Kayaking Through Trout Spawning Season

I had the coolest thing happen while whitewater kayaking. I noticed when I was getting closer to the lake from the whitewater river that I was on that trout fish were jumping everywhere. I had trout fish jumping over the front and the back of my kayak. I know had I been in an open boat they would have jumped into the boat. I was amazed to see so many trout jumping and moving up stream for spawning season.

Kayaking in Creek White Water

I love the feel of the cool quick rushing water of a creek that is flowing fast. In the creek you have to learn to read the water and determine how deep the line you are planning to run is otherwise if it's not deep enough your beached. I have found that if you can navigate a creek and learn the technicals within it you can run about any whitewater since creeks have many underlying obstacles that you can't see above water but, that you will learn as you learn to read the water and determine your line to run the creek the safest and with the most thrill.

Rolling a kayak can be tricky

Have you ever tried rolling a kayak with no success? I do believe this is the hardest thing to learn in kayaking. I have learned that most all kayaks can be rolled under the right circumstances. There has to be much will power of the kayaker to roll the kayak. I have learned through experience the key to getting the kayak to roll is all in the snap of your hips while rolling up to give the boat that extra boost to sit back right side up. ">
Take a kayaking trip on the lake. Just be sure to not use a whitewater kayak to do that. I had a wonderful idea to paddle down the whitewater river until it dumped into the lake. Only one problem, I didn't realize that I was going to be paddling 2 miles in the flat lake water with a flat bottom white water kayak. I believe I completed an Olympic workout after I made it back to the truck.
Did you know the best enders are located in the smallest looking of rushing white water? I find the place where the water is rushing between the rocks without many air bubbles and drop the nose of my kayak in where the water is rushing through that space. When I do this almost always the pressure of the water will push the boat down to where I go from sitting in the boat to standing on the foot pegs or bulk head foot rest. Once the kayak is vertical in the water, I take my paddle and make a sweep through the water to make the boat spin. Check out this book on Kayaking by an olympic kayaker. href="">">

Kayak Roll

To roll a kayak, I learned to reach out far with your right hand holding the paddle and have your left hand holding the paddle closest to the center of your kayak, like you are sticking the paddle under your seat. Once you have your left hand positioned under your seat on the bottom of the kayak. Pull the paddle down with the right hand and twist your hip toward the paddle that you are pulling down. Your head needs to be the last to come out of the water. With practice this should get better. Remember if this doesn't work to pull the emergency rope and get out of the boat to get fresh air.

Crowded Grocery Store Shopping

Have you left for the grocery store only to find it so full of people. You look around and there are very few grocery shopping carts to use to pick up just a few items. You wait by the produce section, then wait by the bread section until everyone in front of you gets the items they were picking out and then you finally meander your way to the checkout only to wait in line. Hoping that a clerk or the cashier manager will open some more lanes to check out. I do find some of the comical stuff that people do as they wait patiently.  By the way, while I was in the grocery store I have found a cool app that is great for getting cash back rewards much like I use it every time I shop, and I wanted to share it to you. Please use my referral code, ib5a, and you can get a $10 welcome bonus. Sign up at I got $3.00 back off the purchase of my grill propane tank exchange Blue Rhino, $0.50 back from my bench mustard, and $0.7">5 back from my McCormick …