At the risk of asking a silly question, what is the proper thing to do with the paddle while fishing?
If I paddle up to a likely spot or plan to drift for awhile I can strap it into the paddle keeper bungie.
But what do you do with the paddle if your dragging a lure and get a hit? Or see a school breaking and paddle up to them? It takes time to put the paddle in the keeper and that's time lost from working the fish.
Someone once told me to just drop it and that's why you have a paddle lanyard. But I just can't bring myself to do it. Is it the right thing to do?