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    Default New kayak fisherman

    Greetings,

    A couple of years ago I sold my Champion 186 when both kids hit college and I was working more than I should. I could not stay away any longer and was looking for an alternative way to get on the lake.

    Today, I purchased a Future Beach Trophy 126 today from a fellow on Craigslist. Seems like a middle of the road ride and will serve to get me to some of my fishing holes.

    I'll be lurking on the side, looking for some pointers. Any advice will be appreciated.

    Tight lines, Wally "FishnFed"
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    Away good to have another kayak fisherman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave336 View Post
    Away good to have another kayak fisherman.
    What he said, Pop

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    Pointers you'll find. Plastic boats are a sure fun way to fish. Catch a big one and you will go for a sleigh ride.
    Check out some YouTube videos. I watch all kinds of people fishing for ideas and tactics. Try zoffinger for some easy ideas on kayak upgrades.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app




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    Yaks are a lot of fun.
    When I use mine
    I like getting into areas that big boats canít go.
    also great for rivers just for fun.
    Get our during warm weather to learn the limitations of the craft .
    Good luck!



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    Find yourself a kayak fishing buddy ASAP in your local area. It's much safer fishing together since you can look out for one another. Only your kayak fishing buddy can truly understand/share the joy/pain of fishing from a kayak. I'm lucky to have one that likes kayak fishing as much as I do. If the crappies are biting, it darn hard for the both of us to leave regardless of the weather condition.

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    A high viz flag is a good idea. Never hurts to be seen. I also like paddle blades to be a bright color. They stand out when you are paddling and make you more visible.
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Default Good Luck With Your New Ride

    Fishing from a kayak is a lot of fun. I don't know about you, but my problem is, and always has been, transporting it to the water. (cartopping) At my age I just don't have the strength anymore to heave the yak up on top of a SUV. I have a real low use Malibu Mini-X that has been peacefully sleeping the the garage for the last 8 years or so. I know Thule has some lifters that would probably work, but the real answer would be a small pickup truck. I have seen some recent mods I would do to add a seat that would get me high enough to eliminate "wrinkle butt", and the Mini-X has a terrific beam so the chances of rolling it are slim. I bought it for small water and it is perfect for that. What approaches would anyone consider to ease transport? I don't mean to hijack this thread, so if the Mod would like to move it no problem. I'm just thinking that a new kayak fisherman may be facing the same problem. They are a blast to fish with, and can get you to some really nice unwadeable water where the fish don't see many fishermen.
    Good luck with your fishing adventures!
    Bob
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