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! While the idea of fishing from a paddle board can be intimidating, it can be very rewarding with a little practice (like with most things, there’s a learning curve).

Most of our SUPs can be outfitted in the same ways your fishing kayak can: There are options to mount rod holders and fish finders, room for your hard or soft cooler, and even that Micro Power Pole you love so much.

And when it comes to SUP fishing, you’ve got options.

Here are our Top 5 fishing SUPs favorites, in no particular order:

1. Kaku Kahuna Fishing SUP


– Made out of rugged polyethylene, so you won’t have to worry about scrapes and dings like with a fiberglass board
– 6 tie-down points + front bungee storage
– Threaded inserts allow you to attach tracks for additional mounting options
– Fully integrated Micro Power Pole mount

2. NRS Osprey Fishing Inflatable SUP

– Side to side and front to back stability allows you to confidently move around the board to make accurate casts and land fish
– Double sidewall construction increases durability and the heavy-duty PVC drop-stitch construction stands up to abrasion and abuse no matter what conditions you fish in
– Includes 3 accessory mounts + bungee deck rigging at the front and rear for your cooler, tackle bag, or crate
– Six stainless steel D-rings provide plenty of options for attaching gear
– Packs up small into a backpack for easy transportation and storage

3. NRS Heron Fishing Inflatable SUP

– Dual 7″ diameter side chambers act like outriggers so you can move around the board with ease to make pinpoint presentations and to land hard-fighting fish
– Double sidewall construction increases durability and the heavy-duty PVC drop-stitch construction stands up to abrasion and abuse no matter what conditions you fish in
– Includes 3 accessory mounts + bungee deck rigging at the front and rear for your cooler, tackle bag, or crate
– Six stainless steel D-rings provide plenty of options for attaching gear
– Packs up small into a backpack for easy transportation and storage

4. Native Watercraft Versa Paddle Board

– Stand up or sit down paddle board features an extremely stable hull that offers surprising performance and handling in surf, the open ocean, rivers, or lakes
– Unique, retractable spring loaded skeg system provides exceptional tracking while in flatwater or while riding a wave but can be easily retracted when in the shallows
– Comes with a center-mounted groove track and fore and aft deck bungees with recessed hardware

5. Imagine Wizard Angler Stand Up Paddleboard

– Four fishing mounts, two rod holders, and paddle clip included
– Includes two storage hatches
– Flip up seat can be secured with bungees when not in use
– Front bungee can be used to secure PFD or small dry bag to the front of the board


And for the more visually inclined folks, here’s a graphic we put together for easy comparison: