I finally got my first kayak. I will be taking it out in the local river until I feel comfortable with it. I have been following the posts about what to bring and how to start. I am looking forward to meeting some new people and finding a place closer to home to fish. I have been going to IBSP for the last 10 years and more often than not I sit on the beach and watch the fish busting out of reach. I will be looking for places to launch it in the bay. I am not familiar with the Raritan bay at all as most of my fishing has been much further south. as the spring run approaches I hope to connect with some of you and develop some knowledge. merry Christmas and happy new year to all.