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We're finally getting out and fishing on Kayaks!

 

Went and rented them from a local shop, a Vibe SeaGhost 110 and a Wilderness Systems Ride 115.  Couldn't be happier with the staff at our local shop, Marietta Adventure Company.  They were obscenely helpful in getting the kayaks attached to the top of my Jeep.  Really great thing is we're using them tomorrow and they allowed us to come pick it up today so we can leave bright and early tomorrow morning and have them back by 6pm.

 

We are SO STOKED for tomorrow!!!

 

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29 minutes ago, CybrSlydr said:

We're finally getting out and fishing on Kayaks!

 

Went and rented them from a local shop, a Vibe SeaGhost 110 and a Wilderness Systems Ride 115.  Couldn't be happier with the staff at our local shop, Marietta Adventure Company.  They were obscenely helpful in getting the kayaks attached to the top of my Jeep.  Really great thing is we're using them tomorrow and they allowed us to come pick it up today so we can leave bright and early tomorrow morning and have them back by 6pm.

 

We are SO STOKED for tomorrow!!!

 

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Knock 'em out of the park, Jordan.

 

Let us know how you do.

 

Have fun and don't forget your PFD and needle nose pliers.

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Good Luck ~ !

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A-Jay

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You will want to buy a widlerness after you fish out of it. I have a ride 135 you could do jumping jacks on that thing and not tip it

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Just got back - and struck out again.  lol  

 

Didn't manage to catch anything, but boy did we get out and paddle around.

 

Got her off the Jeep and ready to go - Sea Ghost 110.  Brother and I took them over to the water and got in - I got off relatively ok but he got his rod under the pier and in trying to keep it from breaking ended up dumping himself in before we even left.  lol

 

We paddled down the NW coast casting into rocky areas and with some trees, but never got any bites.  So, after a good time paddling there, we went over to the other side near the building at the dam.

 

I managed to break off on cast, so I returned back to the launch so I could re-tie.  I decided to go in the shallow area to the left of the dock.  About 5 min in, I see three large surface strikes - I'm like, YES!!!

 

So I toss a crankbait over a few times and nothing.  Tossed again and this time a few seconds after I pull the crank out of the water next to the kayak, I see this brown/gold fish come towards where the lure left and then dart away.  Looked over a foot long - not sure what it was, be it smallmouth, carp or something else.

 

That was the last I saw of it and didn't get any other bites.  So we decided to get strapped on and go to Bdubs for lunch and get the kayaks back to the shop.

 

Despite the skunk, I had a really good time.  Wasn't too sure of this kayak thing at first as I was rocking side to side - I'm also terrified of heights and being on water brings that out in me.  I feel every inch beneath me that doesn't have solid ground and triggers some anxiety.

 

Will I go buy one?  I think yes.  

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You even had a net. I think that jinxed you, lol.

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Well, at least you got to float around for a while.

Here's to more fish catching next time.

Oh and btw - I'd encourage you to learn how to retie effectively while you're on the water.

It's fairly easy and not returning to the launch each time to do it, will most likely earn you quite a few more casts at the end of a day.

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A-Jay

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12 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Well, at least you got to float around for a while.

Here's to more fish catching next time.

Oh and btw - I'd encourage you to learn how to retie effectively while you're on the water.

It's fairly easy and not returning to the launch each time to do it, will most likely earn you quite a few more casts at the end of a day.

:smiley:

A-Jay

For certain you're right - problem was my backpack was behind me with the scissors and I wasn't nearly comfortable enough to turn around and try to get it.  It took 17 minutes to paddle the .63 miles from the other side of the dam back to the launch (I know this because I turned on an app on my phone).

 

After I got back to the launch, I just kept my backpack between my legs for easy access.

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You'll get the hang of it. More seat time and it will feel like second nature. The biggest thing for me when I started kayak fishing a few years ago was just getting used to the feel of being on the water. There is a lot odd sensations like rocking or swaying and just moving with the water that happen constantly and just take time to get used to.  My best advice is to try to stay relaxed and not over react to your senses, especially when doing things like tying lures or fighting a fish. Doing that helped me a ton.

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