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Re: Kayaks2fish

Postby 4liters » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:27 am

rb85 wrote:Great day for a paddle.

Hit up a lake or something. One day when it was blowing it's arse out I took the yak up the Thomson River, tucked in between those high ridges there was barely a breath of wind on the water
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2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: Kayaks2fish

Postby cheaterparts » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:01 pm

rb85 wrote:Great day for a paddle.


these are the days to plan and skeam for those great paddle days - really a better use of time with these winds
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Gummy shark 128 Cm - Elephant fish 85 Cm - Snapper 91 Cm - KG Whiting 49 Cm - Flathead 55 Cm - Garfish 47 Cm - Silver Trevally 40 Cm - Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm - snook 64 Cm - Couta 71 Cm - Sth Calamari 40 Cm hood


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Re: Kayaks2fish

Postby rb85 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Had a look at the perception and wilderness kayaks which were a propeller system how do these compare to the hobie's?
Bit beyond my price range had a look at a few paddle yaks that look quite good also that fitted how much im willing to pay a bit better.

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Re: Kayaks2fish

Postby 4liters » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:41 am

Paddle yaks are ok if you are trolling, soaking bait at anchor or drifting. Pedal yaks are great for all that but also allow you to move around while casting or hold position against the wind or current.

Have a look at second hand hobies, even if it isn’t the optimal model for what you want to do you’ll find it much easier to fish out of than a paddle kayak
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: Kayaks2fish

Postby cheaterparts » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:19 pm

rb85 wrote:Had a look at the perception and wilderness kayaks which were a propeller system how do these compare to the hobie's?
Bit beyond my price range had a look at a few paddle yaks that look quite good also that fitted how much im willing to pay a bit better.


4liters wrote:Paddle yaks are ok if you are trolling, soaking bait at anchor or drifting. Pedal yaks are great for all that but also allow you to move around while casting or hold position against the wind or current.

Have a look at second hand hobies, even if it isn’t the optimal model for what you want to do you’ll find it much easier to fish out of than a paddle kayak


I agree with Ian, pedal kayaks are great for the bream fishos or anyone that chucks lures as the boat can hold position in wind,tide or river flows ( like a trolling motor on a boat )
But they aren't the be all end all when it come to fishing kayaks - really like boating it comes down to what you wont from the kayak - lets face it a 10 - 12 foot tinny is a far better boat for sneaking up rivers than a Barcrusher but then that is opposite for an off shore environment

I don't use a pedal kayak and have only peddled one - I didn't like it as it seamed like hard work and I couldn't see how I would go covering distance with one - one thing pedal kayaks have to do is make them fat as you don't have a paddle to brace with so the primary stability has to be high
it bigger seas most dont like travailing across the face of a wave or going down wind - they weren't made for this most are like bass boats built for smoother water

I've owns 3 kayaks now my started was a 4.1 meter long Wavedance Kingfisher ( still about $ 850 ) brand new and still a good starter all round kayak
second is a 4.3 meter Ocean Kayaks Prowler - cost quite a bit more - is faster and had better storage -- I still have it as a back up
and now I use a 5.25 meter glass fishing ski ( these are the sports cars of the kayak fishing world ) and these are really good for covering distance fast and are pretty good through surf

all of the above have trolled lures - the 4.3 and the glass ski have trolled live bait and been Micro jigged and all have been used from plastics
all have been used at anchor ( first 2 are a bit more comfortable at anchor )

I still think the best size all rounder is that 4 meter paddle kayak or at least 3.6 meter and there are plenty of cheap models in this size
3.6 meter will have storage room and good enough tracking to get by

big enough to catch those squid and turn them into gummies
My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm - Elephant fish 85 Cm - Snapper 91 Cm - KG Whiting 49 Cm - Flathead 55 Cm - Garfish 47 Cm - Silver Trevally 40 Cm - Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm - snook 64 Cm - Couta 71 Cm - Sth Calamari 40 Cm hood


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Re: Kayaks2fish

Postby rb85 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:25 am

Chears cheater think I’m going to go basic paddle set up.



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