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If you like the idea of an active fishing experience, paddle board fishing is something you should try. Fishing paddle boards are different from fishing kayaks or canoes because they allow you to paddle from an upright position. Learn more in this section.
The ability to stand up while paddling can give you an advantage while fishing because you have a much better view into the water below. This type of fishing is perfect for anglers who want to get in some extra physical activity while scouting out their favorite species on the backwater flats or on freshwater lakes and rivers.
Another advantage of fishing from a paddle board is that a paddle board can easily be transported from one fishing spot to another fishing spot. Most fishing paddle boards models are between 9 to 13 feet, so they can be secured onto a roof rack, strapped down to the bed of a pickup truck, or placed in the back of a van. If you decide to go SUP fishing, you can load up your paddle board and be on the way to your favorite fishing spot in no time.
If you are ready to try fishing from a SUP, you may want to rent a paddle board from a local outfitter in your area to see if paddle board fishing is a good fit for you. Don't worry about bringing along much in the way of tackle or gear because you can get started with the basics. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of SUP fishing is that you can start with just a few simple pieces of gear.
Now that you know more about paddle board fishing, buy your fishing license online, check the fishing regulations for your state, and find a good spot to try it out!
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