Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kayaking the Delta in January

It's hard to believe it's winter! I've been paddling as much as possible taking advantage of the unbelievable weather we've been experiencing. This may be the driest January on record for the San Francisco Bay Area. I sure hope next month brings lots of rain and snow in the mountains!

The past couple of weeks I've been leading tours, teaching intro to kayaking classes and doing some kayak fishing. Our Wednesday Wandering took us to Miner Slough and Arrowhead Marina. We paddled up Sutter Slough then headed west on Miner slough and encountered a log jam blocking passage under the Miner Slough bridge. Tons of logs had become snagged and entangled under the bridge making it a collection spot for all kinds of garbage including a peddle boat! We did find safe passage under the north section of the bridge and continued our journey. I look forward to returning this spring to do some more exploring.

This past weekend we paddled Dutch Slough on Bethel Island and Sherman Lake from Sherman Island. The weather was great for both paddles and we observed lots of waterfowl. Earlier in the week I was fortunate to lead and teach an intro to kayaking class. I enjoy teaching clients the basics of the sport so they can get the most out of their kayaking. What I enjoy most is seeing clients get fired up about the sport and the Delta!

Winter is always tough for me when it comes to fishing. It seems I get skunked more often than not but nothing beats a day on the water. I did some fishing yesterday and actually got a bite right next to the boat. Actually seeing a fish makes such a difference and encourages me not to give up!

I am looking forward to the many events and paddles we have planned and hope you'll join us! Mark your calendars for Presidents Day, February 16th as we'll be paddling and fishing Lake Camanche. We'll have kayaks available to rent for the day or bring your own and join us for a great day on the water. There is an $8 per vehicle entry fee and kayaks need to be clean and dry for inspection. Check out our Meetup for more info.

Check our calendar for upcoming tours!

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