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Any North Alabama kayak fishers up for a paddle?

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The weather is supposed to be a little warmer this weekend, I am going out on Wheeler Lake this Friday around 9am. If any paddlers would like to join, let me know.

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If I was up that way, I'd sure join you.  Here is one I caught a couple weeks ago in south MS.

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Great Yak-bass PDB. I ope to do a little travelling with the yak this summer, and fish some of the coastal areas.

Thanks for the invite Vols, but Friday will be my only day to get out. I'll be at that "little" nuclear plant on wheeler the rest of the weekend.

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If you plan on coming to coastal LA or MS, give me a shout and I'll hook you up with the hot spots.

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I am looking at getting a yak, i found a good deal on a Tarpon 140.  I went and checked out a local outfitter and it seems like a pretty good yak.  I will do mainly slow river, and pond/lake fishing.  Basspaddler and PDB, what kind of yaks do yall have and how do you like them.  

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I have a Tarpon 120 that I like pretty well.  If I had to do it all over again, I'd get another Hobie Quest (Katrina took mine from me.)  I have paddled Tarpon 140's, and Prowler 13 and 15's and Cobra Explorers.  The Quest was as fast as any of the above.  I stood in all of them too.  I could stand and cast from the Quest, though I wouldn't want to hook into a fish while standing.  Standing in my Tarpon 120 is pretty hard to do.  I can stand to stretch, but I have to be very cautious.  The Quest was more manueverable than any of other big yaks, and right there with the Tarpon 120.  The deck layout and storage configuration on the Quest is the most intuitive in the industry.  There is nothing at all wrong with the Tapon 140 and if it is a good deal , go for it.  I would caution that longer kayaks can be much more cumbersome to load into and unload from the vehicle and if you have a portage of any length, they can be a handful.  When you select your fishing rods for the yak, you'll want to make sure your rod tip can clear both ends.  If you get a big one on, you'll have to swing your rod from one side to the other.  www.kayakfishingstuff.com is a great website with a very active forum.

Paul

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