There's a few GA boys on here that would probably love to take you along on some of their outings. Heck they might even let you borrow a setup or two to see if you like it. Some things to remember when purchasing your gear.......
1. Get the best that you can afford and don't worry so much about the high end stuff.
2. Don't focus so much on name brands when first starting out - plenty of good Bass Pro Shops branded products and discounted popular brands at the local wallie world.
3. Spinning setups are easier for newcomers to start out with.
4. A 2500 series reel will handle most any presentation that you will be making at this point.
5. Here are some common and my personal faves when I first started out.....
a. 1/4oz Rooster Tails - white w/ silver blade, black w/ silver blade, chartreuse w/ gold blade.
b. #2 bladed Johnson's Beetle Spins - various colors but the orange, green and chartruese were my faves.
c. 1/4oz. Strike King Rocket Shads - you can find them at BPS in the Crappie section.
d. 1/4oz jig heads and white Kalin's 3" twister tail grubs
e. 4" stick baits - green pumpkin, watermelon seed, pumpkinseed, june bug colors.
f. Confidence Baits Draggin Heads
in 1/4oz size for rigging your soft plastics
g. 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 EWG hooks (that's extra wide gap - helps when setting the hook on soft plastics)
h. Stanley Bitsy Bug jigs and Netbait Baby Paca Craws or Zoom Mini Chunk trailers (classic jig-n-craw or jig-n-pig) - cast it, let it sit and subtle hop then wait and repeat.
Now, once you start getting more confident and understand where there are structure and other forms of hang ups where fish might congregate, then you are ready for the next level of gear and the fun begins......
i. Manns -1 or any square billed shallow running crankbait
j. 5-6" soft plastic jerk shads
k. soft plastic and hollow bodied frogs
l. bait casting reels and medium heavy rods with heavy braided line
m. deep diving and lipless crankbaits
o. larger soft plastics like 10" power worms, 7" stick baits, centipedes, snakes, etc.
You can see, it can get out of hand real fast!!!!
Get out there, get some confidence in a few items you can work with on the water in your kayak, follow the posts on the this forum, ask some questions when something doesn't make sense to you and watch the BASSifieds on this forum - lots of good gear gets passed around and bargain prices!!!
Send me a PM with your address, and I will send you a "Welcome to KBF" care package to help get you started.