sailormrfish

[May 2019] Stay safe, partner up!

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It looks like there are many people new to kayak fishing on this forum (myself included.). So I'd like to start an ongoing post for new/experienced people who'd like to partner up before heading on the water.

 

Post your planned outing general area, dates, preferred group size and experience, and any other details you'd want to add. Please move to private messages to discuss specifics with your buddies.

 

Ads for last minute outings are welcome too. Please edit your post if you've already buddied up.

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I hear the peconic bay is starting to get alive; ping me up if you'd like to plan an outing this weekend, weather permitting.

 

- dates: May 18 and/or 19th.

- location: long island, maybe the peconic?

- group size preferred: 2 or 3.

- experience: getting comfier, but still a noob :)

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If I had to partner up I wouldn't be able to fish really at all. Not many people can get up and fish a 1am-2:30am window on a weeknight or even a 8-10pm during a weekend. The best I can do is a float plan and be self reliant. Even with a partner you still have to have a self rescue plan and perform that solo.   Most here don't even practice a self rescue for themselves. I will never forget the two experienced kayak anglers off Narragansett Bay during a tournament and one rolled over. The fellow that went in couldn't get back into his kayak. His partner came over and the fellow in the water unexpectedly climbed up on the side in a panic  and pulled him over. Now two went into the drink. That was ROL. He lost all his stuff but thankfully both survived.

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I hate fishing with others, I am a misanthrope, I’d rather drown. I am less misanthropic with a few beers in me but I don’t drink and pedal. 

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I’m with the Riddler, my fishing time is in the dark.   I thouroghly enjoy launching and fishing with my buddies when possible but when your on the water it is a solo act.  when fishing or saving your own life, you need to practice.   

I have posted this on SOL before,  said by a far better saltwater kayaker than me “ it’s not if you dump it is when you dump so Dress to swim”(Joe B) 

 

 

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