After battling surf, kayaks provide
peaceful fishing of coastal waters

Updated: January 31, 2007, 11:34 AM ET
By Bill Becher | Special to ESPNoutdoors.com — Jan. 31, 2007

Surf's up, dudes. But that's a bad thing if you're a kayak angler.

Jason Morton is going kayak fishing at Leo Carrillo State Beach near Malibu, Calif.

Beyond the surf line are the kelp beds — home to green bass, halibut, sanddabs, lingcod and lots of other fish. But first Morton needs to get through the waves crashing on the beach.

Timing is everything. As any surfing gremmie knows, waves build in sets like a symphonic crescendo — then there's a lull. That's the ...

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