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Fishing Kayaks Are Great Alternatives To Motorized Vessels

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Kayak Fishing at Okmulgee Lake
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Fishing from a kayak is a great alternative to using motorized fishing vessels. Kayak fishing is a very popular hobby in certain parts of the country such as North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Part of the appeal of using a kayak is that you do not need to worry about the maintenance expense compared to owning and operating a diesel or gasoline powered fishing boat. There are also less rules and regulations because kayaks are not motorized. You do not need to obtain a boating license, or expense permits for the purpose of kayak fishing.

Kayak fishing can be done in canals, lakes, ponds, swamps and other types of tributaries. In certain parts of the country people also fish from the ocean as well with Kayaks. Saltwater fishing is also very popular because of the more diverse fish species in ocean environments. If you haven’t tried fishing kayaks before, it can be a great way to spend a day relaxing on the open water.

One of the best ways to experience kayak fishing is by joining a fishing vacation tour. This is especially convenient if you do not have your own equipment. Kayak fishing tour operators usually have great package rates which include all your equipment (i.e. safety jackets, emergency radios, kayak boat, and transportation) for less than $100 per day. This can be a good way for you to try out this hobby, without having to purchase all of the fishing gear and equipment. Another benefit to joining an organized fishing tour is that you can minimize your chances of spending an entire day without catching fish.

Kayak fishing tour operators are very experienced and know exactly where to go when it comes to finding the best available fishing spots. You can fish for various kinds of species include sun fish, striped bass, salmon, and trout.


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2 Responses to “Fishing Kayaks Are Great Alternatives To Motorized Vessels”


  1. Kitesurf Tarifa
    on Feb 15th, 2011
    @ 2:05 pm

    Haha…I tried this once and had attached a small windsurf sail to my kayak at the same time because I couldn’t be bothered paddling, cast off and got the line wrapped around the sail and tore the thing to pieces…served me right for being such a lazy so and so I suppose!!

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  2. Football Autographs
    on Feb 22nd, 2011
    @ 2:33 am

    I certainly agree that this would be an ideal past time. Thanks so much for this one. Glad to have come across on this updates.

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