You do it, I do it, we all do it. Only a fisherman would hold up a fish for the camera, give it a kiss and send it on its way—and then take a bite of his sandwich with slime-covered hands. Being gross is just part of the fun of fishing from a plastic boat, so Kayak Angler asked readers what’s the nastiest part of kayak fishing. Here are the best of the worst responses.


What’s the Grossest Thing You’ve Ever Done In Your Kayak?

“Wiping the wet fish slime on your clothes and when it dries attempting to explain that weird stain.”

— Jake Smith, Crofton, Maryland

“I hate bringing multiple ice chests, so bait, fish, food and drinks all go in one cooler—makes for a fishy Sprite, but I don’t care.”

— Justin Moreau, Denham Springs, Louisiana

“Eat your lunch after putting bait on. Makes for an interesting-flavored sandwich.”

— Jonathan Lin, Charlotte, North Carolina

“Peeing on the MirageDrive while on the water. Gross!”

— Barna Robinson, Simcoe, Ontario

man in green coat holds up a fish and kisses it
Don’t ask, don’t tell. We do weird and gross things while kayak fishing all the time. | Feature photo: Barry Beck
“While I understand it, I think kissing every fish you catch is pretty gross!”

— Christian Crespo, Aubrey, Texas

“I got sea sick in my ‘yak four miles offshore. I puked in the footwell and splashed water to wash it down the scupper. Floating chunks kept popping back up the scupper.”

— Mark Berninger, San Diego, California

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“Trying to pee off the kayak but end up getting pee in the kayak and all over your foot and then realize someone is watching you.”

— Chris Watts, Jefferson Maryland

“Doing all of this and realizing you left the GoPro recording.”

— Eric Atkins, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama

Don’t ask, don’t tell. We do weird and gross things while kayak fishing all the time. | Feature photo: Barry Beck

 

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