Human-powered and inexpensive, the sport of kayak fishing is becoming more and more popular with outdoors enthusiasts looking for a way to stay in shape while enjoying a fishing trip. If you're thinking of getting into kayak fishing, here are some things to consider first to help you get the most out of the experience:
- You should know something about both sports. If you're an expert kayaker but have never fished in your life, or if you know your way around a rod and line but have never stepped foot in a kayak, make sure you read up on and practice the sport that you have less expertise in before attempting to take on anything too difficult.
- Consult with retailers to determine the ideal kayak for you. The style of kayak you'll need will depend on many factors, including whether you intend to fish in lakes, rivers or the ocean, what type of fish you will be pursuing, and what type of fishing you do. This can all get pretty complicated, so don't be afraid to consult with the experts to help you find the right boat. Some stores will allow you to take a kayak out for a test run before buying; take advantage of this opportunity if it's offered to you.
- Customize your kayak. Once you have determined which model you're going to buy, you can start planning the marine accessories you will add on in order to make your fishing experience easier. Some of the most common custom additions are methods of keeping important items within reach while you're on the water, such as paddle holders or clips.
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