1. Plan aheadMake sure you are prepared for your SUP fishing adventure. Check the weather—the wind’s direction and speed is important to take note of. The wind will push you around more on a paddle board than a kayak, and you won’t have a motor to help you. If you're fishing solo, check out these safety tips. Also, make sure you know where you’re going. It’s easy to get lost in the backwater, especially when you’re on the hunt for fish. Try not to explore new areas by yourself and always make sure you have a map. Nobody wants to have to get rescued!
2. Packing your SUP for fishingYou don’t want all your gear to weigh you down. Only pack what you really need. You’ll need these essentials:
- Fishing rod
- Cast net
- Bait bucket if you’re using live bait
- Paddleboard anchor if it’s windy
- Small tackle box.