Lateral Line Ambassador Cory Routh has been working hard over the last year to produce his first book titled “Kayak Fishing” that will be released in August.
Readers will get a quick, clear understanding of the essential information needed to get started in the growing sport of kayak fishing. Cory Routh covers everything needed to know for safe, fun and successful kayak fishing, including:
Choosing the right kayak for fishing
Selecting PFDs and paddles
Kayak safety and self-rescues
Basic and advanced kayak rigging
Transporting your kayak
Choosing the right fishing gear
Stealth and presentation
Fighting and landing fish
Kayak fishing instructors and guide listing
Listen to a Podcast with Cory from the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival where I talk to him about his new book, his guide service and kayak fishing in and around his home waters of Virginia Beach.
We were fishing on Marine Venture’s Makara with Dr. Don Hammond in search of a bull dolphin to put a satellite tag on. We had decided to leave Chub and try Highborne Cay since we could not find that many dolphin, or ones big enough for the satellite tag. We spent two days looking in Highborne and found nothing. Then the weather changed and called for wind, so we decided to head back to Chub and try our luck there for the last few days of the trip. On the way back we started talking about how fishermen have long proclaimed that fish shrink when they are kept to eat and sit in the cooler until they get back to the dock. Tournament anglers have long debated the topic. Dr. Don had actaully studied it and was beginning to tell us. However, Capt. Steve yelled down and said to put our lines in as we were just entering the south side of the pocket. So Capt. John McMurray, Dr Don and I started to get the lines ready in the cockpit. No sooner had I put a line out did I hook up and then land my first blue marlin. It was estimatedby Capt. Steve at 125 pounds. Not a bad catch for 30lb line and gear. We landed it, shot some pics and let her loose. We started talking again, but we were again interupted by another blue marlin, this time Dr. Don hooked and landed it. It was also the first one he ever landed. He always in the past had given them to another angler once he had hooked them up. We landed his blue in short order, shot some pics and that was it. Finally, we got back to talking about if fish shrink when put on ice, I decided to break out the digital voice recorder and do a podcast. So here it is, do fish shrink on ice? You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out
I talk with Captain Adam from Canyon Runner Charter Services at their offshore seminar in Annapolis Maryland. Adam fills us in on where the Canyon Runner fishes and their seasons. You want to listen to his interview, these guys have made more trips to the canyons off the east coast then most anyone I know
I was lucky enough to catch up with world renowned stand up bluewater fisherman and CEO/Founder of Braid Products, Dennis Braid, at the Canyon Runner Seminar Series. Dennis tells us how he got started out of his shop making hot rod cars and has gone on to became one of the best known stand-up fishermen in the world. Dennis also shares with us some of his newest products.
I was on the Marine Ventures Foundation research Sportfisher, the Makara, on a mission to tag dolphin for the Dolphin Tagging Research Project that Marine Ventures Foundation and the Lateral Line Foundation are helping to support. We were at Highborne Cay, Bahamas chasing dolphin where Don joined us for a few days of tagging, filming and teaching us about Dolphin Fish. I was able to catch up with Don between all the action for a few minutes. Listen in to learn how Don started the program and how you can join and get involved in tagging Dolphin to help us learn more about these amazing fish.
I talk with Capt. Walleye Pete Dahlberg about the four seasons of fishing that he does through out the bay.Capt Pete specializes in light tackle and fly fishing on Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna Flats down to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to provide great fishing adventures year round.
I talk with Martin Gary from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources about the fishing contest in Maryland where anglers could win $1 million if they capture the right tagged fish. We also talk about the Striped Bass angler catch survey that will help Maryland manage the Striped Bass seasons.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Website can be found here .