My name is Keith Nguyen. I'm passionate about kayak fishing and the mental, spiritual and physical benefits of fishing. Kayak fishing helps me reset when I have a tough week. In California, our coastlines, lakes, rivers, and reservoirs are the envy of the world. We should utilize and protect our local resources. My blog www.thelostanchovy.com
is a good resource for those wanting to improve their kayak fishing skills.
In all things, you have a spectrum. There are the people who attempt to catch everything. Then you've got the middle group of people in which there's a mix of conservation and a little bit of, "Hey, I want to catch what I can." Then we have the people who only catch what they need, that are aware that we need to preserve our resources. It's an evolution though, people evolve as their fishing skillsets evolve. It's a changing dynamic, and it's been like this in the fishing community for years and years.
Conservation is at the forefront of my fishing philosophy. I first started fishing as a means to catch fish and forage for my family. As I evolved as a fisherman, I grew to understand the importance of conservatism and protecting our resources for ourselves and the next generations.
Within the local kayak fishing community I fish with, we're evolving ourselves, we understand the importance of conservation and our impacts on the community. We are trying to do our best to be a good partner with our fisheries, and our environment as well.