1) A kayak can fill up with water in a matter of seconds! I was fishing the top of a small set of rapids. I got a fish on, and started to float down the rapids backwards. I hit a submerged tree in the middle of the rapids, and the kayak was wedged against the tree (sideways). By the time I noticed water was pouring into the cockpit, the kayak was full! Fortunately, the water was only three feet deep, and I recovered all of my wet gear without a problem. Oh, the fish got off after the kayak filled with water. 2) A kayak full of water is very heavy and difficult to bring to shore. 3) My waterproof camera bag is waterproof; my tackle bag is not! 4) A dry camera is no guarantee of a good picture! The below pic is of my personal best smallie. I knew that the pic was bad, but it was hot and I wanted to get the fish back in the water as soon as possible.