1. SUP’s are lighter and easy to transport than a kayak or a fishingski.
Even though I carry my fishing ski by myself I still use a little trolly system. With the fishing sup I can carry it no problem by myself so loading and off loading it from the car is no issue.
2. Fly fisherman can cast in the traditional way, while fishing from a SUP.
Think of a sup as an island that you can move around. Also you don’t have to worry about what trees are on your back cast. I do a lot of bass fishing and a lot of the time I am casting from the deep water back to the structure. So I don’t have to worry about getting hooked up on trees behind me
3. Sight fishing from a SUP is awesome.
I have snuck up on so many fish. With the sup you need to keep your eyes open for any kinds of movement in the water and ripples on the surface. There is this island at golden harvest dam and it has a lot of fallen trees around it. There where huge carp just hiding in the fallen trees. I was fishing for bass so did not have the correct tackle with me but that would have been a awesome fishing experience.
4. You can bring along a cooler box when fishing from a SUP.
Sometimes you need to sit down after a long stand up fishing session. With a sup you can strap down a cooler box with your food and drinks in it. So when you need that rest you can do it in style.
5. Fishing SUPs are a very stable platform to fish from.
I have had all my 3 kids on my sup but what I often do is just take Cuba with me. He does his own thing on the SUP and we have never had a problem.
6. Here is a bonus reason. SUP fishing is great exercise.
I see people do yoga from there SUPs. I must say I have not taken it that far yet. But I can feel that after a fishing session on the sup I feel great and it was worked my body. Never mind that I am out in nature.
Fishing from a sup is lots of fun. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a demo session on a fishing sup.
Cuba and I managed to go bass fishing the other day. I had done some research on some bass dams in the midrand area that I wanted to check out. Research means looking on google earth marking the dams and seeing how to get there. The mission was to go Bass fishing on my sup.
So the day came and I loaded the fishing sup on the car and all the tackle. We had water and food. I had also made a cool thing to attach my camera on to get some footage from a little further away. I had my head strap also. I did manage to get some interesting footage that I need to edit and upload to youtube.
I found a dam and it looked very promising. The other dam was in the midstream estate and the guys on sealine forum said it was very cool. It was when I checked it out but I could not use my fishing sup. So we just walked around and Cuba ran around on the golf course for a bit. The first dam was on private property and the security guard would not let us in. I will be going back to the Midstream dam without all the equipment and just a fly rod.
So in the end I decide to go the the dam below Stoke City. I went my normal route only to find that the road below the dam wall had been washed away and it was impassable. So again I felt like we where being blocked to go Bass fishing on my sup. I decide that I will find the other way round to get to the dam. Nothing like an adventure and I found the other road to get to the dam. So I got the fishing sup offloaded and all the goodies attached. Cuba and I fished the dam from one end to the other but not a single bite. I am blaming the heavy rain for doing something to the bass. So it is back to google earth and l am going to find some new dams to go Bass fishing on a sup.
Finally got my hands on a fishing SUP demo. I did a few test runs on my father in laws pond and it is very stable. The kids loved it and said I need to keep it :). Then the boat had a accident I had stored it on my stoep and it fell down, catching the corner and making a nasty break in the fiberglass. I manage to repair it and this weekend I got to take the fishing sup bass fishing. The weather took a very cold snap so I was not expecting big action but I was very excited to get onto the bigger water and see how the fishing sup preformed. The fishing sup does come with 2 rod holders but I find them in a difficult position so I made a crate with 2 rod holders and a seat.
So back to the bass fishing and the boat. I managed to find a dam in the midrand area so off I went. The fishing sup is light so I can manage it by myself very easy. So getting it on and off the the car was a breeze. I attached my crate with 2 bungie cords it worked like a charm. The boat is awesome and fishing from the stand up position on a kayak platform is great. The craft is very maneuverable and I can get into all the nooks and crannies of the dam. It is great to explore the spots right in the reeds right where the bass hide. I managed to see a few carp and I did have a few very small bass attack my rubber worm. It was great and lots of fun to be out on the water the Fishing SUP is a very cool fishing platform.