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BUDDAH Offline
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Posted: Aug. 13 2007,15:58

Hi my name is colin and am very interested in kayak fishing.I dont own one and have rented them before. But until I get a yak I am stuck on shore and am mostly fishing at John U lloyd park.
I usually cast artificials in the surf,but haven't caught any fish can anyone help me out here.What lures should I use or how to catch live bait.


(Capn's Note:  Buddah was determined to get on here - I accidently deleted his registration - so he is welcome and certainly deserves some good info - help him out...)


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Posted: Aug. 13 2007,16:55

Well it will sure help when you find a decent used kayak.  No need to be too choosey, anything is better than nothing.  Next is a good medium 7 ft. rod, probably spinning, with a reel that can hold maybe 200 or 220 yards of 10 lb, and a 25 or 30 lb leader.

Then learn three important knots:  double your line with a Spider Hitch (about two feet), attach about 4 ft of leader with No-Name, and tie your lures on with Capt Mel's Loop Knot.  These have served me well - plenty of instructions on the net.

Lures: I dig top waters - the Mirrolure Top Dog and Zara Spook both come to mind.  I'd buy a red head/white body, also a nice mullet pattern (black or green back, silver belly).  Some 3/8 oz. boat head jigs - white, also chartreause - and some nice 3-1/2 or 4 inch curly tail grub rubbers (I like chartreuse with sparkles).   It's hard to beat the 4 inch Yozuri Crystal Minnows (shallow running, or suspending).  Rapalas are great, Mirrolure, Bagley, it's endless.

But if could have only two lures they'd be a red head/white body topwater and chartrease jig with curly tail.  As far as live baiting, I'll leave that up to Critter....

:capn:

ps.. and don't forget first light, tide running toward/away from high...


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Posted: Aug. 13 2007,17:14

Thanks for the tips, I wont be getting a yak anytime soon probably just renting for a while.

Do you have any tips or anything for fishing at John U llyod park Capn Jimbo from reading on this site you seemed to have fished there alot .

About deleting my registration I wondered what happened to it.
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Posted: Aug. 13 2007,20:01

A quick review found several decent starter kayaks for $250 to $350, with paddles yet.  Also found a Freedom 15 - superb design, for $500 w/paddle and cart.

You really ought to buy one - heck, you can always sell it if you don't like it...

:capn:

Bout John Lloyd - if you show up before first light, fish through first light and sunrise, chances are pretty good you'll catch something decent.   Always fish around the pier, and you can hike into the park along the beach, casting as you go.

Either the jig or the Yozuri will pick up a snook, jacks too... esp watch for diving birds and get over there...

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Posted: Aug. 13 2007,20:35

I really dont want to buy one just yet.

Let me introduce myself I'am 17 and am currently going into my senior year in high school and will graduate early in January.I love fishing and am planning on a career in fishiers management or marine biology.
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Posted: Aug. 15 2007,19:13

If you're stuck renting you may want to at least spend about $10 to rig up a milk crate with some rod holders (either store-bought or 3/4" PVC pipe). Get a couple of bungie cords so you can strap it onto a rental kayak and presto- instant fishing machine. You can also use Jimbo's little igloo cooler with 2 PVC rod holders screwed on.

If renting at John Lloyd try around the jetty (not on the inlet side) for jacks, blue runners, snapper and stuff. If you don't mind going way out, if you go a little over 1/2 mile from the beach  you get to the first reef, which has mainly little stuff (grunts, snapper) but some dead shrimp or squid will keep you busy. On clear days you can see when you get to the reef and sometimes 1-2 pound things take the hook.

I believe Oleta River Park actually rents fishing kayaks. Morningside park in Miami has weekend kayak rentals now and is adjacent to some nice trout flats.

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Posted: Aug. 16 2007,06:40

Quote (RDS @ Aug. 15 2007,22:13)
If renting at John Lloyd try around the jetty (not on the inlet side) for jacks, blue runners, snapper and stuff. If you don't mind going way out, if you go a little over 1/2 mile from the beach  you get to the first reef, which has mainly little stuff (grunts, snapper) but some dead shrimp or squid will keep you busy. On clear days you can see when you get to the reef and sometimes 1-2 pound things take the hook.


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BUDDAH,
RDS is not suggesting you rent at Lloyd in Whiskey creek and paddle out through the Port Everglades inlet to the jetty.
What he really means is hump/portage the yak to the ocean side and paddle North towards the jetty, and fish the South side of the South jetty.

Stay out of the inlet in a yak, unless well experienced.


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Posted: Aug. 16 2007,07:56

Welcome Buddah .... you can also rent a yak in West Lake. I think it's the Ann Kolb nature center on Sheridan .. I've never actually been there from the land side.

This might be a safer bet for you as a beginner. It's easy paddling and there are fish .. at least south of Sheridan street.

If you do go in the Ocean make sure you wear your PFD and read up on the safety tips and requirements before you attempt a trip anywhere. Maybe you have a buddy that would like to start yakking too .... the buddy system works.

Never get out of the boat.
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Posted: Aug. 16 2007,10:08

Thanks for the replies guys.I have already rented from the Ann Kolb nature center just to get the hang of paddling around and it seems like a nice place.

Also I have no plans for going anywhere near that inlet or the ocean anytime soon.

Krash is this the same krash from Floridafishandhunt.com.
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Posted: Aug. 16 2007,11:38

BUDDAH, yes sir my brotha it is the one and only "krash"

Whiskey creek used to be a kool place to paddle before they cut down all the non-native vegatation. Lots of little cudas, some snappa, and an occasional snook in there, and if ya flip ya can get out and walk. Still has fishes, it just ain't so kool anymore with out the shade, what vegatation is natural to Florida anyhow ?


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