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#12117256 - 06/28/17 Yak Fishin  
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Anyone use a sit on top kayak for fishing?

I picked up a 12 footer this summer and am having a blast with it. This ol' fardt has no trouble getting around in it and enjoying a day on the water. Have been able to access some feeder streams and catch some trout.

The search is on for panfish in Colorado...<grin>

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#12117393 - 06/28/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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I just bought three for me and the kids. It's been fun so far, and let us get on water we otherwise wouldn't be able to effectively fish.

#12119084 - 06/29/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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That just has to be a ton of fun with kids involved!

#12119120 - 06/29/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Yes it is. The fishing has been a bit slow, but we have been out twice in the last three days. We are going places I could never reach from the shore, so I have to figure out where the fish are and how to catch them. I'm working on it.

#12119321 - 06/29/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Picked up a 12' Field & Stream kayak this Spring. Loving it! Just been busy with house renovations the last month, need to get the kayak back out.

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#12120938 - 06/30/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Gonna head out in the morning and fish a bit before the lakes get crazy with boats...

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#12122815 - 07/01/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Yes i have a poke boat, two canoes and a kayak. Very relaxing. I float fish the rivers mostly in them but occasionally I will put in at a lake and fish hard to get to in a big boat spots, mainly in spring.


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#12123841 - 07/02/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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I use a 14.5' Dagger sea kayak. Doesn't have all the niceties of a fishing specific kayak but works great as a do-all; carries plenty of gear for trips, is light and handles the occasional rough water well.

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#12125590 - 07/03/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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I have 2. One is a Native Watercraft Slayer Propel 13 and the other is the newer Perception Pescador Pilot 12. Both are pedal craft and really scoot. A nearly effortless pedal stroke can give me 3 miles per hour cruising speed and I can bump it up to 5 if the storm clouds start to gather.


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#12125610 - 07/03/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: Dan_Chamberlain]  
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Got a NuCanoe Frontier 12 for this season and it has been great.

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Trout from Saturday. 16oz for scale:

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A smallie I caught early in the season:

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One of (maybe thee) first trout I caught on the new boat:

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#12125641 - 07/03/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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I am fixing to try one out tomorrow.

I would have gone today, but I am nursing a hangover.

Have a feeling I am going to love it.

Great pics everyone.

#12125923 - 07/03/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Nice!!

#12126540 - 07/04/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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You know what they say, Jim: Once you go yak, you'll never go back.

Or something like that...


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#12127922 - 07/04/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Yeah, that's what I hear!

Was headed out this morning and figured out I did not have a fishing license. D'oh!

#12149940 - 07/16/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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I have been thinking about a cartopper (actually truck topper) boat to use at smaller ponds and such. What advantage does a yak have over a 12 foot aluminum john boat or vee boat? From videos I have seen, these yaks seem a bit unstable and can roll over pretty easy. I don't want my fishing stuff to wind up at the bottom of the pond. smile


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#12151781 - 07/17/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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I learned a lesson today about kayaks.

Do not take anything on a kayak that:

1. does not float

2. is not tied on

A kayak is light and the one I borrowed is quite stable.....in fact touted as the most stable in the market.

I believe I had a center of gravity problem.


It was fun, even though I did not get a nibble, lost 200 dollars worth of rods and reels and went for an unscheduled swim.

#12152480 - 07/17/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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Ouch! Jim, good you are fine.


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#12157004 - 07/20/17 Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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They attacked at sunset... Life was good. Was 19"-20", caught on a #3 yellow Mepps Aglia.

Sorry for the pasty legs, need to get out a LOT more. grin

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#12161733 - 14 hours ago Re: Yak Fishin [Re: bcolorado]  
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A friend of mine is into them and I can't believe how nice they are getting....the new offerings have props that flip up and an access door for cleaning moss...even a rechargable battery model coming out....looks like they are designed by someone who actually uses them....
Looks like tons of fun...


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