my tricked out yak

Discussion in 'Kayaker and Canoe Fishing' started by azcataholic, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Hey guys, wanted to share a couple of pics of my yak, it has been [drydocked ]in my garage in Hawaii. The trolling motor does work well to get you to your favorite spots quickly. I am going to add a depth finder. The best benefit is to have hands free for bass fishing. The steering [foot peddles] work well but i am sure they could be further improved. I enjoy seeing the other Yaks, Thanks
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Mike the pics didn't load.
     

  3. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Thanks Mickey, i am having trouble loading , Help
     
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  5. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    Cool rig mike. have you tried it on the cats yet?
     
  6. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Here in Hawaii,freshwater, we catch peacock bass. I have caught about a 3# channel cat. This time here iI am going to fish for catfish more, the channel cat record here is about 45#.
     
  7. Yakdawg

    Yakdawg New Member

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    Nice rigging work! I bet that trolling motor will make that cobra move thru the water!
     
  8. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Those are some great looking improvements, Mike!

    Where do you hit the water there in Hawaii? From what I've experienced, the surf is a killer just about anywhere around there! :crazy:
     
  9. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    The only freshwater lake on Oahu is Lake Wilson, if interested check Lake Wilson Oahu. You will see some different types of fish. Since there are no catfish1 guys here I might be able to get the state catfish1 record:smile2:
     
  10. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Whew, that's a relief! From those pictures you posted, you had me thinking that you stocked your pool! :tounge_out:
     
  11. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Great looking rig! Yep, I bet you can secure the #1 spot in the BOC HOF!

    Wow, 45# Channel in Hawaii?
     
  12. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Joel, since the pool is non-clorinated i have thought of it. The pressure of that would be catching it before my wife sees it, it is a major live well!
     
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    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Nice ride Mike
     
  14. schoonie

    schoonie New Member

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    Great trolling motor setup! Looks real good.
     
  15. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I've seen a setup like that, wasn't sure it would really work tho. Looks good, thanks for the pics, and have a great time.
     
  16. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Thanks Guys, Just wanted to share the idea with everyone. The 54# thrust pushes the kayak right along. The cobra fish and dive models are wider[slower] so the trolling motor basically gets you there quicker. The 5 speed motor, you can not paddle faster than when it is on speed 3. I have seen a trolling motor which mounts on a bracket on the side, there is no doubt this is better! If anyone wants to put a motor on there kayak possibly I can help with ideas.
     
  17. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    Man that would be great in the surf trolling for Mackeral. Be easier to keep up with the poles and waves not having to worry about a paddle
     
  18. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    It's just a matter of time until the bass crowd starts putting trolling motors on the front of yaks.

    I don't even bass fish anymore, but I can see where that would be pretty sweet.