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Kayak Angler Cold Water Outerwear Test.mpg
video by KayakKevinWhitley

How To Re-enter a Sit On Top Kayak
video by KayakFishingTales

Kayak Technique - Launching in a Surf Zone
video by KayakFishingTales

Historical Library

How to identify Spanish and Juvenile King Macerel

Dressing for Coldwater kayaking.

Choosing a paddle

How to version 1 (how to measure fish, rig a duster, tie a haywire twist & more)

How to catch more flounder

Yak to the MAX from http://www.shallowwaterangler.com

Sea -Tow Operation Paddle Smart

VHF Marine Radio General Information

VHF Marine Radio Frequency/Channel Usage

Capt Jimbo's Kayaking myths link to Ft Lauderdale Yakfishing Club

Get the Kayak Edge from Shallow Water Angler

Tarpon Fishing Kayak Style from Shallow Water Angler

Kayak Physical Education from Shallow Water Angler

Kayaking for Cold Water Specks from Inshore Fan

Kayak Paddling Tips from Inshore Fan

Kayaking, Stay Warm & Dry from Inshore Fan

Kayaking Craze Continues from Florida Sport Fishing

Yak Fishing by Ed Masburn from Florida Sport Fishing

Alligators and Kayaking

Hypothermia

Hypothermia First Aid

Sit-On-Top Vs Sit-In Kayaks from www.KayakFishingStuff.com

How to re-enter your Sit On Top Kayak from www.KayakFishingStuff.com

10 Kayak Fishing Accessories You Should Have from www.KayakFishingStuff.com

USCG Safety Education

USCG float planning (USCG website)

USCG float plan Link to pdf

Post Tournament Articles

Navarre Kayak Fishing Tournament from www.navarrepress.com

SAFETY

United States Coast Guard on-line navigation rules

What safety equipment is required by Florida law for kayaks?

Equipment and Lighting Requirements


  • The owner and/or operator of a vessel is responsible to carry, store, maintain and use the safety equipment required by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

  • All vessels are required to have onboard a wearable USCG-approved personal flotation device (PFD) for each person. The PFDs must be of the appropriate size for the intended wearer, be in serviceable condition, and within easy access.  The State of Florida urges all people onboard a boat to wear a life jacket.

  • Vessels 16 feet in length or longer must also have at least one USCG-approved throwable Type IV PFD that is immediately available in case of a fall overboard.

  • A child under the age of 6 must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II or III personal flotation device while onboard a vessel under 26 feet in length while the vessel is under way.  "Under way" is defined as anytime except when the vessel is anchored, moored, made fast to the shore or aground..

  • All vessels are required to carry an efficient sound-producing device, such as a referee's whistle.

  • Vessels less than 16 feet in length are required to carry at least 3 visual distress signals approved for nighttime use when on coastal waters from sunset to sunrise.  Vessels 16 feet or longer must carry at least 3 daytime and three nighttime visual distress signals (or 3 combination daytime/nighttime signals) at all times when on coastal waters.

  • The use of sirens or flashing, occulting or revolving lights is prohibited except where expressly allowed by law.

  • Recreational vessels are required to display navigation lights between sunset and sunrise and during periods of reduced visibility (fog, rain, haze, etc.).  Watercraft under oars (such as a canoe or kayak) may display the lights prescribed for sailboats (less than 7 meters), but if not, must have ready at hand an electric torch or lighting lantern (flashlight) showing a white light to be displayed in sufficient time to prevent collision. The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules specify lighting requirements for every description of watercraft.


  • NOTE: Coastal waters means the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and all bays, sounds, harbors, rivers, inlets, etc. where any entrance is over two (2) miles wide to the first point where the distance between shorelines narrows to 2 miles. 
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  • http://myfwc.com/boating/safety-education/boat-safety-equipment/vessels-under-16-feet/