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Posted: Feb. 12 2004,19:50

i'll be sure to hit maptech, saw your other post on that. I'm looking at staying at OWB or in one of the nearby campgrounds. It's a semi-formal gathering from the flyfisherman.com bulleting boards called poontangle. One of the guys lives on Big Pine. Don't know the area from a kayaking standpoint, was probably going to try one of the routes from the "sea kayaking the florida keys" and take my chances. Thanks for the insight into the area!

Also, found a cool site for pictures: www.skypic.com . Has some great aerials of the keys.

Ken
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Posted: Feb. 13 2004,16:35

I got some good ideas out of that book as well; gives good base routes and after some exploring around a lot of those routes you'll find fish somewhere.

Take care and have a great trip!

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Posted: Feb. 13 2004,20:31

you can YAK in from anywhere but I have to get a gate key so I can just launch inside the Sub pens and yes it is military land.
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Posted: Feb. 13 2004,20:37

Any time ya wanna go badb I will be ready except I dont have a kayak yett I had to put off plans to get one till next week I am looking at a prowler or a tarpon 120
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Posted: Feb. 14 2004,07:45

Todd,
Yeah, a special forces guy offered to take me back there and out diving, just so busy right now.  Next month might be able to head over there with you, have to see how things go.

Have you checked www.kayakfishingstuff.com for yak reviews in their forums?  They have a ton as a lot of people visit that site.  The two I think are coolest right now, though they are way different, are the Prowler (can find info on those everywhere) and the Cobra ProFisherman http://www.kayakfishingsport.com/cobra_kayaks.htm
(please note that it will have a tankwell in back, not an A-hatch)
Good luck with your yak hunt!
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Posted: Feb. 17 2004,14:58

Well I finally got to try out a tarpon 120 kayak monday. A retired fella who runs an eco tour out of beauford nc sp? was kind enuff to let my try his wifes boat out. We launched out of the sub pens and fished around in there for a bit then a boat came in and was pulling a guy on a tube :( .  we then headed out to a couple of the islands to the south and cought a bunch of cuda,s all in all a great day  I had soo much fun that I am heading up to FOB thursday to get me a 120. catch totals are 5 keeper snapper 1 juvy goliath and 1 juvy black grouper 1 jack and cuda,s.
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Posted: Feb. 17 2004,17:45

Glad you had a great day of fish'n!  

The 120 I'm sure is great for that, and don't want to try and come off like an expert, cuz I'm not.  Also, I have not paddled the 120.  
However...if you think you might be doing long distance, a lot of gear, or open water, consider a ~14-15ft yak such as OK Prowler or ScupperPro, Cobra ProFisherman or Tourer, or even maybe a T140.
I say that because if you happen to do any of those things even only once in a while, you have a yak more suitable for them, and it can still do the flatwater grove fish'n too.
I am speaking from the experience of buying a 12.5' yak and regretting it and taking a loss to get my Tourer, which I am very pleased with.

When you go up to FBO, I highly recommend you try any of those yaks if they have them.  They are great about that, will let you try as many as you want....carry about all but Cobra.  Then even if you still get the 120, you'll be certain that's what you wanted  :D
Also, Sugarloaf will let you try their demo/rentals to get a feel for the styles.  They've had a couple of Tourers forever and you might be able to low ball them ;) though I think the Prowler or pro fisherman are probably better.

If you want to, stop by sometime we can get my tourer into the canal and you can take it for a paddle in the bay just for comparison.  I'm at 293-5956 in the daytime at Truman Annex.  Working a lot of overtime and will be working part of the weekend, but Sat morning at 9am or Sun around noon are good times to do it.
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Posted: Feb. 17 2004,17:54

I will be using on lakes on occasion also  but I will heed your advice on atleast try out a longer one. I paddled about 4 miles yesterday and felt comy . one thing for sure is a nice paddle helps lol  I did have a little prob with hitting the sides of the yak with the paddle but i think it was just my newbie skills lol what do you do at truman annex if I may ask or is it secret squirrel stuf lol. I work at sigsbee marina staurday as a part time job  but sunday just might work
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Posted: Feb. 17 2004,18:45

OK, I'm back.  Was email change I did temp disabled account.


Give me a shout at that # I sent you and we'll plan something.  Sat I have class starting at 10:15am, so Sun after church is ok for me (I play drums at Sugarloaf Baptist), get home by 10am, so any time after that.  Sooner the better so I can head in to work for the afternoon if need-be.  That's not normal but will be for next few weeks.

To answer; I work for GD at JIATFS doing IT stuff.
take it easy,
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Posted: Feb. 23 2004,12:20

badb you wanna try going sunday the 29th. I went off of the pistol range side of boca chica sunday and had a blast I even had a 5 foot plus shark do a follow on a lure and I think I had a shot at a small tarpon but no luck. I must of spooked atleast 30 cuda,s and cought 4.
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