Keep Kayak Fishing Safe: Wear Your Life Jacket

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Keep Kayak Fishing Safe: Dress for Immersion

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KEEP KAYAK FISHING SAFE: Dress for Immersion – Episode 2 in our series with the U.S. Coast Guard

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Kayak fishing is all good fun until it’s not. Any body of water can turn dangerous in an instant. The crew at Kayak Fish has been working in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard to bring you a couple of fresh episodes in an ongoing series of safe-paddling reminders. Yes, we got a little weird with them. But it’s because we need to hook your attention to make a few points. All kidding aside, too many anglers are drowning — and those deaths could be avoided by, one, simply wearing a life jacket, and, two, dressing for immersion. So take a minute to enjoy, then take a minute to think and then make the right choice the next time you hit the water. One simple choice can make all the difference.

— Watch the first episode: Wear Your Life Jacket.

— Check out more safe paddling lessons from our partners at Canoe & Kayak and SUP

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Rescue for River Runners: Group Dynamics and Communication

Canoe & Kayak teamed up with open-boat badass Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos we debuted exclusively on CanoeKayak.com a few years ago. The lessons Coffey covers here in Episode Two — group dynamics and safety principles to keep in mind and put to use on the river — are as important today as ever.


Watch all of the Rescue for River Runners series.
1: Getting Started
2: Group Dynamics
3: Safe Swimming
4: Throw-rope skills
5: Access and Mobility
6: Rescue PFD basics
7: Live-bait rescue
8: Rope system basics
9: Foot Entrapment Risks
10: Foot Entrapment Assessments
11: More efficient rescues
12: Head-up foot entrapment, combining all series skills.

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KEEP KAYAK FISHING SAFE: Wear Your Life Jacket – Episode 1 in our series with the U.S. Coast Guard: Always wear your life jacket

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Kayak fishing is all good fun until it’s not. Any body of water can turn dangerous in an instant. The crew at Kayak Fish has been working hard in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard to bring you a couple of fresh episodes in an ongoing series of safe-paddling reminders. Yes, we got a little weird with this first one. But it’s because we need to catch your attention to make a few points. All kidding aside, too many anglers are drowning — and those deaths could be avoided by simply wearing a life jacket. So take a minute to enjoy, then take a minute to think and then make the right choice the next time you hit the water. One simple choice can make all the difference.

— Check out more safe paddling lessons from our partners at Canoe & Kayak and SUP

The post KEEP KAYAK FISHING SAFE: Wear Your Life Jacket – Episode 1 in our series with the U.S. Coast Guard: Always wear your life jacket appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine.