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professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 7:36 AM
Just want to see what type of setup people have here for kayaks.

Mine is plain jane so far. I picked it up last night.

I hope to do quite a few mods to it soon.

I willt ake a better picture of it soon.

It has a seat also.

It is a Perception Caster 12.5' Sport
http://i398.photobucket.com/albums/pp65/professionalcoyotehunter/CasterKayak.jpg

Big Jake
08-10-2010, 8:38 AM
Nice PCH! :boat:

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 8:41 AM
Thanks. I hope to get it in the water this weekend.

Big Jake
08-10-2010, 8:47 AM
Thanks. I hope to get it in the water this weekend.

Mount a Ma -Deuce on that thing for duck season LOL! :eek:

Ivanhoe
08-10-2010, 1:21 PM
my 14' Hurricane Phoenix -

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z254/kcxrod/yaktrout2.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z254/kcxrod/paddleinstalled.jpg

few mods: added a paddle keeper, which is the 2nd pic, It has 2 flush mount rod holders directly behind me and
one deck mounted Scotty in the front which will hold either a trolling rod or fly rod depending on the insert that I use. I also added a bag to my rear hatch instead of it being just open to the hull of the yak.

Some great yak sites to aid in mods:
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/
http://www.jaxkayakfishing.com/

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 1:53 PM
Very nice. Was it hard to install the flush mounts? I want o install the two that are premolded for mine.

Ivanhoe
08-10-2010, 2:04 PM
I think they are fairly easy, but I should have been more specific in that they were part of the package when I bought the kayak. I only added the paddle keepers and the bagged rear hatch. ck out those links I listed, I am sure you will find a how to on it....

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 2:06 PM
Thanks for the info. We will have to head out sometime.

Ivanhoe
08-10-2010, 2:10 PM
If you don't have any paddle keepers, you might consider doing it. It is a great and easy mod and I have all the info if you need a source for the parts.

stphnman20
08-10-2010, 2:17 PM
Still undecided on what to get. A kayak or a float tube...

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 2:32 PM
I have both and love them both. Get a u-boat or a fish cat and you wont regret it.

porky
08-10-2010, 3:08 PM
yote! I didnt know you were into yakim- I have three
A salish double
A scrambler xt
and a cobra xl
The one you have seems good for fresh water but you might have problems on the ocean with stability

I go halibut fishing and for other inshore fish-

Also I plan on lobster hooping this year- pm me- I have a pop riveter and extra hardware-

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 3:21 PM
I will find out sure enough. The reviews say it is very stable since it is a wide 30". I am mainly going to use it in saltwater. I am an amatuer yaker but bought this to become better at it.

Mikeb
08-10-2010, 3:36 PM
That's nice ...but it's only good in flat water. Doesn't anyone float rivers?
take care
Mike

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 3:38 PM
the ocean is not too flat. I went about 2 miles out in an inflatable kayak on sunday and if that can handle it I am sure this baby can.

steadyrock
08-10-2010, 3:44 PM
That's nice ...but it's only good in flat water. Doesn't anyone float rivers?
take care
Mike

Us SoCal guys have no rivers to float. :(

That being said, I really want to get into recreational kayaking, with the eventual goal of running whitewater. I'm thinking given my location, ocean kayaking is a good way to start so I can practice more, and build up my strength for running the rivers. Any recreational yakkers have advice along these lines?

Mikeb
08-10-2010, 3:48 PM
Yes the ocean has some bumps. There is or was a bunch up at Ft. Bragg called the Tsunami Rangers that wouldn't go out until there were storm warnings. But it's still relatively flat. Call me lazy , but I always liked the going downhill aspect of river running. Besides the water goes by but the waves hold still. Not like sitting in the ocean and waiting for one.
messin' around in boats is fun.
take care
Mike

Mikeb
08-10-2010, 3:52 PM
Us SoCal guys have no rivers to float. :(

That being said, I really want to get into recreational kayaking, with the eventual goal of running whitewater. I'm thinking given my location, ocean kayaking is a good way to start so I can practice more, and build up my strength for running the rivers. Any recreational yakkers have advice along these lines?

You guys have a few... The Kern is a hoot. And the forks of the Kern is a religious experience. The West Walker is down there too, on the far side of the hill. But you are right. The best kayaking is in the north in the winter. And it's really easy to drag your boat on snow.
take care
Mike

steadyrock
08-10-2010, 4:11 PM
Yeah but the Kern is a solid 4 hours from me. The ocean is 20 minutes. Kayak surfing in the ocean looks like an absolute blast, I may have to pick that up for now.

professionalcoyotehunter
08-10-2010, 4:12 PM
i dont like crashing so for now I will still to fishing.:D

bambam8d1
08-10-2010, 5:39 PM
loaded with all my junk
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/Calongboarder/kayak_rigged.jpg

little guy I caught hittin some docks
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/Calongboarder/kayakfishin.jpg

My Cart I built to save me from carrying the kayak on my head the 100 yard walk down to the water, not too bad, after fishing all day and carrying it back up though... different story, so this helps. lol
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/Calongboarder/kayak_cart.jpg

rooster85
08-10-2010, 6:17 PM
PCH, ive been yaking for years and its awesome. nothing beats fishing like that. wait untill you venture off shore and hook up a nice thresher! hooping for lobster and crabs are also fun and worth the slight risk. enjoy. Mark

bambam8d1
08-10-2010, 6:23 PM
PCH this will be you in no time
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a25/Calongboarder/shark-hunter-kayak.jpg

Williexcited
08-10-2010, 8:15 PM
Had a dagger blackwater 12.5 ft kayak and sold it last week to purchase an aimpoint comp ML3. I am starting to regret it but I love the aimpoint :D

1911man
08-10-2010, 8:43 PM
My hobie, got started when ammo prices went up and the sport just got to much exspensive.

qbi2001
08-10-2010, 9:15 PM
Just took some quick pics in the garage. Its my second yak i've owned. Wilderness systems Ride 135, has 2 flush mount rod holders behind the seat, 2 forward mount scotty rod holders, Humminbird 170 fishfinder, a good crate with 4 additional storage spots for net, gaff, or more rods as needed, and a 3 gallon aerated bait tank. Im primarily a freshwater fisherman but I got bit by the salt bug a couple months back and now im addicted.

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professionalcoyotehunter
08-11-2010, 8:00 AM
PCH, ive been yaking for years and its awesome. nothing beats fishing like that. wait untill you venture off shore and hook up a nice thresher! hooping for lobster and crabs are also fun and worth the slight risk. enjoy. Mark

Threshers are my goal to get up to. I caught one a few months back that was around 125-150 pounds right near the malibu pier. I released it to grow bigger. They are a delicious fish. Nice yak's guys keep posting them when you get a chance. You are giving me some great ideas.

mrboma
08-11-2010, 8:02 AM
Been Yak Fishing for around 15 years and if you can't get on a big boat, yak fishing is the best way to go. Currently have a Wilderness Systems Manteo decked out for fishing...
http://santacruzsolutions.com/fish/manteo.jpg

And the next boat on the way (waiting for the first molds) is a new Yak Fisher built by Santa Cruz Kayaks called the Raptor...
http://www.santacruzkayaks.com/Images/raptor.jpg

Looking very forward to the new boat!
Regards,
Mike

professionalcoyotehunter
08-13-2010, 9:14 AM
I am surprised there are not a lot more post.

toby
08-13-2010, 9:40 AM
Kinda, doe's not float my boat!....lol.. :boat:

professionalcoyotehunter
08-13-2010, 11:58 AM
Scared or is it budget or just not really what you like?

toby
08-13-2010, 1:21 PM
I'm a float tuber!

professionalcoyotehunter
08-13-2010, 1:24 PM
I do both.:D

aaronraby1
08-13-2010, 1:33 PM
Us SoCal guys have no rivers to float. :(

That being said, I really want to get into recreational kayaking, with the eventual goal of running whitewater. I'm thinking given my location, ocean kayaking is a good way to start so I can practice more, and build up my strength for running the rivers. Any recreational yakkers have advice along these lines?

san gabriel river! LA river! helloo!!!! people are down there all the time! (not kayaking)

professionalcoyotehunter
10-04-2010, 8:33 AM
So who wants to go the weekend of the 18th of October? I am ready to get out and that is one of the few weekends I will have available.

Trapper
10-04-2010, 3:49 PM
I fish out of a Malibu X-Factor fish and dive model with fore & aft lights, compass, flush mount rod holders and a depth/fish finder. It's fantastic for fishing local reservoirs and the San Diego bay. I'll try to post pics later this week.

zinfull
10-04-2010, 4:46 PM
Been kayaking for a while and the wife is in to kayaking also. She is not a big ocean kayak-er yet but it does take time to work up the nerve where the fish are bigger than you. Check out this forum and you can get some ideas on rigging your ride.
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/
jerry

mif_slim
10-04-2010, 6:04 PM
mines is tue exact model as PCH! nice yaks everyone!

davebw226
10-04-2010, 6:08 PM
Great thread. I went lobstering over the weekend off a kayak and had the greatest time. Now thinking about buying one. I've paddled whitewater since I was a kid, including some fairly big water. But not a lot since I got to So Cal because of the lack of good paddling nearby. Always though sea kayaking was just too Boring. But when you add fishing to the mix, it's a whole different gig. I've got the bug. Happy to talk about applying skills across both sports if asked.

professionalcoyotehunter
10-04-2010, 6:39 PM
I have one for sale.:D

davebw226
10-04-2010, 7:41 PM
I thought you just bought yours

professionalcoyotehunter
10-05-2010, 7:46 AM
I have more than one. I need the room and money right now.

professionalcoyotehunter
10-06-2010, 7:20 AM
I am headed out on the 16th and 17 of this month out of Leo Carillo. Come and join me if you like. I am going to have the group campsite and it is already paid for so all you have to do is show up.