Fuel? Insurance? Launch fees? Storage? Add to all of that a hefty financing plan and you can see why kayak fishing can be a lot cheaper than boat fishing. After you purchase your kayak and fishing accessories, additional costs are minuscule. Save that fuel money and use it on some nice reels.
If you already have a boat, use it to transport your fishing kayak(s) to your favorite coast, then sneak your kayak into the tighter, unexplored fishing spots!
On slower fishing days, your kayak grants you immediate closeness to marine wildlife. Enjoy the lavish scenery, coasting through the bay at your desired speed without wasting any fuel! Bring a camera to photograph bounding dolphins, scuttling crabs, and majestic pelicans–all in the comfort of your kayak.
Modern kayaks are designed for comfort. The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler features an extremely comfortable mesh seat that rivals that of many fishing boats. Quality kayaks will feature foot rests, thigh adjustments, cup holders and many more amenities to bring you a luxurious morning, afternoon, and evening on the water.
Skip the line at the launch ramp! Launching a kayak is far less demanding than launching a boat. You can also tackle some of the best fishing spots. Your kayak floats in as little as 6 inches of water and accesses fishing spots unavailable or too risky for boats. Avoid the crowds, and paddle anywhere that peaks your curiosity– as long as it is safe! Check out our compilation of paddling locations for Southern California here.
No fumes, no noise: just you, your paddle and the water. If you live in a busy city, kayaking on the water is the best way to find quiet, open space, without surrounding boat motors and horns. No fishing boat can replicate the meditative serenity experienced on a kayak.