Outdoors columnist for The Herald-Palladium

Kayak adventures with Gus

Dave Mull’s dachshund mix Gus has become a fine fishing buddy.

The little dachshund mix Gus is attached to me like a freckle, having trained me to take him everywhere. If I left him at home without wife Kathy there, Gus would poop and pee in grand fashion. It didn’t matter if we put him in a crate, either. So he got his way, and now goes pretty much everywhere with me.

That includes kayak fishing. Unfortunately, in my pedal-powered kayaks, there just wasn’t enough room on the floor for him. He would ride on my lap, which made fishing problematic.

Outdoors columnist Dave Mull lives in Paw Paw. Write to him at dave.sportfish.mull@gmail.com.