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A collection of trip reports and other musings related to paddling on Wisconsin waters.

Self Bailing Scupper Plugs

Do you own a sit-on-top kayak and want to keep water out while letting water drain out after a wave hits you or your paddle drips water in the cockpit? Check out my fairly elegant solution to create some self-bailing

Posted in 2ndMost: Fishing, 2ndMost: Outdoors, 2ndMost: Paddling

Choosing a Kayak and other Paddling Gear

Looking to get into the fun and rewarding activity of kayaking? Here’s a primer for choosing a kayak and all of the other gear necessary to enjoying a day out on the water. At the end of the primer is

Posted in 2ndMost: Outdoors, 2ndMost: Paddling

Mirror Lake Paddle

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, a group of Madison Area Outdoor Group members joined me for a pleasant day on Mirror Lake in Sauk County, Wisconsin. We covered a lot of ground, including paddling up into Dell Creek under the

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Paddling the Waupaca River

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, a group of Madison Area Outdoor Group members joined me for a pleasant day on the Waupaca River in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. We paddled 7.75 miles from the County Q launch to Brainard’s Bridge Park

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Smallmouth Fishing and Paddling on the Black River

Fish on at 14:39. A group of us from Mad City Paddlers and the Madison Area Outdoor Group paddled the Black River from Irving to Melrose on August 6, 2016. We camped on a sandbar by the Melrose landing that

Posted in 2ndMost: Fishing, 2ndMost: Outdoors, 2ndMost: Paddling

Memorial Day Weekend Kayaking on Yellowstone Lake

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, a group of Madison Area Outdoor Group members joined me for a pleasant day on Yellowstone Lake at Yellowstone Lake Park near Blanchardville, Wisconsin. We paddled 5.34 total miles over the course of 3 hours

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April 21, 2016 Paddle on Cherokee Marsh

My friend Scott and I went out for a paddle to test out our new boats on April 21, 2016. We put in at the School Road launch on Cherokee Marsh around 6:15am and paddled until about 10am. We ended

Posted in 2ndMost: Outdoors, 2ndMost: Paddling

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