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The Act Of Kayak Fishing

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The Act Of Kayak Fishing Photograph by Pam Funk

I ended up having a great evening on the creek last Friday. The water levels were good and the water itself was fresh, not stagnant as it occasionally gets towards the end of summer. There was the slightest telltale hint of that crisp autumn air that seems to re-energize after a few weeks of summer's dog days. I caught a few bluegill on my fly rod and a little fatty of a spotted bass.

spotted_bassSome may say it wasn't the most productive two hours on the water but then again, it depends on what you're looking for. Dare I say the time I spend fishing isn't always about catching fish? Don't get me wrong, I love to catch fish! Some of my friends think I live to catch fish! Don't be fooled. Just about as often as not fishing, at least for me can, is all about reflection.

Reflections of my childhood and of friends who have come and gone. People and events that have influenced me in ways I could never have imagined. Loved ones no longer with me and my wonderful memories of when they were. Reminiscing good times, adventures, glory days, and dreams I once dreamed for my future. All of these things sometimes dance across my mind while I'm fishing.

The nostalgia and melancholy that can weigh me down seems to get a little lighter once I've been able to spend some time in quiet reflection on the water. No, fishing isn't always about catching a fish. Sometimes it's about catching peace of mind.

About the Author: Pam is a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com and a member of Canoe Kentucky's Pro Team, co-sponsoring her along with Team Hobie. She is the new Director of KentuckyKayakFishing.org where they're working to set up a non-profit organization to help "Yaks Give Back" to our citizens, the environment, and to promote the growth of kayak fishing in our state. Pam is also the author of ShesAManiYak.com

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Pam Funk

About the Author: A self-described kayak and fly fishing addict, compe”tent” camper, and photographer in her dreams, she found her lifetime fishing hobby was transformed into a full-blown obsession when she bought her kayak and added a fly rod.

Pam is a member of the Yakangler.com Pro Staff team, TFO Flyrods, Hobie Polarized and Columbia Sportswear Pro team. She is a member of the Kentucky Kayak Fishing Association where "Yaks Give Back". Their objectives include environmental clean up projects, working with Special Olympics and wounded veterans, and promoting the growth of kayak fishing and safety in our state.

Pam is also the author of ShesAManiYak.com and can be found on Twitter @shesaManiYak.


# robchoi 2011-09-16 10:13
Love it, love it, love it! Well said, Pam.
# adam 2011-09-16 10:18
Great post Pam.
# Hammerhead 2011-09-16 11:45
Nice post Pam. I know how you feel.
# coachjoe 2011-09-17 07:45
Great post!!!
# AllWet 2011-11-17 11:20
That sums it all up for me. Well written!

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