Monthly Archives: April 2014

Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Kayak Fishing

BOW1Kayak fishing enables everyone an opportunity for experiencing the beauty of nature.  Today was a special day, facilitating a class aimed at introducing nine outgoing women who were registered for the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation.

Elana Carson ClassElana Carson, area kayak angler, shared what she most enjoys about the sport and told a great story about catching a 26″ redfish during her first trip out on a kayak.

Hayes AndersonJohnson Outdoors Pro-staffer Hayes Anderson contributed to the effort of combining classroom instruction with an on the water experience by sharing his kayak setup and expertise from 30 years in pursuit of bass.

Launch BlogThe classroom setting is great for establishing a foundation to build upon, but the real reason some of the women drove four hours to the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama was anticipating their initial launch into a new adventure beyond where they have been before.

Hobie Mirage DriveAn individual present at class brought a cool ride that goes back a few years…the Hobie Mirage Classic!


Brian CarsonMobile Bay Kayak Fishing Association President, Brian Carson, also joined us and mentored the participants with practical tips.  Two eager women even caught nice bass during the event.   

Bass in BOW

Many states throughout the country have the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, including a kayak fishing class.  Whether you are a woman who is interested in taking up this great way to experience the out of doors or maybe someone who can be a mentor, visit your state sponsored Conservation and Natural Resources Department website for more information.


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