Kayak fishing is one of the most popular fishing trends. What’s the secret? Let me count the ways.
- Kayaks can take you where motorized boats cannot.
This can result in more fish being caught, as other boats cannot reach the same fishing waters.
- Kayaks are more portable than other boats.
Kayaks can easily be transported by your truck or SUV. Folding kayaks can be purchased that can be carried in your car’s trunk. This makes transporting kayaks easy.
- Kayaks can be as affordable as other boats.
Although folding kayaks are more expensive than rigid kayaks, they are still much cheaper than motorized fishing boats.
- Kayaks can be a lot of fun.
Kayaking is so much more fun when you’re so close to the water.
Kayaks for fishing differ from kayaks for whitewater rafting in that they are often SOT (sit on top) and are typically wider than whitewater kayaks. These kayaks often have larger below-deck cargo areas, which makes it easier to store your fishing gear. Some even offer waterproof storage with internal bulkheads. Unlike traditional whitewater kayaks that only allow one paddler, many fishing kayaks can be rented with two or three paddlers.
Although kayaks are more affordable than motorized boats, they can still be expensive. Before you purchase a kayak, it is essential to find out if you will enjoy kayak fishing. Although you might be motivated to rush to buy a kayak right away, it is a brilliant idea to take a class in kayak fishing or hire an outfitter to guide your kayak-fishing trips.
There are some things you should look at when comparing kayaks.
- You want to be comfortable. Look for a kayak that offers plenty of legroom. Also, ensure the kayak has a weight capacity that can handle you and your fishing gear.
- the kayak must be easy for you to load and unload. A folding kayak might be an option. You’ll likely use the kayak more frequently if it is easier to transport.
- Ask for advice from experts. Ask them about your fishing style. This will help you determine the right kayak for you.
Kayak fishing: Where can you go?
There are many places in America where you can kayak fish. But here are some of our favorites:
Everglades National Park, Florida
Everglades National Park is deemed one of the most excellent kayak fish for trout, redfish, and snook. It’s located only 30 minutes from Naples and 90 minutes from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. You might not want to leave the Park, which has 1.4 million acres and 10,000 islands surrounded by mangroves and mudflats.
La Jolla Shores – California
You won’t find kayak fishing in La Jolla Shores, outside of San Diego, if your trip doesn’t take you out of Everglades National Park. This is the best area in Southern California for kayaking fishing. Fishing for barracuda and white sea bass are all possible. Remember to pull your car onto the sand for unloading your kayak. The area where you launch is an eco preserve that prohibits fishing from the point you reach the buoy line. You will need to paddle before you can fish.
East Matagorda Bay, Texas
Matagorda Bay welcomes kayakers with their trails that lead to excellent redfish and speckled trout fishing. Kayakers have access to all the fantastic fishing because there are no motorboats. East Matagorda Bay can be found south of Matagorda and faces the Gulf of Mexico.
A kayak-fishing lesson or class with an experienced guide is a great way to make the most out of your kayak fishing adventure. Basic lessons will teach you how to launch and land in the surf, kayak safety, and more. A study in kayak fishing can make all the difference between a good day and a bad one.