I like the way you keep it simple. Seems like too often we keep complicating things whether it be hunting or fishing activities to the point where they are no longer fun.I love kayak fishing but I think a lot of people complicate it too much. You don't need a huge tackle bag, 6 rods, a milk crate, rod holders, a motor, an anchor, or a fish finder. All the information I found on the internet about kayak fishing gave me the impression that you had to do a lot of boat rigging and haul a lot of stuff around. You don't.
Here's all you really need: a kayak (doesn't need to be a "fishing kayak"), a paddle (cheap aluminum shaft paddles are perfect), a rod or two, a small tackle box, and a cushion (most kayak seats quickly get very uncomfortable). A PFD is a good idea and I think its required by law to have one within reach. I like to have a knife and pliers. If I'm out long I may bring a small cooler with drinks and sandwiches.
The more stuff you pile in the boat, the more time you will spend tangling lines, knocking stuff overboard, and not fishing.
Exactly, I personally have been trying to keep things simple and more traditional. No more tree climbers, no expensive camo. I have been using a single shot shotgun instead of my 11-87. I'm going to start keeping my canoe fishing trips simple as well. Way too much equipment.I like the way you keep it simple. Seems like too often we keep complicating things whether it be hunting or fishing activities to the point where they are no longer fun.