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Fishing out of a kayak?

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Hardcorehehaw, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Bluenik25

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    It's a long state but not long enough to keep me from fishing!
     
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    wilderness systems pungo 120 for me.

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    I use the same kayak. Love it. Nice and stable, roomy, tracks well. Great all around fishing/ recreational kayak.
     
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    As a matter of fact, here it is along with my boat. Nothing fancy. 1 rod holder in front of me, and a pvc one I rigged up behind the seat for when i'm ocean fishing so I can run live bait on one and use lures at the same time. Can't really see it, but I rigged up a home made anchor trolly system out of some paracord, an anchor,tie down cleat, and a few carabiners. No need for fancy expensive systems, this one does works great. Plus, no little pulleys to rust in the salt water.

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    Best catch of the night. Pic doesn't do it justice, hard to get a good angle while holding the fatty in one hand and phone in the other.

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    ^ Nice fish! Seeing any spaning action yet? I havent been out on freshwater in about 2 weeks, I am going to try and get out in the next couple of days.
     
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    Not that I've noticed. It's certainly been warm enough though. Water temps are I'm the high 60's on my lake.
     
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    Stoked on new Wilderness Systems 160 Tarpon. Equipped with Lowrance Fish Finder, killer seat and carbon paddle. KFS Ultimate bait tank on the way. Just in time for summer here on the local beaches/kelp beds

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    Needs whoring LOL
    I love fishing out of my kayak. Have a Mojo by Emotion, fishing version. Rod holders and a ram mount rod holder. Mostly fish for catfish at night on a large reservoir here in Indiana. Lots of cool mods for kayaks! Going to set up a 9 volt light system and a humminbird fish finder. One thing I learned, everything gets tied down, and everything is in the same place everytime I go out. Once too often I reached behind me into my dry bag to pull out a sweatshirt and heard a plooop, bye bye fish grippers. All because at the last minute I tossed them in on top of the bag instead of tying them on where they usually go LOL.

    Op, did you get a yak?
    Linda

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    So I'm considering getting into kayak fishing. I might have some useable gear that my grandpa left me when he passed (he went after bigger fish usually), I enjoy fishing even though I know very little about it, and have been around the water/kayaks for years. Might as well combine the three I figure.

    Either considering a Hobie with the mirage drive system, or a wilderness systems tarpon 140, cobra marauder, something along those lines. I did kayak tours in La Jolla Cove for a few years and have a couple connections at local shops. I would want a kayak that I could use as a fishing platform, but also just cruise around the bay/cove when I wanted.

    Any suggestions/thoughts? If someone is local, has an extra yak, and wants to take a newbie out once, it would definitely be appreciated. I'd like to try it once or twice before shelling out buku bucks for all this stuff.
     
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    Depends. There are a lot of ocean/bay fishing guys who especially love the pedal powered hobies. They are easy to keep over a spot, easy to launch through the surf, and you can move the boat around while keeping you're hands free to fish.

    On the other hand a lot of people like the simplicity of a regular paddle powered yak. Me being one of them. Personally id say tarpon 140.

    The other thing to consider is weight. The tarpon is relatively heavy, but the hobie even more so. Could be difficult Loading/unloading it. Easier if you have a trailer for it. neither is particularly easy to haul across the sand for a surf launch unless you have a cart.

    I fish out of my wilderness pungo 120 in duxbury bay and off of cape cod regularly, as well the lake I live on at least a few nights a week. If I need to stay on a spot I will drop anchor, or use my drift parachute to slow down my drift. Really depends on the conditions you'll be in, and how much money you want to spend. A decent used fishing kayak is likely going to be still decently cheaper than a used hobie, at least around here. Just my 0.02.
     
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    That is wall paper worthy. I have been out in those conditions and never think to grab a pic until I get home.

    The Pungo 120 is one of the most popular kayaks on the market for a reason, very flexible as far as use.
     
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    It sure is. I use mine in my lake, for kayak camping trips down local rivers, and in the salt in Bays/ off of cape cod. Are there better suited kayaks to fishing, sure. Does it suit my needs, sure does. Great all around boat. One thing I do wish it had was a little more freeboard/ higher bow. Waves can come over the bow and wash into the cockpit relatively easily since it sits so low.
     
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    Striper fishing off of Deluxbury in cape cod bay.

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    Biggest fish of the night, a monster 14" striper...
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    Mostly caught small blues and other small schoolie stripers.
     
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    Maybe you should start fishing with men...:facepalm:
     
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    I got an Ocean Kayak Tetra because it was on sale for around $200. I have fished out of Wilderness Systems mostly, and this thing is comparable in stability and tracking. Pretty impressed so far. The modular design is useful also. I wasn't very fond of the smaller kayaks in the past, but this one (11') has changed the idea for me.

    Oh, and I am also not going to fuck around with having banana's on a boat...
     
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    Anyone new to kayaking just make sure you get a kayak with a proper weight capacity. Consider the extra weight you may carry if you do an extended float where you'll carry maybe food, a cooler, clothes, sleeping gear ect. The extra weight capacity will also help in choppy waters. Last thing, if its something you're just starting to take up there's no need to buy an expensive kayak, something in the middle price range should be plenty good enough and then in a season or two you can upgrade if need be and have a second kayak for friends/family.
     
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    For you Georgia guys...this came from another forum. The Outside World is selling demo boats if anybody's interested:


    •Dawsonville 8/24
    •Columbus 8/31
    * First come, first serve. Boats must be paid in full. Some boats may not be available at the time of the sale. Boat prices may be different at time of the sale. Doors will open at 10 am.

    Boats in Dawsonville
    ACE-TEC WING DEMO $790.47
    ADVENTURE 14 DEMO $349.47
    ALL STAR DEMO $699.47
    BIG TUNA DEMO $975.47
    COOSA DEMO $725.47
    COUPE DEMO $475.47
    CUDA 12 DEMO $750.47
    CUDA 14 2013 DEMO $850.47
    DOMINATOR 14' PRO ELITE DEMO $1,380.47
    DURA-TEC SUP DEMO 10'4" $490.47
    DURA-TEC SUP DEMO 11'4" $525.47
    ETHOS DEMO 9 & 10 $575.47
    FUN RUNNER 60 2013 DEMO $675.47
    FUN RUNNER 70 DEMO 2013 $675.47
    HERO DEMO $675.47
    JITSU 5.5 - 6.0 DEMO $525.47
    KARMA L DEMO $699.47
    KARMA M DEMO $699.47
    KARMA S DEMO $599.47
    MAMBA PLAY 8.1 & 8.6 DEMO $549.47
    MIRAGE OUTBACK DEMO $1,399.47
    MIRAGE OUTFITTER DEMO $1,950.47
    MIRAGE TANDEM ISLAND - DEMO $4,250.47
    PRO ANGLER 12 DEMO $2,199.47
    RECON DEMO $575.47
    REMIX XP 10 DEMO $599.47
    REMIX XP 9 DEMO $599.47
    RIDE 115 ADVANCE DEMO $499.47
    ROGUE 10 DEMO 2013 $599.47
    ROGUE 9 DEMO 2013 $599.47
    SHIVA L 2013 DEMO $699.47
    SHIVA S DEMO $650.47
    SLAYER 12 DEMO $699.47
    SLAYER 14.5 DEMO $799.47
    STAR 2010 SL DEMO $499.47
    STAR 2013 DEMO $715.47
    SUPER HERO 2013 DEMO $675.47
    SUPER STAR DEMO $699.47
    SUPERCHARGER DEMO $550.47
    SUPERFICIAL DEMO $599.47
    SUPERNATURAL DEMO $525.47
    TARPON 100 DEMO $335.47
    TARPON 120 DEMO $490.47
    TRIBE 13.5 DEMO $399.47
    TRIBE 9.5 DEMO $299.47
    VERSABOARD DEMO $499.47
    ZEN 55 2013 DEMO $699.47
    ZEN 65 2013 DEMO $699.47
    ZEN 75 2013 DEMO $699.47
    ZYDECO 9 DEMO $260.47

    Boats at Columbus*:
    ACE-TEC WING DEMO $790.47
    ADVENTURE 14 DEMO $399.47
    ADVENTURE 16 DEMO $449.47
    ALL STAR DEMO $699.47
    BIG TUNA DEMO $975.47
    COOSA 2013 DEMO $725.47
    COUPE DEMO $475.47
    CUDA 12 DEMO $750.47
    CUDA 14 2013 DEMO $850.47
    DURA-TEC SUP DEMO 10'4" $490.47
    DURA-TEC SUP DEMO 11'4" $525.47
    ETHOS DEMO $575.47
    FLOWMASTER DEMO $899.47
    FUN RUNNER 60 2013 DEMO $675.47
    FUN RUNNER 70 DEMO 2013 $675.47
    HERO DEMO $675.47
    JITSU DEMO $525.47
    KARMA L DEMO $699.47
    KARMA M DEMO $699.47
    MIRAGE OUTBACK DEMO $1,399.47
    MIRAGE OUTFITTER DEMO $1,950.47
    PRO ANGLER 12 DEMO $2,199.47
    RECON DEMO $575.47
    REMIX XP 10 DEMO $649.47
    REMIX XP 9 DEMO $649.47
    RIDE 115 ADVANCE DEMO $499.47
    ROGUE 10 DEMO 2013 $599.47
    ROGUE 9 DEMO 2013 $599.47
    SLAYER 12 DEMO $699.47
    STAR 2013 DEMO $715.47
    SUPER HERO 2013 DEMO $675.47
    SUPER STAR DEMO $699.47
    SUPERCHARGER DEMO $550.47
    SUPERFICIAL DEMO $599.47
    SUPERNATURAL DEMO $525.47
    TARPON 100 DEMO $335.47
    TARPON 120 DEMO $490.47
    TRIBE 13.5 DEMO $399.47
    TRIBE 9.5 DEMO $299.47
    VERSABOARD DEMO $499.47
    ZEN 55 2013 DEMO $699.47
    ZEN 65 2013 DEMO $699.47
    ZEN 75 2013 DEMO $699.47
    ZYDECO 9 DEMO $260.47

    * First come, first serve. Boats must be paid in full. Some boats may not be available at the time of the sale. Boat prices may be different at time of the sale. Doors will open at 10 am.

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    Tell me 'bout it. I work in GA, but Memphis is "home"...for now.
     
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    Posted this in the other kayaking thread, but I got a Ride 115 on a memorial day sale.

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    And, I got it slimed for the first time today!

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