I'd like to join for both fishing and lunch. Thanks for putting this together!
According to Fish Weather the month of March maybe better known as the Anti-Kayak Fishing month...winds are suppose to be gusting to 20 mph or more for the next ten days...
"Lady Luck" 2016 Red Hibiscus Outback
"Ugly Duckling" 2010 Olive Hobie Outback
"Wet Dream" 2011 yellow Ocean Prowler 13
Hi all...in the area and may join you if the weather is ok. Pretty novice at kayaking and have never kayaked in cold weather. Also have never trolled, only casting. Lol like i said very novice. What kind of footwear do you wear ? Also any recommendations for gloves?
Lifetime Sport Fisher
There will be plenty of people to talk with about how to troll and what to use but all you'll need is 1/2oz-1oz jigheads or bucktail jigs with your choice of soft plastic 4"-5" to hook on (paddle tail, twister tail, stinger tail, etc.) I personally use 1 chartreuse and 1 white bucktail jig, 1oz in weight, with a 5" white z-man paddletail and 6" chartreuse bass assasin paddletail hooked on them. I like to use the same weight on both rods so I know I'm working different depths as long as I let one line out further than the other.
I can't speak too much on the foot wear, (I'm just assuming you'll be wearing a drysuit) due to not wearing a drysuit like most of the people here. But if it helps, I wear a cold water wetsuit suit with "Muck" or "Bogs" style boots which keep my feet nice and comfortable down to any temps I've ever worn them in.
As for the hand wear, I use wetsuit style neoprene gloves. I've found that a 3mm glove is sufficient enough (for me) for air temps down to 20°. I've tried thicker gloves but the thicker the glove, the more it will spread your fingers apart. A 5mm glove was very uncomfortable and borderline hurt my hands at my knuckles from the thick material spreading my fingers apart so much.
Hope this helps and I'm sure you'll get some more great info from other members here.
Also in regards to wind, there's a fair amount of protection all around the launch. Steve and I have encountered many a windy day while paddling to and from Little Round Bay, which is a few miles downriver. I don't think wind will be a huge issue, even if you paddle into the mainstem of the severn, you just can just troll into the wind for a mile or so, and then let the wind take you back towards the launch. I guess it'll also depend on Steve's recent trips out there, but either way, I think this is a worthwhile trip that will be much more sheltered than the Marshall Hall event. I will be in for fishing and lunch, if I didn't already make that clear.
I'm in for both.