6 Tips for Stand-Up Paddle Board Fishing

Paddle board fishing is a quite new experience for many. It is different from the conventional fishing techniques that are popular. With a paddle board, you can go to some shallow places that you can't go to in a boat. This article provides tips that will help if you decide to go paddle board fishing.

stand-up paddle board fishing Photo Credit: TakeMeFishing

1. Get the Right Kind of Paddle Board


Before you go paddle board fishing, you should make sure that you select the right kind of paddle board. There are paddle boards that are specifically designed for fishing with fishing boxes installed in front of them. The fishing boxes can hold a paddle and fishing gears. These boxes can also be used to store your catch, and they come with pole holders.

2. Keep Things Light


In paddle board fishing, you are using your own energy to push yourself around; although, some paddle boards come with engines. The heavier the paddle board, the more the stress on the engine or your body. You should only go with the fishing gear that you need.

3. Keep Things Simple


You should keep your lure and casting technique simple. Your lure should be small and easy to cast. There is no advantage in trying advanced casting techniques on a paddle board.

4. Consider the Wind


No matter where you decide to fish, you should always think about the wind and use it to your advantage. Try to find areas where you can use the wind to float your back. The wind will definitely blow you around on a paddle board. We think it is wise that you use the wind to your advantage. If you fight against the wind, it will give you problems and stress you out.

5. Don't Be Afraid to Wade


We understand that it is exciting to fish from a paddle board. But if you are in a spot that provides you the opportunity to wade, do that. You have a better chance at catching more fish if you wade. You can jump off your board, tie it to your waist and wade for a while. When you choose to leave that spot, you can then hop back on your board and move to another area.

6. Try Not to Change Lures


It is much more difficult to change fishing lures and other equipment on a paddle board than a boat. The paddle board is less stable and there isn't as much space as a regular board. So, you should use the same lure for as long as possible.

Paddle board fishing can be an awesome experience if you do the right things. Use all you have to your advantage and keep things as simple as possible. We believe that you will enjoy paddle board fishing a lot if you use the tips in this article. To learn more about the best times to fish, fishing gear, fishing techniques and how to get a fishing license, visit TakeMeFishing.org.

Featured image: Photo Credit | TakeMeFishing
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Johana Reyes
Johana Reyes is the Digital Content Manager at Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, and thereby improve public awareness and appreciation of the need to protect, conserve and restore this nation's aquatic natural resources. She maintains the digital assets in English and Spanish for TakeMeFishing.org and VamosAPescar.org.
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