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#2885989 - 07/25/12 06:50 PM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: chck3300]
ShaneHallum
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Good looking boat.. make sure your seat is comfortable. Other than that your good. You will learn to lean to adjust the boat in the wind.

See if the reviews talk about being able to stand up in the yak, cause its hard on the butt to sit in a kayak for several hours trying to fish.
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#2886579 - 07/26/12 10:44 AM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: ShaneHallum]
MidTennFisher
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This one isn't really ideal for trying to stand in but that's ok with me. I'll be using it quite a bit in the Caney so if I need to stand up if my legs get cramped I can just go to shore and walk around for a few minutes. Same deal if I'm out on the lake, I'll just paddle to shore. Actually, in a lake I might just jump in and go for a swim. Not in the Caney though, way too cold for that option!
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#2886652 - 07/26/12 11:48 AM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: MidTennFisher]
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Ide rather put my kayak in the creek or river than my bass boat in the lake. I have a blast fishing out of it. I rigged up an 8 lb anchor and works great if i want to fish a swift spot or go for a swim.
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#2886903 - 07/26/12 03:58 PM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: lung-buster]
ShaneHallum
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I'd much rather fish out of my kayak than a bass boat. I can go anywhere that I want, and do it as quiet as I want.

nothing like being able to sit in the water and not hear a noise.
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#2889788 - 07/29/12 08:00 PM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: MidTennFisher]
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I went to check out that Pescador kayak that Academy Sports and Outdoors has. It's awesome but there's one problem. I didn't quite realize how long 12 feet is! There is no way that thing will fit leaned up against in the corner at my apartment, the bottom would have to stick out almost 9 feet. Does anyone have some creative suggestions for storing it in limited space?
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#2891643 - 07/31/12 01:49 PM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: MidTennFisher]
ShaneHallum
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We hang ours in the shed using bow hangers..
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#2892392 - 08/01/12 12:49 AM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: ShaneHallum]
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I have 2 pullies in my garage celing and pull up the front and back and tie them off to a cleat on the wall.
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#2892528 - 08/01/12 08:28 AM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: lung-buster]
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Kayak fishing is great but it is tough on your back/butt/legs.

Get the best seat you can with good lumbar support and the highest back possible. You need to be able to lean back to stretch/relax.

Outriggers started becoming popular about the time I moved from FL. which allowed you to stand up and fish. I think somebody came out with a catamaran style fishing Yak which put a damper on the outrigger design but I haven't kept up with it.

If you can find an old sash/window weight, epoxy it inside a pvc pipe for use as an anchor in flat water, and a drag weight in moving water. Gluing it inside the pipe helps quiet it down when dragging and keeps rust from getting all over your stuff.

Enjoy your yak fishing and remember to post pix!
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#2894573 - 08/02/12 10:18 PM Re: Kayak Fisherman, I have questions [Re: fishboy1]
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I just bought yaks for my kids and myself. You might want to look at Wilderness Systems Ride 115 or 135 or a Commander 120 or 140. They all have the same pontoon hull that makes them very stable. The Rides are sit-on-tops. The Commanders are canoe/kayak hybrids. They have the stable kayak hull, but they have what looks like a canoe top so that you can hold a little more gear. Since my kids will be paddling them on the river, I went for super stable and they have great seats. Also, they can be set up well for fishing with rod holders, etc. For good prices, check out Austin Canoe and Kayak (free shipping right now) or Paddleva.com. ACK has package deals with paddle, life vest, etc. for really good prices. Good luck and hope you enjoy it!
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