Local Tampa Bay angler put on a free paddle craft tournament at Honeymoon Island, 8am-4pm. Total length from your best: snook, trout and red. Being the only person on a paddle board, i knew id be a leg down. Got on 1 16" trout early and spend the next ~7 hours landing 2 of 4 bites for a 17" red and a 23" red. You ever have a day where every cast you get stuck in the mangroves even with a weedless bait? That was my luck. Lost 1 big fish deep in the mangroves, never saw it so not sure what it was. All fish were caught on the 4" zman swimbait rigged on a weighted texas rig hook. 1st place has 40"... i had 39.5" after adding the fractions... If you're not first your last lol.
no snook were caught, livebait was allowed, some days are just harder than others
Honey Moon Island/ Caladesi Island Fishing: Inshore Tournament - YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLOFw_FMO0U
It's apples to oranges to compare an SUP with a pedal or motorized kayak.