Angler Update: Be a SUPer Angler this Summer! June 21, 2021 By: Farhat Bajjaliya, CDFW Statewide Inland Trout Coordinator Summertime is in full swing and there are so many recreational activities to participate in. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is becoming increasingly popular, but some may have a difficult time choosing between paddling and their other favorite past-time – fishing! The truth is anglers do not have to choose and can challenge themselves by fishing from their paddle boards. Fishing from a paddle board can be a little intimidating at first, but isn’t too difficult once you learn the basics. First, make sure you have a properly fitting personal floatation device (PFD). An inflatable PFD designed to be worn around the waist is very comfortable. Next make sure you are generally comfortable simply paddling your board – stability is key, especially when fighting fish. Then you may want to outfit your board with an ice chest with fishing rod holders and rod leashes to secure your gear while you paddle to your fishing spot. Next, practice casting and you’ll likely catch something before you know it. Rough water can make fishing from a stand-up paddle board especially challenging. You may want to consider starting in “no wake” zones at your favorite lake or reservoir. Some favorites near Sacramento include Lake Jenkinson (pictured) or Markley Cove on Lake Berryessa. Have fun and be safe! Categories: Angler Tagged: stand-up paddle boardingSUPfishing Related Articles Angler Update: Winter Catch and Release Angling Tips Catch and release fishing allows anglers to enjoy California’s trout streams without overfishing them. While this is a fun and enjoyable opportunity, it is crucial that you are careful to avoid killing these fish during the catch and release season. Read tips on best practices below. Angler Update: Summer is No Bummer for Bass As the weather warms up and the days get longer, fishing for bass can also heat up! Read up on tips and tricks for catching bass this summer! Angler Update: Summer Fishing in Lake Tahoe Summer Fishing in Tahoe blog containing tips on targeting these popular species. July Species Watch: The Kokanee Anglers targeting Kokanee during the summer months are often very successful. Continue reading to find out tips and tricks to reeling in a kokanee this summer! Fall Species Watch: Chinook Salmon Tips for catching chinook salmon this fall! Winter Species Watch: Trout Read up on how best to catch trout this winter! Comments are closed.