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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°
In this video I walk you through how I have my 2020 Old Town Sportsman BigWater PDL 132 rigged up for fishing and filming. Setting my rig up this way is the most comfortable and most efficient for me when kayak fishing Lake Erie
This time Julia and I load up the kayaks and take a trip to the river in search of some early season steelhead. Julia has never caught a steelhead, will she be successful today?
I took Steven H. Riddle out kayak fishing last Monday on Lake Erie In his Old Town Topwater 106 PDL. His very first fish was a 30” 8.5lb FishOhio. We had to work for the rest of them. Had a great time out on the water and we both came home with limits! 🎣🎣🎣
We went searching for monster walleye but found some monster Freshwater Drum instead. Sheepshead are arguably one of the hardest fighting fish in Lake Erie. Although it’s not very common to find them as table fare, they are a blast to catch! We found many walleye that day but
Hit the water with Jesse Akins in his new Old Town Sportsman 120 PDL on May 24th. The day was perfect! The sun was shining, the water was calm, and the fish were biting! Jesse landed his first Lake Erie Walleye from a kayak, hooked up and landed a double header, and also caught his PB 29
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.
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.
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.
Late this spring I hit the river for a quick trip hoping to get into some steelhead one more time before they left the river but they eluded me. Fortunately I found a couple smallies to come out and play. First one being a PB 19.75" I spent most of the time paddling but just as I was about to call it a day, the monster hit! Any day on the water is a great day! Hope you enjoyed the video!
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*
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!
Adding snap weights to your fishing arsenal will allow you to present your baits to fish that are down in deep water and/or hugging the bottom. I frequently use them when targeting deep fish with lots of success, so I put together this video as an introduction to using snap weights as well as a couple tricks I use in different situations in order to help YOU catch more fish.
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