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Kayak fishing

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Jimborn, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Jimborn

    Jimborn TS Member

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    Anyone use a Kayak for fishing??? What is the best style, and how well do they work?
     
  2. gotbass

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    Although more money, the only way to go is the Hobie mirage line of yaks. Peddle and save your arms for fishing. I have a Hobie Adventure rigged to fish including fishfinder. Even have rigged lite for nite fishing. Tight lines and nothing but smoke. Mike
     
  3. SCL

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    The Hobies look great, but $2k for a kayak is a little crazy. I'll stick to my Stratos.

    Scott
     
  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I saw one yesterday at Dick's. Two person, 68lbs. seats, $495. It looked nice to me. But then I've never owned one. A cross between a Canoe and Kayak.
     
  5. Tacoma

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    I fish from a variaty of yaks in both fresh and salt. With fly gear, conventional and spinning. To answer your question, would require much more info on things like I mention above as well how far your going to paddle, geographic location, physical condition etc. There is allot more to picking the right boat than you might think. Also , what works for some , may not work for you. ( For instance, many will preach that a sit on top (SOT) is best for fishing. I personally find them wet, slow, heavy and less "secure".) Feel free to PM/post details but I would recommend you visit several of the many websites dedicated to yak fishing and do some research. Lots of fun if you match the boat to your needs. Nothing like a nantucket sleigh ride in a yak!!

    hth
    Dave
     
  6. birdogs

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    Not the best choice for Giant Tuna though.
     
  7. rocktire

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    I use a sit on top and i like it but i think if i get another it will be a sit inside model, you get pretty wet with the sot.
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Aren't kayaks a little tough and crunchy?
     
  9. Anthony12ga

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    I have 2 Ocean Kayaks that we use to fish the bays around Rockport TX. One is 12 ft and the other 13ft. We enjoy them. I have learned to look for fishing spots that I paddle into the wind in the morning and return going with the wind. Down here along the Texas Gulf Coast, the wind is always blowing.


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  10. Lou Tenant

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    I have a SOT Malibu Extreme. I like the SOT's as they are easier and more atable for me when launching in the surf. Great fishing platforms.
     
  11. arend003

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    my wife and I use our Old Dirigos to kayak and fish with .. They are great and easy to transport.
    Tom
    will use them today to do some trout fishing here in Vermont.
     
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