OCEAN KAYAKSstream: Annie Nagel's First South Florida Trip | Kayak Angler Magazine | Rapid Media
Annie Nagel fishes south Florida out of her Ocean Kayak Trident. Annie Nagel fishes south Florida out of her Ocean Kayak Trident. Photos by Ocean Kayak

A cold water junkie tests the warm waters of florida.

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Sonoma County, California-based Annie Nagel is a West Coast fish-head who pursues lingcod, cabezon, rock fish, halibut, steelhead and salmon… pretty much everything that swims around the San Francisco Bay area.

Annie is versatile, and her main boat is equally adept in varying conditions: from the open Pacific to behemoth bass-filled California lakes. Her vessel of choice? The Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler, a stalwart boat recently revamped for 2017 with the same legendary hull but improved ACS2 seating, center pod redesign, and a whole lot more. 

With the goal of challenging her angling skills, Annie recently flip-flopped coasts, travelling with her Trident 13 Angler to the Ft. Lauderdale area for some multi-species spring break fun. Call it fishing “cold” or “blind,” Annie had no idea to expect other than shattered expectations. As anyone familiar with the Atlantic Florida coast can attest, it can be a real mixed bag of species, as the video reveals. 

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Annie Nagel usually fishes the cold waters of San Francisco Bay. Photo by Ocean Kayak.

“I love that every kayak fishing trip is a new and unique experience and you never know what to expect,” Nagel says. “I find it to be very therapeutic, despite the chaos that ensues when you get a fish.” 

Kayak fishing is therapeutic. There’s something special about being out on the water, gliding inches away from its surface that silences the chatter of stress and anxiety. 

And thanks to the Trident 13’s design, Annie’s paddles stay therapeutic until that madness-inducing fish strike. The Trident 13 is made for that. It’s made to conquer breaking surf and rough seas while you focus on finding that next burst of chaos of adrenaline, the mind laser-focused of waters, fish and fishing. 

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