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Mini-Doggle

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Mini-Doggle Photographs by Bill Howard

Mini-Doggle: Definition - Not quite a Boondoggle - almost, but not quite.

Kayak fishing for me is all about the adventure. Not knowing what’s around the next corner, the anticipation of an unknown area and what it could hold, the challenge of unlocking those hidden secrets - that’s what draws me to the sport. So it was a no-brainer when Chip Gibson called me and asked if I wanted to fish Mosquito Lagoon. Did I want to join him and Brad? ”Of course!"

Fishing Location Cape Canavaral

Greg Becker and I loaded up at the very early hour of 4 a.m., and started east. This trip was long overdue. It seemed like every other time I planned on fishing this spot, something would come up. All week long I checked the wind forecast. I knew it was going to be cold, which I don’t mind, but the wind is another story. And man, was it windy.

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The brisk wind had blown the water out of the Lagoon, so sight fishing out on the flats was out of the question. Following Charles “Redfish Chuck” Levi’s advice, we worked some deeper holes on the back side of some small mangrove islands. Chuck and Aaron Harden put on a redfish and trout clinic.

Aaron with a nice trout

Trout Closeup

Aaron trout

Chuck trout

Chucks redfish

Even Chip Gibson, our own Thursday night host of Kayak Fishing Radio, got in on the action.

Chips Redfish

For Greg and me, it was the big old “Skunk-O-Roo” - nada, nothing. But the day wasn’t a complete bust. We got to put some faces to names, visit a new area (we will be back…) and fuel what drives us - kayak fishing... Until next time.

Mini Doggle crew


 

About the Author: Bill Howard is a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com, as well as Malibu Kayaks. He is also on the Columbia Sportswear Pro Team. Bill is an avid photographer and writer, contributing to numerous websites and publications in the Tampa Bay area. In 2008 he completed a 17 day, 129 mile trip around Tampa Bay raising nearly $4000 dollars for the American Heart Association. He is also a board member for the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water.

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# RedFishJax 2012-01-18 08:58
Sounds like a good time. I plan on fishing the goon this summer.
 
 
# BigFlyReel 2012-01-20 08:51
Windy, windy, windy - when the theme from "Gilligan's Island" starts running through your head during the paddle, you know it's getting interesting: "The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed..." Good time with good folks, and I'm looking forward to going back for Part Deux!
 
 
# Pam 2012-01-29 22:32
Looks like a great day was had in spite of the wind. Great pics as always. I need to start thinking about making some better photos of fish.
 

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