It was Memorial Day Weekend and what better way to take advantage of the long weekend than by going on a couple of kayaking excursions? I recruited my 16 year old stepdaughter and we decided to spend a day kayaking our way through one of Florida’s scenic state parks, Lover’s Key.
You’ve got bass and bonefish on the brain and know of a few spots you’d love to be able to fish but you just can’t get to them in your boat. What are you going to do? You’ve heard about SUP fishing before but aren’t quite sure what it’s about. After all, you’ve never fished in anything but a boat and aren’t sure if paddle board fishing will be right for you. What is stand up paddle board fishing, anyway? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Find out everything you need to know about SUP fishing below including our picks for 2 of the best fishing SUPs!
You’ve got a serious case of itchy feet and are ready to splash some new water with your SUP or kayak. In my 9 years working on luxury yachts, I still consider the Bahamas one of my favorite destinations. Turquoise blue waters, soft white sand, and far fewer boats and traffic than what you find in many other places in the Caribbean make this a perfect escape if you want to become one with your kayak.
You don’t need to be on a yacht to access all of these places, but you will need a boat to get to most of them, whether that be a sailboat, a power boat, or a catamaran. Load up your board or yak, hop on a friend’s boat or rent your own, and cruise to these fabulous destinations.
Kayaks are a great way to get out on the water and sneak into your favorite fishing spot or other shallow water honey hole that isn’t accessible via boat.
But what fun is it to go yak fishing and not have anyone to witness the monster fish you just landed without being accused of telling fish tales? That’s why tandem kayaks are great because you can bring a friend or family member along to share a nice day on the water with. So which is the best tandem fishing kayak for you? We’ve picked out 3 of the best two person kayaks out there that will be sure to have you telling fish tales for years to come.
So you’re ready to take the plunge (figuratively, not literally) and buy a new kayak, right? The last thing you want is a kayak that capsizes the moment you set foot in it, leaving you soaking wet treading water while trying to figure out how to get back in the darn thing.
With that in mind, which kayak will be best to make sure you don’t take the plunge literally and can avoid an unexpected wet exit? For most, the answer is a nice, stable sit on top kayak, also known as a SOT kayak.
Paddle boarding has been taking the outdoor water sports world by storm. Ever since it exploded onto the scene several years ago taking the place of the then popular kite surfing, it has been the activity of choice for water sport enthusiasts of all stripes.
It’s a great activity for people of all levels but it’s especially appealing for beginners because there’s not really a special skill set required before you get started and there is relatively little in the way of gear that’s required to get set up. That being said, choosing a board can be quite a daunting task especially when first starting out.
If you’re like a lot of beginners looking to get your feet wet in the sport of paddle boarding, you’re probably wanting to get into it as cheaply as possible. That way if you don’t like it or if turns into just a passing fad, you won’t have shelled out a bunch of money for a piece of equipment you no longer use.