Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak: What Is It?

Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak: What Is It?

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Wishing you could free up your hands when fishing from a kayak? Don’t want to drop the crash on a motor, assuming your local fishing spot even allows them?

Luckily, there’s an entire category of fishing kayaks that resolves these issues by coming with a built-in propeller system. Just pedal with your feet and keep your hands free for fishing, pictures, and snacks.

In this video and article we touch on the main advantages and reasons why you’d want to choose a pedal drive fishing kayak.

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Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak: What Is It?

A pedal drive is a pedal system attached to a propeller, creating a hands-free way to move your kayak forward. This allows you to use our hands to do the most important thing, which is fish.

You can still use a paddle if you don’t need your hands or have to maneuver, but it’s great having the option to pedal when you’re trolling, need to do other things with your hands, or just want to take it easy.

Many fishing kayaks come with a pedal drive built in, so it’s good to go from the day you buy it and the first time you put on the water.

Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak: Why Get One?

If you plan on spending a lot of time kayak fishing, or are already a seasoned veteran who wants to open up more options for trolling and saving energy, a pedal drive fishing kayak is worth consideration.

It eliminates the hassle of putting down your rod, grabbing your paddle, paddling to a spot or repositioning, and then putting the paddle away and getting your rod back. If it’s windy out, you’ll likely find yourself making this switch much more often.

And who wants that kind of hassle when you just want to spend the day on the water relaxing and netting fish? Plus, pedal drive is faster than paddling.

Pedal drive fishing kayaks also open up the option for smooth, controlled trolling. Just setup your lines and pedal at the exact pace you want. It’ll be much more work to paddle consistently and even if you do, you’ll have to put your paddle down each time you want to grab your fishing rod.

Getting Your Own Pedal Drive Fishing Kayak

At AQ Outdoors we carry a selection of the best pedal drive fishing kayaks on the market. We also know that buying one is a big commitment. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us below and we’ll be happy to help.

If you want to come check one out in person, then definitely drop by one of our shops! That way you can sit in one and get a feel for the pedalling position…and start planning out where you’ll put all your fishing accessories to net the next big one. 

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