Christmas day is quickly approaching with only 10 days before Santa Clause makes an appearance. As I mentioned in my last post, buying fishing related gifts can be extremely difficult unless you’ve been told exactly what the person you’re shopping for wants. Most veteran fishermen have already purchased every lure, rod, reel, and gizmo for his boat/kayak in existence while the rookie anglers have a hard time figuring out just what they really want/need.
One thing that every angler will never be able to gain enough of is knowledge. At the end of every year, I’m always amazed at just how much new information I’ve gained. In my mind, I’m always thinking to myself, “I’m not sure how much more I can really learn at this point”, yet every year I prove myself wrong. In fact, I’ve come to realize that no matter how long I spend kayak fishing, I’m never going stop learning from all of my experiences while on the water.
Whether you’re new to inshore fishing or you’ve been doing it for years, the Trout Support DVDs will make a great gift suggestion if your loved ones are asking you to toss them a hint. As of right now you can choose between two different trout DVDs titled “Finding and Catching Big Speckled Trout” and “Finding and Catching Limits of Speckled Trout” and two redfish DVDs titled “Bays and Shorelines” and “Marsh and Grass Flats“.
As far as trout fishing goes, the “Big Speckled Trout” DVD is my favorite of the two since the areas that big trout like to frequent are very accessible for kayakers. However, I’m way more infatuated with skinny water redfish, so the “Marsh and Grass Flats” DVD is hands down my favorite one to watch.
When I purchased the Marsh and Grass Flats DVD a few years ago I had already been kayak fishing for a few years. I was having a good amount of success and had even started putting some of the information I was gaining on the water together. I was pleasantly surprised to have the DVD confirm so much of what I had already suspected such as signs that fish are present, areas to concentrate on, and bait that redfish like to eat. What I hadn’t realized was that there were so many other factors involved when trying to locate and catch redfish. The height of the tide, whether its ingoing or outgoing, wind direction/speed, and several other factors had never crossed my mind when it came to consistently catching fish.
While the experience you gain while on the water can never be duplicated, the ability to sit in your home and watch some of the top guides/tournament anglers on the Texas coast explain things with actual footage and great animations will help cut the learning curve by an unmeasurable amount. Tobin does a great job on the DVDs and will answer any and all e-mails you send him for clarification on the information provided.
If you see a DVD that you’d like to purchase, you can use the code “TailTailSigns” when you checkout to save 10% off your entire order.