In recent years you probably have probably begun to notice a increase of cars with kayak racks on-top the roofs at your favorite local waters. Since the mid nineties more and more people have started using their sit-on-top kayaks to fish with.

I was first introduced to Kayak Fishing when my best fishing buddy and I stumbled across a small cut that lead back to a flats area that not even my 18 foot flats skiff couldn’t make it back to. For several months we’d stand on the bow of the casting deck and peer through this cut in the mangrove with my best binoculars and watch as fifty to sixty tailing bonefish would dart around as they would feed. On several occasions we attempted to wade into the flat. However, the bottom composition at the head of this area was comprised of nothing but silt mud and ever step you’d sink knee deep.

One day I’m sitting around watching tv just relaxing when the phone rings. On the other end is my partner Jim whom proceeds to order me up early the next day and to meet him on his dock with my panga skiff and not the flats boat. I asked if he wanted to go scouting for new waters. Typically we use the panga as it only has a 60 hp on it and uses very little gas and can take rather large seas. He said he’s got a solution to our problem with the new flats areas that we can’t reach by skiff.

Promptly the next morning I’m off my dock by 5:30 as the sun begins to rise up over the horizon and I enter into the lagoon and point her north as I proceed towards Jim’s house. As i pull through the channel and round the mangroves I see Jim standing on his dock with kayaks turned on their sides and leaning against a piling. I immediately knew we were catching those bones today.

That was my introduction to fishing from kayaks. It was half born out necessity and half out of a better way to actually stalk the flats for fish. It’s been over a year now since Jim discovered the sport of kayak fishing on-line that afternoon and immediately got us into it. I must say the largest bonefish I’ve yet to catch in Belize was while I was kayak fishing. It makes a lot of sense when looking at it logically. My flats boat makes noise as wind drives waves against the fiberglass hull which will amplify since their is open spaces inside the hull. my kayak will get me into shallow waters that my skiff can’t go. This also means NO other skiffs have gone as well. The fish in these little flats areas are super aggressive here in Belize. And if it weren’t for Kayak Fishing then no-one would have the opportunities to catch and fight these fish.

If you’re interested in discovering more about Kayak Fishing here in Belize. Then contact my friends at Belize Kayak Fishing Adventures to learn more about the amazing fishing here in Belize and how doing from a Kayak can have more advantages than from a guided skiff. Including price. Kayak Fishing in Belize for a week only cost $850. This means you can experience a Belize fishing vacation with airfare for around $1200 or so.

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