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Spring Kayaking and Kayak Fishing is Here!-- Series I

Pictured is my fishing kayak my last day on the water in Door County last early November.  It always amazes me how fast time flies and here we are on Memorial Day Weekend ready for another great season of kayaking and kayak fishing in Door County!


As I always do in my first bi-weekly article from now through Labor Day is to remind everyone to be careful. Water temperatures in many locations are as cold as 50 degrees, so, when you take to the water in your kayak take precautions.  Be sure to wear your PFD, put your phone in a plastic waterproof bag, wear proper clothing in case you tip, and be sure to tell someone where you are launching and will be kayaking. Also, be aware of the weather conditions. In Door County, the wind can shift quickly making conditions dangerous.  With the big water and quick weather changes, I stay close to shore. 


In upcoming articles, I look forward to sharing great spots to kayak in Door County, fishing tips, where to launch, rigging your kayak, information on paddles, transporting your kayak, and more. Kayaking is becoming more popular each year and this time of year many people looking to get into kayaking have questions.  


There are several stores and outfitters in NE Wisconsin, including Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay, where you can check out kayaks, paddles, and other kayak-related equipment.  If you are on Facebook there are kayaking sites with great information and good places to ask questions.  For general kayaking check out Wisconsin Kayaking and Kayaking in Wisconsin. For kayak anglers, Wisconsin  Kayak Fishing Club is a good source of information.  


If you are a kayaker or kayak angler, I hope you have a special season on the water and as always I am also happy to answer any of your questions. You can email me at


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