|03-11-2007 06:42 PM|
FWIW, I'll second the Pungo. My first yak was a (blue) Pungo Classic that is still my favorite 5 yaks latter. ( Several others have come and gone since) She has kept me safe, dry and on fish for nearly 10 years now.
|03-03-2007 11:12 PM|
Pungo 14 is probably the best all around boat for your money to start off with. It's inexpensive and you can use it on any freshwater and also on the ocean. If you decide to upgrade one day, they hold their value extremely well so you'll be able to get back 50% easily, and if it's in good condition 65% shouldn't be too hard.
Disclaimer: I've never used one, but I'm getting one this year and it by far has been the #1 kayak recommended by every shop and angler I've talked to!
|03-03-2007 10:11 PM|
|hmaadd||What kind of radio do yall use. I bought a cb with noaa on it for my skiff, but I'm thinking about buying a hand held to use for both. I really don't want to install a cb on my console w/antenna and all but need the safety feature. Does a handheld do just as good a job.|
|03-02-2007 06:46 PM|
Well placed rounds DO NOT land next to the target!
|03-02-2007 05:21 PM|
|FishHawk||I almost got run over in Barnstable Harbor by some young bucks who were water skiing. Should have turned them in on my marine radio. They were showing off for their girlfriends. They also buzzed a small sailboat. Next time I'm going to call the Penguin and get him up in his AC130 and have him put a few well placed rounds next to these yahoos. FishHawk|
|03-01-2007 04:47 PM|
I gues I could consider myself a boater and a yakar. It is hard to see the small craft going 30 in and out of the grass down here. But I still went with the camo. In case I take up the art of duck hunting again.
I plan on using this thing down in the gulf off pine island during tarpon season. Its too far to tow my flats boat. I can strap the yak to the top of the jeep and cruise on down the highway. The versatility is what I like the most. I've mainly just used them for fun in rivers creeks and ponds.
I can't wait to try it out this summer on natures coast.
|03-01-2007 11:55 AM|
My Kayaking has been limited to bays and estuaries but I think the morons come in all shapes and sizes and I as a boater appreciate those who take the time to be more visable and don't put themselves in a place they shouldn't be. Last year there was an ablie blitz right in front of WH light with the rip running strong. Seeing a Kayak who comes and goes with the swell is not something most boaters were looking for. But there were a few that decided that was a great place to hang out even after a few close calls.
|03-01-2007 10:21 AM|
A deck mounted bright orange safety flag is a very good idea.
Mounted on a 4ft 'antena' at the back of the yak, you will be highly visible to others on the water without compromising stealth.
A lot of guys had them at the JBay kayak fishing tourney last year and you could see them miles away. The penant style flags are actually quite small when you get up close.
I have ordered one for 2007
|02-27-2007 11:43 AM|
My yak is moss, AKA "I never saw you green".
I am capable of running a flag and use a good light at night.
I have heard stories of yakers shooting their flare guns at boats, both before and after close calls.
|02-27-2007 11:16 AM|
I have a Coast Guard Orange Yak...its a courtesy to the good boaters.
I've been run over twice both time by guys who saw me, one was even yelling asking what I was using for bait when he hit me. For the record I was run over once while wading...
There is simply no defense against morons. It took me a while to learn but you are much safer fishing in the middle of the night, or during a rainstorm than you are on a bright sunny day.
|02-27-2007 09:19 AM|
Hi viz on the paddle is a great idea. I have reflective tape on the paddle and pfd since I paddle at night quite a bit.
I've noticed on open water when paddling, or even out in a boat, often times everything close to the waterline looks 'black' until you get up close.....
|02-27-2007 07:57 AM|
My Revolution is made of....
I prefer stealth...always have always will...
Camo and Air Superiority Blue airplanes have warped me forever...
In the Yak, besides being in-your-face all day...when taking photos, light bouncing off the hull can/will pollute the shot...
I minimize my BOZO vulnerability and spend most of my fishing time where the morons can't go anyway...
Something I would suggest...HI VIZ one or both paddle blades...when needed, use it as a flag to get attention...
|02-27-2007 06:12 AM|
Try before you buy is the way to go when buying a yak. I have a sit in and someday I will get a sit on top. Ah so little money so much gear to buy.
As for color , you want to be seen on the water . Don't worry too much about the fish being spooked by bright colors you want the yahoos to see you as they buzz around. FishHawk
|02-26-2007 11:52 AM|
Blue yaks catch more fish
Yellow yaks attract Great White's
Getting serious for 1 second, bright / highly visible gear is a good idea out on the open water with so many yahoos blasting around in the summer.
|02-26-2007 07:55 AM|
|hmaadd||What color kayaks does everybody prefer. Do yall use brighter colored yaks for ocean fishing.|
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