If so, I'd love some advice (and connections!).
I've been rock hopping around Marblehead, Salem and Beverly this past year, always wishing I could just reach a little further. May pull the trigger on a kayak in the next few weeks, and have a few questions for those of you who know these waters well. I'm a lifelong fisherman who only switched to the salt last year, a moderately experienced sea kayaker and have spent a reasonable amount of time on these waters up to Gloucester rowing an ocean shell - though an absolute newcomer to kayak fishing.
- Is there anything you wish you'd known when you got started?
- How bad is the boat traffic in the summer? Total clown show or tolerable if you're cautious?
- Is it worth targeting anything other than stripers in these waters?
- Do you use a fish finder to locate structure and/or fish, or just wing it?
Any words of wisdom you're willing to share would be greatly appreciated. And if you are interested in meeting up for an outing, let me know!