Sorry to do this on my first post, but I'm hoping y'all can help me understand a few things. This is my first Alaskan summer and I've been eyeballing the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island for general kayaking and fishing in the lakes and rivers around the Anchorage area. The problem is that I've been getting conflicting information regarding what all is recommended/required up here (I've been in SC most of my life).
The water temperature seems to stay under 60, according to NOAA, but is a dry suit really needed for the lakes and rivers?
Do any of y'all own a Hobie Mirage Island and can provide some feedback on how it does up here and water intake(splash)?
How many months of the year is kayaking viable without special equipment, i.e. drysuits, if ever?
I appreciate any info y'all can give me.