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Sunday, 15 March 2015 23:20

Some Days Are Like This....

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Some days are like this...YUP! All I caught was a small gill! And snagged the little critter to boot! But....sometimes it's not about catching fish...big fish...lot's of fish...but more about what life is all about....more coming up on this thread very soon! If God were to tell me I was going fishing at the place where we usually catch huge lunkers that all I was going to catch was one small bluegill on a shadow rap but only because I snagged it...I probably would not have wanted to go too badly...but you won't believe what really happened today! It was much better than catching fish...God blessed us in numerous ways....
Still no fish for CJ....I told him we could head out and so we started loading up...Oh well...it was good to be out here...we started driving the east side of the lake and I looked to my right and down the hill...there was this guy in a chair...I asked CJ..."Does he have a guitar?" CJ said "YES!" and was a bit bewildered by my comment...I said..."We need to stop!" So we stopped and I yelled down the hill...."Gary?" Yup! It was Gary Bragg! Former Dean of Students for Cherry Creek High School and who grew up in Chase County many years ago. Now is retired and lives as if there was no tomorrow...writing songs and playing his guitar for hours on end...
We greet Gary and share some memories of previous fishing encounters and he picks up his pole and starts casting...BAM! He gets a trout and CJ's interest in fishing is energized! I rig up a pole for him and he hooks into not one but within 10 minutes lands three Brown Trout! He had never caught a Brown Trout before so he was pretty excited to add this species to his list....
Then local Ron Pursley showed up with his guitar! These guys were amazing as they tuned their strings and played a few songs on the shoreline.. They entertained as CJ fished for more Browns...It was a memorable evening and we are ready for many new adventures on the horizon!
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Kayakjak’s passion for fishing started as a youngster fishing small freshwater ponds in Southern California and combing the area beaches with a surf rod. Growing up as a military child often put him in new environments with unique fishing challenges. He has lived in Nebraska since 1976 and graduated from college with a teaching degree of which he has put to use educating youth the last 31 years there. He also holds a Master Degree in Educational Administration. Marty is very active helping the youth of his community with various programs including a before school program called, “Early Birds” and other various activities including a State Championship Archery team, youth football, basketball, and fishing in schools program. As Nebraska’s only kayak fishing guide Kayakjak will work hard to provide his clients with a “unique” fishing and learning experience.

Marty Hughes (Kayakjak) is a highly respected and very experienced guide with over 42 years of angling experience. He has fished from a kayak for the past 15 years in Southwest Nebraska lakes and ponds. He has been Featured in NebraskaLand Magazine April 2003 and the Omaha World Herald in June of 2005. Kayakjak’s objectives include events for wounded veterans, environmental improvements, and promoting the interest of kayak fishing in the Midwest. He has organized many kayak fishing tournaments throughout Nebraska. Kayakjak's Outfitters offers professional kayak fishing instruction for any experience level. He can tailor guided trips to meet the needs of a complete novice or more advanced kayak anglers. Guided trips include Emotion Kayaks and all the equipment a person would need for a fun, adventure filled trip! Our goal is to provide for advanced kayak fishing instruction and an excellent outdoor experience for our clients. We are very blessed to offer these services in some of Nebraska's most scenic backwaters. "A Unique Experience, Everytime!"

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Spring time in Benkleman has its challenges when it comes to fishing. kJ, Marty or KayakJak, take your pick, he'll answer to any of these names. I'm partial to KayakJak. This is a guy who's passion for the world of kayaking and especially kayak fishing is unsurpassed!
I've had the honor and privilege to have spent 2 days kayaking and fishing with KayakJak. As noted above, spring time fishing has its challenges. I've never met KayakJac live and in person. Talked to him a couple of times on the phone and pestered him for information by email and watched several videos of him on Utube. From the first minute of meeting him, I had the feeling that we had been friends for a lifetime. That's what type of guy he is. No hype and no air about him. KayakJak is the real deal, the Indiana Jones of kayak fishing.
Being new to the sport of kayak fishing, KayakJak's approach to the "newbie" was terrific. He's very professional without the stuffyness that sometimes follows a professional guide or instructor.
Talk about going out of his way to make your trip into a lifetime memory, I swear this guy planted some fish so I could experience what it's like to catch a fish from a kayak. While giving me space to practice some of the tips he had for me, KayakJak scouted ahead and found the hiding places of the ever elusive LMB.
Geez- I've just read thru the above, kinda sounds a little hokie and like he paid me to say the things above, no I paid him! And not near enough for what I got!

Jim B.


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