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Old 01-10-2013, 09:02 PM
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Nice pics guys wow, i use to love fishing on the creeks in PA,floating down stream with my bait along the bottom trailing behind trying to hook them pesky catfish.

now iam too scared to be on a kayak in a creek with gators..ehhhh

i still fish on the banks though
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Here is a shot of the cockpit of my Yak in the yard.

This is my Yak beached at one of my favorite Bass fishing ponds that regularly gives up several 5-6 lbs bass every trip out on the water.
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Its cool you guys are into kayak fishing too. I wish I knew about it years ago before I bought a Ranger. I'm doing my first kayak only bass tourny on Sante Cooper lake,SC in march. can't wait.
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the two best things about having a boat is the day you buy it and the day you sell it.

I really like the hobie my friend has a one man and its nice that's for sure. If the price wasn't so ridiculous for the two man I might own one. I tend to have a fishing partner for the most part. I think other kayaks are better set up for fishing then the hobie but the handless paddle system is the cats a$$.

right now this is at the top of my list and I will be ordering this soon.

I love the features it has. I don't think any other kayak/canoe is thought out this well. I will be putting a small electric trolling motor on the back along with a vexilar flasher and would like to rig up some type of a lighting system also.

If I just wanted a one man fishing kayak it would be this

this is very well thought out for fishing. if this was a two man i would be all over it.
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I've got a pungo 120 by wilderness's the best investment I have ever made for fishing and other outdoor recreational activities.
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Do take those weight capacities on Yaks with a serious grain of salt. From my personal experience they are very generous or that is the weight it takes to completely sink them!
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Kayak Fisherman right here also and 99% of the time is with a Fly Rod.

I also love my Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Angler Kayak ( it weights only 55 Lb. I can handle it alone.
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I fish out of a 13 trident by ocean kayak. Here in the Chesapeake bay. Was fishing for stripper last week in 35 degrees. A set of waders and good to go.y yak is part of my bug out gear or my only vehicle if that is the way. I'm taking a old ladder and making a cart for yak to get it around behind foot , bike, or xs650 motor sickle. Gould help with my versatility would like to pack ladder on yak for more range. Look on you tube for kayak powered by 2 stroke weedeater mud motors. Not fast but beats paddling an quiet when you run exhaust under water
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I'm thinking about selling my 16' Coleman Scanoe and buying a fishing kayak. I'm tired of toting a trolling motor and battery around and it would be a good reason to minimalize the rest of my equipment. I could use the exercise, too. The Scanoe is nice, but it's not exactly a paddling canoe, especially when you fish alone.

1-17-13 update: I told my wife about my plans to sell my Scanoe and buy a kayak. She flatly said no... but I could still buy a kayak. Her reasoning? I only paid $50 for the canoe and if I changed my mind about the kayak, I probably wouldn't be able to find another canoe for that price. She's a good woman... and smart, too.
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I am looking at the 14 ft model here

Or possibly one of Paw Paws
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Ha, I won’t let my oldest son read this post he’s been itching to get one for awhile, my brother has one he fishes out of and was telling my son about it while they were talking fishing, I know that there are distinct advantages to using one, but we have a 17 ft StarCraft that we reworked into a family fishing boat (with 5 children) I wanted more stable footing and room, but I didn’t want a pontoon. So I found this older boat and put in the elbow grease. We also have a small 12 ft aluminum Cadillac boat that we have a 3.5 hrp Evinrude on. Between the two I feel like we have the boat thing covered, but he really wants to try kayak fishing….
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Love kayak fishing. Have a Wilderness Systems Commander 12 foot kayak. Great for SW FL fishing
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Originally Posted by SWFL-worried View Post
Love kayak fishing. Have a Wilderness Systems Commander 12 foot kayak. Great for SW FL fishing
Nice snook!
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I've been meaning to get back into kayaking.
I prefer the sit in instead of sit on top style of Kayak. Just my personal preference and I think either is great for the purpose.
As others have said, you don't need much water at all (depth) to get paddling. Really astonishing how little water will float one.
The stealth factor is huge. Exercise value is awesome.
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I've got two.. one for freshwater and one for saltwater. There is nothing like catching a big one on a kayak and having it drag you around everywhere. Also, I love to see the look on peoples face when I'm easily paddling my low profile, flat bottom kayak upstream on a very fast current. Everybody that tests one will typically want to buy one.
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Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160i here:

Since the pic I've added a hardwired/hard mounted nav light, depth finder and compass. A small motorcycle battery lives inside and a milk crate type organizer in the tank well.

If I had to do it again, I'd get the 145. This one is super stable and fast but the length and weight make it unwieldy once out of the water. I have to be creative to load it onto a vehicle by myself.
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Originally Posted by SharpDog View Post
It's a race!

The momentum of the pack is not determined by the leader, but by whos chasing them!

Man I had serious nightmares about things like that off the La Jolla Kelp beds in SOCAL. Mako's were quiet common there and I even got a 6 footer on one occasion. Man what a Knarly set of dentures that guy had. Would have been an orthodonist's dream come true! I screamed like a little 12 year old school girl everytime it even looked like it was going to flinch trying to get my rig out of its mouth!
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This thread has been making me so eager for spring!!


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