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1/30/09 12:06 PM
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ChiggidyChops
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Looking to get into and was wondering if anyone else here, fishes this way and if so what advice can you offer me.

Thanks
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3/2/09 3:21 PM
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MikeZev
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i have a tandem kayak and my brother is big into striper fishing, we've gone out quyite a few times and caught jack shit. its good fun though.
3/6/09 12:06 AM
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just google kayak fishing, getting very popular in australia.
3/13/09 10:17 PM
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I went kayak fishing a bunch of times last summer. I never caught anything big, but it was still a bunch of fun.

Getting caught in storms really sucks though.
6/28/09 4:14 AM
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 Hooked on to a cuda in North Miami by Haulover Kayaking by those little islands. It dragged the kayak around, which helped locate the fish. It does suck though if you get caught in a storm
8/6/09 12:09 PM
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i was wondering about a big fish dragging you around...do you just ride it out and wait for the fish to get tired?
8/6/09 12:30 PM
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 Funny this thread popped up today.  I just got a set of plans for a 17' kayak, and began building it just yesterday, I was sitting here taking a break from studying the plans for a second and saw this thread.  I was actually going to make a new thread about it, but was wating to get a little more into the project before I said anything (just in case it ends up being fire wood, lol)

I've always wanted a kayak, and am looking forward to doing some fishing on this thing when I get it finished, so if anyone has any kayaking, and kayak fishing experience/tips I'd love to hear them.

Oh yeah, the first video on youtube I saw in regards to kayak fishing was a guy landing a 5' Bull shark outside of Naples, Fl.  


8/15/09 3:19 PM
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Has anybody ever used one of those Hobie Cats with the Mirage Drive, or a Native Watercraft with the Power Pedal?

I like the idea of it, but the main reason I'd use a puddler is to access the shallow ponds in the interior marsh. Those ponds can be only 6-8 inches deep in spots, and I'm curious how much draft those pedal systems draw.
8/17/09 7:49 PM
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 I was thinking about getting a float tube like these guys:



8/19/09 1:08 PM
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sudog - i was wondering about a big fish dragging you around...do you just ride it out and wait for the fish to get tired?


Last spring, I read in a Maui fishing magazine about a guy fishing from his sea kayak and he hooked into a striped marlin (I really wish I could find a link because my numbers, while close, aren't 100%). Luckily, he had a radio and contacted his buddy on a boat to follow him for safety. He spent the next 6 hours being dragged 7 miles out to sea. Finally, the fish bull-dogged and the line went taut. He called his buddy who said that the fish was probably dead and that he'd have to hand-line the fish in from 300 feet down. He eventually boated the dead ~180lb marlin.
3/31/10 3:26 AM
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www.kayaksportfishing.com
www.bigwatersedge.com
www.oceankayak.com
4/23/10 7:49 PM
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www.akff.net is another good one

gotta say it is so easy to catch fish from a yak ...since i got my yak ive been on about 10 trips and caght legal fish on like 8 of them

its like cheating!
5/21/10 8:01 AM
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I had one for a few years, I loved it. I had it all customed out to hold rods and tackle. Lots of good ideas floating around out there on how to tweet it, but fish out of it for a season before you do anything really permanent to the boat. That way you will be better in tune with how you want it.
5/23/10 5:39 AM
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I have an Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 13 that I fish out of. Got into kayak fishing about 2 or 3 years ago and love it. Nice way to get around on the smaller rivers I have close to me, and as an added bonus, I am pretty close to Lake Guntersville, and it's nice to fish the grass mats there where the big boats can't get to. I am about to pull the trigger on a second boat, a Malibu X Factor, so I can stand and fly fish out of it.

Another site I like is Kayakbassfishing.com if you are into freshwater fishing.
5/23/10 10:49 PM
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i love my OK prowler big game. need a blue so i can put a pic up.
3/19/11 4:50 AM
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11/6/11 4:05 PM
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sudog - i was wondering about a big fish dragging you around...do you just ride it out and wait for the fish to get tired?


Last spring, I read in a Maui fishing magazine about a guy fishing from his sea kayak and he hooked into a striped marlin (I really wish I could find a link because my numbers, while close, aren't 100%). Luckily, he had a radio and contacted his buddy on a boat to follow him for safety. He spent the next 6 hours being dragged 7 miles out to sea. Finally, the fish bull-dogged and the line went taut. He called his buddy who said that the fish was probably dead and that he'd have to hand-line the fish in from 300 feet down. He eventually boated the dead ~180lb marlin.


I have gotten twenty pound fish that have towed my ass around. I always take two 36 mile walkie talkies with me when I go out. They also have weather warnings and such on them. One on a channel that a buddy has on at work and one scanning.

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