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Kayak Fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing Forum' started by thebrandon, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. thebrandon

    thebrandon I like fish

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    Well this is how I've been fishing most of the time:)

    Most of these pictures are from different trips.

    Load up the car, and head to the gas station early in the morning
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    Unload the car (little bit of a late start in this one!!)
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    Fancy shoes? Check..
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    Foggy!
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    A little dropshotting
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    Not bad
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    Not bad again :)
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    Little guy
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    Bye bye
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    On the way home
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  2. thebrandon

    thebrandon I like fish

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    Here is my set up

    Padded seat, triple rod holder, there is a camel back I attack to the back of the seat. It is slightly uncomfortable at first, but the bulge from the water forces me to drink while I'm out there to make my seat more comfy :) win win in my mind
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    Foot controls for the ruder
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    Ruder zip tied in the up position for transport.
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    closer look at the rod holder I'll be putting in two more hopefully soon. I like to bring 5-6 set ups with me
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    This center hatch fits sun screen, snacks, 3 small tackle boxes, about 25-30 bags of plastics, and other misc goodies.
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    And my newest addition, the roof rack rod holder I made :) It's not mounted in this picture but is a very nice addition. I don't use this one for trips where I need to run inside to the store or anything though.
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    Well, I don't fish, but I have to compliment your method and your footwear! I love my vibrams :)
     
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    Nice kayak and fish, they just stocked a couple ponds near me, so that'll have to do until the big guys come back from the carolinas.
     
  5. thebrandon

    thebrandon I like fish

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    Thanks:) It's a lot of fun. I fish from a friends boat every now and then, but being in kayak puts you much more in touch with the water and what's going on around you. It's a very cool experience. Plus when hook up onto a fish, depending on the size, they can take you for a ride!! Biggest fish ever got from this was 6ln large mouth and swung my kayak sideways and drug me out to deeper water when I set the hook!
     
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    Fozzybear wocka wocka wocka!

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    ugh...jealous...for me fishing is a little less fun

    Me and a crewman...this is where i spend about 20 hours a day out there
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    Yay for 4 AM!!
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    Sometimes your boat hits a sandbar and your net (loaded with 7k lbs of fish) doesn't....then it rips the mast off the boat and almost kills the captain...fun fun times
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  7. thebrandon

    thebrandon I like fish

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    That seems cold, but you gotta make a living!
     
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    Fozzybear wocka wocka wocka!

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    its ruined recreational fishing for me though.
     
  9. thebrandon

    thebrandon I like fish

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    Well maybe doing something like getting out on a kayak in some fresh water could restore that for you =-p
     
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    Fozzybear wocka wocka wocka!

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    That's exactly what you post had me thinking. That looks like some good healthy fun I love kayaks too...mainly spent time in sea kayaks which don't look that different than what you're working with. I'm moving back up to AK this summer too. I may be hitting you up for some tips...northern pike here I come :D

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    thebrandon I like fish

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    Pike are awesome! The Kayak I have is an Ocean Kayak Scupper Pro 2 hatch. Usually it's better to get one with a tank well in the back instead of a rear hatch like mine, but I got this for $100 so I can't complain too much lol.
     
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    Ptrick125 Learning a lot everyday

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    That looks fun, have you seen the video where the fisher on a kayak caught a giant squid. YOU MUST LOOK THAT UP ON YOUTUBE, IT IS AMAZING!


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    Both of you look great out there. Although 20 hours a day is a little steep for me. I like my lazy fishing trips, when you can take a nap on the shore with a bobber in the water.
     
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    LoL. Getting serious with the Subie eh? That would have been me if I did not get the Outback...so it looks more 'normal' lol. Never considered actually fishing while kayaking before. Might have to give it a go sometimes. Where we just moved to, there is a creek right down the street.
     
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    Couple of shots of my buddy snagging a fair size Tarpon at north part of Tampa Bay.
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    After a 2 hour battle the fish was releasd unharmed
     
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    I bought a 13' kayak; sit on type. It's called a Pelican 130. I've caught some nice fish out of it. Had a 30# jack crevelle take me for a 45 minute ride one day. Mostly I go after speckled trout, redfish and flounder in Galveston Bay. In the lake I fish for catfish in it, rod and reel and juglines.

    Very nice silver king, there.

    Mark
     

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