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Winter Boating: Staying Warm on the Water

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It can get quite chilly out on the water when you’re boating in the winter! Water splashes into the boat, sometimes soaking your jacket, and the wind only makes it worse. So this year, before hitting Lake LBJ, read these three great tips on keeping warm inside your boat this winter!


Wear Layers and Weatherproof Gear


The weather can be very unpredictable during the winter season; sometimes the afternoons warm up quite nicely and we don’t need a jacket at all. This is why it’s wise to wear layers out on the water, so you can shed that heavy jacket when you need to! It’s also important to wear water/weather-proof gear, like special coats and boots. Half of staying warm is protecting your body from the wind, rain, and splashing water.


Eat Fuel for Your Body


When trying to stay alert, warm, and energized, it’s important to avoid hunger and dehydration. The fuel obtained from food helps our body maintain homeostasis, which means that starving it can make you become colder, faster. So bring along foods that are packed with protein, and try to snack as often as possible! Foods like peanut butter and beef jerky are great options. Eat a hearty meal before going out on the water.


Use Hand and Feet Warmers


Place hand and foot warmers in your pockets and shoes to help your extremities stay warm! They’re affordable, easy to find, and they work great! There’s nothing worse than that painful, bitter cold in your fingertips when you’re out in the weather. Protect your hands and feet with warners!


Remember, before fun, comes safety! Staying warm enough definitely falls under the safety category. By doing so you’ll avoid serious conditions such as hypothermia and cold shock. So, have a great time this winter- but stay safe out on Lake LBJ!


 


 




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Sunny

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Clear

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Monday

Mostly Sunny

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Mostly Clear

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Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 6)

Water stained; 70–74 degrees; 0.73’ low. Black bass are very good on Curb’s buzzbaits and Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps in 5–12 feet. White bass are fair on Li’l Fishies and Charlie slabs. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. Crappie are good on live minnows over brush piles. Channel and blue catfish are fair on minnows under crappie docks. Yellow catfish are slow.