Fishing on a Dual Sport Motorcycle
Recently I have added a hobby to my two-wheeled addiction – fishing. I love exploring out-of-the-way places on my Suzuki DRZ-400. It is easy to find adventure close to home on my trusty two-wheeled steed. I now sometimes carry a fishing pole with me to toss my line into local ponds and rivers along the way. If I see a particularly enticing pond, I will stop and ask a local landowner if they mind I fish the pond for an afternoon. Usually they don’t mind, or if they are not the owner, they will either refer me to the owner or say something like “I am sure he/she won’t mind”. Sometimes I get a “no” but that is the exception, not the rule.
As part of my fishing addiction I subscribe to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Fishing Report. This past summer they sent out GPS coordinates for several ponds in SE Oklahoma that were open to fishing. The coordinates were in min/sec format so I converted these for use in a Garmin or other GPS. You can download these coordinates, load them on your GPS, and then the next time you are in SE Oklahoma on a dual sport ride, stop and toss your line in the water.
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