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Old 04-28-2012, 10:23 PM
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Default Things that I have learned while kayak fishing

Below is a list of things that I have learned while fishing out of a kayak. Please feel free to add any that I have left out.

1. Dock gas is expensive.
2. Doing anything in a kayak is a lot harder than doing it on land.
3. Bank fisherman leave a lot of trash behind.
4. You can never spend enough time on good organization. See #2
5. When you have to paddle, it is a lot further than it looks.
6. Dock gas is expensive.
7. Fishing rods sure do get tangled easy in a kayak.
8. I could buy a lot of sweet tricked out kayaks for what that Ranger Bass boat cost.
9. Put stuff back after using it in a kayak. The more stuff left out is an invitation for problems.
10. Dock gas sure is expensive.
11. The wind blows all the time.
12. A drift chute is a must.
13. Why do I have to go to the bathroom so much?
14. Bologna sandwiches sure are good on the water.
15. Dock gas sure is expensive.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:48 PM
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:31 AM
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:29 AM
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Me ALSO!!!!
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:03 AM
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Sorry these were just my ramblings after spending 12 hours fishing in my kayak, picking up night crawler cups from the shoreline, and watching a guy buy about $250 gas for his boat at the dock.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:48 AM
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Sorry these were just my ramblings after spending 12 hours fishing in my kayak, picking up night crawler cups from the shoreline, and watching a guy buy about $250 gas for his boat at the dock.
I will stick with my bass boat, I like the room!
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:27 AM
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LOL, I agree with you about the gas. Everytime I go fishing it costs about $45.00 in gas just for the boat and another $20.00 for the truck. Wouldn't take many trips to pay for a nice "yak" would it?

I'm thinking about trading for an aluminum boat w/smaller motor. I've found I don't need to get anywhere fast anymore, just need to get there safely and dry, hopefully.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:11 AM
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LOL, I agree with you about the gas. Everytime I go fishing it costs about $45.00 in gas just for the boat and another $20.00 for the truck. Wouldn't take many trips to pay for a nice "yak" would it?

I'm thinking about trading for an aluminum boat w/smaller motor. I've found I don't need to get anywhere fast anymore, just need to get there safely and dry, hopefully.
I have a steady fishing partner that splits the cost with me on each trip, so that helps the pain felt at the pumps.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:47 AM
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Sorry these were just my ramblings after spending 12 hours fishing in my kayak, picking up night crawler cups from the shoreline, and watching a guy buy about $250 gas for his boat at the dock.
Most of us got your point ....
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[QUOTE=tkwalker;20950]November 6th 2012 really bothers me ... I thought politics were not allowed on this site?

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:26 PM
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November 6th 2012 really bothers me ... I thought politics were not allowed on this site?
That is my Birthday?
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:00 PM
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Happy early birthday T K, hope we can really celebrate the day after!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:01 AM
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I hear you browntrout. The joy of catching something as simple as a 2lb bass from a kayak is such an adrenaline rush. The places you can get to, the serenity it's just simple the way it should be. You don't need 50 cranks, 100 bags of soft plastics, 40 spinnerbaits, 15 rod and reels, just a few Plano 3600 boxes, and 3-4 rod and reels.

Not saying that I won't buy a boat, but if we do it will be something for the ocean, because that 3-5 mile paddle out to our favorite wrecks isn't the hard part. It's coming back in after a 1/2 day of fishing against the tide, and wind that makes you thirsty for a cold beer, and lots of food.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:03 AM
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That is my Birthday?
Mine's Nov 5th. I was born in 1971. Am I day older than you?

I have a 16' Bumblebee with a 60HP motor. I'd like a smidge more deck room in the front, but not enough to change boats. This thing has given me 0 problems. Always starts and a pretty nice ride.

I'll ride a Harley in rush hour traffic to the office, did it this morning, but speed on the water really terrifies me. It took me a couple of years owning this boat to get the nerve to plane in out. As a matter of fact, there's some posts here in the archives from '07 or so asking advice about that.

I've GPS'd my boat at 34MPH at about 3/4 throttle. 30MPH is about all my nerves can handle. My boat planes out at about 22MPH and I hang around 25MPH. My son is usually with me and his safety is paramount. We always get where we're going in seems like no time at all. Granted I don't tourney fish and have to beat someone to a hole but I fish all summer on 15-20 gallons of gas.

I live 8.1miles from Davis Corner ramp and have to pass Franklin Mkt which has 100% gas to get there.

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