Synopses & Reviews
In this second edition, Cory Routh has added locations and strategies on kayak fishing in: California, Washington, Loisiana, Lake Michigan, and Canada. Routh covers everything you will need to know for safe, fun, and successful kayak fishing.While written for beginers, but includes information for those already into the sport. This book covers all of the bases and is a must read for anyone that is getting ready to plunge into the world of kayak fishing whether it be in fresh or saltwater. Routh gives all the necessary guidance on all the subjectst from kayak & paddle types, safety gear, what to wear for the different seasons, paddling lessons, fishing gear, fishing spots, how to fish in a kayak and safely land a large fish, and tips on what food to take and how to pack it.. Included is information on kayak clubs, and organizations.
About the Author
Cory Routh is the founder of the Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association and writes a monthly kayak fishing column for Chesapeake Angler Magazine. He has a BS in Marine Biology from East Carolina University, and has worked for both state and federal agencies. He currently works as a water quality specialist for the Virginia Department of Environmetal Quality and is part of a team charged with monitoring Virginia’s waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Routh is the owner /operator of Ruthless Fishing Inc., coastal Virginia’s premier kayak fishing guide service.
Table of Contents
6 About the Author
11 Acknowledgments13 Foreword15 IntroductionGetting Started inKayak Fishing22 Why Kayak Fishing?24 Before You Start26 Safety and Self-rescues36 Choosing a Kayak42 PFDs and Paddles44 Kayak Rigging56 Seasonal Kayak Fishing62 Transporting Your KayakLet’s Go Fishing68 Kayak Positioning and Maneuvering76 Preparing for a Kayak Fishing Trip82 Fishing in Unfamiliar Places84 Fighting and Landing Fish90 Freshwater Fishing98 Saltwater Fishing106 Fly Fishing from a KayakFavorite Fishing Locations112 Lighthouse Lakes, Texas114 Cockroach Bay, Florida116 Jamaica Bay, New York118 Lynnhaven Inlet, Virginia120 Hickory Mound Unit, Florida122 HamptonRoadsBridge Tunnel, Virginia124 Lake Mattamuskeet, North Carolina126 Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR128 Oahu, Hawaii130 Dragon Run, VirginiaResources134 Kayak Fishing Tournaments138 Kayak Fishing Organizations139 Kayak Manufacturers140 Kayak Accessory Manufacturers144 Kayak Fishing Guides148 Kayak Web sites151 Conservation152 Fly Fishing Knots154 General Fishing Knots and Rigs160 Last Cast