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eyeguy 54

dried the phone out, it started up. found the owner.  Dandy phone and a lucky guy. LG Android almost brand new. just lost it.

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Rick G

Good time for sure... Not the biggest fish, but fun non the less.  

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SpearPike

Fun  I was out sat afternoon by Cushing.  Could not find any fish shallow deep or anywhere..LOL  But nice to be in the boat!!

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On 4/2/2017 at 10:14 AM, eyeguy 54 said:

dried the phone out, it started up. found the owner.  Dandy phone and a lucky guy. LG Android almost brand new. just lost it.

nice work, may the fishing gods bring you some good fishing karma. props to you, I bet the owner was stoked.

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Horseshoe_Don

you guys are nuts to fish in  a yak in cold water.    What happens when you fall in as I would.

 

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AlwaysFishing23

I've never flipped a kayak ever and I've been kayaking for basically my whole life. Once you do if for long enough it's something you don't have to think about. Like being on a boat will it sink? Maybe. Is it going to happen? Probably not. I've been in some pretty big waves (2-3 feet) and still very stable. Very realistic question. It's definetly a balance thing more than anything.

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Rick G

Sitting out in the yak as I type this...lol. came close last yr on the river...  But like Always fishing said, very stable. Not like a canoe

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1eyeReD

LG phone is waterproof!!?

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eyeguy 54

good day today.  first lake I hit it was skunk city. hit a few different spots and zip. so headed to spot 2 and much better. Not lots of fish but some nice fish. gills up to 9 and crappies up to 11. still lovin the gulp alive waxie in a jig. 

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eyeguy 54

still on the hunt for the 10. 

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eyeguy 54

tough day today but managed a few nice fish. too calm to clear to sunny.... who knows. 

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kunzi26

Alright guys... I can't take it anymore. I played around with the idea of getting a yak last summer... Think I'm going to pull the trigger here on one for this year. Dicks has a good sale going right now. Do you have tips for essentials to buy that make life a lot easier? Been looking at a trolly system for my anchor and building a PVC ourrigger system that fits into the built in rod holders... 

 

Sick of fishing from the shore, want to go chase some crappies and be able to bass fish this summer. Here's the one I'm looking to get (https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/future-beach-discovery-104-sit-on-top-angler-kayak-16fbeudscvrynglrkpsk/16fbeudscvrynglrkpsk?&color=Blue) it's pretty bare-bones but I'm a big DIYer and love working on stuff like that. So what do I need to know before I invest?!

 

Thanks in advance!

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eyeguy 54

I run a trolley on the left side and have an extra anchor to drop over the right side. Very frustrating when I only used one.  The wind would move me all over the place. Pop over and look at it if you want. It can be made very inexpensive. 

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kunzi26
25 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

I run a trolley on the left side and have an extra anchor to drop over the right side. Very frustrating when I only used one.  The wind would move me all over the place. Pop over and look at it if you want. It can be made very inexpensive. 

 

I just might have to come check out your setup once I get my hands on a yak. Thanks! 

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eyeguy 54
4 hours ago, kunzi26 said:

Alright guys... I can't take it anymore. I played around with the idea of getting a yak last summer... Think I'm going to pull the trigger here on one for this year. Dicks has a good sale going right now. Do you have tips for essentials to buy that make life a lot easier? Been looking at a trolly system for my anchor and building a PVC ourrigger system that fits into the built in rod holders... 

 

Sick of fishing from the shore, want to go chase some crappies and be able to bass fish this summer. Here's the one I'm looking to get (https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/future-beach-discovery-104-sit-on-top-angler-kayak-16fbeudscvrynglrkpsk/16fbeudscvrynglrkpsk?&color=Blue) it's pretty bare-bones but I'm a big DIYer and love working on stuff like that. So what do I need to know before I invest?!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

check out the sun dolphin 10 foot sit in at walmart.  feet pegs are adjustable 

 

278 with paddle.  order online

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10 hours ago, kunzi26 said:

Alright guys... I can't take it anymore. I played around with the idea of getting a yak last summer... Think I'm going to pull the trigger here on one for this year. Dicks has a good sale going right now. Do you have tips for essentials to buy that make life a lot easier? Been looking at a trolly system for my anchor and building a PVC ourrigger system that fits into the built in rod holders... 

 

Sick of fishing from the shore, want to go chase some crappies and be able to bass fish this summer. Here's the one I'm looking to get (https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/future-beach-discovery-104-sit-on-top-angler-kayak-16fbeudscvrynglrkpsk/16fbeudscvrynglrkpsk?&color=Blue) it's pretty bare-bones but I'm a big DIYer and love working on stuff like that. So what do I need to know before I invest?!

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Good luck on the search. These fishing kayaks looks pretty cool. There's some excellent waters nearby that may be best explored by kayaks (or a jet boat), namely the Mississippi River in the two miles south of the dam by SCSU. I grew up wading down there, chasing those smallies. A kayak would have been so much nicer, especially with proper anchors so you could make multiple, patient casts to a spot without the current sweeping you away. I can think of about 10 spots among the Beaver Islands where one could slay 3-5lb bass from an anchored kayak.

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eyeguy 54

It's a blast fighting smallies and have them jump almost eye level while in the yak. :) 

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eyeguy 54

Rick and I found the motherload today!  Yowzer. Crappie city. 

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Rick G

Might have been the most crappies I have ever gotten in one outing.... And threw every single one back to be caught again;)

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eyeguy 54

It will be a heck of a challenge to top yesturday for sure. Heres a few pics from today. No 12 inchers today but came close a few times. 

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eyeguy 54

paper mouth

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AlwaysFishing23

Looks fun Eyguy. As normal no time to get out but did just finish up cleaning and checking over the yak so maybe thats a sign. Haha.

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