Kayaking has become a very popular hobby, and reminds me of the mountain
bike craze of the 1990's. The local lake is swarming with kayaks year round
now, but they tend to stick toward the middle of the lake. Hikers raised
heck when mountainbikers began using hiking trails, and were successful
in getting MTB's banned from many trails. The more intelligent bikers worked
with hikers to widen trails, and educate other bikers about yielding to hikers.
I don't know if it's TV or what, but people just seem more careless in general
now. Driving down the highway has become a bloodsport, punctuated with
frequent "Did you see that???" comments after a convoy of idiots weave
across 3 lanes and back again
The kayak tourists may be completely clueless about fishing, and view us
as hicks with sticks. Most people I know don't fish, and have never even
been fishing. If I see that kayakers, tubers, etc, are approaching the section
I'm fishing, I make extra long casts with as much false casting as possible.
That often gets their attention, and they stay further away. Given time, they
can become as educated trout