Big Fish, Small Boats

The subject of stability in the Hobie kayaks has been the story of my life lately. Sparked from a picture I posted of me fishing from the front of my Hobie Outback, I've been fielding questions regularly ever since. Standing in a kayak is a head-turner for sure, let a lone standing on the front hatch. Hobie did extremely well providing a boat with this kind of stability, this is a game changer.

Before I was on the Hobie Fishing Team, this was the only kayak I would suggest. With the amount of kayak fishing I do only, I refuse to use anything but the best. The hands-free fishing is the largest reason I chose a Hobie Mirage-driven kayak. As a fisherman, we tend to find ourselves around moving water and in Florida, fishing the tides is a must. Using your legs gives you the option to fish moving water productively.

Although kayak fishing has become exponentially popular everyday, the constant question arises—"why would you want to fish from a kayak?" Some people are intrigued, but most can't fathom why you would put yourself through that much work. Trust me, fishing from a kayak definitely has its pros and cons. I can't get up and run to a different spot, I launch an hour earlier than I would with a motor, tackle is limited, and weather is a whole different concern.

But, I can launch anywhere I want, it forces me to fish slow, I cover water more diligently, spend less money and my most favorite reason—it's the only boat that can take you from fishing the flats for reds, bass fishing on the lake to offshore for billfish.

The kayak fishing culture isn't a sport for the weak-of-heart, this is a sport for people with passion to fish the untouched and power themselves there.

Whatever your reason, I suggest that you give it an honest try. I know you'll enjoy it very much! It's a very rewarding method to hooking fish.

Don't forget if you have any questions or suggestions, please visit and give me a shout!

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