strong currents. A great stable kayak for avid fishing or recreational use.

The Eddy-Gear.com Stingray XL comes loaded with extra features that move your beyond your basic kayak outing to an exceptional fishing adventure – fresh or salt water.

10pc FISHING PACKAGE INCLUDES

  1. Stingray XL Kayak in Ghost White
  2. 2 Flush Mount Rod Holders
  3. Adjustable Rod Holder
  4. 2-Piece 220cm Aluminum Shaft Paddle
  5. Installed Metal Rudder Kit
  6. Steel steering cables
  7. 8 Scupper Plugs
  8. Paddle Leash
  9. Transducer Port

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A Review To Yak About

By | Eddy Gear

 

Stingray XL from Eddy Gear Kayak

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A couple of months back, we were introduced to Eddy Gear Kayaks, based out of Georgia. We were given the opportunity to test out Eddy Gear’s entry level sit on top fishing kayak, the Stingray XL. The Stingray XL is a well made sit on top fishing kayak with lots of features that are included with the initial purchase. Check out our thoughts on this new yak.

Stingray XL

Eddy-Gear Stingray XL Kayak with its extra wide hull offers unmatched stability for anglers. From flat water, to ocean surf, to small water, the Stingray XL has all the features anglers demand like extra rod holders, ex-large rear tank well, foot controlled rudder system, easy to reach front and rear hatches, and a center console for additional storage with a lid to mount additional equipment. The Stingray XL track extremely well, is very stable, and with the included rudder, you will save energy on long paddles, windy days, or in strong currents. A great stable kayak for avid fishing or recreational use.

stingray xl

There’s a ton of great features on the Stingray XL kayak. This is an ideal kayak for the newcomer or beginner to the sport of kayak fishing. The seat has been upgraded to offer more comfort on your bottom. There’s a nice cam lock hatch at the bow of the yak, as well as a smaller circular hatch in front of you. The center console can be cut out giving the angler rod storage or works perfectly to store extra gear like lures, pliers, grips, etc. It has 2 rear flush mount rod holders, and also comes with a rod holder you can mount on the center hatch or on the gunnel of the kayak. The kayak tracks very true, even without the rudder. The rudder is also toe controlled which allows for keeping a brace point with the foot pegs. The rear tank-well is pretty large, giving the angler plenty of room to store a crate, BlackPak, or decent sized cooler.

stingray xl

I was very pleased with the performance of the Stingray XL on the water. Paddling this kayak was very easy and effortless, and cruised through the water with ease. The kayak seemed to glide across the water. The kayak is also stable enough to take your son or daughter on with you. I had my 6yr old son, Gavin, on the kayak with me riding along and even standing while paddling down the creek. If you’re in the market for a new kayak, and looking to enter the sport of kayak fishing, I highly recommend trying out the Stingray XL from Eddy Gear.

Stingray XL

  • 2 sealed hatches w/ cam locks for extra gear and tackle storage
  • 2 flush mount fishing rod holders with caps
  • 4 carrying handles (bow, stern port and starboard)
  • Front and Rear cargo storage area with bungee tie down system
  • 2 Bungee paddle park for paddle storage
  • 8 scupper holes with scupper plugs included
  • Center Console Cover with adjustable rod holder
  • Multiple accessory mounting points on console
  • Foot controlled metal rudder system and adjustable foot pegs

Eddy-Gear Gives Back For Combat2College Cause

By | Eddy Gear

Eddy-Gear Gives Back At The Inshore Xtreme Tournament!

Whether it be a cause, a particular non-profit or a community, each of these brands dedicate partial profits to something more than the brand itself. With each purchase at Eddy-Gear.com you make, a percentage goes into a mission we care for deeply. Not only are you supporting a sustainable product, you are sustaining a mission beyond the fishing and outdoor industry – you are building up people and impacting lives.

From sponsoring fundraisers that support programs for our American Heroes to community outreach and education efforts for children, Eddy-Gear.com is a brand that represents hope, support, and compassion for veterans, law enforcement, and first responders. When you buy a kayak or make a purchase from Eddy-Gear.com, we commit a percentage of our revenue to great causes like these.

So from Eddy-Gear.com to all of you, thank you for helping us help others!

Inshore Xtreme Challenge

Yak Outlaws Inshore Xtreme Challenge is a national one day charity kayak fishing tournament in Jacksonville, FL which truly tests an angler’s skills using a CPR format where anglers target and weigh in 2 redfish, 6 trout, and 10 flounder for total aggregate length. This great tournament has great food, prizes, and raffles all while supporting Combat2College, a non-profit supporting our military veterans and first responders.
Success in the academic arena after separating from the Military can be a huge challenge for former service-members. The ultimate goal is to facilitate their success in every way possible, since opening our doors in 2012 we have done just that.  We have supported the needs of over 150 veterans in their pursuit of higher education, and the number continues to rise.  We have our team to thank for our success in our continued efforts.  The Combat2College team is made up of both Veteran and Non-Veteran personnel, all whom share the same passion and commitment to giving back to those who have honorably served our nation.

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Spring Bass Fishing
By Law Enforcement Officer William Mouret

Let’s take a look at what is exactly happening in the spring.  The biggest thing that happens in the spring is that the weather warms up, the waters begin to warm as well. As water temperatures warm, bass begin to move from their deep patterns, to shallower warmer water.

It only takes a couple of warm days and a few degrees of water temperature variation and bass will begin to move onto  shallow water seeking warmer water. So, rather than focusing of deep water cover, in the spring focus on underwater humps and shallower water than you would in the fall or winter. As the water temperature rises bass will move to the warmer water.

Here are my go to spring baits:

1. Jig & Trailer – The jig and trailer is a staple bait for the spring of the year.  I tend to use some type of crayfish trailer.   Try and match the hatch if you are trying to imitate a crayfish use crayfish colors.  There are several types of jigs that could be used swim jigs, football jigs, round head jigs and chatter baits.

2. Rattling Crank Baits – Great in the spring this bait is very effective.  Why does the rattling attract bass that is a question that I do not know the answer to.  But I do believe the rattling draws the attention of bass by feel as it goes through the water. Main lake points and humps in the bottom are very productive areas for rattle style baits.

3. Shakey heads- A Shakey head can be great year around. When fishing boat docks in the spring they can be especially effective on spinning tackle and light line.

4. Weightless soft plastics-  A stick bait Texas rigged or wacky rigged without a weight can be very productive this time of year, and is one of my favorite baits. Target the grass areas near the banks.  Or outer edges of grass lines. The wightless  Texas rig will allow you to throw into the grass and fish it without getting snagged. The weightless wacky rig will allow you to stay above the grass as you work it. Remember do not let slack get in the line. Due to the weightless nature of the bait oftentimes it is a slight bump or your line will be moving because it has a fish on the end and you did not even know it!  For this reason I use spinning tackle with yellow braid and a fluorocarbon leader.

Those are my go to baits for spring fishing. I hope this helps to land you a bucket mouth this spring.

William Mouret