Author: Landshark (Alumni)
Targeting Kingfish From Kayaks
While looking for bait on the beach one day, I met another angler and after exchanging stories he came to reveal he ran a Kayak fishing charter right here in South Florida. He runs Deep blue kayak fishing a kayak specific fishing charter, that takes people both inshore and offshore to fish for a multitude of species.
I have heard of kayak fishing for a while now, and have seen the popularity of the sport explode in recent years. I mean its the perfect way to get offshore on calmer days without the need, hassle or expenses that go along with boats. It's an intimate way to fish as well, and proves to be a real challenge as you have to overcome many obstacles, with the limited space on a kayak.
Eric the owner of Deep Blue invited me to go fishing on his charter in exchange for social media promotion and I was beyond excited to take him up on his offer.
We began the day trolling the beach for blue runners, to layer be used as live bait. We managed a few, but we ended up buying live goggle eye from a local bait boat.
We began drifting with live baits and vertical jigging in 300ft of water. Eric and his partner started the day with a football size Blackfin tuna and keeper red grouper on vertical jigs! Then immediately after got hit on my live goggle eye and hooked up to a nice king mackerel! This is where I absolutely love kayak fishing, when it comes to landing fish! Being on a kayak and level with the water makes it a truly unique experience, and challenging one! Picture gaffing a toothy pissed off fish, and then slinging him in between your feet!
Kayak fishing certainly provides for excellent fishing opportunities especially in the South East Florida area where getting to the Gulf Stream where big pelagic fish roam, is only a paddle away!
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