Kayak Fishing is just as the name suggests, it’s a small narrow boat you use as a means of transportation to where you can easily approach fish types such as Cobia and Flounder.
Kayak was originally invented by the indigenous people of Inuit and Anuit for transportation to hunt on inland lakes. The word Kayak originates from the seventeenth and eighteenth century from Greenland by Whalers and brought to Europe to name any boat who used the same model as the Inuit.
Today Kayak Fishing has become a sport that is also considered the most ethical and environmentally friendly way to fish. However, people have more questions than ever, these are the most common questions that this article will attempt to answer.
Whether you are a person who has done the sport in the past a few times or someone who is considering it. You will gain useful knowledge on the topic by the end so without further ado, let us jump right into it.
What is the best Kayak for me?
That completely depends on the individual, it is like a pair of shoes, there is no one size fits all.
There are many factors to consider such as your height, weight, the water you are going to paddle in, what you plan on fishing for and how much you want to store in your Kayak.
The best course of action is to figure that out and ask experienced paddlers in one of the many websites on the topic.
Should I take a class?
Absolutely, if you are a beginner then investing in a class will be the best thing you can do, in some cases it might even pull you ahead of your more experienced counterparts.
One of the biggest problems with paddlers is that they are fishermen first and kayakers second, which means they have a hard time paddling correctly.
A class will teach you how to self and assisted rescue, navigate the surf zone, kayak rigging and fishing techniques specific to your area.
Do you tip over? What do you do if it happens?
The reason people fall off is because they fail to keep their head in the centerline of the boat. Wherever your head goes your body will follow so keep that in mind when you go kayaking. If you do fall off, you should know how to do a self-rescue hence why you need to take a class and be prepared. Just be careful and you will be alright.
I hope this little guide has been helpful to you, there are many other things to consider in the world of Kayak Fishing, but this is a starting point for your great adventure and if you follow my advice you will have amazing memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.