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#1 RHT OFFLINE  

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Saturday went up into Virginia and done a little kayak fishing. We was catching 10-12" long small mouth bass by the basket full. Did manage to sneak in a 13" & 16". Which for this area is pretty good.

All was caught and released.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 07:30 PM

Nice looking catch. Sounds like you had a great day. Thanks for posting!
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing the photographs.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 08:34 PM

That looks like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Looks like a real hoot. I've been looking at Kayaks but so far I've been able to ignore the urge. Is yours an open or closed Kayak?
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, buddy. I do the canoe thing, but only because I get the occasional kid and/or dog passenger.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 10:21 PM

Looks like a beautiful spot to have a relaxing day.

Never been able to relax fishing for some reason. I keep thinking of all the things I should be doing. Glad you had a good day.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 01:59 AM

Looks like a real hoot. I've been looking at Kayaks but so far I've been able to ignore the urge. Is yours an open or closed Kayak?


Chris, Mine is a sit on top kayak. The sit in kayaks fill up with water, unless you have the skirt around you to keep the water out. The sit on top kayaks have "scupper" holes. Any water that splashes in automatically drains out. I've seen lots of sit in kayaks turned over and people trying to get them to water they can stand up in to try to get the water out. Usually, they have to drag them to the edge of the river to accomplish this. I will take a sit on top 100 to 1 versus sit in kayaks.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Trying to get an image here, so you straddle it like a log, or do your feet go on top?

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Posted June 25, 2012 - 08:47 AM

Looks like it was a great day on the water. I am officially jealous. I love fishing from my kayak.

I have a sit in kayak built for fishing. It does not have a skirt and is open top not unlike a canoe. It has built in rod holders and brackets for more, along with an anchor trolley to let you change positions while your anchor is down. I love it. It also has a higher weight capacity and that is important for a big guy like me.


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Posted June 25, 2012 - 10:07 AM

Trying to get an image here, so you straddle it like a log, or do your feet go on top?


Here are some photos of mine so you can understand it better. It is a Ascend FS12T Sit On Top rated at 350 lb for 1 person/gear. Right now, theres two fishing rods and a tackle box inside the kayak. I love the large black lid for storing most of my gear in.
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Posted June 25, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Thanks for all the information. The big draw back for me with Kayaks is not taking the wife along. She loves to fish from our boat. We are usually after Perch as the flavor is excellent. This was just over a week ago with my Grandson. He is holding a 14" Walleye. We threw back more than we kept. Our state allows each person to use two poles which is impossible when the fish are biting.
Looking forward to more of your kayak adventures.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 02:15 PM

Nice catch! my wife and I use to kayak fish from a malibu two SOT. We had some great times and caught some nice fish. Now we've got a couple of little ones so we moved on to a 16' scanoe. It's nice since I can put the trolling motor on the back and let it do the work while I fish!
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the post. After a little research I now know what a scanoe is. Never heard of it before..

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Looks like a fun way to fish.




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