fishenfreak wrote:hookin fish in a lil raft like that would be awesome
It is, it adds whole new elements. Fishing itself is quite a juggle, - set position, grab your pole, cast, maintain position, watch whats coming up downstream and where you are headed, watch your line and time it all so you can get your line back in and rod stowed for the next obstacle.
Fighting the fish and figuring out what you are going to do is a fire drill - for instance, in the 1st clip once I saw the fish well enough to know I didn't want to keep it, I was in too deep of water to safely jump out and release it (and I am not about to lean over the edge). So I had to figure out what to do/where to go next, get there, get out of the boat, make sure it was anchored securely, then go about landing the fish.
The 2nd clip, the water was too fast for the anchor, and there were some rapids coming up. So I had to paddle like heck to the shore, then in my hurry I almost paddled right into a beached DB that was behind me.
The nice thing about this cataraft is the deck, I can actually stand up in calm conditions.