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This weekend I will be fishing out of a kayak. It is not made specifically for fishing. I believe it is blue. The lake i am fishing is gin clear (25') There are laydowns and docks. I will fish these from a kayak. My technique on the docks is a swim jig and wacky rig. My Technique for the lay downs will be a texas rig, flipping jig or senko. I am looking for tips about boat control, casting, hook sets and stuff like that. I feel like it will be hard to pitch from a kayak. I can bring an anchor if i need to.

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9 minutes ago, Quarry Man said:

It is not made specifically for fishing.

 

There's tons of threads with tips, but there will be a lot of things you can't do without a stable fishing platform.  One them, pitching, pretty much dictates a standing position.  Keep it light, and have fun.  Start noting the limitations of the current craft, and when you want to upgrade, you'll better know what you want in a boat.

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5 minutes ago, Quarry Man said:

This weekend I will be fishing out of a kayak. It is not made specifically for fishing. I believe it is blue. The lake i am fishing is gin clear (25') There are laydowns and docks. I will fish these from a kayak. My technique on the docks is a swim jig and wacky rig. My Technique for the lay downs will be a texas rig, flipping jig or senko. I am looking for tips about boat control, casting, hook sets and stuff like that. I feel like it will be hard to pitch from a kayak. I can bring an anchor if i need to.

 

I don't do any pitching at all so I can't help you there other than if you had a kayak you can stand on it would work.  If this is your first time kayak fishing you'll notice how easy it is to get moved around on the water.  The slightest breeze can move you some and a gust can move you along quickly.  You'll even find that just reeling in lures will pull you.  Once you get use to it you can actually use it to your advantage to move yourself into certain positions without having to use your paddle.

 

I never really noticed any difference when trying to set the hook on fish.  Like mentioned above you will notice the fish will pull you towards it's direction.  If you pay attention enough you can reel the fish in from different directions in order to control the kayak.  You'll want to do this to avoid floating into anything around you.  Usually after catching a fish you're paying more attention to the fish and not where you're floating so it's nice to be in a good spot before you tend to your catch.

 

If it's breezy you'll be glad you have that anchor.

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Just now, J Francho said:

Start noting the limitations of the current craft, and when you want to upgrade, you'll better know what you want in a boat.

 

It's actually my Aunt's Kayak. I am considering getting one in the future, but haven't got the money to do so.

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You may find it easier to fish from a kayak using spinning gear.  Best of luck, you will have fun, hopefully you will get towed around a little.

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make sure you bring that anchor.

it can make or break your day.

 

which lake are ya fishing?

 

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16 hours ago, Quarry Man said:

 

It's actually my Aunt's Kayak. I am considering getting one in the future, but haven't got the money to do so.

 

Anything that gets you off the bank will open new doors.  Have fun, and thank your aunt!

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12 hours ago, YoTone said:

make sure you bring that anchor.

it can make or break your day.

 

which lake are ya fishing?

 

 

Lake Shirley in MA

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