The Fourth Annual Forgotten Coast Kayak Fishing Classic for Meals on Wheels has come to a close with all of the tradition of years past. Great hospitality, family reunion atmosphere, lots of great prizes, outstanding sponsors, and the weather as our x-factor. This years weather presented us with tornado warnings north of us, and small craft advisory’s south of us. The wind was… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on April 19, 2011 at 7:00am —
My buddy Jason let me know there was a small break in the rain so we decided to take a trip on the water and get the cobwebs out. The day started out bad for Jason when he missed his rod holder and dropped a rod into 5 feet of water. I immediately chunked out my anchor that has a bright red buoy on the end to mark the area he lost the rod. We spent a frustrating 30 minutes looking for a Stradic on a Gloomis rod and decided t look later and go fish. I happen upon this 27" Redfish with a… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on January 2, 2011 at 10:30pm —
I picked up my new Coleman Tent today that I ordered from Cabelas. i thought this would make a good addition to out kayak fishing expeditions and help lower the cost of our accommodations. I set it up in the back yard by myself and it too less than 20 minutes by myself. It says it sleeps 6 but I would keep it at 4 adults max, unless someone sleeps on the porch.
And whats inside.…
Added by Jeff Suber on May 26, 2010 at 7:29pm —
It was the second leg of the East Coast division and I arrived Friday Morning in the North end of Mosquito Lagoon to fish the east side kind of late in the morning with John Chapman. We found a great location that a local Captain told us about. I was in my Tarpon 160 which is a dream in shallow water, and high winds. Its the boat to be in when the going gets tough. The problem at this spot was that local boys were prepping for the IFA boat tournament and were keying in on the same place so we… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on May 5, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Third Annual Forgotten Coast Kayak Fishing Classic is in the books. 157anglers competed for kayaks, paddles, PFD’s, stake out poles, and pride. The proceeds went to the Meals on Wheels Program at Wakulla County Senior Services Center. We held the event at the Moose Lodge in Panacea Florida, and folks came from Californai, Texas, New York, Virginia, and even Minnesota to fish this years event. The wind was stiff at 15 to 20 mph out of the east and much better than the 50 mph gail force winds in… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on March 28, 2010 at 8:00pm —
The Classic was held this year in Birmingham Alabama. The first thing I noticed upon my arrival in Alabama was that they need to have a class action lawsuit against the auto makers. Its seems that all of the vehicles in Alabama have a brake pedal that’s stuck. I noticed that when I was driving the speed limit folks started following me to see where I was going in such a hurry. Eventually they… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on February 22, 2010 at 10:30am —
Just because you’re in an uncomfortable place does not mean you have to be uncomfortable.
Added by Jeff Suber on February 17, 2010 at 1:30pm —
This is our third year putting on the Forgotten Coast Kayak Fishing Classic benefitting Meals on Wheels in Wakulla County. We pride ourselves on putting on an event in a Family Reunion type atmosphere with a traditional captains meeting the night before and RH Carter and his staff from the Wakulla County Senior Services Center bring over a dinner for all the… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on February 16, 2010 at 4:49pm —
Dentist wanted, because there are gonna be some Redfish calling in sick tomorrow with sore mouth. Ever have one of those days, when you just can't get enough and you've already had too much? Well Jason and myself started out with a little fog rolling on the water and a nice cool NW wind.
Jason on the other side of the dock as we drifted with the wind at pre-dawn.
Jason standing and casting as the sun comes up in the… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on October 25, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I think it would be really great if Wilderness Systems co-op with an inflatable PFD manufacturer and produced an inflatable PFD. In Florida if you own an inflatable PFD you are required to wear it at all times while under way, whereas a Class III PFD can be stowed behind the seat and is a little bigger and bulkier than the inflatable. I think there are thousands of loyal Wilderness Systems paddlers that would also enjoy the comfort and security that an inflatable PFD offers. Lets see what we… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on October 23, 2009 at 5:59pm —
The Vice Dean of the FSU Law School, Wayne called me up this week and wanted to go fishing. His ride is a Tarpon 140 and I brought my favorite the Tarpon 160 out to the Hickory Mounds Impoundment. It was a very windy morning and a high tide and falling. The absolutely worst conditions we could have to fish in that area. But we were willing to test the waters anyway. Well what we expected to happen was happening. We were not catching fish like you normally would. Redfish graze this area harder… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on June 13, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Went over to Jacksonville April 29, 2009 to pre-fish the Catch Photo and Release Jaxkayakfishing tournament. It’s the worlds largest kayak fishing tournament with over 430 participants from as far away as England competing for prizes and supporting Daniels Kids. Daniels kids provides foster care support for children. We arrived on Wednesday night and 6 of us sat around and made a plan of our fishing for the next two days of fishing and for the day of the tournament. We decided to pre-fish just… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on May 5, 2009 at 4:00pm —