Andrew Gibson (2020 Old Town Bigwater PDL 132), Jason Duca (2020 Vibe Shearwater 125), and I (2020 Old Town Bigwater PDL 132) decided to do some kayak recovery and re-entry practice after spending the early January day chasing Lake Erie Walleye. After 8 hours of constant trolling from our kayaks, we put our fishing gear away and launched back out onto the lake to practice our safety and rescue skills.
Drysuit test day was a success!! Jason Duca and I met up at the Emerald Necklace Marina to put our cold water safety gear through the paces. It’s very important to always test your gear and prepare for the worst case scenario. We were able to add some very valuable experience to our kayak fishing tool belt today. “Smooth seas never made a skilled sailor” Video coming soon! 🎣🎣 Air temp 18° feels like 3°, Water temp 32° cold water kayak safety kokatat drysuit
This time I want to talk about kayak self rescue, re-entry, and the importance of practicing frequently so when you do accidentally fall out (Not if but when), you are prepared to perform a self rescue. Feel free to comment below or reach out with any questions or comments. cold water kayak safety kokatat drysuit
This time I share some tips that I’ve found make putting my drysuit on and wearing it comfortably. When kayak fishing or just kayaking in the winter, always lake sure you have the proper safety gear. And test, test, test. cold water kayak safety kokatat drysuit
Have you ever wanted to go fishing so bad that you refused to let anything stop you? In this video I wanted to share some of the things I've learned while fishing in frigid and half frozen water. cold water kayak safety kokatat drysuit
Today I took a trip to Wallace lake to test out my Kokatat Hydrus 3.0 SuperNova Angler Semi-Dry Paddling Suit and my very important stack of under layers. Air Temp is 38* Water Temp 42* While testing my safety gear I wanted to practice re entering my kayak while wearing all those extra layers and heavy boots. Let me know if you have any suggestions, comments, or questions below in the comments. Enjoy! cold water kayak safety kokatat drysuit
Stay safe on the water with these highly visible kayak safety flags! My friend's wife made the first 2 for us to keep us safe when fishing off the shores of Lake Erie. They were such a hit, she decided to offer them to others so that EVERYONE is safe on the water! Make sure the boats can see you when you're out on the water! It can save your life! cold water kayak safety kokatat drysuit