The winter months are great for kayak fishing, but anglers need to stay safe, warm, and dry. Layering up and wearing the proper clothing is essential, and wearing a PFD this time of year is a must. […]
Anglers must be more diligent when fishing from kayaks during winter. Things that might merely be unpleasant when the air and water are slightly warmer can become life-threatening when the temperature drops.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering five free fishing workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of February. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis.
Part of the fun of tackling big fish from a kayak is fishing with your friends and reliving the experience when telling the story. The first part, fishing with friends, is a key part of safety and the second, reliving the experience when telling the story, means having a safe and successful trip. The U.S. Coast Guard has minimum standards for required safety equipment in kayaks, and it has a longer list of suggested safety equipment.
Collin Yoder of N. Charleston was fishing at Aiken State Park out of his kayak for bowfin on Aug. 9 when he landed one of the biggest largemouth bass he’s ever caught. The fish measured over 24 inches in length.
It’s not time to put your fishing kayaks or rods and reels in storage for the winter just yet. Instead, it’s time to gear up for the YAK Kayak Fishing Shoot Out sponsored by Hooters of Myrtle Beach, which will be held this weekend, Dec. 9 – 10.