By Gary Rankel
Nature Coast Kayak Fishers
Art and I accompanied Jai Rhee on his first ever kayak fishing trip today, in his brand new W700. Outside of the fact that we didn’t get any fish, we had a great day with Art showing steady progress in his recovery from last year’s stroke, and Jai appreciating the fishability of his new W700. He’s still learning the art of paddling and yak fishing, but he’s more than a willing learner. His only complaint was his sore arms after after 5 hours of paddling / casting. I’m glad he decided to buy a pickup truck to facilitate loading and hauling his 700 around.
We topped the day off with a cold one and a great grouper lunch at the nearby seafood place in Ozello.
Jai standing next to his W700 at dawn, before launching
Jai snapping a picture of Art and their kayaks
Jai and Art trying to catch some fish
Jai mastering the art of kayak paddling
Art and Jai at the end of the trip
Jai uploading his W700 to his pickup truck
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