Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Questions Answered

     After Mondays post about my co workers I received a few emails telling me that they enjoyed the read but wanted to know the answers to the questions. My purpose in writing the previous post was to show how little information the majority of people know about kayak fishing. I wrote this follow up to answer the questions that some of the lesser informed wanted to know.

  • Where do you buy kayaks in Dallas
  • Do DFW lakes even have healthy fish that are edible?
    • Most DFW do contain edible fish, check with Texas Parks & Wildlife for more info.
  • Aren't kayaks death traps if you turn them over? (referring to whitewater kayaks) 
    • I do not know of any kayak angler that uses a white water kayak, flipping over can happen but there are ways to prepare yourself for re-entry.
  • How do you transport a kayak without a truck?
    • I have seen large trucks carry kayaks and I have seen kayaks strapped on the top of Smart Cars. Multiple roof racks are available for what ever vehicle you have.
  • When do you have time to go fishing?
    • Weekends and holidays mostly.
  • Are kayaks popular in Texas?
    • Kayak fishing is growing very fast and new people are encouraged to join TFF and ask as many questions as they want.
  • Can you rent kayaks anywhere to see if you even like it?
    • There are kayak rentals at White Rock Lake and stores like Mariner-Sails offer frequent kayak demo days for any interested kayakers.
  • I know you can bass fish from kayaks, but can you catfish from them?
    • Kayak fishing is a multi-species sport because kayaks are so versatile that they can be fished from virtually anywhere. 
  • Do you have to register kayaks like boats?
    • Not at this time.
  • Is a little plastic boat safe to be on in the middle of a lake?
    • Under the right weather conditions and with proper safety equipment, yes.
  • Are there safety laws for kayaks like power boats?
    • Kayakers are required to have a PFD within arms reach, safety whistle, and 360 degree light when on the water within an hour of sun up or sun down.
  • Do girls go kayak fishing?
    • I am seeing more and more females on the water and Chad Hoover from Hook1 recently started a new line of female specific kayaks.

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