Extreme Kayak Fishing Camp delights young anglers
The Extreme Kayak Fishing Camp is the perfect way to end the summer before the kids head back to school. Some of the best anglers in the country have competed and honed their skills at Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournaments and founder Joe Hector is looking to introduce the next generation of anglers to the sport of fishing with the second annual EK Youth Fishing Camp. The camp will be held at Quiet Waters Park, 401 Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach August 8-12.
Children aged 8 to 12 will be able to register for the fishing camp with the possibility of attending three or five day sessions. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to experienced angler. Campers will have the opportunity to learn from the experts.
“We held our first event at Lake Ida in Delray Beach and it was so successful that we wanted to do another one and add it to our brand,” Hector said. It’s great because you’re building the future of the sport. Kids can catch exotic fish and learn to fish in different ways, like kayaking and on land. They learn all about teamwork, learn about casting and at the end of the camp we have a casting competition.
Everything will be provided and will include the following items: rod and reel, tackle and equipment, kayaks and personal flotation devices, bait, face shield, straw hats, SPF 50 long sleeve shirts, whistle and a goody bag with fishing gear. company SA box.
EKFT, SA Company and Nautical Ventures have collaborated to host the event and campers will learn the art of kayak fishing, land fishing, fishing techniques, catching fish and have fun with coaches from Licensed and experienced fishing. Campers will gain knowledge and practical instruction from guest lecturers and fishing instructors.
“Our sponsors have really stepped up and helped us build this camp,” Hector said. “Nautical provided us with a fleet of kayaks and SA Company made custom shirts, face shields, straw hats for sun protection and donated tackle boxes with lures for each child. Campers learn all about the different types of fishing from our instructors.
Space is limited to 8 to 10 children per camp. Daily schedules have a 9am departure time and a 3pm pickup time. The three-day option is $300 per child (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or $500 per child for the one-week session (Monday-Friday).
“Quiet Waters has large bass, largemouth bass, redtail catfish, and different species of cichlids, and it’s a huge lake,” Hector said. “The sky is the limit of what kids can catch. We wanted to stay local to our roots, which is why we chose Quiet Waters Park. It’s great that the children of the region are involved in building our future.
Children will be introduced to kayak fishing and safety, rod/reel selection, knotting, rigging bait, phishing live bait, techniques for using live bait and lures (artificial bait), tackle, shore fishing and techniques, casting, catching bait, using different fishing gear, navigation skills, species identification and targeting, and hauling and catching fish with photos available on request for parents and children to keep.
The goal of Extreme Kayak Fishing is to teach children lifelong fishing skills in a safe environment that provides lots of fun and excitement. The only requirement is that children must know how to swim. Campers should bring lunches and snacks for the day.
Email [email protected] or visit extremekayakfishingtournament.org.