Sunday, September 5, 2010

Clean Water Challenge 2010- 20 Miles- Weldon Spring CA to Frontier Park, Missouri River, Sept 4th, 2010

Ater the 20 mile race
It was so incredible to go for 20 miles on the Missouri River with a Kayak....I will be back.  I did not place tops, but I placed, and that is something I am proud of.  It was so great to kayak with Ray and see him kick butt with his Necky tourning Kayak...I think a touring kayak will be in the works real soon.  I was so suprised to see Mel, Mom and Shelby at the fishing line...they got some cool shots of me coming over the finish line.  We also really appreciated my sister Jenni coming out to support us and help us get the car from Weldon Spring...I was exhausted after...It was such a big help.  This was something so worth doing...It had been a dream of mine since I was a kid...being able to navigate the big river.....About 1/4 into it, I almost got taken out by an Asian Carp...saw it in the corner of my eye and it hit the aft of the kayak...good deal.  I stayed in the middle of the channel almost the entire trip.
Getting ready to get my land legs
My littlest fan...she gives the race a "thumbs up"

Very Cool Stringer...Blue Cats from the Missouri River, Weldon Spring CA, St. Charles, Missouri

Asian Carps have become a real problem on the Missouri River....They take the food and resources away from the native Spoonbill and Sturgeon...The fisherman is referring to this problem in the first video

If you fish, this is as good as it gets....not only do you have a massive stringer, but you have 30+ people hanging out at the boat ramp getting ready to launch for the Clean River Challenge 2010.

Fish ON!