Kayak Fishing

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by countryfied252, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. countryfied252

    countryfied252 Spike

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    I was just wondering how many people out there have kayaks that they use for fishing. I got one last year but haven't been able to do much fishing with it yet.
     
  2. Ash12

    Ash12 10 pointer

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    I do not personally but my Dad has one and loves it. He even takes it down to Florida to fish saltwater. I plan on trying it myself when I get enough time..
     
  3. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    XI here. Riverbasser on fishin.com. And myself. I have a perception sit in. not the best for fishing despite being a "fishing" kayak. Riverbasser mopped the floor with me one morning fishing for smallmouth with me on a local creek.
     
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  4. My son and I have a couple of cheap kayaks that we fish out of. And, we have a canoe that we use sometimes. They are really handy for accessing some stretches of water that you can't get to easily by boat.

    I kinda like fishing out of the canoe better, if I can get my son to do the paddling while I fish. :D

    I've been thinking about a kayak trip on the Cumberland River for trout. There are some good stretches of water to fish on that river from a kayak. Several good 5 mile stretches with easy access.
     
  5. turkeyfever

    turkeyfever 6 pointer

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    I've got a Future Beach Trophy that I fish out of a lot. It's a very stable boat and tracks good in the water. I've (very carefully) stood up in this kayak without it tipping over. It has good storage space and is easy to fish out of. I got it at dick's a few years ago for $350 I think.
     
  6. rcurry

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    I’d like to share a link about a kayak fishing tournament being held on Lake Cumberland that some of you may be interested in participating in on May 12, 2012.
    http://www.kykayakfishing.com/
    Proceeds go to HEROS ON THE WATER.
    There will be fishing kayaks available to rent, but you must contact them in advance. Check out all the details in the link. There will be venders with demo boats to test out, BBQ, music, games. Lodging, camping nearby.

    Playing on the water is my passion. Although I don't have mad fishing skills or much knowledge of fishing to boast about, I do fish a little.
    I’m not planning on entering the tournament, but I am planning to attend the event to test out the demo boats, absorb the atmosphere and maybe meet some new paddling friends.
     
  7. jmason98

    jmason98 Spike

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    I fish from a perception search 13. I haven't got it out on the creeks yet but in a pond you can really sneak up on em. I can float mine in just a couple of inches of water.
     
  8. Brutus Hedgeapple

    Brutus Hedgeapple 10 pointer

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    Jackson Coosa sit on top. Took some gettin used to but I'm startin to really like it.
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  9. Xi Bowhunter

    Xi Bowhunter 12 pointer

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    Well, get out there and get to fishing!

    I've got a Hobie ProAngler, and I liked it so much that I didn't even take our bass boat out last year. I caught a ton of fish out of mine last year.

    Here is a pic of mine:
    IMG_3252.jpg
     
  10. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    Those Jackson's are sweet set ups for fishing. I think that was what riverbasser had. He was standing up in that thing like it was a bass boat. Even when he was sitting down in the chair on it he was well up off the water.
     
  11. Xi Bowhunter

    Xi Bowhunter 12 pointer

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    Yep, those Jackson's are sweet kayaks. I love the way the seat sets up high, and it gives you storage room underneath.
     
  12. Brutus Hedgeapple

    Brutus Hedgeapple 10 pointer

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    I've only attempted standing once. Not really ready for that yet, this is my first yak. One of these days :)
     
  13. svpvb

    svpvb Fawn

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    I've got two sit on tops. Wilderness Ride 135 and a perception Caster. I'm on Herrington with mine every weekend. The Wilderness is a great platform to fish out of. You can stand and fish easily.
     
  14. rcurry

    rcurry 6 pointer

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    I like the looks of the Wilderness Commander 12'. It has a regular kayak seat that is removable to use in camp and a captains seat molded on the top side to allow you to sit up higher. The chance to paddle one hasn't come up yet. But I am hoping to test paddle one before buying.
    Right now I am using a 10 ft Old Town Vapor. The others I have and use for loaners are a little Perception Swifty, an odd no name creek kayak and an old heavy canoe. I still keep the pontoon around but I'm having too much fun in the little boats to bother putting the pontoon in the water.
     
  15. Ash12

    Ash12 10 pointer

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    Double T I know you know a heck of a lot more then me about fishing but you could not pay me to fish in a Kayak on the Cumberland. You fall out your in some cold arse water and they may send a pulse down etc JMO though.
     
  16. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    I duck hunt out of mine. Busted ice with it a few times. I have only took on water in mine once because I got pinned up against a culvert in a concrete flat bridge right after launching.
     
  17. jmason98

    jmason98 Spike

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    We ran the Cumberland twice last summer. The water is cold but not so bad that I would worry. We took a couple swims to cool off and warmed right back up. I don't think I would do it in a kayak in winter though.
     
  18. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    I doubt the water in cumberland in winter is significantly colder than water in any other stream or river in Ky in winter.
     
  19. jmason98

    jmason98 Spike

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    No it's not but it's remote in parts with alot of current. I personally wouldn't want to be out kayak fishing on any stream in the dead of winter unless I had a wetsuit.
     
  20. Yakmaster

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    I use a Hobie Outback....keeps my hands free. I also have an Ascend A-10 which was my first one I modified. I won't get another sit inside. Live and learn. Here are some pics.
    Yak pic.jpg
    Fish Pic.jpg
     

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