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: First sleigh ride

Dble Haul
07-25-2005, 09:28 AM
I took the kayak out in Niantic Friday evening. I was in a spot that's usually reliable for shad, but the schoolies were out in full force. Suspecting that there might be a few bigger fish around, I changed lines and started to bump the bottom. A thirty inch striper cooperated and proceeded to pull me in circles on the eight weight. Now that was different. :smokin:

I totaled about ten schoolies, the keeper, and one shad. A chartruese real eel caught most of the fish. Lightening drove me off the water by about 9:30, but I was quite happy for the experience. My confidence with the kayak is growing.

07-25-2005, 11:25 AM
Nice work. Its fun getting towed around. You don't get to see the backing very often in the yak though, that's one bonus from being shore bound.

I have yet to figure out how to get them to tow me in the right direction though. They always seem to know how to make my paddle longer!

07-25-2005, 11:56 AM
Mark you've had a great season so far. Perhaps one of these days I venture into Big Cow waters with my yak. FishHawk :lildevl:

07-25-2005, 08:58 PM

You have to love the kayak. It really does open up new areas and adventures for the normally shore bound striper fly guy.

I am now addicted to yak fishing....

Congrats on the keeper,


07-26-2005, 07:02 AM
Way to go Mark! Bring that Yak my way and we'll hit the River.