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Great Advantages to Kayak Fishing

by Tommy Wong October 01, 2014 1 Comment

Great Advantages to Kayak Fishing


1. Kayak Fishing can be Much Cheaper

Kayak fishing can be a lot cheaper

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!

2. No Bite, No Problem

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.

3. Modern Kayaks Are So, So Comfortable

Hobie Pro Angler 14

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.

4. Access to the Water is Easier than Ever

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.

5. Kayak Fishing is More Serene

Fishing on a kayak is more serene

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.



Tommy Wong
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1 Response

Haley
Haley

June 18, 2016

I love the serenity of kayak fishing! You get access to so many waterways that you are difficult or impossible for a boat to reach. SUP fishing has also become popular recently as well. It’s overtaking kayak fishing down in the Keys in FL where I live near because it’s easier to stand up and sight fish for bonefish. I’ve written about both kayak and SUP fishing on my blog at boardandkayaklife.com for those who want to learn more about either activity. There are pluses and minuses to both so it’s important to know where and why you want to fish determine which method will work better for you.

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