EP:07 Outfitting a Canoe for Fishing
In this episode I sat down to talk with Scott Hamstra retail manager for Rutabaga Paddlesports. Over the years I've fielded a lot of questions from both traditional paddlers and budget conscious anglers about outfitting a canoe for fishing. I started my paddle sport angling trips from the seat of a heavily used Coleman canoe. At the time it was the only thing I could afford that allowed me to fish, while getting my two young kids out on the water. Things have come a long way since those days of concrete anchors and muffler clamp rod holders. There are a lot more options available to the consumer now then when I started. Scott and myself talk about some of the advantages of fishing from a canoe. We also discuss the use of track systems, rod holders, anchor trolleys, and even paddle choices. We even took a few minutes to discuss the new Old Town Next and Native Watercraft Ultimate boats. These watercraft blur the lines between kayak and canoe and are fun to paddle. You can find all the products we discussed at www.rutabaga.com. Better yet, stop into the shop and say hello. There is no better way to find out about an area than to visit a local shop. A big THANK YOU goes out to Scott for taking the time to sit down with me for episode 7 of Bluegills to Bull Sharks.
|Canoe musky on Lake Monona.|
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