There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more. – Lord Byron The beginning of a new year brings about new ideas, promises, and resolutions for everyone.
The day began like any of my other San Marcos River Day trips; launched just before sunrise with beautiful sunny skies and warm 85 degree weather in the forecast (took place in July). I had been fly fishing for a few months prior bringing nothing but the fly (By this time I had fully converted to fly fishing and the poor bait casters were getting dusty in the garage.
Just because winter is approaching does not mean you have to hang up your yak and paddle until spring. Of course it’s your choice if you want to hunker down this winter with a cup of hot chocolate and a Charles Dickens classic because, (and if that is your decision then might I suggest our recent post on storing your kayak?
Guest blog written by Matt Moccia, Hobie Pro Staff For years I’ve enjoyed fishing out of a small kayak on various rivers and other small waters inaccessible to larger watercraft. The problem with this was they were inaccessible to vehicles as well, which meant limiting the amount of gear you could bring along.
With kayak fishing growing in popularity by the minute we thought it would be a great idea to ask our seasoned kayak anglers to provide some advice and tricks for the newbies. By far the most popular piece of advice was to wear Buy the best PFD you can afford and ALWAYS wear it Always check the weather forecast Keep everything tied down Learn how to self rescue Buy a sit-on-top kayak for easiest kayak fishing Test a bunch of kayaks before you buy one Tie down what you cant afford to lose Dont use your anchor in fast flowing rivers Look both ways before crossing an intracoastal Be anchored or tied off- big fish will pull you around!