May 15, 2013
The single biggest anchoring problem most kayakers have is not using enough cast. The lower the angle between craft and anchor, the better shot you have of your anchor not losing purchase. The longer the cast, the lower the angle.
April 12, 2013
I love kayak fishing for its “up close and personal” interaction with nature, but you gotta know what CAN happen and remain aware of your surroundings. Especially in saltwater, there are more efficient “fishermen” out there than we are…and they don’t carry a cooler full of sandwiches and snacks! Out there, we are NOT on […]
April 8, 2013
Most anglers don’t think a lot about strokes when we think about first aid preparedness during fishing trips, but we should. People with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or who are significantly overweight ALL have a heightened risk of stroke; and that just described…in at least one way…the overwhelming majority of American anglers. Strokes […]
February 4, 2013
A colleague recently wrote of war veterans on his blog that "we owe much to those guys." We don't owe much to "those guys." We are the product of "those guys" past and will become the product of "those guys" present. We owe EVERYTHING to "those guys."
October 4, 2012
I have had the good fortune of fishing some of the finest warm saltwater grass flats and tidal marsh in North America. When it comes to stalking Redfish on the flats, nowhere is as good as the Texas coast from Port O'Connor southward to the Mexican border. There is also no better way to do it than from a Freedom Hawk kayak.
September 2, 2012
Study Confirms Military’s Widespread Use of MMA-Based Training Techniques Likely Source of Brain Injuries « the military suicide report. This was a big part of what happened to me which resulted in my Organic Brain Disorder (TBI). �Nobody knew the risks back in those days, as we read in this article where the study is […]
June 29, 2012
The following is re-printed from The Ohio Smallmouth Alliance Newsletter from the Fall of 2011, and is an article I wrote about the importance of learning and practicing deep water re-entry for kayakers and canoeists. Deep Water Re-entry [From UPSTREAM The fly fishing blog of Ken Morrow, Certified Angler Education Instructor, Certified Adaptive Fly Fishing […]
April 16, 2012
The photo at left creates a good “teachable moment.” Assisted ingress/egress from watercraft is something I specialize in as a certified fishing instructor, paddle craft instructor, and life-long water safety instructor. These fellas chose a good way to help “mom” into the kayak, but there were probably two better ways. I have to say […]
March 3, 2012
The folks who have fished from kayaks or canoes with me in the past few years may get a chuckle out of this post because they’ve witnessed the difficulties I have nowadays standing up in most paddle craft. I haven’t always been this way. Head injuries, injured vertebrae in my spine, and a very bad […]