Do you love big bluegill?
Now that I've been out a few times in my 'Tube I noticed a few things:
1: The wind in Kansas NEVER quits blowing...... EVER! So I'm learning where to launch to use the wind to my advantage.
2: Slow is definitely better. You fish an area much more thoroughly than in a regular boat.
3: It's sooooo peaceful! The world we live in is so noisy and hurried today, my 'Tube is the best stress reliever ever invented. Once I'm out on the water I can actually feel the built up stress from the work week just melt away.
4: Wildlife don't care that you're there. I've had Muskrats and Beavers swim right past me like I wasn't even there. A deer came down for a drink and looked me over but didn't spook.
5: Everything that swims will hit a jig. I don't pack a lot of gear with me yet, just an ultralight and some jig boxes that fit into my vest. Last time out I caught Largemouth Bass, Channel Cats, Bluegill, Crappie, Drum, Wipers, and one little Walleye on a 1/32 oz tube jig.
6: Exercise! Because of our wind here in Kansas my flippers never stop when I'm on the water. I may even lose a pound or two this summer.