Kayak fishing inevitably comes with some dangers: you might get hooked, bitten by something, or capsize into the water. Any paddling sport or fishing sport can lead to these, but as a kayak angler you need to be even more prepared because there is also a chance you're out on the water alone.
And, since you're under trees and in the vegetation, you have an even higher chance of encountering wildlife than a typical yakker.
So, follow these tips:
**Keep an eye on your surroundings at all times.
**Bring a first aid kit.
**Where a PFD! (Personal flotation device)
**If you flip your kayak, focus on recovering yourself into the yak before you try to reclaim your gear.
**Check the weather before going out; no need to put yourself in dangerous conditions that could be avoided!
**Practice capsizing when the waters are warm. Purposely throw yourself out of the boat so you know you know how to get back in on the water.