Yep it works well. It will take you a while to hone your techniques. It's great for drifting baits. check out the tidalfish site. There is a kayak board. There is also a VA. kayak fishing association that just formed. Most of the people on the board are members. If you do web searches, there is a lot of information from the west coast. People catch sailfish, shark etc. in the baha peninsula. one year I tied off to a piling in the small boat channel north of fisherman's island, created a menhaden slick, and dropped a couple eels hoping for a cobia to come along and pull me around. Maybe someday!
You can get into and out of places where a bass boat would get stuck. I mostly use mine around the grass islands, although I have stuck my nose out into the Chesapeake a few hundred yards a couple of times.
I also like to go exploring up little creeks. I find some interesting stuff up there.
Some take them to the CBBT. I know too many people with center consoles who will take me out there to do that.
Come on over to the darkside as they call it. I have been fishing from a kayak for 3 years now and love it. Yes we have a little group here in Va for kayak fishing. You can check out the link and see about meeting us with us. As a matter of fact I am heading out tomorrow morning at Rudee inlet. Going to launch between 5 and 5:30. here is the link to the Virginia Kayak Fishing Association: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VKFA/
I fished from my kayak, but it's a lil (lotta) tippy ...I've got an Aquatera sealion.... I've fished/crabbed from a sit-on-top and MUuuuuuch better/more stable.
I mounted a rod holder on my sealion and went trolling off Sandbridge on day. Rod off to the side looked like and outrigger...it was also kinda choppy that day. I hook this spanish and all of of sudden the rod is knocking me in the head, I grab the pole and start fighting the fish 'backwards', not the easiest thing to turn around inside the cockpit and I would have rolled if I turned the boat....so I fight the fish -oh yeah....note to self....Buy a paddle leash! Got the 3 pounder in, stowed it......(uh.... another note-Buy a lil cooler) between my legs. I don't mean to paint a bad picture . Also Taken my boat to the Keys fishing....really tough in the current and around the bridges, but you can really sneak up on some stuff-rays,sharks,tarpon on the flats. Buddy of mine fly fishes outta his. I def recommend the more stable sit-on-top for fishing.
Oh Yeah.....kayak also works great for taking out large baits from shore for shark fishing........MUCH better than the inflatable rafts I use to use .... Once I was taking a bait out on a raft and about 300' off the beach the line came tight and pulled the bait and hear this 'spasissssssssssss' sound..........one of the hooks punctured my lil life raft......and I was going down fast...it was right at dusk to boot.......then I start thinking...'you dumba%#!!!" I had just paddled out 300' with a 5 pound , bloody tuna head under my chin (didn't want to loose it), and NOW I've got to frantically (sharks like that motion) paddle back throught my own chum slick .....WITH ONE HAND!......cause the other hand was pinching the hole shut....worked about as well as the lil boy with his finger in the **** (no comments please )........I got in with about 1.5 pounds of air left in my digny and because I didn't use enough weight on my bait......IT beat me in to shore ...needless to say I got skunked that eve.......
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