Where are the Fish, Definitive Guide to Kayak Fishing and help to get you Started?
Saltwater fishing edition:
Saltwater Kayak Fishing Opportunities
Transitioning from freshwater fishing to saltwater fishing can bring quite a shock.
Everything is bigger and more powerful—the water, the fish, the sun. Fortunately, saltwater kayak fishing can be experienced on many levels from ultra-tame to the utmost extreme. Choose your own adventure and don’t be afraid to take it easy in the beginning.
In terms of approachability,
Inshore saltwater fishing is where new kayak anglers should start. Inshore waters are those areas of saltwater that are close to shore and oftentimes protected by various features like barrier islands, reefs, bays, and jetties. In the U.S., species like red-fish, speckled trout, and flounder are the top inshore fish to chase in a kayak, although other predatory fish like barracuda and sharks can be hooked inshore.
Near-shore saltwater kayak fishing takes place out in the open ocean but within sight of shore.
Out here, you’ll encounter larger fish species like mahi mahi, amber-jack, grouper, and reef fish like snapper. Learning how to beach launch your kayak is required to access near-shore waters.
Then there’s offshore kayak fishing,
Where gutsy anglers head out into the open ocean to hook into fish that can easily grow larger than a fishing kayak. Species like marlin, tuna, wahoo, and others are the main targets out in the blue water and targeting them should only be attempted by competent kayak anglers with lots of experience under their belts.
Saltwater Kayak Fishing experiences and top pick APPS:
- FishBrain; our Favorite.
- Pro Angler (Android, iOS)
- FishTrack (Android, iOS)
- Fishing Points (Android, iOS)
- Deeper - Smart Sonar
- Fish Rules
Good To have apps
- Navionics Boating Marine & Lakes
- iAngler Tournament