Hi Brad, Good question my man . . . I've solved two issues with my kayak! I launch it right there in Hoodsport (by the dive shop - public) and paddle myself over to the hatchery (5 minutes). Of course, I love to walk the beach with waders and a stripping basket, but that pales in comparison to getting out in my yak and chasing the finny one; away from the buzz bombers, positioned with the wind at my back, rockin with the waves, etc., etc. You will love it - the feeling of being free from the beach is absolutely amazing!