Do you fish Saltwater or Freshwater?

jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,333 Moderator
edited January 2018 in General Paddle Craft #1

I've been curious for a while to see what the split is like in our little paddlecraft community. If you predominantly fish one over the other, choose the relevant option. If you often do both, please select "both".

Hobie Kayak angler for life!

Do you fish Saltwater or Freshwater? 31 votes

Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore
29%
Docked WagesjcanracerHalonsbt59smooth movebostonsox2904John McKroidbackyardhockeyMonkeyland 9 votes
Freshwater Only: Lakes, ponds, rivers
6%
Krezzachfaircloth 2 votes
Both: If there's water, I fish it
64%
MRichardsonjcbcpaquatinkrashTrevfishinJettyparkljkdcrMGTeacherFreeLinerSaltyScalesAaronCannonnick772mplspugWild_BillLostconchGarysmoJustKeepSwimmingMonellofordmag84 20 votes

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  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,333 Moderator
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore

    I'll start, I only fish Saltwater. The lightest gear I have is for sea trout and yellowtail snappers.

    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 8,124 Admiral

    I fish salt as well! I love offshore fishing, but I recently bought a kayak and now I am having a blast inshore in the bays and bayous!

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • GarysmoGarysmo Ft. Pierce, FloridaPosts: 826 Officer
    Both: If there's water, I fish it

    I fish both however most of the time its inshore in the mangroves for reds, trout and snook.

  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,906 Admin
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore

    So far only saltwater but not opposed to freshwater if it was available.

    Mark P. Wilson
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS-SA, ABYC
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc
    Old Bahama Bay (Owner / Board of Directors) 



  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,333 Moderator
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore

    I guess I inadvertently grew up as a saltwater snob because there is no freshwater fishing in my homeland (Jamaica); all I've ever known is salt.
    Plus I like to catch and cook, and I don't trust anything from "fresh" water around these parts :D

    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • krashkrash Posts: 648 Officer
    Both: If there's water, I fish it

    I fish both, people say you fish I say yes, next question is usually what for, response if there is water I'll fish it.

    Old Fugger who just likes to fish
  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 8,124 Admiral

    @jcanracer said:
    I'll start, I only fish Saltwater. The lightest gear I have is for sea trout and yellowtail snappers.

    Jcan, what do you like to target? Which fish do you go after the most or prefer to catch?

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,333 Moderator
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore

    @Spineyman said:
    Jcan, what do you like to target? Which fish do you go after the most or prefer to catch?

    Kingfish, Mahi, and Tuna are my favorite catches, and I've got recipes for all of them :smiley:
    I'm not opposed to smaller game like mackerel, snappers, mutton snappers and even porgies. I'd love to add grouper in that mix, but that's a very rare catch for me for some reason.

    Honestly, if you see me fishing Biscayne or Morningside for sea-trout, i'm just desperate to fish, presumably due to bad weather offshore.

    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 8,124 Admiral

    How big is the biggest Mahi you have caught out of your yak?

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,333 Moderator
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore

    @Spineyman Not that big, but I did win a Penn reel for this photo.

    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 8,124 Admiral

    That is a pretty good one though!

    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • nick772nick772 Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    Hey guys new to the community but yes I fish both I grew up freshwater with my dad. Then really got into saltwater with my brother but have a passion for both 
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,817 Captain
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore
    Been Saltwater offshore primarily, but one of these days your going to see a report from me for inshore Salt.
  • FreeLinerFreeLiner Posts: 1,573 Captain
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    Freshwater now but I bought the new outback to try off shore this summer
  • Alex from GAAlex from GA Posts: 1,342 Officer
    Anywhere I can't get my real boat into, usually rivers.  I'm an old man and can't paddle far.
  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,969 Captain
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    fishing is fishing... if you love it than you will fish whatever you can if you need that fix... I love salt water fishing, but i will hit the lake/ponds when i can't get out to the saltwater... i have actually learn quite a bit about fishing with lures while fishing freshwater and apply it to saltwater..... again if you love fishing.... fishing a ditch will give us our fix when we need it....
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  • AaronCannonAaronCannon Northwest ArkansasPosts: 564 Officer
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    Most of the year i am stuck in Arkansas, our fake lakes are large and deep,  keeps me in practice for the real water when i can make it back home.  Do alright with the smallmouth and walleye are decent trout impersonators.
    Havent hooled a striper so far, but they kind of look like snook, guess ill see.
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    Jeff Cooper
  • smooth movesmooth move Posts: 433 Deckhand
    Saltwater Only: In-shore, near-shore, off-shore
    you mean to tell there are fish in fresh water? next thing you'll be sayin there are dogs other than Labs.
    le se' bon ton roulet
  • krashkrash Posts: 648 Officer
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    all three, salty, fresh, and brackish

    Old Fugger who just likes to fish
  • BasstarBasstar Posts: 516 Officer
    Primarily fresh due to my home location however if I lived in Florida near the coast it would be salt probably 90% of the time.  I'm smitten with the inshore wading and kayak fishing.
  • SaltyScalesSaltyScales Tampa FloridaPosts: 44 Greenhorn
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    I couldn't imagine life without either, they both have very different techniques and challenges. 
    Some say it's a lifestyle, we say it's life!
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  • krashkrash Posts: 648 Officer
    Both: If there's water, I fish it
    I sometimes even air cast in the back yard for Iguana's
    Old Fugger who just likes to fish
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