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Posted: July 14 2006,11:30

I guess I am the new guy around here.

New to kayaking and relatively new to fishing, so double whammy for me. Been scanning posts around here for a while, and I have learned quite a bit. Thanks for the resource.

I just recently purchased a Prowler 13. It is somewhat rigged (RAM holders, rudder.) The person I bought it from won it in a fishing tournament. He could not use it, as I beleive he is sponsored by another kayak company. I can't wait to take it out, but that will hafta wait, as I have the inlaws here for three more weeks, as my weekends a pretty booked right now.

My tackle situation is pretty sad right now. I have a Penn 550SSg, married to a freshwater 6ft MH action Ugly Stick that has been sitting around for far too long. I also have a cheap Shimano Callisto baitcaster combo that I use to terrorize Peacocks at the local ponds. I keep birdnesting it :( Not really too worried about the fishing part too much yet. I am just looking forward to getting out there and learning how to paddle.
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Posted: July 14 2006,14:55

Congrats and welcome.  There's no such think as a bad day on the water - and something new and interesting comes along everytime you're out.

There's a lot of talent that reads this forum, and I'm sure you can get advise on most anything you want...

Enjoy...

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Posted: July 14 2006,19:38

Welcome from the next new guy to this forum. I notice you live in Coral Springs which makes us neighbors. A nice area to paddle and fish that is close to you is off of Loxahatchee road in the everglades, as long as the gators don’t concern you. I am actually planning on getting out there this Monday around 6:30am to do a little Bass fishing if you or anyone else might be interested in joining me.
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Posted: July 17 2006,12:39

Quote (yuchie @ July 14 2006,22:38)
... I notice you live in Coral Springs which makes us neighbors. ....

Congrats on the new Prowler.  If I am not mistaken, was that Shane's Boat?  If so, It was a solid deal.  I got a great deal on my Scupper Pro or would have jumped on it !!!

I paddled both types and settled on the Scupper due to price.  Had I to do over again, I would have gone with a more pure fishing yak....Scupper is OK, but not GREAT in that department.  Too many adjustments need to be made IMHO.....But I am overall quite happy!

I also live in Coral Springs and have been Fishing Arthur Marshall since I was 14 ( I am 37 now)

Let's all hook up one Saturday !!  With the water level this high, it gives the bass plenty of places to hide, but the great news is that in these yake, we can get WAY back into the trails to search out some pockets and holes.  Remember where you find the shiners, the Big ol' Hydrilla Gorillas are close by out there.

Either way, I wish they'd start pumping a bit......The Tarpon and Snook just light up in front of the spillway there, but if theres no water moving for a day or 2, might as well be home cutting the grass.....

HEY CAPN JIM:

Whatcha think about a stickie somewhere where members can post their cell #'s if they want to, so hooking up is easier.  I also am part of a R-1 Forum and this has led to some great friendships over the years.
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Posted: July 17 2006,18:46

There is a section here at the forum, called "Lemme Hook Ya Up" just for this purpose.  Another good place is to join the free FLYC Frapper (friend's mapper), which is below, just under my sig "Link to Member Map".

Not only can you list your personal info, including phone, but you are "mapped" on a map of Florida.  All you have to do is click on someones name in the member list or on their marker and their profile pops up.  You can then call them or send them a PM (they'll be notified by email)

Neat..

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Posted: July 18 2006,08:45

Quote (Capn Jimbo @ July 17 2006,21:46)
Neat..

:capn:

Very !
Will give it a try
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Posted: July 18 2006,09:59

Quote (Cookinman @ July 17 2006,15:39)
Congrats on the new Prowler.  If I am not mistaken, was that Shane's Boat?


If you are talking about Shane from Ft. Myers, then yes, that is the boat I bought.

We can definitely hookup one of these days. My in-laws are here for several weeks, so I am out of all loops for a while. I still need to get a PFD, and a decent rod for my Penn 550 (I don't think bass rods will hold up well in saltwater.) As soon as I have some time, I'll get in touch with some of y'all.

Javier
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Posted: July 19 2006,08:32

Javi,
Whjat size are you?  I have a brand New PFD I could sell you.  
It is a bit small on me.  I bought it with my Kayak , came with the tags still on.  Like a fool , I removed the tags before my first paddle before I tried it on.  Needless to sat it had been Bungeed to the yak because I need to have it, but never worn.  I am an exceptioally strong swimmer, so I am OK without it for where I usually go.....but am looking to buy one that fits that I may wear...
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Posted: July 19 2006,09:54

Well, I am a big boy I suppose. 6'0 ft, 235lbs qualifies me. Gained most of that while nursing a bad wrist/arm fracture this past January. Pain medication and disability leave turned me into a big time couch potato. But hey, the pain pills were good. They gave me something called Dilaudid? I later found out I could have put up with the pain, and sold them to heroin addicts for a very nice profit. Pretty strong stuff. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars, and other assorted movies sci-fi have never looked so realistic! :D

So far, I have not found a comfortable PFD. The Sports Authority's selection is pretty lacking. Gonna see what I can find at the Bass Pro this Friday. They have several promising ones on their website.
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Posted: July 19 2006,09:58

Oh yeah, I am familiar with the water preservation area at the end of Lox road. I use the bike trail all the time. Boring ride sometimes, but it is good exercise, and it is fun to check out the gators.

It is good to know that people yak out there. I have never seen anybody doing it. Gators are not bad from a boat, but I am looking forward to see how nervous I get in close proximity while paddling.
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