How to Set Up an SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) for Fishing

How to Set Up an SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) for Fishing

Successful fishing on an SUP requires group and planning. With an unstable platform and restricted area it’s a problem to rig a paddleboard.

Boards are constructed in a different way. A very good fishing board is wider (34-36″) than a regular board. Good buoyancy and a sq. tail will help the angler as effectively. When planning your fishing setup take into consideration the rods first. With the exception of 1 rod that I preserve in entrance of me I’ll place the opposite rods behind me. I’ve gotten too many traces caught or minimize by the paddle when the rods are positioned in entrance.

I like to place the gear I want to entry frequently on entrance of me. It is simpler to kneel down than to sit and switch round. Fishing crates are nice for this. They match the board effectively and maintain a number of stuff. You should buy a fishing crate already arrange with pockets and rod holders or make one your self from supplies out there at Home Depot. Use 2″ PVC pipe and wire ties to safe the rod holders. Secure the crate with bungee cords. If your board doesn’t have tied downs manufacturing unit put in it’s simple to epoxy some on.

My crate will maintain all my deal with, lures, water bottle, leaders and misc stuff. I additionally preserve pliers and / or scissors helpful. There is an simple setup for a depth finder that I made utilizing a clamp from Home Depot and a “Humminbird Fishin Buddy”. I solely use this when it’s calm as it’ll bang round in waves.

A cooler behind you is nice in case your board will maintain it. It not solely acts as a seat, however will maintain gear and act as a fish field. I preserve my anchor and PFD in it in addition to further gear. Mounted on the again is a vertical rod holder I exploit for rods and my gaff or web. In entrance are 2 clamps that act as a paddle holder.

Lake entry is often simple from a seaside space or a ramp. Unless the wind is absolutely blowing I’ll take as a lot as I want. The solely thought right here is {that a} cooler acts like a sail within the wind making it onerous to paddle. Ocean circumstances are somewhat harder. Depending on the surf I’ll take as a lot as I can carry or as little as a single rod, a gaff, and a dry bag clipped to the boat. Surf is simpler to get out in than to come again in.

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