Today, kayak anglers have a plethora of gear and accessories available to them. Adding rod holders, mounts, bases, crates, lights, power and other accessories to your kayak is quicker and easier than ever before. In fact, a solution likely already exists for whatever you’re looking to hook up. Here are some essential rigging accessories to get your fishing kayak fully connected.
$36 | railblaza.com
The R-Lock R fish finder mount offers a great way to mount any fish finder with U-shaped brackets and large screens. Using the R-Lock system allows you to turn your fish finder 360 degrees and also pivot 180 degrees. The R-Lock R is compatible with any of Railblaza’s twelve mounting options to best suit your needs.
162 1.5” Ballmount and 241 Side Deck Mount
$43 | scotty.com
The 162 1.5” ball design gives you a much greater clamping force for larger accessories while still having a smooth full range of motion. Click and lock any Scotty post mount accessory into the 162 Gear Head. Designed for use with Scotty baitcaster spinning and fly rod holders.
168 1.5” Ball with Track Adapter
$18 | scotty.com
Adapt your Scotty low profile track to the 1.5” ball mounting system. For use with all Scotty 1.5” ball mounts and Scotty low profile tracks.
163 1.5″ Ball Mount Fish Finder and Universal Mounting Plate
$43 | scotty.com
The 163 1.5” Ball Mount design from Scotty gives you a much greater clamping force for larger accessories while still having a smooth full range of motion. The 163 top plate has been designed to accept fish finders up to nine inches. Works with all electronic brands.
158 1” Ball with Track Adapter
$15 | scotty.com
Adapt your Scotty 158 low-profile track to the 1” ball mounting system. For use with all Scotty 1” ball mounts and Scotty low-profile tracks.
169 1.5” Ball with Post
$16 | scotty.com
Adapt your Scotty post mount to the 1.5” ball mounting system. For use with all Scotty post mounts.
K5 Canoe and Kayak Anchor
$120 | tightlineanchor.com
Tightline has spent two years developing an innovative anchoring system for you. Each of the anchors are formed from top-quality 316 stainless steel, then assembled by hand. The unique design weighs less than a can of pop and folds up neatly, saving space and weight for your other mission-essential kit. Brake spade design ensures you set the hook the first time, every time.
Wireless Digital Switcher
$TBD | yak-power.com
Yak Power introduces totally wireless rigging and control of your kayak. The YP-RP5R features five switched outlets, battery-powered keypad with quick disconnect base and a T-nut rail track mounting option, integrated Bluetooth with mobile app control, last memory mode, inline 15A fuse, and Yak Power plug-and-play connectivity. Yak Power lets you spend less time rigging and more time fishing.
Watch Kayak Angler’s video review of the Yak Power RP5WR Wireless Digital Switcher, specs and features.
$37 | yakgear.com
The YakSack from YakGear gives you storage options not only for your favorite lures, pliers and fish grips in the four outer pockets but also has a dry pouch interior that allows you to store your wallet, keys and phone. The YakSack is splash-proof and water-resistant. It can mount to a track, rail or framed seat.
Hooking up something to your boat? A fishing kayak rigging solution likely already exists. | Feature photo: Courtesy of Perception Kayaks