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Fishing out of a kayak?

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

  1. Jun 22, 2014 at 8:28 PM
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    Just saw this in my phone. Don't remember if I shared this pic. Was a little while back. This was the smoothest day on the ocean I've ever seen. Was like pure grease smooth.
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  2. Jun 24, 2014 at 3:28 PM
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  3. Jul 6, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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    So I bought some kayaks today

    Will be doing some fishing but mostly just for recreational use

    Picked up a Feelfree Moken 12 Angler and a Native Manta Ray 12

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  4. Jul 6, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    Nice! I sat in a Manta Ray before I bought my ocean kayak and I thought it was a pretty good design. Local place only had the 10' and I wanted at least a 12, otherwise I might have bought it.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    Just looked up the Moken - that's a LOT like my Trident 13. A little wider & heavier, which just means more stable! I'll bet you end up liking those two a lot.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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    I went with those 2 because the local shop had them on consignment for about $1200 for the pair, plus the buyer rewards program results in enough store credit I was able to pick up a pair of feelfree paddles that ran about $100 each

    I sat in both, and have been doing a lot of reading etc and decided that spending $1200 for good yaks was better than spending $800 once then another $1200-$1500 later

    Both are super comfortable while sitting on dry land and both seem very well built. ..I'm stoked
     
  7. Jul 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    So here are my 2 "new to me" boats...the seat for the FeelFree is not installed in the pic

    Paddled them around the lake at home so far which has been great because it's only about 60 acres and no power boats allowed

    I will eventually take them to larger bodies of public water where power boats are allowed...with that being said

    Anyone have suggestions on 3 things:

    1. PFDs - taking suggestions...I'm not made of $$ so I'd like to stay on the cheap side, but find something comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time

    2. Lights - Has anyone installed, or bought, etc stern lights? I'm not too much concerned with me being able to see where I'm going, but if on bigger water, I'd like the option of other boats seeing me

    3. Must purchase add-ons? What are some of the things you guys have done/bought that are absolutely must haves that you cannot live without when you're on the water?



    Also, I need to figure out a cupholder for the FeelFree...for some reason it doesn't have one :confused:
     
  8. Jul 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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    I love my manta ray 12!!! Youll enjoy it... I haven't done. Damn thing to mine except for a 3rd rod holder in the center... Only thing I say to you is keep it out of the sun unless youre using it and make sure you drain the water out from inside the hull every time there is water in it... I had ice inside mine this winter!
     
  9. Jul 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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    Also I do not wear a life vest when on the kayak but do have one at the ready for me to grab i have yet to fall out/tip over and I don't particularly panic in times of life threatening emergencies... I try to stay as calm as possible... But anything with a THIN back pad or no back pad will be comfy
     
  10. Jul 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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    Here are the 2 biggest I caught yesterday!
     
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    Haven't paddled the Manta Ray yet but I really like the Moken

    I probably won't outfit the Manta Ray for fishing anytime soon...boats are garage kept and drained and left open so any excess moisture can dry out

    I'm fine with no PFD on my little lake, but I want one to wear when I'm on bigger water
     
  12. Jul 11, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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    I will eventually rig up a milk crate for some tackle and gear, but for now I'm just carrying a small box with basic essentials that I can clip to the rigging line. I bought some materials at Lowe's today to make a couple of stakeout poles thanks to some handy write ups online.

    As far as PFDs go, I'm hoping to find a couple good deals come memorial day/end of season sales so for now I'm just using the basic cheap orange ones that cost about $6. My private property lake again has no motors allowed and I'm not terribly concerned with having PFDs that I can wear all day because I won't be out there all day. These should work for now on this particular lake.

    Lighting is def a must add before I hit bigger water, but I'm still weighing all the options as far as mounting solutions go. Also trying to decide if I want to build a watertight battery box and run something off a motorcycle battery, or if I want something I can throw AA or AAA into and go. The Moken will likely get a motorcycle battery so I can mount my fishfinder eventually, but again...down the road because I don't want to drop more $$$ yet. I like the driveway marker and flashlight idea. I will revisit this next time I'm at Lowe's.
     
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    I wear a vest...just because of the crazy jet skiers zipping by me all the time on the lake. And I have one of these for when I need to be extra visible: http://www.yakattack.us/CPM_p/cpm.htm
     
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    I like my vest simply because it has a lot of storage for knife, pliers, grips, a few lures, etc...
     
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    I have and old town vapor 10 , great little kayak for quick trips to the lake .. but not for the bay ... this yak is stable and pretty fast for a ten footer.
     
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    does anyone know if alligators bother you in a kayak??
     
  20. Jul 15, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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    Theres only one video ive seen on youtube of one attack .. not very likely
     
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