An Umbrella Sailing Assist, by Gary Rankel

For some time, I’ve been exploring ways to ease or reduce paddling in reaching some of my farther off fishing sites. I’ve researched motorizing my Wavewalk with both gas and electric models but, in the end, don’t want to add even a minimum of 30-40 pounds of weight, or put up with the added hassle … Continue reading “An Umbrella Sailing Assist, by Gary Rankel”

Hosting members of a kayak fishing club at Ozello, by Gary Rankel

Crappie Dave (another Packeryaker and cheesehead like me, and a new Wavewalk kayak owner) joined me yesterday in Ozello where I hosted a group from the Bay Area Canoe and Kayak Fishing Club, a large kayak fishing club from the Tampa Bay / St. Pete area. None of the BAC&KFC folks had Wavewalks, and some … Continue reading “Hosting members of a kayak fishing club at Ozello, by Gary Rankel”

Me on the water with some redfish, trout and egrets, by Gary Rankel

Just me again on the water today with a few redfish, trout and egrets for company. I also attached a shot of some of the unique limestone (karst) bottom we have on some of the flats around here. The redfish like hanging out in the deeper crevices. Gary Read more about Gary’s kayak fishing trips … Continue reading “Me on the water with some redfish, trout and egrets, by Gary Rankel”

First slam of the year – snook, redfish and trout, by Gary Rankel

Just me today but got a nice snook, a couple of redfish and a few small trout, so I got my first “Slam” of the year (the term used around here to describe catching those 3 species in one day). Also, how often do you see herons sitting on top of a tall tree? Gary … Continue reading “First slam of the year – snook, redfish and trout, by Gary Rankel”