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