Choosing the Slayer Propel

My first thoughts when I finally set eyes on my brand new Ultimate FX 12 was simply this: Native Watercraft hit a home run with this kayak.  This kayak screams “designed by fishermen”.  The first thing I noticed was the seat.  It not only has the Native First Class High-Low seat, but it also gives the paddler the option of moving it forward or backward in the kayak.  I have spent a solid 7-8 hours in this seat with absolutely no discomfort or leg pain.  The seat also has an organizer that offers 2 slots which can hold up to 2 of the Plano 3500 tackle trays.  The rear of the kayak has a built in rear thwart with a gear track on each side, which are perfect for adding accessories like rod holders, light, and/or camera mounts.  There is also a large open hatch area perfect for carrying a crate, cooler, or a BlackPak.  The rear cargo area also has bungees to help secure your gear.

Heroes on the water at Brown Creek

The Northeast Florida Chapter of Heroes on the Water along with Browns Creek Fish Camp held a Veterans Day Celebration on Sunday at Browns Creek Fish Camp.

Events are volunteer-led with the purpose of helping wounded military personnel and their families escape to the outdoors, enjoy camaraderie with other warriors, and transition into their communities around the sport of kayak fishing.

First Coast News was on the scene.

A kayak fishing discipleship!

We met with the 14 brave men battling various forms of cancer and paired off to embark on our journey to catch fish on the fly. This retreat wound up being the retreat that had the 2000th man to attend a retreat.

We had the vest signing ceremony and also recognized the 2000th man.

Then it was time to go fishing.

Based on the fact that the river was dry we made a decision to fish a local pond instead.

The pond was beautiful and the fish were very cooperative. My participant “BJ” was the first to catch a fish. He proceeded to catch a number of huge copper nose bluegills before other also started catching a few.