A common complaint that you’ll hear from newbies on fishing forums is basically, “Man, the tide charts for ___ were all wrong yesterday!” Every time I read one of these, I am reminded of Steve Gibson’s funny story about being an invited speaker at a fishing club. The members wanted to pick the best day to hold a tournament, so they pulled out their tide charts. Steve asked them what the tide chart showed for right now (“high”, they said), and invited them to look out the window at the dead-low bay beyond.
Stealth 101: Sniper-Grade Kayak Casting
Why The Marine Corps Will Not Let You Be A Sniper If You Have Tourette’s Syndrome
Casting. Mention it, and the first thing that pops into almost everybody’s head is accuracy. Skinnywater sniping or under-the-mangrove sidearming alike, the guy who can put it on the button has a distinct edge over the guys who don’t understand how you get to Carnegie Hall.
Take a look at this kayak that’s “fully rigged” for fishing. What’s your initial response?
Some might say “Awesome, everything you could possibly need.” Fair enough. But to me, this looks like utter chaos, stress, and an OCD nightmare. This is called a “garbage barge”. Not only is it anxiety-inducing, but what happens when you fall in and need to remount? Good luck with that.
Awesome new kayak? Check. Sweet fish finder? Check. Figured out the correct battery type and size to power the new rig? It’s not as straight-forward as it should be — picking a battery requires a small amount of basic electrical knowledge. But no sweat. It’s actually pretty simple. Here goes:
Getting back into a kayak, after falling in or tipping over, can be a pain in the rear if you’re out deep. There’s definitely more than one way to do it, but we recently stumbled across this video that presents a couple effective techniques.