One of the best things about getting into the world of kayak fishing is the wide spread community you immediately become a part of. Luckily for a lot of us, a local Kayak Fishing club/community is only a few clicks of the mouse away. As for us in upstate NY this is going to be a particularly exciting season, the 2015 fishing season brings with it the start of the CNY chapter of Kayak Anglers of PA.
Check out their “About” page HERE… for their own wording of what they are all about.
This club is a lot like the clubs all over the country, for a low annual membership fee, members get discounted tournament entries, discounts on sponsored products, but most of all, they get membership into a community of like minded individuals, all with new knowledge to share about their “favorite fishing spot”…
That has always been my favorite aspect about joining a new club, getting to try out new lakes, and areas and places I had never paddled before… makes you think, why you would ever do the same paddle twice.
Get out there and check out your local clubs, try fishing new locations, different baits and reels… talk to people, and become and active member, if you are serious about getting into the sport of Kayak Fishing, or just want to get out and have a good time… you can not find a better outlet then your local Kayak Fishing club.
Check out one of my favorite kayak lines, and the new version of one of there best fishing models. If you are looking to get into a new kayak this fishing season, check this one out at your nearest kayak shack… like Fuzzy Guppies, if you are in my neck of the woods.
Kayaking is a sport that has been around for a very long time in many different countries. It is simple for someone to get into, as well as always changing and staying fresh, there is always a new place to paddle. Kayak gear is available almost everywhere that you can find a sports shop or water sports shop (not to mention that almost every little town by water has a Kayak Shack). Kayaking is very popular in many different areas where there are different bodies of water; you can kayak on the ocean, a lake, down canals or even through white rafting waters. From novices to the experienced, kayak accessories are always necessary as well. Therefore, it is very important to do your research before you get out on the water to have some good outdoor fun.
Kayaking is a very easy sport to quickly get the hang of right away. It involves some skills that can be easily developed if you are already in shape and it can be a lot of fun even if you do not know how. For those of your willing, most of your local kayak shops offer some form of lessons (never a bad idea). Kayaking is usually done on calm waters in lakes, all over the country, with a growing population from the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Sometimes, more experienced kayakers will take their kayak out to fast rapids which are much more difficult and require some more experience. For a novice, you will want to take things slow and keep it easy until it becomes comfortable.
Kayaking in a single person boat can be fun as well, but that does require a little bit more strength and power than a two person boat where both can row, or you may take turns, making the entire trip a whole lot easier. Kayaking is also much safer when you participate as a group. If you happen to get lost on a stream or lose your way it can be scary to those who are by themselves. If you are in a group though, it can be much easier to deal with than one would think. With a group you will not only feel safer but if something were to go wrong, your friends and family would be able to handle the situation.
Kayaking is a very easy sport to learn and it only requires a little bit of training before you can get out on the water and enjoy it on your own. Most people would recommend one or two classes and some leisurely runs on water that is close to you before you try to kayak on a major trip. Practicing is a very fun way to get comfortable with the sport before you go on a trip and it is a lot of fun. If you do not own your own kayak, it is very easy and very inexpensive to simply rent one. Kayaks come in singles and doubles and can be used in almost any body of water of your choice.
Simply remember to bring the gear you need like a life vest, comfortable shoes, lots of water, granola bars or other forms of food. You will have lots of fun and you will be able to experience a lot of nature that you have never experienced before! Have fun and be safe, wherever you decide to kayak!