Redfish are RED HOT!!!Read More
John was freshly retired and looking for a new Adventure. He picked up a nice used kayak that he modified to fit his needs. I could not believe some of the ingenuity that he came up with... The one thing that stood out to me the most was the up raised seat he designed out of a luggage rack! Great Job! He was new to kayak fishing and wanted to learn the basics. After teaching him a few tricks and techniques about rigging fishing gear/kayaks, we headed out on to the water. When showing new people to artificial fishing, I always start them out with soft plastics. Showing them different colors, size jig heads, hooks, and speed variations for certain situations. And Why? I began showing him what to look for and where to look for that prized fish. Before you know it, he put it all together and hooked into a Nice red fish. After a nice red fish sleigh ride from a beautiful lit up up fish. John had fell in love with kayak fishing! We ended up catching a only a couple of red fish and a few trout but, he was ready to rock n' roll in the future on his next kayak fishing adventure! Great Job John!
Learning to fish from a kayak can some times be challenging but, can also be very rewarding in the end. If you are new to an area or new to kayak fishing and want to fine-tune your game quickly I would recommend going with a guide for the first trip. It's different from other fishing because there is not a lot of space on a kayak. So don't overload your yak with things that you will never use and if you do, being organized is the key to success! I usually bring a paddle, PFD, whistle, rod/reels, just enough tackle for what I'm fishing for, fish grips/ landing net, measuring device, anchor, water/snack and my phone for pictures/ in case of emergency... That may sound like a lot but, if its stowed away properly its no problem at all! The first thing I look at before planning a trip is the tides and weather/WIND! There are many different bad situations you can put yourself in by not checking both the tides and wind before you launch... Safety first and fun second ; ) Once you have all that down you are ready to catch the fish of a lifetime! Nothing funner than taking a kayak sleigh ride from a nice fish. Also please be respectful of your fellow anglers on the water! If you see someone fishing, go around them and try not to disturb the area they are trying to fish. There are plenty of fish in the sea :) Until next time Be Safe, Have Fun, and Enjoy Florida's Beautiful waters!