Went out looking for Albies this past Sunday. The water was way to discolored for that, so I went to plan B and started fluking.
No Fluke but I KILL the weakies, blues and croakers.
Also pulled in a flag; OLD GLOY from the deep. I just couldn't leave her at the bottom like that, so she went into the hatch.
Now to the CRUSHED part:
I launched with a *heavy kayak (*full of ice, 20lbs anchor, tackle)
So when I was ready to come back in (+ fish & flag) the yak was a bit heavier, and so was the surf.
Rode a wave in, and almost made it to the beach, but the sea pulled me back.
Then the next set came in and CRUSHED ME.
Felt like I just walked away from a train wreak.
By far the worst wipe out to date for me.
Sand was in everything.
Reels are SHOT to hell.
My head was driven into the sand and the yak landed on my back.
Felt like my spine was going to snap.
Lucky I'm fine. A little soar but all in all it could have been worse.
So from now on I'm leaving the anchor at home, and only going out in the surf as light as possible.
Don't worry MarkO, I'm not giving up big wave kayak fishing.
(Worst part about the whole thing was that the surf wasn't even that big)
P.S. NEVER launch or land in the surf with exposed hooks.