August 11, 2013
Well, its about time this is done right for all you readers who are looking for more information. The various useful and crazy ideas have now been put together and organized to be put on “paper” to share with others. Since actual sailing has been put on hold for a while there is now time to reflect back on many past experiences and new ideas in order to share with all of you that are looking for more information.
If you are considering getting in to sailing the Adventure Island to just sail or combing it with fishing, this would be the place to start. If you already own an Adventure Island and want to advance your skill (sailing or fishing) This will be a place for you too. Want to learn about the fish in the Gulf of Mexico and the techniques to catch them, even if you are a beginner? This is the place! So stay informed check out the post as they will grow and be expanded upon.
SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED:
CONSIDERING AN ADVENTURE ISLAND OR TANDEM ISLAND
What to consider when buying an Adventure Island or Tandem Island, storage, transport, registration, accessories. Compare your options to sit-on top Kayaks. Want to know the limitation and far reaching abilities of an AI or TI?
LEARNING TO SAIL
What to know about sailing in general and how this applies to the AI in the wind? Learn how to maintain your Island for trouble free sailing.
WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS
Learn to read weather sites, navigation maps, and Gulf of Mexico wind and water conditions. Learn when and where to go or not to go sailing.
List of fish found in Texas Waters (mostly salt water fish) techniques and rigs to catch them.
Description of fishing rods, reels, terminal tackle. Maybe even a few reviews.
GADGETS, ELECTRONICS, TOOLS, CLOTHES, SURVIVAL GEAR, FOOD, WATER
The list above indicates this page will be for additional items to enhance your trips, fishing survival, comfort, and well being on and possibly off the water.
NOTE: There may be readers from a different part of the U.S. or the world that some of the Gulf of Mexico Information (fish, weather, structures) may not pertain to. How ever there will be an effort to include information (facts or opinions) that maybe useful to your specific region.
DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS TO BE USED AT YOUR DISCRETION AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. THE SPORT OR EVENT THAT YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN IS DANGEROUS AND REQUIRES KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, PROPERER EQUIPMENT, PREPARATION AND STRENGTH.
April 13, 2013
Here is a quick reference map of a possible route to the East Bank. This was put together after Daniel mentioned it’s potential to get everyone pumped up! plus it’s informative.
This is a possible route and not the only route to take in order to fish/sail your way to East Bank. This route is estimated to be 12 miles long. However depending on winds, and currents, you will tack to your destination and actual times and distances will be greater or shorter depending on the actual route taken.
East Bank is an underwater structure (reef) that has potential for some awesome hookups! It has been document that a Sail fish has been caught there! According to other resources King Fish, Red snapper and Cobia are a common catch.
As long an arduous trip this would be, being in a decent physical shape would be a big help. During the warmer months the heat will wear you down along with an early wake up, a poor breakfast, and insufficient drinking water. A trip this long will take up the majority or your day. It would be a good idea to start sailing early and on a day that the wind will have steady speeds and be blowing in favorable directions when headed out and coming home. A trip like this would also call for a possible over night trip with a group of sailors and a BBQ at the end of the day. Could you imagine that day’s fresh catch on the grill!
A trip this long would also be great for going in a group or at least a buddy. However be warned a trip like this would not be advisable for an inexperienced sailor(s) first big adventure. For those that are beginners take the time to get familiar with your AI/TI navigating, tack, trimming, wind directions/shifts and water currents. Also get familiar with safety, navigation and communication equipment. Short trips near shore would be ideal for this. For more info join us on the forum: http://adventureislanders.boards.net/thread/33/sailing-routes
WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES!
THIS MAP IS FOR VISUAL DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY!
View East Bank Route in a larger map
April 2, 2013
Hello, and today we bring to you our latest video to kick off the the 2013 season. This video will give an idea of the action packed adventures for the upcoming summer. Who’s on board?
March 15, 2013
Greetings, the new 2013 Spring season has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Texas we are awaiting the new arrival of warmer water and air temperatures. News has gotten out that several species of fish have arrived in the Corpus Christi(Padre Island National Seashore) area and some of the evidence could be spotted from shore! A surf fisherman has reported seeing a large King Mackerel and catching many Spanish mackerels, Red fish, Sharks and a Jack Crevalle. http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=194054
If you can, make a trip down South to warmer waters to get an early start on curing your cabin fever or fish withdrawals. If not, just be patient and wait for the warmer waters to move in, along with small bait fish, the big boys are sure to follow.