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.
There are ongoing expenses and Meetup has raised the cost to Organizers, so starting January 1st, 2017, we will change to a pay system that Meetup is pushing for and charge a yearly fee of $10to join and belong to the club.
One of the "perks" of membership: You may join FishWithMe.net - a Nationwide, all species fishing club that helps members hook up with local buddies, list fishing related events, and organizes fishing outings via their special online event and outing sharing tools (for free). Members can also use the site to facilitate cost-sharing if they want to split costs between fishing buddies. There are no added fees after members join. Everything is included in the annual membership fee, which of course is waived (free) for our members in 2017. FishWithMe.net has a $36/yr membership fee but it is free as a paid-up member (only $10) of the Kayak Fishing Club of the Palm Beaches.
Another "perk" 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 for members to use on most Meetups.
One more "perk" The club also has the new Deeper Portable Fishfinder. It works with your smart phone or Bluetooth tablet and is also free for members to use on most Meetups.
If you use a hand held device (like a smart phone) to look at our pages, be sure to switch to "desktop" or "full" mode. Even then, you will not be able to access photos, information from past Meetups, and other things on the web pages that you can easily find with a computer.
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. Members may 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 at the Messages on the Message Board (under Discussions), Photos, and 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 (Yes or No). 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. And your free membership (perk!) in the National club will also put you in touch with fishing opportunities in many other ways.