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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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Bass Fishing Game

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Deep sea fishing from a boat in the Gulf of Mexico
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One of my favorite hobbies is fishing.  I love to just get out in the outdoors and enjoy nature while fishing.  I am open to all types of fishing, and have pretty much done them all.  From catfish jugging in the midwest to deep sea fishing off the Florida coast to salmon fly fishing in Alaska, all of these fishing activities have the opportunity to bring me joy, and help me to find peace in nature.

Bass fishing is one type of fishing that I am particularly fond of.  Growing up in the midwest, I was surrounded by ponds, rivers, and lakes full of small and large mouth bass and striped bass.  Early on, I made friends with others who also loved to fish.  Our fishing adventures started out as explorations.  We experimented with methods and baits and lures, and found out new ways to catch bass.

Eventually, the competitive nature in us led to fierce competition.  Each fishing trip turned into a bass fishing game:  catch the most bass or catch the biggest bass.  The nature of our competition evolved from bragging rights to full on bets:  win one of the bass fishing games and win lunch or dinner from the others.

This competition added a lot of fun to our fishing trips.  It pushed our skill sets to the max.  We were constantly put in situations where we needed to evolve and adapt to win the game.  These experiences have partly shaped who I am today, and have helped me land a competitive, lucritive job.  And aside from the learning experiences that I gained, I also grew to appreciate fishing more and more.

If you too are involved in fishing, and like myself, engage in friendly or even cut-throat competition on the water, remember to always be safe, and to first and foremost have fun!

  • Bass Fishing Tips : It’s A Bass’ World (stepbysteptips.com)

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