Following our Dry Suit training troubles in Sacramento, we have negotiated a new training date with Landshark Scuba in Sioux Falls, SD. They are a PADI facility so we are not out the investment to date in training materials and C card applications. We will be doing the pool work in mid march and we are going to do our open water portion on May 5th in Rapid City, SD on Pactola Reservoir. We plan on spearfishing for Northern Pike the Saturday and then in water training with dry suits on Sunday. See photo. This is very typical of the Northern in this lake. Whites out of Canada will be onsite with thier line of dry suits for demo. Since the boots are seperate that will be a big help for my big footed son. It should be a good time.
This photo is just to show the size of the Northerns in Pactola. I have no idea who the person is in the photo. I’m personally not a winter fisherman.
I will post my thoughts on the training as we move thru the pool and open water phases.