I'd love to be able to say "Better you than me" Rodney BUT this past week the temps dropped out the bottom here in SC. Low 30s at night.
And as per Murphys Law, I am back at work today until Tuesday and its going to be in the 70s. Then Tuesday its going to drop back down again. Dangit! lol It always seems that when I am at work, the weather is beautiful and once I get off, someone turns the heat off lol
Yeah, but if you read Bassmaster mag, those pretty days are when the fish have lockjaw. :rofl1: :rofl2:So you lucky bassted get to fish all those rainy, windy days when the fish bite anything that moves. :notworthy: :rofl1: :rofl2:
Fish in COMFORT. I use a pair of Polartec underwear under a set of rain gear with hood (Cabelas packable nylon parka and rain pants), and a face mask I used deer hunting, a pair of ski goggles, plus some shooting gloves with the fingertips cut back, and a mit that flips over the fingers when needed. I stay limber, warm and dry. My only concern is the ramps freezing over.
Well, I do wear an inflatable vest when fishing, my insulated hunting boots float, and the rain suit holds air when in the water, balooning out pretty well. I learned that when I was stepping off the tailgate onto the boat as it slipped away. I just kept walking across the deck until I went into 7' of water head first. Bloated up like Barney. At least I had the transom plug in. ;D I can testify 70 degree water isn't good for swimming. It cost me a nice fishing day and a re-arming kit for the vest. THEY WORK!
I always wear my PFD in the winter time because the cold water will zap you fast. I to am a good swimmer but when you have all those clothes on you have to work twice as hard to tread water and alot of people can't make it. I'm not willing to find out if I can or can't. I always wear my kill switch too a boat that is unmaned and still running will veer to the right and eventually run you over. All proven facts not worth the risk in my opinon.
Welcome back! It's like you never left. And to imonembad, I'm not trying to make light of it, but all I have is a trolling motor, so the boat ain't exactly gonna run me down. But I do need to pull a pfd out of the storage and put it where I can at least grab it if something starts to go wrong.