How to Make your own Kayak Stake-Out Pole


A stake-out pole is great when you are kayaking in shallow water and want to rest without the current taking you further downstream. You can stay in one spot in the river or lake without having to lug around a heavy anchor. Don't spend lots of money on a stakeout pole when you can make one yourself for much less.

Things You'll Need

  • 1-inch PVC pipe
  • Rope
  • Cut a 5-foot length of PVC pipe. This will serve as the main portion of your stake-out pole. It will be slightly flexible to give you a little room but rigid enough to keep you in place.

  • Cut one end of the PVC pipe off at a 45 degree angle. This will give you a sharp point to stick the stake-out pole into the river bottom. Be sure to sand any extra burrs off.

  • Drill a 1/4-inch hole in the opposite end of your PVC pipe from the 45-degree angle cut.

  • Tie your rope through the hole and cut the rope to a length of 5 or 6 feet. When you are ready to use your stake-out pole, thrust it into the river bottom and use the rope to tie to your kayak.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be careful when using a saw. Wear safety gear.

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