I just ended up biting the bullet and purchasing my first fishing kayak. I live in the New Orleans area, and although i have some experience fishing my own pond, i dont have very much experience kayak fishing. None at all actually. I was basically wondering where to start? Where is a good area for me and my brother, who just bought his first one also, to take our first couple trips? We were thinking the bayou st john area or lake ponchartrain for our first couple goes. Where are some good places within an hour or so drive for beginners to start? Also, any tips for a kayak n00b? Anything i wouldnt expect on the first trip or anything like that? I bought a used pelican thats extremely similar to the Pelican Strike 100x, just an older slightly used model. i dont have a photo right now, but here is a link for the similar model: http://www.pelicansport.com/en/products/kayaks-2017/sit-top-kayak/strike-100x
I'm from the New Orleans area and attend Southeastern. So I'm generally around the northshore and southshore. I have property in MS and love pond fishing. I've just recently started to look for spots on the southshore and northshore to fish things like crappie, brim, catfish, and bass. I've tried Bogue Chitto State Park and City Park lagoons in NOLA so far with no luck. Used a good variety of beetles, spinners, jigs, etc. with not much luck. I would consider myself a beginner level fisherman. Any tips on good places to start in southeast Louisiana for crappie fishing? I have no boat, and am planning on getting a kayak somtime next year. But not yet. Would love to post results.