Jdunlap807 wrote:I river fish alone myself. Not for lack of a friend but enjoy the quit. The main thing is I known my river very well I have been canoeing and fishing it from a very young age with my dad.
I think most importantly Is that you know the rivers depths,current,downed trees , and nearest safety point. Al so make sure someone mom dads girlfriends known your rout and planed time of trip In case of emergency. As for a safety class that would be a very good idea for your benefit. It is amazing how much you could learn for a quality instructor. That again is strictly up to you to decided.
I have found the getting on the water as much as possible to be the best learning for me. I have researched my tactics and safety videos to give myself the best knowledge for what I am doing if a problem came up, but again a trained instructor is your best resource for question and demonstrating.
Very well said. I too fish alone alot because I enjoy the solitude. The river can be dangerous and you must respect her...You sound like you do, but, your parents are right and you must follow their commands. Experience comes with time
As for mom and dad it's true your safety and health is the biggest concern at all time I have a four year old and she is my life. If some thing happened to her it would be hard to deal with. So it is hard for them to understand. My best advice would be to do the small lakes and things they are ok with you doing. I'm sure the fishing will still be good. Overtime and at 15 there is no time to wait ( I am 28 and it doesn't change ) they will see you become more confident and skilled and hope more understanding of your wants.
Sempr wrote:"dude just show them a youtube video of fat guys standing up and fishing out of a kayak"
Hey I highly resemble that remark.........
Jocko wrote:Seriously - be thankful your parents care. Get them involved and they will see your confidence and learn to relax and trust you on the water.
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