Friday, January 12, 2018

Guest Post: Offshore Kayak Fishing is the New Trend

This is a guest post by Tom Miller, a kayak fishing enthusiast who also writes for The Kayak Critic.

Fishing is a favorite hobby for many of us, but it is also an important industry to work in. No matter, people nowadays are going crazy over this new growing idea of kayak fishing. Previously, only a handful of people can be seen with a kayak moving offshore for hunting their prey. Now, dozens of people can be seen embracing the adventure. Not to mention proper seminars are being conducted to educate the fishers to help them explore in a better way.

This method of fishing has been adapted for several reasons. Kayaking itself allows our muscles to tone. While paddling in the water, one strokes up for miles which helps our arms, legs, and our whole body to find the rhythm. Kayak fishing is quite a workout and will you a fresh and delicious meal afterward, which makes things more interesting. Kayaking also keeps your heart in good health. But most of the time offshore fishing is a significant relaxation method used by many of us in this fast-paced time. In many parts of the world, offshore kayaking has proved to be substantial for team building exercises.

Building the team up is one reason for offshore kayaking, but at the same time, it also helps us with self-reliance. Isn't it amazing how just one outdoor activity can do so much for you? Although it isn't as easy as it sounds there are a few tips and tricks you should keep in mind:
  1. Take your first note: offshore kayaking is not for beginners, and practice is what makes a person perfect.
  2. Second, of course, to choose the right kayak for your adventure. Fishing kayaks are different. Don't go in the middle of the sea with a kayak that has no place to put the fishing gears.
  3. Third, nature is beautiful, but it is dangerous, too. The sea is no joke. Put your life jacket on and keep yourself safe from the elements in the sea. You don't want things to go out of hand. And to be on the safe side, do take an emergency communication device with you, because your safety comes first.
  4. Fourth, plan before your trip down the sea, ask a local meteorologist for details. This active-mindedness will help you be on time for the last wave to go by, as that is your time to start doing what you came to do.
  5. Down the lane is the knowledge of weight distribution. As I mentioned earlier, fishing kayaks are different, and if you don't put the weight balanced in the center, you will end up hurting yourself every time a wave breaks onto you.
  6. Lastly, do not forget to be visible to others while you are out. You do not want bigger boats to overlook you. In daylight, a safety flag from a distance can make you visible to others. And at night time, use a 360-degree light for yourself.

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