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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Kayak Fishing

The first con of kayak fishing is the inevitable back aches that come from sitting for hours on end. This is not to say that the seats in kayaks are uncomfortable because they are usually very comfortable. The backaches come for sitting too long. Sitting at a desk all day has the same effect. Standing up every now and again or getting out of the kayak to stretch can alleviate this con.

The low elevation of the yak fisherman is another con when trying to sight fish. The higher the elevation of the fisherman the more he will be able to see. The close to the water stance of a yak hinders the ability to see fish. Many of the new sit on top style yaks are stable enough to allow for standing which fixes the elevation issue.

Yak fishermen can expect to get wet. Kayak fishing is a wet style of fishing. The fish will be splashing and the scupper holes allow water to flow into and out of the kayak. That is just the way it is.

Now let’s look at the pros of yak fishing.

The pros:

• Low cost barrier to entry
• Stealthy
• Launch/fish anywhere
• Anyone can do it
• Low maintenance

Kayaks are relatively cheap compared to other fishing vessels. A decent not too fancy kayak set up for fishing will usually run less than one thousand dollars. There are kayaks with pedal drive and all of the bells and whistles that may cost close to three thousand dollars but a basic fishing kayak should cost less than one thousand dollars.

The ability to be stealthy is a definite pro for this style of fishing. A trolling motor is not as quite as everyone thinks. Fish can hear very well and often are spooked by the hum of a trolling motor. Kayaks don’t have that problem and can easily sneak up on fish.

The ability to launch and fish from anywhere is a major advantage. This fisherman likes to find areas that are not pressured by other fishermen. The key is to fish where the fish are and the fishermen aren’t. Fishing kayaks are perfect for this.

Anyone without physical handicaps can fish from a kayak. The physical requirements are the ability to sit and paddle at the same time. This ranks on a difficulty scale with walking while chewing gum. Very little athletic ability is necessary for kayak fishing.

Kayaks are very low maintenance. Once a fisherman gets their kayak set up the way they like it most of the work is done. There is very little that can go wrong with a sturdily built fishing kayak.

Family Fun With Fishing

Prepare in Advance

Elaborate gear and tackle are not necessary, but make sure you have the items you need before you hit the water. Pack enough hooks, bait, line, and lures in the event that you lose some items. Have a cooler and ice on hand if you will take your catch home with you. Bring gloves, an extra change of clothes for everyone, hats, sunscreen, and a first-aid kit. Don’t forget snacks and drinks for everyone in your party, too!

Choosing Equipment

Tangled lines and complicated rods can be frustrating for young anglers.

– You can avoid many of these issues by choosing rods carefully. A spincast mechanism is the most basic design, which makes it ideal for beginners. To cast, simply press the button on the reel while propelling the line forward into the water.

– Barbless hooks will be the safest choice for youngsters. If you do choose to use barbed hooks, squeeze the barbs with pliers to eliminate them on the hooks. The absence of barbs will make it easier to disengage the hooks if they accidentally snag something or someone.

– Worms, bread, and insects make the best bait for kids. Use a basic bobber and sinker to finish setting up the rod. Although artificial lures may be tempting, it’s more difficult to fish with them because anglers must repeatedly cast to ensure that they capture the attention of the fish.

Safety Guidelines

Take steps to ensure that everyone stays safe on a family fun outing.

Regardless of swimming skills, everyone in the party should wear a personal flotation device when around deep water. This includes time spent on a boat and near fast-moving or deep water. United States Coast Guard regulations require every passenger in a boat to have a personal flotation device. Even if your excursion just involves wading, take safety precautions. Know the depth of the water and the strength of any current.

Deep Sea Fishing In Kona

Deep sea fishing is a much more complex form of fishing. As the name suggests it requires deep seas, which are located far away from land. Often referred to as sports fishing.

When you venture out to these deep seas, you travel far from the shallow waters of standard fishing. Here, it is a totally different fish game. Think about it, where do sharks swim? Deep seas. A wide array of fish species can be found in the dark deep seas. Possibilities are limitless with this style of fishing and will make for a very enjoyable trip.

Calm waters, located a short trip from land, populated with a range of species year round, is the seas you want to find. Whether you are starting out, or consider yourself a sports fishing guru, this will be the most suitable environment.

As a novice fisher, you want calm, safe seas. This way you can learn the ropes and are always a safe trip from home. With seas populated year round, you can adventure out and improve your skills any time you like,

As a sports fishing enthusiast, you want seas full with every species A-Z. This way you can discover new, and wild fish for your first time. Perfect for this competitive fishers, who desire to fish for the rare catch!

So, do these waters exist, or only in a dream world?

Yes! In Kona, Hawaii.

Famously known for their Blue Marlin, the Kona waters are the perfect destination for newbies and experienced deep sea fishers. If you are looking to catch a grander, complete in a competition or simply enjoy the experience looking for something to grill, Kona has more than enough opportunities for you to avail of.

It is advised that you purchase yourself a fishing charter when heading to Kona, to ensure the best experience possible. There are a range of options available, from half days, three quarter days and even a full day if you prefer. Whilst on board these exclusive charters you won’t require your own fishing license. Tackle, bait and ice will all be included in your package. All your fishing needs will be covered, and you may even receive lunch and drinks depending on your choice.

With up to 6 people per boats, renting a boat can provide your family or friends with a day filled of fishing fun. Maybe you want to join a competition, or host a private event with your friends on other boats? No problem! You can be sure to receive great cooperation on these charter deals, to maximise your Kona experience.

Ice Fishing

Once you are out on the ice, finding the right depth matters. Most fish will generally stay in a specific depth during the winter, which can make it easier to find them. If it is a common lake you have fished regularly during the summer months you will know all the premium spots and depths of the lake. If you aren’t familiar with the lake you can hop online and look for a map of the lake and it will show you all the different depths of the lake and you can check out the depths for the species you are looking to fish for.

Now that you have found a spot to fish, you can start drilling holes in the ice for your tip-ups, if you have some and a couple of holes to fish from while waiting on your tip-ups to go off. Remember to spread out the placement of your holes. If you put them close to each other you have the worries of them getting tangled when there is a fish on and some people say having them close together loses you chance of catching a fish as there are too much bait in one area.

You are ready to start fishing, some people say you ice fish like you are summer fishing, which isn’t true. You want to make sure you are going slow and steady as fish don’t expend as much energy during the winter months.If you are looking to give your fishing a jump start, you can always chum the hole before you start fishing. Sometimes chumming your hole can actually bring more fish to your area. You can use minnows or wax worms and let the fish go to town. Always have different types of bait with you, as you never know what the fish are looking to eat on that day. If you move your bait or jig too fast, a fish might let it go to save some energy. If you are going to be fishing for bluegills or perch, you want to fish the bottom as they love to feed off the bottom during the winter months.

Now that you have a few tips for a successful ice fishing trip. Get off the computer and put those tips to the test. Always remember to be safe and know the thickness of the ice before walking or driving out on the ice. You don’t want to start your ice fishing trip having to turn around right away from falling in.