Kayak fishing is quickly becoming one of the most popular angling forms out there for professional and amateur fisherman alike. Experience the many benefits of sport fishing from a kayak, save money, get close to nature and get a work out.
Below we will examine each aspect of the benefits that kayak fishing provides.
Fishing from a kayak gives you the ability to get to the fish without spooking them.Like people, fish prefer quiet when they can get it. Paddling quietly can get you right on top of the fish. Not only is the fishing better but a kayak allows you to see nature in closer proximity.
Any place you can get to shore is a place you can launch a kayak. No waiting at boat ramps for your turn to get in the water.Typically 6” of water is all that is needed to float a fishing kayak even when loaded with three to four hundred pounds of cargo. This allows kayak fisherman access to waters that traditional angling boats just don’t have access to as they require much more water to be mobile. Not to mention many of the best fishing waters have motor restrictions allowing for non motorized crafts only.
Unlike traditional fishing crafts kayaks require almost zero Maintenance. No oil to change,trailers to maintain or winterizing required. Other then proper storage and the odd UV protectant application kayaks require no major care.
Kayaking is a low impact activity that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. You can expect Increased muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest from paddling and wading the rod. Not to mention that being outside in the sun boosts our mood, improves sleep, and promotes vitamin D production.
The initial cost of kayak fishing is much less than fishing from traditional boats. You can buy a new kayak including equipment for as little as seven to eight hundred dollars. Used kayaks and equipment can be purchased for much less. If you decide to get a fully equipped kayak for fishing you will typically not spend more than thirteen hundred dollars although as with most things the skies the limit. And don’t worry about the price of gas,you won’t need any!
There are numerous other reasons for its growing popularity as well like spending time with family, teaching your kids the joys of fishing or just plain getting out of the house. It’s easy to see why kayak fishing is growing so quickly with no signs of slowing down.