The Yak thread.

Discussion in 'Kayaker and Canoe Fishing' started by splitshot, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    We don't have a specific forum for the kayak fisherman so i thought we could start a thread where we can post our ideas and tips on fishing from a kayak. I have quit a few honey holes that Ive fished over the years, but this is the first time that i have been able to explore the area where i fish in detail. I didn't get a single hit while fishing but, i was able to gather a lot of info on depth and structure, as well as getting used to the way my yak handles. I'm also experimenting with ways to downsize my equipment. One very important lesson Ive learned is that urinating in a bottle while sitting in a yak is not a good idea. LOL Trail and error taught me that a ziplock bag is more effective and less messy. LOL. The channel cat in the area i fish do not bite well during the daylight hrs., so my next trip will be at night. Ill be using a led lantern that i just purchased, and my trusty led headlamp. Ive also included in my tackle a small air-horn and a whistle for safety purposes. Here are some pics. for ya. View attachment 29024

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  2. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    That second one shows strong indications of constipation. Have ya figured that one out yet? LOL! Good "YAKKIN" to ya Steve. I would yield to that large vessel comein at ya. LOL! "RAMMIN SPEED" LOL!
     
  4. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    As a matter of fact No!!!Any suggestions Buddy????? LOL Yeah the guy made me a little nervous, but he did slow down
     
  5. jeffjbeard

    jeffjbeard New Member

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    Hope to see this thread grow I have been toying with the idea of getting into yak fishing or canoe. we have the Pom De Terre river that runs into Truman Lake here allways wanted to explore up above where the bigger boats can not go.
     
  6. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    I'm not a yak-man, but you will find me canoodiling around the lake once in a while in my Old town canoe.. Nothing forces you to fish with the bare minimal supplies and get back to the basics like fishing from a small vessel...

    * I have found that a pair of sponsons attached to my canoe makes for a safe ride and also allows to stand up and stretch if you need to..

    A~
     
  7. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    For a minute there, I thought it was a problem with the zip lock bag...:smile2:
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    I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.
     
  8. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

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    Don't have a kayak, but this gives me an idea for maybe a small water craft section under the boating section, for canoes, kayaks, and float tubes, MODS what do you think?. I love being in my canoe, and you do have to try to bare minimum fish when using smaller craft.

    Aaron

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  9. boliver

    boliver New Member

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    my nephew has his yak rigged with a fish finder. three ot four rod holders, a small tackle box and holder right in front of him this thing is really set up good. my self i just take half a dozen jugs and throw them out and hunt for a shade.we both really enjoy yak fishing but in seperate ways.lol
     
  10. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I'm amazed at how much stuff I end up lugging along; in fact, I actually have a whole lot more stuff with me in the yak than when I bank fished.

    The only reason I have considere down-sizing my cargo is the fear of rolling. This may be an unfounded fear in that it has never happened, even with a strong wind stirring up a heavy chop...but if that humongous boat were to kick up a mighty wake... :eek:oooh:

    As always when yakking, tie everything down to be safe. :0a17: