Ever lose a hat going down a lake? I purchased a hat clip and have not lost one yet. All it is a piece of heavy string with a clip on both ends. One goes on the hat and the other goes on your shirt collar.They run about $3.00
Attached five or six feet of 3/8th link stainless steel chain to 30 feet of light anchor or ski rope. Tie the rope to the aft cleat and drag the chain through the vegetation. This will allow you to use the trolling motor to move in a general direction and maintain control of the boat. Read More…
I recently had an incident that caused me to reconsider my views on safety. My wife and I were out for a quite evening of fishing on a local lake. Near the public beach is an area of scattered rock and grass, and we were throwing a few crankbaits and enjoying the evening. While drifting along, we thought we heard someone yelling, “help”! We looked around, saw nothing and continued fishing. We heard it again, and saw a head bopping up and down in the water, well away from the buoyed swimming area but inside the no boat zone. I quickly kicked the trolling on high, and my wife grabbed our throwable from the storage bin. I have the “minimum” legal requirements in my boat – a throw-able, and the required PFD’s per person.