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Old 07-16-2013, 04:12 PM
Stripergirl Stripergirl is offline
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New to fishing from a kayak

I could use a little help if possible.

I bought a fishing kayak in May and Spring fishing went well. My biggest fish in the kayak was a 30" blue.

The heat is causing the Thames River to empty out and I'm now trying to get the hang of fishing in stronger currents among a lot of boat traffic. Sometimes I am scared witless!

I can muscle through a decent current and do well with finding my spot to sit, ride a drift and throw casts.

At the next possible chance I am planning to practise re-entry and have watched a lot of safety videos. I would feel a lot better if I weren't always out there paddling alone. I need someone to hold my hand if anybody is willing.

Question - Is it ever a good idea to pull up on a beach? I have gotten beat down by the surf and don't know if it's my lack of skill/knowledge or if it's just a bad idea all around.

I'm in Connecticut. Anybody need a buddy??
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:49 AM
fishinbill fishinbill is offline
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Welcome! You're smart to look for a buddy if you're new. I'm outside of your area, but you may also want to post on the NEKF forum. You may find some CT kayakers there. (

Best of luck.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Stripergirl Stripergirl is offline
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Thanks for the link. I'll check it out. Hope to find an experienced fishing buddy!

I also fish in RI. Especially in the fall chasing the albies. If you ever want to fish with a horrible fishergirl and watch me drop some nice fish, keep me in mind. I'm your girl. lol

I often fish alone and could use some company. Hit me up.

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