Being a new kayak owner, I read Jim Hatch's article on kayak fishing with great interest. Now that I own a kayak, I wonder how I ever lived without one.

My perspective is a little different since I fish mostly in salt, but the principles are the same. I can now reach areas that would be impossible wading, I can stalk moving schools of fish, and I can easily get to some of the most peaceful areas in the world, even though I live in the most densely populated county in Florida.

An added benefit is meeting new people. Kayak fishermen are a lot like fly fishermen. Its like having a second family.

If you haven't tried a kayak, just do it.