This Meetup club is for people who like to, or would like to, fish from their kayaks, canoes, or SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards). Many of these members have a great deal of experience, and are really helpful, so you can ask them for good information any time.
It is hoped that you find these pages useful. If you use a hand held device to look at our pages, be sure to switch to "desktop" or "full" mode.
We are kayak fishing enthusiasts. We are not guides or instructors (well, yes, there are a few in our club), but we help each other, learn from each other, and enjoy kayaking and canoeing and fishing. We are kayak fishing in South Florida. Our activities take us into calm lakes and waterways as well as into the ever changing Atlantic Ocean. Some of us like to eat fresh fish and many of us do catch and cook our share on a regular basis.
Know your limits and use good judgment when going out on the water. By participating in any of our activities, you assume all risks and responsibilities for your personal health and safety for you, your guests, and your equipment.
That said, we are open to all interested in kayak fishing mostly in and around Palm Beach County, but we certainly do a lot of kayak fishing both north and south of Palm Beach County; all the way down in the Keys and Everglades National Park and up to Fort Pierce and Vero Beach with the occasional trip up to where they launch the rockets. Our members fish all over South Florida.
Where to Fish - Find a great put-in location. Go to the three "GPS" pages (in the "Message Board" under "Discussions") to find all kinds of places for fishing and launching canoes and kayaks using Google Maps, MapQuest, etc., running from north to south starting at Vero Beach and going all the way to the Keys.
The "Weather, Wind, and Tides - with real time photos and videos - now!" Message Board is extremely useful. It has direct links to excellent surf, tide, and weather sites (some with real time videos and photos) with good forecasts. Since our activities are affected by weather and water conditions, many of our MeetUps are done on rather short notice.
Everybody, please, look over our site. There are a lot of pages and lots of good information about places to fish, etc. Look over Messages (Message Board under Discussions), Photos, Past MeetUps, and join us for good fishing fun.
Want to be active in the club? Be sure to sign in at the top of the page so you can interact on the site. Outings are planned by our members as Meetups. If you see a Meetup posted, please RSVP to it. If you want someone to join you for fishing, just Suggest a MeetUp (on the "Home" page). You may Suggest a MeetUp or contact the organizer or an assistant organizer, and we will help you set it up.
You may also Host a Meetup. Hosting gives you editing control over the Meetup. You may pick the place and time and openly invite others to join you. Be sure to go to the Meetup yourself and, hopefully, socialize and exchange information about any skills or knowledge you may have (or want). It is really very easy.
Members meet up with others outside of "organized MeetUps" too. We even have a place to put your phone number and contact information so you can quickly be contacted for impromptu fishing or kayak fishing.
Right now the club is free. There are ongoing expenses and Meetup has raised the cost to Organizers to almost $200/year now, so if you can afford to, please help out by clicking on the "Chip In" button to the left on the home page. Any amount, any time, is a big help. We may change very soon to a pay system that Meetup is pushing for and we are considering a yearly fee of maybe $10 to join and belong to the club.
The club has a really nice Lifetime tandem kayak. It is good for one person or two people, so if you do not have a kayak, or want to take a guest and do not have an extra kayak, it is free to use on most Meetups. And if we get enough people "chipping in" we can get a small sit-on-top for people to use along with the bigger Lifetime kayak.
The club also has the new Deeper Portable Fishfinder. It works with your smart phone or Bluetooth tablet and is also free to use on most Meetups.