I'm brand new to kayak fishing and I recently bought a used OT Salty 120 pdl , managed 2 trips out so far , haven't tipped it or lost anything ... yet.
On the second trip out it called for 5kt winds 1 to 2ft waves but ended up 2 to 3ft waves 10 to 15kt winds and white caps on the way in luckily I could hug the shoreline after awhile.
Looking at the local marine forecast it's calling for :
W winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
What are the deciding factors you look for before heading out and when do you call it ?