Texas Kayak Fishing Map

I came across this awesome map of places to fish from a kayak (including fly fishing) in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida being put together by the guys at TexasKayakFisherman.com and it really got me thinking.

Secret Fishing Locations Revealed

What’s really impressive about the Texas, Oklahoma, Florida Kayak fishing map is that in a little over a month more than 100 “secret” fishing locations have been added and the map has been viewed more than 23,000 times! Kudos to the guys at TexasKayakFisherman.com for helping break down the barrier about sharing fishing location information.

FFR Open Source Fishing Maps

I started Fly Fishing Reporter (FFR) less than a year ago with the intent to map America’s Best Trout Streams and make that information freely available to the public to make it easier for folks to find a decent place to fish. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of trying to keep too tight of control of the mapping process (I’m a bit of a control freak) and I have not got as far as I would have like.

With the upcoming launch of the FFR iPhone App, which draws data from our America’s Best Trout Streams Maps, that’s about to change. In the coming month, I will be opening up all of our state-specific fly fishing guide maps so that anyone can contribute to them using a new service I found that is much easier and more stable to use than Google Maps.

Stay tuned….

About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created DIY Fly Fishing and the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish. Have a question? You can get in touch with Ken here.

JimmyTH says

Just about any place you can put a boat in the water is a place where you can catch fish of some kind, if you’re willing to fish for what’s there. For me the big adaptation I had to make in order to fish from a canoe or a kayak was to fish “locally” instead of cruising to find hot spots. Kind of hard to cruise if you paddle there. People who just go after bass are missing a lot of fun. I like fishing for carp, it’s pretty exciting to go after something big enough to pull you around. I did try to eat one once and was very sorry, it’s a shame to kill something just to find out there’s not much point to cooking it.

    KLS
    Ken Sperry says

    @JimmyTH good point and thanks for commenting. I talk a lot about fishing for trout on this site, but when I’m out with my 3 boys we fish for whatever is around! I also fish for striped bass (saltwater) from a kayak up off Cape Cod (MA) and you are right about how much fun it is to fish for something big enough to tow you around. The first time it happened to me I was a little spooked because I was in the ocean and wasn’t sure where I was going to end up. Fortunately, I was able to make my way to a sand bar and get off the kayak and land the fish. Definitely a blast though.