Winter Update

If you follow my YouTube channel, you know I haven't posted any new videos lately. I haven't been doing much fishing and there hasn't been anything to film when I have gone. The skunk has been in full force the last three times I have went out. As I have mentioned before, I am just a terrible fisherman in the winter time.

While I don't fish nearly as much in the winter, I do get a lot done for the upcoming year during these cold weather months. Over the last month, I have gotten fresh line put on my reels and enough rigs tied to last me the entire year. I also spent a few hours making some dragging weights since they are no longer available for sale. Click this link if you want to learn how to make them.

Unfortunately, I have also spent a fair amount of time researching kayaks. I fear my days of fishing out of my Hobie may be over. After injuring myself back in November, I haven't been able to tolerate sitting in a low position where my hips are below my knees or doing the pedaling motion to operate the Hobie mirage drive. After numerous trips to the massage therapist and chiropractor, I have gotten much better although I can't say the same for my wallet. I would say I am probably at 90% recovered at this point. For whatever reason, I seem to have hit a plateau that I just can't break through. There are still just certain positions and movements that I can't do comfortably. Hopefully I will get back to 100% soon. If this is as good as it gets for me then I am going to have to switch kayaks though.
A few months ago, I wrote an article about which kayaks I would be interested in if I had to buy another at that time. If I was in perfect physical condition, those would be the kayaks I would choose, however, none of those kayaks are suitable options under the current circumstances. For now, I am going to have to continue to fish out of the Nucanoe while I give my body more time to heal. I am planning on demoing the new Bonafide kayak soon. The high seating option and the fact it only weighs 75lbs makes it a very appealing option. The Jackson Kraken 13.5, Kilroy, and Liska are also potential options if I have to give up the Hobie.

In the meantime, I hope those of you who live in places that aren't iced over are catching more fish than I have been. If the weather report is accurate, I plan on fishing Tuesday. Hopefully I will finally get to do some catching again too.
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