Since my first day in a kayak back in 1998 my passion for kayak fishing has grown exponentially. The ability to reach waters never fished by any angler keep me intrigued by what we can catch by paddling our little plastic vessels to these remote spots. It is also fun to fish the open waters feeling like you are part of the habitat. I probable spend more time looking down into the water at the incredible scenery here in our spring fed waters of Southwest Nebraska.
There is no feeling like catching a fish from the kayak and being at the mercy of a large catch is even more thrilling! The serenity and relaxing atmosphere helps me rejuvenate from the daily rigors of life that can leave us stressed at times. When I first started fishing from the kayak a cameral was not even thought of and to show how fun it was I would take friends with me who would soon become "hooked" into becoming an avid kayak angler themselves. The numbers of people who we have introduced into this addictive sport are countless. After figuring out how to take a picture in a kayak with my next big catch it was easy to download and share with others on the internet. This method seems to drive the sport of kayak fishing even more than ever. Especially the video aspect. The cameral has become an integral part of the kayak fishing experience which keeps my passion alive to share those unique experiences. The online tournament craze has been a method to utilize my competitive nature that was once used to play basketball, softball, and run. It's less taxing on the body and the challenge of figuring out the fishing each and every trip drives my excitement for catching fish even more. The number of sunrises, sunsets, and moonlit nights make the paddling fishing trips even more enlightening. If there is a new stretch of water out there I "chomp at the bit" to paddle and fish it. Discovering new ponds, backwaters, bays, streams keeps my interest alive knowing there are finned creatures ready and willing to have their picture taken.