Here’s a new one for you to try – kayak fishing near Sanibel!
Our own team member, Anna Turner, and her husband Jeff have taken up the sport and they’re hooked (pun intended)!
What Is Kayak Fishing?
Just like it sounds… kayak fishing is simply fishing from a kayak! I guess I shouldn’t say “simply,” since it does take some coordination and practice.
Most fishing kayaks have foot pedals used for maneuvering so that your hands are free for fishing. Some kayaks even come with accessories like a pole anchor for holding the kayak still in one area, and a built-in spot for coolers and fishing gear. Google “fishing kayak” and you’ll see there are many different styles to choose from!
Is Kayak Fishing Hard?
Anna admits that it does take some coordination and practice! But those who have fished and/or operated a kayak before can usually get the hang of it quickly.
What are the advantages of kayak fishing?
- Ability to fish in shallow water
- Staying dry! (Not standing in the water)
- No loud motor to scare the fish
- Low to the water for easier fishing
- Less expensive than a fishing boat
- No fuel or insurance costs
- Low maintenance, and cheaper launch fees
- Good exercise and….
- It’s fun!
Kayak Fishing Near Sanibel
Anna and Jeff love to launch their kayaks at Port Sanibel Marina, which is located just before you reach the Causeway when headed to Sanibel. Port Sanibel has nice mangrove areas to fish from, and it’s even a launching point for paddling the Great Calusa Blueway.
Even better, Anna and Jeff catch all kinds of fish when they kayak near Sanibel! Check out the redfish pictured above and the snook pictured below!
Questions About Kayak Fishing?
Well of course we recommend talking to Anna and Jeff or one of the local fishing charters in our area. We’re happy to share more information about kayak fishing near Sanibel, and other fun ways to get out on the water. Don’t hesitate to reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-472-1950.