This was the third morning of my trip up to Northern Wisconsin out of my Feelfree Lure 11.5 kayak over the 4th of July. Had great conditions on a small lake and ended up hooking into a few good big bass on spinnerbaits and topwater frogs. The last bass I caught demolished my frog and I ended up pulling in a ton of weeds with it!
Good luck with reception with a stubby. An FM antenna needs to be a 1/4 wavelength tall; ie; approx 75 cm or about 24.5". As you drop past that, reception plummets. Motorheads know that one by heart. That's why I cut off 3" and went with that.
Ordered a replacement on-line. Seems like it's a common thing. The cutting off and a wire nut may have worked and maybe I should have tried it. Live and learn. At least if the stubby doesn't work I can go back to the big one.