Reel in the Fun: Glide's Beginner Guide to SUP Fishing

The most important part to sup fishing or paddle board fishing is the fishing paddle board. And the best sup fishing board is the Glide Angler inflatable fishing sup. The next would be a fishing license, no need to have fines accrued while you enjoy your day.

Sup fishing is a lot easier than it looks if you are using a Glide fishing sup, other fishing paddle boards may leave you struggling to get the hang of it, although our beginner's guide of fishing tips will have you catching fish in no time.

The Essentials of SUP Fishing

The foundation of a successful SUP fishing expedition is the fishing paddle board itself. Glide's Angler SUP stands out for its stability and features tailored for anglers. But first, let's explore the basics to get you started on your SUP fishing journey.

Choosing the Right Equipment

For those new to sup fly fishing or any type of SUP fishing, the choice of equipment is crucial. We followed Travis's first SUP fishing adventure, focusing on his transition into sup fly fishing without prior experience. After seeking expert advice and practicing his casting, Travis hit the water with his Glide Angler SUP and landed a significant catch.

SUP Fishing Tips

  1. Familiarize Yourself with Your SUP: Before loading up your fishing gear, take your SUP for a spin to get comfortable handling it.
  2. Learn to Cast and Tie Flies: If you're venturing into fly fishing, proper casting technique is essential. Consider taking lessons to enhance your skills.
  3. Research Your Fishing Spot: Knowing the local fishing reports and the best flies or bait to use can significantly increase your chances of success.
  4. Enjoy the Outdoors: Regardless of the SUP you use, the goal is to enjoy the fresh air and the fishing experience.

Fishing Styles and Techniques

  • Standard SUP Fishing: Ideal for beginners, this involves lure, tackle, or live bait fishing. Being barefoot can improve your balance, and adopting a seated position can help when reeling in larger catches.
  • Trolling from a SUP: Utilizing rod holders and maintaining a steady pace allows for effective trolling. While a fish finder can be helpful, it's not essential.
  • Sight SUP Fishing: This method, best suited for intermediate to advanced paddlers, requires good balance and polarized sunglasses to spot fish in the water.
  • Offshore SUP Fishing: The Glide Angler excels in offshore conditions, offering stability and ample space for gear, including essentials for deeper water fishing.

Glide Angler Fishing SUP: The Ultimate Choice

The Glide Angler is designed for superior performance in SUP fishing. Its length, width, and impressive weight capacity make it suitable for a wide range of fishing activities, from fly fishing to offshore excursions. With its military-grade PVC construction and comprehensive accessory package, the Glide Angler ensures you're well-equipped for any adventure. There is nothing wrong with checking out the comfortable deck pad or Glide cooler seat as you real in your fish.

Why Choose a Fishing Paddle Board?

Fishing from a paddle board offers unparalleled access to waterways, ease of transport, and a minimal environmental footprint compared to traditional fishing boats. It's an excellent way to connect with nature, stay fit, and enjoy social distancing outdoors.

Sight fishing is an exciting way to go about sup fishing! And can be done with fishing gear for fly fishing, bait fishing, or lure fishing. One piece of equipment that should be in your fishing setup for sight fishing is a pair of polarized sunglasses. Paddleboard fishing this way is a fun and challenging way to sup fish. Intermediate or advanced paddler tend to have the best luck with this method although some beginner paddlers have shown incredible results sight sup fishing.

Sight sup fishing is also something that can not easily be done from a kayak, this is just one of the few disadvantages to kayak fishing.

Offshore sup fishing.

This is one of the areas where the Glide Angler fishing paddle board shines. The general rule is you are going to want a long and stable board giving you the best platform to fish from. An ankle leash is recommended as well. Some will say a paddle leash as well although I have not seen a need for one myself as all the gear I have on my fishing rack will let me easily recover the paddle if I happen to lose it. A personal flotation device should also be worn while offshore fishing and is one of the bare essentials for any sup fishing setup.

This is one of the places where I do normally recommend a cast net to get free live bait, and normal anchor set up as you will generally be in deeper waters and a gaff hook to help get the fish secured on the fishing sup. A normal fishing net as well, and a Glide fishing cooler.

Sup fishing gear.

The only sup fishing gear you need to start with are as follows and should be considered only the necessary gear for sup fishing.

1) Fishing license

2)Paddleboard or sup fishing paddleboard. A fishing-specific board is recommended although not necessary.

3) Fishing rod and tackle or flies.

4) First aid kit and repair kit

5) Cell phone or another device like a Garmin in reach to be able to contact help and keep updated on changing weather especially if fishing offshore.

6) Sense of adventure

That is all the gear you need to start paddle board fishing. More gear can be added a few pieces at a time as you figure out what your style is and what will make paddleboard fishing more enjoyable for you. And as you add gear you will be able to know how much storage space you have. If you have a Glide Angler fishing paddle board then you will have plenty of cargo space for any gear you will want to bring, from a sleeping bag and camp gear as well as your fishing setup. You will be able to enjoy your favorite fishing spot in style and comfort with our inflatable fishing sup board.

About the Glide Angler fishing sup voted best fishing inflatable paddle board.

The Glide Angler has a weight capacity that is missing in many boards, able to easily carry 500 lbs this board has been voted the best fishing paddle board of the year, as well as for sup camping and paddle boarding with a dog. The Angler is a stable board that excels at sup fishing and being an everyday paddle board.

The Glide Angler stand-up paddle board features the following on the inflatable paddle boards,

The length is 11 feet for the fishing paddle board.

The width is 36 inches

The tail width is 18 inches on the Angler fishing paddle board.

It is not a thicker board with a board thickness of only 6 inches.

The deck pad is durable and easy to clean.

The fishing paddle board has a pointed nose suitable for all water sports and everyday paddle boarding.

The inflatable sup board also has an impressive weight capacity of 500 lbs, meaning you don't have to take only the necessary gear although can bring any gear you want including kids and the dog.

The fishing paddle board is made from premium materials with an extreme eye for detail. It is constructed with Glide's premium patent-pending technology that allows for Glide's unique stiffness to be fused in. Its composition is a quadruple layer military grade PVC – woven drop stitch core. If you want to fish from a paddle board the Glide Angler is the best you can get and outperforms many boats, kayak, and fishing paddle boards. Although no matter what inflatable sup you stand up paddle board on we hope you are having a blast and that you catch the fish you want!

Glide Angler Fishing Setup.

The following comes included with the Glide Angler fishing paddle board.

Backpack with rolling wheels for easy travel

High-performance Adjustable Paddle

2 Rod Holders, the rod holders work for multiple types of fishing rods and can used as vertical rod holders.


High-capacity SUP pump


Repair Kit

Kayak Seat

carry Strap

Advantages of a fishing paddle board.

Unlike many boats, a stand-up paddle board does not require a special license or registration. And an inflatable fishing paddle board is easier to transport than fishing boats, easier to store than a fishing boat, and is better for the environment compared to gas-powered fishing boats. A fishing paddle board is also a better way to view wildlife, keep in shape and enjoy the outdoors. A paddle board is also a great way to recreate with friends, and family and stay socially distanced. So get out and paddle board!

No matter what you choose to stand up paddle board with we at Glide hope you are having a great time under the sun and are creating memories of a lifetime. Let us know on Instagram at #glidesup where you paddle board. For more articles check our blog, and these two may be of interest to you sup fishing enthusiasts. Fly Fishing Paddleboard and Fishing Paddleboard. Ok maybe one more.