My fishing background prior to kayak angling was freshwater. I waded rivers and fished less frequently from boats in reservoirs. One of the things that intrigued me about kayak fishing is that I could use the same tackle, often the same lures and flies and essentially the same techniques (targeting structure and using currents to my advantage) for tidal fish as I did for freshwater fish.
Now if you’re talking ocean fishing and/or surf fishing, I have not done either other than few offshore charter trips that I really did not enjoy. But from brackish creeks here in the Mid-Bay region to saltier waters at the mouth of the Chesapeake, to the flats in Tampa I find fishing fresh and salt waters remarkably similar. The skills and techniques required transfer nicely from one kind of water to the next.
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