Kayak fishing is one of the largest growing sports around. There are many different reason for this:
Less overall cost- the cost of fuel continues to go up and it is becoming more and more expensive to run a motor for an entire summer. A fishing kayak allows for endless fishing with no fuel cost.
Anyone who has ever owned a boat knows there are a lot of expenses that surround it. There is boat registration, insurance, continual maintenance, and often time storage fees. A kayak does not have to be registered or insured, has no maintenance and very little expenses after initial purchase.
Greater Access- a great advantage of kayak fishing is the ease of accessing great fishing spots. There are many more put-in points because a boat ramp is not required. Many lakes forbid the use of motors but allow for paddling. This can give anglers access to excellent sites that have not been over fished. Kayaks allow for shallower fishing again getting anglers in remote and under fished locations.
Connection to Nature- people feel more connected to nature fishing in a kayak. They are closer to the water, less obtrusive to the environment, quieter, and can feel the force of the fish on their line.
Fun- fish are more exciting to land, because the kayak gets pulled around by fish, taking fishermen closer to the action