Gary and Dick Kayak Fishing For Reds in The (Too Much?) Sunshine State…

Dick Sherman and I braved the heat again and got a few nice reds. Please send some cool weather down this way!

Dick Sherman and I braved the heat again and got a few nice reds. Please send some cool weather down this way!
Gary

most beautiful redfish ever caught in a kayak, FL

most beautiful redfish ever caught in a kayak, FL

beautiful redfish caught in a kayak, FL

beautiful redfish caught in a kayak, FL

beautiful sunrise on Crystal river, FL


7 thoughts on “Gary and Dick Kayak Fishing For Reds in The (Too Much?) Sunshine State…”

  1. Great!
    This is the first time I get to see Dick fishing standing in his W kayak, and I’m very pleased 😀 I remember two years ago, when Dick ordered his yak, he was skeptical about the possibility that he’d ever stand up in it, and now he’s done it!
    And, that first redfish is the best looking of its kind that I’ve seen – Maybe it’s the special light during sunrise, or maybe it was indeed a specimen with a beautiful color… In any case, this photo is remarkable!
    Yoav

  2. I’ll bet it won’t be long before we see start seeing pictures of Gary fishing standing up in his green Packeryakker 😉

  3. I think Dick started standing up just to stretch his back, and now he seems pretty comfortable paddling and casting. I hate to say that I still am not totally comfortable standing – I think I must be unusually uncoordinated. I think the first red I caught may have just caught the sun right, but some are definitely more golden than others.

  4. Great pictures and great fishing guys. 🙂

    Yes, that Red is Golden and beautiful.

    Standing will come, only do what you can and be safe.
    Heck I can get hurt standing still. 🙂

    I’ll try and send some cooler weather down, but you know Mother Nature has a mind of her own! 🙂

    Tight lines and paddle safe all.
    Rox

  5. Thanks, Rox. I often stand for short periods trying to spot redfish in the shallows, but never feel totally comfortable with my balance, especially with a kayak full of expensive fishing gear. I can easily stretch my legs and back by simply laying down so I don’t really need to stand up, unlike Dick Sherman whose backrest prevents him from getting into a prone position. I will, however, plan on taking the W out again with no gear on board and just paddle around, then if I tip over it’s no biggee. Dick says he feels much more comfortable standing while paddling than casting. Bob Smaldone spends 90% of his time standing while paddling and flyfishing. I’m just happy to be able to stand as oftern as I do in the W, which I’d never be able to do in other yaks.

  6. Love your blog. Will keep in touch. Love the sunshine state and
    all it gives to fishermen. Photos are the added touch. Thanks

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