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Posted: Oct. 24 2004,09:42

I swear he could be Hemmingway's Santiago from "The Old Man and The Sea."

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Posted: Oct. 24 2004,16:55

NAAAAh -TOO YOUNG -AND THE FISH ISN'T BIG ENOUGH...

But it sure is big enough for TAHT little boat...!

Heck, with a fish like that, maybe he'd NEVER need to


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Posted: July 06 2005,08:15

ONLY PROBLEM WITH THIS OLD MAN & THE SEA SCENARIO TODAY IS

Bang sticks are now illegal...  Wonder if a good strong taser would work, y'know, those sharks use their sensory-laden sensitive snouts for detection...

OTOH, you're wet, you're in a kayak,  you'relikely in an SOT, there's water in the cockpit that you're sitting in that's likely connected to the water outside the cockpit that your friend is sitting in...  Yeah, you get the picture, LOL!

Still gives one pause before pulling something that big close up & personal as you, in a definitely suspicious, possibly dangerous offshore -or even near shore, environment as you


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Posted: July 06 2005,15:51

bang sticks are illegal?? what can you use for toothy critter self defense i had a run in with a big shark in the intracoastal(thankfully he let me be) and after that i started rolling self defense ideas around thought about a knife but thats just stupid then i thought about getting a concealed carry permit but thought that was too much then i heard about the bangstick and thought that was just right but if theyre illegal im back to the drawing board
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Posted: July 11 2005,14:53

Hi Don, finally found this wonderful forum for the SIK users.  And also hello to Scupper Frank from me, Vivian.

Anyway, I recently received my new QCC400x and find it will make a very nice fishing kayak.  It is super stable at 24" and while it is a boat without much rocker, it turns on a dime.  Speed is not bad for a 15'-3" kayak but it will never keep pace with your 700.  It does keep a nice comfortable touring pace with all my other paddling buddies in their long touring boats.  

I wanted to share this picture of a makeshift rod holder that can be used fore and aft.  It was taken from an article in the Watertribe magazine.  Before I open any holes in this new boat I wanted to get a feel for where it was best to position the trolling rod.  I troll 90% of the time and before I had this boat, I owned a Perception Vizcaya.  The rod holder was positioned in front of me and it got in the way of a good high angle stroke.  The position behind the seat is excellent as it does not get in the way of a good stroke and is easily reached from the cockpit.  But I think you would need a real stable boat for this location.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph....7b9.jpg

As for fish catch and what to do.  On my touring trips I bring a large chum bag.  I place my fish in this bag and secure under deck bungies.  A wet rag or towel over the fish protects it from sun.  Keep in mind I only do this if I am close to a camp in winter when it's cooler.  I keep a small cooler behind the seat with frozen water bottles to place fillets in.

If out for a day trip, I have a large soft cooler I keep in the back hatch.  Once I catch a fish I put it in the mesh bag in the cockpit or under bungies and when I find a place to land, get out and place it in the cooler.  Or better yet, have a friend do that for me if in deeper water.
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Posted: July 12 2005,15:31

Hi, Vivian.

Loved those photos.  I myself don't troll much.  If I do I just set the rod in the cockpit with me letting the rod go under one arm and I'm free to paddle.

But I tend to stop, fish an area and then move on.  And while moving to the next spot the cruising speed of these big sea kayaks I like to drive is a bit too fast for good trolling and slower speeds get me impatient.  I've never done well trolling except in bluewater years ago in a stinkpot for dolphin.  Another time, another life.

I like the trolling rig, though.  It looks as though you don't need to put holes in your kayak and I like that!  I think I'd still use a safety line but I'm a bit paranoid about losing rods overboard to fish.

Are you going to make it to the rescheduled FLYC Yakin this Saturday?  I'd like to meet you in person some time and this would be a great chance.  The crowd should be full of names you've exchanged posts with in the past from several sights.  KayakFishingStuff will be well represented by its South Florida members.
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Posted: July 12 2005,15:45

Don, you are right about trolling speeds.  That is why I don't mind my boat being too slow compared to yours.  The best trolling speed I have found is between 2 - 2.5 miles per hour.    In the winter slower is better.  I also have a lanyard to rod/boat.  Did lose one rod first time I ever kayak fished so learned my lesson.

I can't make it to the get together.  I will be out of town this weekend.  Hopefully, it won't be ruined like last week!!  Next time for sure.
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