There’s nearly no end to the bells and whistles you can add to a fishing kayak, but your wallet might say otherwise. A great way to save a few bucks is by moving your gear from one platform to another with interchangeable kayak mounting accessories. Kayak Angler’s roving gear hound, Gary Elliott went on the hunt for must-have accessories to help you go from yak to yak and yak to boat, RV, ATV, car or house.
GT90 and GTSL90 GearTrac
$15–35 | yakattack.us
GearTrac is YakAttack’s most versatile way of mounting accessories. Their new GTSL90 tracks feature super strong polymer construction and optional FullBack backing plates for extra security and strength (sold separately). Gear tracks can be installed on kayaks, boats or ATVs, allowing you to mount any compatible accessory on your track. GearTrac comes in regular and top-loading versions, and is available in 4”, 8”, 12” and 16” lengths.
Vertical Tie Downs
$20 | yakattack.us
Tie-downs from YakAttack mount easily on any track system, providing a versatile option to tie down gear on kayaks, ATVs and boats. You could even mount on your Orion Cooler and secure gear as you carry it out to your favorite camping spot. YakAttack tie-downs come in a pack of two and are a great addition to your gear list.
$15 | railblaza.com
StarPort mounts come with the ability to easily and securely mount all Railblaza accessories to your kayak, inflatable and other surfaces. Comes in round or HD rectangle base mounts, swivel mount, rail mount or CleatPort. All of these configurations allow you to mount a light pole, camera pole, transducer mount, fishing pole mount or TracPort Dash 350. Railblaza even has a rifle mount for your ATV or duck hunting rig.
Magnetic Transducer Mount
$79–89 | fishfindermounts.com
The magnetic transducer mount is a win-win for anyone who uses fish/depth finders on their kayak, float tube or boat. You can quickly and easily remove the transducer off your kayak and place on your boat. With a strap-on base you can even stick it to your float tube. There are two models, the 15mm Magnetic Transducer Mount Kit and the Xpower kit with 20% more magnetic power for bigger transducers. Attach to the boat via bolt-on or strap-on mount.
Low-Profile Track & Mounts
$8–15 | scotty.com
Scotty’s Low-Profile Track comes in 4” and 8” lengths and is made to hold your fishing rod, cup holder and camera mounts. Scotty also introduced stick-on mounts that can be stuck anywhere—boat, kayak, ATV, car, truck—giving you the ultimate in rigging freedom. I mounted a 4” low-profile track on my Wilderness Systems Ride kayak for a camera mount, but I could also mount their bait board or another rod holder there.
YakAttack / Nocqua
Pro Power Kit 10Ah
$129 | yakattack.us
YakAttack and Nocqua’s 10 Ah lithium battery is packed with hours of power for your camera, fish/depth finder, lights and more. The battery is easily portable, providing several hours of power for accessories in your kayak, boat or ATV. Features durable, corrosion-resistant pins and connectors for saltwater operation. Silicone sealed case is not waterproof, but water resistant. Another nice thing about this battery is its compact size and lightweight construction (only 22 ounces).