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Monday, 28 December 2015 00:00

Kayak Angling in Cold Weather - Be Prepared!

Preparing for cold weather kayak fishing is extremely important if you are considering lengthening your yak angling experience. Deciding when to start preparing for cold weather kayak fishing is dependent on water temperature not the time of year. 

I’ve always loved living on the Gulf Coast. Our summers are hot, but there’s always a beach or waterway nearby to help beat the heat. Spring provides great scenery in the swamps and fields as flowers begin to bring new life, and wildlife are back in full force! Autumn brings a crisp, cool relief to the summer heat, along with football, tailgating, and bonfires. Our winters are usually quite mild compared to the northern states.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Kayak Fishing With Freezing Fingers

Some people put their kayaks away when the starts to mercury drop and winter arrives. However, there is still some good fishing to be found if you can get on the water. You need to wear the proper clothing and safety gear, but even if you have a great dry suit your hands still can get wet and cold. Here are some options for keeping your hands warm while still being able to perform necessary functions.

Published in How To Paddling
Sunday, 17 November 2013 18:32

Hypothermia: My “Do or Die” Story

Throughout my life, I’ve enjoyed a week each year to disappear into the wilderness. When I was young, it was a week or more of Boy Scout camp. Places like the Allagash Waterway System in Maine let me forget that I was an awkwardly tall seventh grader dealing with acne and a violently changing social hierarchy. I continued my regular pilgrimage to wilderness into my college years and beyond. One early October trip in my early 20s was almost my last.

Published in How To Paddling
Thursday, 29 December 2011 01:00

Day After Christmas Kayak Bass Fishing

Well, the chaos of another Christmas is behind me, and I decided to do something I rarely get to do... TAKE A WEEKDAY OFF TO GET IN THE KAYAK AND GO BASS FISHING!!!!

It was absolutely gorgeous here Christmas day and I drooled all day at the prospects of hitting the water. 58 degrees, bright sunshine, and no wind - perfect! Unfortunately, it wasn't as nice Monday. I wanted to try a new bait, however, and didn't have any loads booked to haul until Tuesday night. There was no way I was staying off the water. Another layer of fleece under the dry top and waders, and to the river I went.

Published in West South Central
Monday, 19 December 2011 06:08

A much needed outing

Therapeutic. That's what today's kayak fishing trip was. I didn't tear them up. I only caught five fish. I had a run in with a pair of inconsiderate jerks who decided to fish on top of me. I felt I needed to stay within sight of the launch. I only had an hour and a half to fish. No matter. I needed to get out today after a little bout with walking pneumonia.

Published in West South Central
Monday, 29 November 2010 01:00

Black Friday Kayak Bass

A couple fishing buddies and I decided to hit the water yesterday for some early winter smallmouth fishing on the Susquehanna River. We converged on the Susquehanna at about 7 a.m. prepared to fish a known wintering area that both Jeff and I had fished in the past. While other folks were standing in line outside their local "big box" store, we were unpacking our gear on the riverbank and dawned our cold weather gear for a day of fishing.

Published in Mid Atlantic
Friday, 08 October 2010 02:00

Dress for Success

With winter fishing coming up quickly, it’s important to evaluate what you wear under your PFD.  Dressing appropriately for conditions is what is going to keep you comfortable for more successful fishing, and it’s going to keep you alive. Cold water kills quicker than cold air.  Even if it’s a nice day out, the shock of hitting freezing cold water can keep you from getting back into the boat.  Keep the following information in mind when you're preparing to attack the water this winter.

Published in How To Paddling

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