Not sure how many fishing enthusiasts we have in the group here but I’ve been doing a lot of reading and researching some kayak fishing recently. I found a nice Hawaii based site and family that has a lot of information on the subject here. I have also started to read up and research on buying my own fishing kayak. I just can’t decide yet if I want to go with used or new. It seems to me that kayak fishing in Hawaii go together like Minecraft and LEGOs. With the warm water and the relatively deep, shore water there are plenty of fish to catch…most of which can be eaten and are a blast to wrangle.
I’ve done the basic kayaking thing in Hawaii before when I kayaked to the Mokes. However, I do want to turn it up a notch and kayak fishing has been on my mind a lot. I figure yak fishing brings together a whole bunch of things that I’m really kind of passionate about:
- The Ocean
- …something to do on Sundays that’s not snorkeling! (LOL)
Hell, I guess if I got good enough at it then I could always snorkel right off the kayak as long as I anchor the dang thing.
I mean, seriously, kayaking is great exercise and it gets you on the water and in the sun and fishing is one of the most popular, fun and challenging sports/hobbies in the world. To me, the whole thing is a win-win. Of course, there is a pretty high cost for a fully outfitted, tandem fishing kayak but that goes a long with the territory, I guess. Treat it right and it should last you a long, long time. I’ve already found a place here on Oahu where I’m going to visit this weekend to start shopping around for a model…or at least pricing them. They even offer financing. If you’re on the Island and in the market then check out Windward Boats in Kailua.
That’s it for now. I’ll let you know if the kayak fishing thing every gets off the ground!