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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 10:26

Kayak Fishing Texas with Capt. Fil (FISHMAN) Spencer

   Let me start by saying twenty three plus years ago when I got my first sit on top kayak, I never saw another kayaker much less was able to talk to one because unfortunately there was not another kayaker around to talk too.  Well those days have changed not only do you see them everywhere but, for the most part kayakers like to talk and help each other.
I am lucky enough to get a chance to fish in many tournaments in lots of different cities and have met many other kayakers as well as non-kayakers who are looking into getting in the sport.  I can tell you from most of my experiences people are more than willing to listen and help others to experience the sport of kayaking as well.  I think this is what makes kayakers a breed apart.

Whether you're meeting up with some of your kayaking buddies or just some kayaker that you've recently met. The willingness to help and share information with one another just seems to come right out of all of us.  Whether it's about the way you have your boat rigged up, ways you can make it better or showing someone a map of fishing spots and even talking about which lures work best.
 Many times when I'm on a charter, several of my clients bring their own equipment and ask me many questions on how I do things?  I am always happy to share what information I know with them. Being on the water as much as I am I get the opportunity to talk to more people than most. I have no problems helping others with their fishing and kayaking needs. 

If you are interested in kayak fishing in other places, here are just a few from the East Coast, Texas, Louisiana and West Coast areas.

 Many of the kayakers that you meet know of different clubs. They get together every so often and go on fishing and camping trips. These groups are great way to learn about fishing and rigging techniques that can help you down the road. Kayaking Tournaments are another great way to meet new friends, learn about different areas and fishing spots.  Always... remember to keep an open mind. Because you'll come across alot of different opinions and ideas of how to do things.
Most of the opinions will be positive so, take in these opinions and use what works best for you.I think it's safe to say when you see a fellow kayaker don't be afraid to say hello! The information you share with each other not only can make your trip safer but could also make your trip more productive. 

If you are a kayaker take a minute, to think of all the friends and acquaintances that you have met through kayaking. Who you may have never met if it wasn't for this great sport. Those of you looking to get into the sport, I encourage you to do so. If you would like more information on kayaking you can go down to a kayak shop in your area to ask about kayaking group's, trips and web sites or google kayaking or kayak fishing all of these things can help you. You can meet some new friends and possibly make a new fishing buddy. They're a lot of individuals out there that have a passion for the sport and would like to share it with you.


 

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