A paddle boarding is one of the popular water sports. We always try to find the limits of this sport and go behind it to know what we can do. Doing yoga on the board is not a surprise now. It may also be used for fishing. What a great idea to load up coolers and go for fishing. A good fishing sup should be stable and be able to carry your weight, as well as your catch.
An active rest should be fascinating and challenging. It helps to get the energy for life away from your routine. Fishing may be a great idea for this. As we know, people used to fishing for food. Now it is a hobby and a type of the mental and also physical rest. Due to this, people become more creative to diversify this vacation. And so SUP fishing has occurred.
Fishing on a paddle board is popular long enough. You may also meet a name as Man on Fish, or Extreme fishing. In time it becomes more and more popular, and fishing fans want to try it. A cost of a paddle board is cheaper than a boat, and the board also go places where boats cannot. Also, SUP fishing will be challenging and enables you to enjoy some health benefits of it.
|Aqua Marina||10'10" x 38” x 6”|
|15 PSI||400 lbs|
|Elkton Outdoors||12’ x 36” x 6”|
|15 PSI||290 lbs|
|South Bay Board Co.||11’6" x 32” x 6”|
|15 PSI||400 lbs|
|Bluefin||10’8” x 30” x 6”|
|15 PSI||410 lbs|
|ISLE SUP||11’6” x 36” x 6”|
|15 PSI||320 lbs|
|Peak Expedition||11’6” x 32” x 6”|
|15 PSI||300 lbs|
|Aceshin||10’ x 30” x 6”|
|15 PSI||300 lbs|
Fishing Paddle Boards
It is very important to find a good paddle board, otherwise you may spoil your experience. It is very important. There is a size suiting everyone. Choosing the best option of paddle boards, one should consider type of fish, type of fishing, and other factors.
A type of hull should be considered at first when you select your first board. There are two types: a planning hull and a displacement hull. Boards with displacement hull have a good speed and are longer. The planning hull boards are flat and also wide. It is the best for SUP fishing.
A size of a board is also very important (length and width). If the board is big, it is easier to whip – it is as easy as ABC. Your board must be stable with enough room for the movement. Your weight determines whether the board is enough to provide a stability. A person with not big weight do not really need a wide paddleboard. The best fishing board is usually from 30’’ to 39’’. The preferred length should be 10’ to 12’.
A weight capacity of the paddleboards varies. Some boards may hold about 200 lbs, and others may even hold more. A weight of the body should be taken in to account to estimate a weight of the SUP gear. Having the board with bigger capacity brings stability but not maneuverability.
On the top of that, there are epoxy fishing and inflatable fly fishing paddleboards. Each type has its own cons and pros. The epoxy boards glide better and are more stable, but a cost is high, and its surface area is smaller. The inflatable boards are cheaper, portable, have larger decks and mount attachments. But the speed is not so fast in water.
A proper board is key to a fascinating experience during SUP fishing. A standing paddle may look like a canoe but it is slightly bent near the blade. Also, your height is an essential determinant. It should be 4 to 7 inches taller than a person.
Paddles are produced of various materials: aluminum, carbon, plastic, and others. The lighter the paddle is, the higher the cost will be. Heavy paddles will tire your arms.
A leash is usually met in inflatable paddleboards. Make sure that you attack the leash to your ankle when you swim. It will be significant during SUP fishing because a struggle with a big fish may happen.
Personal Floatation Device
A PFD (personal floatation device) is obligatory in the coasts. It is required for a safety, and a person going SUP fishing should have one.
SUP Fishing Gear & Accessories
SUP Fishing Cooler
A long-term fishing takes efforts, and so you may be hungry and thirsty. Take enough water, or favorite drinks. Also, a cooler may be used as a seat because it is not simple to stand all day long. Rubber stabilizers will help to attach a cooler to the board, so that it will not fall into the water.
SUP Fishing Rod Holders
Rod holders simplifies life during fishing. The deck should be organized and cleared of hooks and line. Several rod holders may be used for a lot of fishing rods.
Stabilizers will be useful because you may stay in water for some period. If you feel confidence in your balancing, they will be still useful. The paddleboard is very unstable on water, and if you have additional weight on it, it makes it even harder. So you cannot fully rely your skills on the board.
This item is also useful because you may take money, or phone, or even keys, and it will keep it dry.
You will want to take a seat in some period, even if you are a professional. The market is full of various detachable seats. Some of them have drink holders, and others save more space.
SUP Fishing Light
Some people like fishing in the evening, or early in the morning, and there is not much light there. A flashlight will not be very convenient because you have just two hands. SUP board light may be attached to the board. Also, other vessels will see you in the dark.
GPS is not very important. But you may mark spots in order to return later. So in some cases it may be useful.
Sometimes drifting may be annoying especially if you have found a good spot for fishing. Anchors will solve this problem. The board is not heavy even with a human on it. So a small anchor will be appropriate.