As the name suggests, sight casting is the stealthy art of glancing over the water and positioning your bait in an area where you’ve spotted fish movement. But not every kayak is designed for you to stand and cast. If you’re looking for the thrill of sight casting at fish from far above the water, you may want to consider trying out a fishing stand up paddle board!
You could technically bring a fishing rod and sit on your cooler on a standard SUP, so what makes the Kahuna a fishing SUP? As a response to growing interest in SUP fishing, manufacturers began offering paddle boards with built-in mounting options for fishing accessories, as well as shaping the actual board to be wider with a hull design crafted to allow for anglers to sneak up on fish (aka, less hull slap/noise).
Our home Austin, Texas could be considered the unofficial SUP capital of the nation.
So, if you’re on top of your SUP news or follow us on our Facebook page you saw the big announcement Hobie made last month with the launch of the Eclipse – the stand up paddleboard (SUP) equipped with their mirage drive technology. This is the first pedal powered SUP on the market and the paddlesports community exploded with curiosity and eagerness to give it a spin.
If you’re following us on Facebook, you know we’re big dog people here at ACK – we have several office dogs and carry a variety of gear for keeping your adventurous dog safe and happy! (LINK TO PK FRIDAY BLOG) dog trained:
One of the coolest things about working with ACK is access to people like Carlos Andreu, our Fleet Sales Manager, who is incredibly passionate about the growing sport of SUP fishing. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of time on a SUP, but never for more than paddling around the lake or on the coast so I really curious to chat with Carlos and learn how to rig your SUP for fishing.
If you’ve never heard of the booming sport of SUP Fishing, this is a great first glance into this beautiful and relaxing adventure. Let ACK’s own Carlos Andreu take you on a journey around Ladybird Lake in Austin, TX and describe to you what makes this sport at once so thrilling and ultimately so enjoyable.
Confession: My first time on a SUP was a bit of a disaster – I was on the ocean, got knocked off by a wave and lost my paddle.