Fishing kayaks have specific features that set them apart from standard recreational kayaks. For example, most fishing kayaks have an elevated kayak seat with a high backrest.
Fishing kayaks tend to be wider than recreational or touring kayaks. Therefore, a longer paddle will serve you well.
When choosing a fishing rod, you need to have enough room to maneuver around the kayak when a fish is on. A rod in the 6’6″ to 7-foot range is a great place to start.
Casting from a kayak can be awkward at first, and your kayak might feel unstable. However, with a bit of practice, you’ll be able to cast like a pro.