Thing to consider when choosing the best color for fishing kayaks
The increase in popularity with kayak fishing in both lakes and at sea, generated a debate about what is the best color for the fishing kayaks. The most important thing to consider is safety, especially for fishing on the sea. The kayak should be visible to other boats, fishermen and swimmers. Fish not enxergam a wide range of colors and are more likely to react to shadows.
Safety is the most important thing
The most important thing to consider when choosing the color of a kayak is the visibility, especially with fishing kayak on the sea, but avoiding boats on lakes is also important. There are recent studies on visibility of kayak’s color. Some colors that seem highly visible, some are not. Red kayaks disappear in low light and white kayaks can be confused with a wave breaking. And bright blue can be difficult to recognize in the blue ocean. So, most kayakers recommended orange or like colors often seen in fire trucks or ambulances. Yellow kayaks are also visible at high distance. Some paddlers think sleeve color are also highly visible on the waves. For those who use dark colors, a solution is holding a bright green lemon or orange flag give visibility out of the waves.
Fish and their color visibility
There are few studies consider that the fish could not see many colors. They react with the shadow, though. Some kayakers like to have bright blue on the bottom of their boat, help them to mix their kayak with sea water. A white color at the bottom, on a sunny day may be transparent to fish than a dark background. A sand color kayak may be also a good choice for fishing kayak. Other fishermen think yellow kayaks will be attractive by sea lions, so they recommend bright green or orange kayak when fishing in the area that near sea lions. Because, they will steal bait and fish off a line.
Below I listed some kayakers’ comment that help you in choosing the best color for your own fishing kayak
And YOU, do you think, which is the best color for your kayak? Share with me!