Is paddle board fishing hard?
Will I be able to do it?
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Paddle board fishing can be as hard or as easy as you make it. It requires knowledge of the local waters, the correct equipment, and the skills to maneuver the board and fish. It’s not a sport you can just jump into; it requires some learning and practice. But if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can learn the ropes and enjoy a unique and rewarding fishing experience. If you are already a paddle boarder then sup fishing will be a breeze as the hardest part of sup fishing is as follows.
1.) Maintainig your balance, feel free to sit on the board or cooler while reeling in your catch.
2.) Choosing the right fishing paddle boards, there are many sup fishing boards on the market, later in this article, we will go over what to look for in fishing sups so you can find a quality fishing paddle board no matter the brand.
Benefits of Paddle board fishing.
There are many benefits to paddle board fishing, we will touch on a few of them. One of the largest advantages of sup fishing is the ability to see the world around you and having a great angle to see the fish you are going after, especially with polarized sunglasses. This gives the sight angler a huge advantage when sight fishing.
Getting in a fun full-body workout. As well as having a more stable platform to do long and powerful casting from as well as having more room for fishing gear and large fish.
When it comes to technique, the most important thing to keep in mind is to stay balanced. This is especially true if you are using a non fishing sup. You want to be sure you are centered on the board and that you are comfortable with your stance and paddling technique. Additionally, you want to be mindful of the wind and water conditions, as they can make a big difference in how difficult it is to keep your balance.
If you are just starting out with paddle board fishing, it is important to take your time and learn the basics. Start with a flat water area like a lake or slow-moving river, and practice your balance and paddling technique. Once you are comfortable with these basics, you can start to explore different types of waters and locations as well as adding gear to your board so you can get used to the weight distribution of your fishing gear.
Another important element of paddle board fishing is choosing the right equipment. You want to make sure you have the right size board and paddle for your size luckily most quality paddles are adjustable. Additionally, you want to be sure you have the right tackle and gear for the type of fishing you are doing.
Finally, it is important to be prepared for a day of paddle board fishing. This means having the right clothing and supplies for your fishing environment. You should also be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sun protection, and a first aid kit.
What to look for in a fishing sup?
Look for a fishing sup that has a weight capacity of 450 lbs or greater, has a flat bottom with a removable fin in a US-Style finbox. You will also want to look for a paddle board that is 10'5" or longer with a minimum width of 34" a wider board will be a more stable board with plenty of deck space. On the deck look for a fishing paddle board that has deck gear mounts as well as plenty of d rings as well as front and rear storage areas. Lastly, avoid any inflatable fishing sup that has less than 3 layers of military PVC, fishing hooks are sharp!
In conclusion, paddle board fishing is not overly difficult and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. With a bit of practice and preparation, anyone can get out there and start catching all kinds of fish. So, if you are looking for a new way to enjoy fishing and the outdoors, give paddle board fishing a try! If you re looking for sup fishing tips check out our blog, we have plenty of exciting and fun articles on the subject and tips for catching specific target fish types with more on the way.
Let us know about your first-time sup fishing or your latest sup fishing adventure at #glidesup on Instagram, we hope your next fishing trip is fun and exciting.