No kayak or canoe here

Discussion in 'Kayaker and Canoe Fishing' started by Little Luey, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    I fish on a one man pontoon, it is nice to be able to get out there away from the bank and crowds. Here is a picture of my floating device. When I take it out I normally fish for bass and panfish, I have not tried for cats while on it, I figure they would pull me around too much if get a good one.:smile2:
     

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  2. bolivar 0637

    bolivar 0637 New Member

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    Nice looking rig.
     

  3. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    That would be a blast! Thanks for the picture.
     
  4. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rig, Luey!

    I thought about a pontoon configuration, but opted for the kayak for a number of reasons. But if you are enjoying the ride, ride on! :wink:
     
  5. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    It sure beats bank fishing but the thing is heavy and there is this particular body of water that I like that is not very accesible and it is a pain putting it in the water, I have to lower it about 10ft on a 45º incline with a bunch of rocks and loose sand. I think I will be getting me a regular tube for this place.

    Other than that it has been very nice, I can move around relatibly fast. One thing I found out is that it is hard to cast being this close to the water.
    I think for me it came down to $$$, my pontoon was $200 and I could not find a new kayak at that price.
     
  6. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Good choice and good point. I wouldn't suggest low-end kayaks or canoes; you obviously get what you pay for.

    Although I didn't have to beg my wife too much, I did get the look. :crazy:

    I've been trying to convince her of the great deal I got ever since! :big_smile:
     
  7. montgomery#1

    montgomery#1 New Member

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    hay otteroutdoors.com has them for 300.00 and all you have to do is throw some cheap rod holders on and your set up. they sell kits that you can over haul a kayak with. hope you get one ive heard there good for the money.
     
  8. bigwhiskers

    bigwhiskers New Member

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    Howdy Luey,
    Where do you put your cooler for uh ...you know....?
    Bigwhiskers
     
  9. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    The cooler goes on the back, there is a black mesh cover behind the seat and I can put a 6-can cooler with no problem.
    I also have an anchor that I tie around either side and while not in use I put it back there also.
     
  10. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    Just a 6 pack cooler.??????? I would not get far from shore on a six pack. lol That looks like it would be a ball to fish on.
     
  11. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Looks like it would be a blast. I would have to target big cats. Even if they did pull you around a bit. It would be fun.:smile2:
     
  12. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    I have not yet targeted catfish while on it, just bass and panfish. I am thinking that even a small catfish will be very hard to land. I should just try this season.:wink:
     
  13. Little Luey

    Little Luey New Member

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    I don't drink while out on the pontoon, I do when I am on the bank. Safety is the reason, you don't want to be tipsy while on 16-20ft of water, that spells trouble.