Speaker: Kai Schumann
Last Update: 05/17/2021
WHEN: Wed May 19, 2021 @7:30 PM
WHERE: ONLINE ZOOM
Estero Coyote, Baja Sur
Kai will be presenting the tactics, strategy and logistics of fly fishing the beaches and mangroves of southern Baja from shore and from Kayaks. In a few weeks, the Club has a trip coming to the Punta Abreojos area of Baja, 600 miles south of San Diego, on the pacific ocean side of the Baja Peninsula. There is a large group of club members caravanning down to Mexico on June 5th , camping for a week at the beach to fly fish for 30+ species. If you ever wondered how to do a DIY Baja fly fishing trip this is the presentation to attend. Kai will be joined with other experts in the club to answer your questions after the presentation.
Kai Schumann (In Hawaiian Kai means “Ocean”) grew up in San Diego hunting and fishing from an early age. The son of a Marine Biologist, he spent his early years immersed in all things ocean related, and spent most of his childhood summers in tropical locations where shrimp farms were being set up, and at his dads research shrimp farm at the SDG&E South Bay power plant, fishing the hot water outflow for the exotic species that found their way there to include pompano, needlefish and bonefish. Kai picked up fly fishing in the 70’s while in the boy scouts, and fished for trout while on the annual Sierra Treks, but 90% of his fishing was in the bays and surf here in San Diego and Baja. Kai started kayaking in the late 70’s, building a traditional frame and skin kayak for a boy scout Colorado river canoe trip at a time when kayaks were not available anywhere, and has been kayaking ever since. He has been kayak fishing in locations from Southern Baja to Victoria Island British Columbia for anything he can catch. Today, he still fishes salt water 90% of the time, and is slowly trying to learn the fresh water game.
Would you like to be a 3rd Wednesday Speaker ???
Our programs chairperson Tim Huckaby says:
We have so much talent and expertise in the club that we have decided to augment our “normal” club meeting and presentation (every 1st Monday of the month) with a mostly club member presentation on the 3rd Wednesday of each month this year. Those of you that have joined the virtual club meetings you know we have had a lot of success. We sure have learned a lot and been entertained by some pillars of the fly fishing industry. Honestly, it has been easier for me to recruit speakers to do virtual presentations because I don’t take them out of their day jobs for stretches of travel to San Diego. We’ll continue our “normal” first Monday of the month meetings with “big name” speakers, virtually, until we can finally meet in person as a club again….which is not looking like any time soon. We have quite the lineup scheduled already for 2021. It’s not the same as meeting in person. I get that. I miss meeting in person too. But, the virtual thing is gonna’ have to do for while until the world gets ahead of the pandemic.
So…I’m on the hunt for you experts in the club that would be willing to do a virtual presentation and/or virtual Q&A for us on a 3rd Wednesday this year. Please contact me by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell, 619-990-9200 to discuss. Don’t be surprised if I find you with a little help from other club members and proactively reach out to you for the ask.