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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Here’s a Texan kayak angler who knows how to have fun, and let other enjoy his movies too: Jesse Martinez a.k.a Texas Tarheel Yakker – [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMSf1yWho4?rel=0&w=640&h=510] Plus this angler is seen throwing a fish net standing in a kayak! … Continue reading
This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog. The launch was excellent! No feet were wet in the process. I brought the rod just in case. Stability was awesome! I started to stand after I got used to … Continue reading
I’m 6’-3”; 235 lbs. I have back and weak leg problems that will keep me from safely balancing in the standing position, let alone jumping up and down. Sitting, I can go all day! (at 70 yrs old that’s probably … Continue reading
Tony is an elderly gentleman from New Hampshire who the following review of hos W fishing kayak: The 500 is great. It only took a minimum amount of time of actual paddling to get used to the kayak. The weather … Continue reading
This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog. I’m 6’-3”; 235 lbs. I have back and weak leg problems that will keep me from safely balancing in the standing position, let alone jumping up and down. Sitting, I … Continue reading
This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog. Spinal fusion is an extreme surgical intervention performed on patients who suffer from certain chronic, serious back conditions, including severe pain, which have not responded to conservative treatment. One of … Continue reading
Watching the kayak fishing market – I want to cover kayak fishing related topics in a fair and balanced manner, with no fear of tackling the important, yet sometimes embarrassing issues related to this sport. The sport of kayak fishing … Continue reading
Fishing standing in a kayak had been first rejected as an impossibility, and one that’s denied of interest. Fishing kayak manufacturers knew they couldn’t offer such option, so they played down the idea as ‘not necessary’ and contradictory to ‘classic … Continue reading
Here are some websites and blogs related to kayak fishing in the Midwest: First, the Midwest kayak fishing section of the US Fishing Kayak Magazine: http://fishing-kayak.us/fishing-kayak-Midwest.html , which offers fresh news, trip reports, rigging tips, and other useful info. It’s … Continue reading
Kayak fishing and old age? Typically, the two aren’t closely associated one the other, since kayaks, including fishing kayaks, are notoriously unstable and uncomfortable, and not a fishing platform deemed suitable for the older, wiser angler, especially ones that can afford fishing from real boats… Inevitably, old age is associated with a variety of physical problems that affect the angler’s ability to fish from kayaks. Among others, seniors may suffer from an impaired sense of balance, and be more sensitive to back problems, including pain, sciatica, etc. This is true for leg problems as well.
Elderly anglers are usually less athletic than young ones, and some of them have considerable weight issues. Furthermore, being exposed to cold weather, cold water, and wetness in general, is not necessarily recommended for older people, whose ability to withstand hardships inflicted by the elements is reduced, compared to younger people’s ability.
For all these reasons, seniors seldom fish from kayaks, and rightfully so. Continue reading