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3 Ways to Stay Warm on Your Boat This Winter

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Are you one of those dedicated boaters who will enjoy the water any time of year, rain or shine, warm or cold? Perfect! Today we’re writing directly to you. Below, we have three great ways for staying warm while you’re out on the water this season. Remember: your warmth and safety always come first!


Layer Your Clothing


Step One: Layer your clothing. It’s your best bet for both staying warm and cooling off when you need to. Don’t forget to bring things like gloves, wool socks, a change of clothes packed safely in a ziplock bag (just in case the wake catches you!), and hand and foot warmers. Hand and foot warmers can go a long way in keeping your extremities warm and cozy. But most importantly, layer your outfits.


Pack Protein-Filled Snacks


Protein will definitely help you to stay warm, and so will eating frequently. Pack snacks like mixed nuts, peanut butter, and beef jerky! They’re all delicious, and they’ll keep you warm while you’re out there on the water! You can use tupperware and ziplock bags to keep your snacks safe and dry.


Bring Along a Weatherproof Jacket


There’s nothing like weatherproof gear! Whether you’re sporting a heavy jacket or insulated boots, it’s important to protect yourself from the elements as best you can. What if it starts pouring down rain in the middle of your trip? What if water gets into the boat? At least your clothing will be safe and dry, as long as you’ve packed a weatherproof jacket- and yeah, don’t forget the boots!


Above all, we hope you have a good time, boating out on Lake LBJ! Staying warm will drastically improve your experience, of course. We hope these tips have helped and that you have an absolute blast while you’re out there on Lake LBJ!


 


 




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Water stained; 84–88 degrees; 0.77’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Senkos, Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, and weightless green pumpkin wacky rigged Whacky Sticks early in 4–10 feet. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are very good on minnows and white crappie jigs over brush piles in 10 feet. Channel catfish are good on minnows and dipbait. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch and carp.