If you’ve tried fishing from piers and motorboats, you might be looking for something different. Why not try kayak fishing? It’s both a fun and challenging way to get out on the water. Plus, you’ll get up close and personal with the fish. Kayaking lets you get into areas that boats can’t navigate, as well as taking you into deeper waters than you can wade into. Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking to give it a try.
Before going out and buying equipment, find a local group of kayak fishermen. The community is very open and helpful to newcomers, resulting in a better experience for you. Many kayakers are more than willing to show you the ropes. Some will even let you test out their kayaks before you buy one. They’re usually better than what you can rent and will help you get a feel for what to look for if you eventually buy one. You’ll want to get very comfortable operating a kayak long before you bring fishing equipment on board.
If you fall in love with kayak fishing, you’ll want to buy your own paddle and kayak. It’s usually best to go for the higher end of your budget. As expensive as it can get, the difference in materials can be quite significant, especially in terms of safety. If you can comfortably spend the money, aim for the higher quality pieces.
You should never let your need to fish overrule safety. Always make sure to keep your PDF on, as a tip over can be fatal. Make sure the items you purchase are highly visible to others, including brightly colored kayaks and paddles. Never anchor in swift currents, as the kayak can easily take water and flip over fast. Finally, keep a straight, non-retractable blade on your person to cut any line that gets tangled quickly.
Whether you’re fishing this weekend or enjoying other activities, let Boat Stop Storage keep your boat safe and protected. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-238-7177.