Awesome report and video. I guess those outriggers do help stabilize the yak, huh? Thanks for sharing.
They help a lot, but when I first started, I used to go out to the Chicago lighthouse and out aways in Wilmette without them. I never would have rolled in the past, but now I've gotten so used to them, the first time out without them extended, I go swimming. Call them training wheels for the water.Fishthoughts said:Awesome report and video. I guess those outriggers do help stabilize the yak, huh? Thanks for sharing.
My best advice is to dress for the water temps, not the air temps. I unexpectedly ended up in the water today and the water was 36 degrees which is about the same as falling in while ice fishing. Wearing my wetsuits I was fine and still was able to go out and fish. If this happens to you and are out there a ways, you might be a goner without a wetsuit or drysuit.dedfisher said:awesome video man keep em comin. Ive been wantin to get into kayak fishing and was wondering if you had any suggestions or anything on what i would need
Everything went for a swim, fishing rods, tackle and all electronics. I only lost a metal stringer that wasn't attached to anything. I was remarkably warm with even getting my head dunked. I had just launched off the south rocks and was relieved to not have hit my head on a submerged rock.JB said:Cool video....hope your gps and fish finder didn't go for a swim on that spill you had.
I believe the launch fee is $17. (free for sneaky kayakers who can drop in most anywhere)mike2222 said:is there a launch fee for boats at the waukegan harbor... iu got a 17footer.. ? thinking about goin out next weekend.. how far out ( or will their be other boats around, so i won't have a problem finding the perch...) and what depths did you fish and what did you use as bait?thanks -mike-