Our coastline is filled with sport fish, and one of the best ways to get to them is in a kayak.
A kayak takes you farther out than wade fishing, and it gives you access to the nooks and crannies of marshes – where you won’t find many people but can find a bounty of crabs, red drum, spotted seatrout and other fish.
While on the water, steer clear of waterbird nesting areas from Feb.-Aug. It’s illegal to disturb them. Most, but not all, of their nesting islands have yellow warning signs, so stay aware. Many populations of our colonial waterbirds are in major decline – give them a break and give them their space.
Kayaks are quiet, simple to use and safer than a canoe, so try one for your next fishing adventure. Rentals are easy to find and so are the fish – once you’ve mastered kayak fishing.