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#1577064
Took my newly semi-complete kayak HYBRID fishing on the Brazos.
Put forth around 11:00 after the thaw. Paddled about a mile.
Tried the Long rod first and I had Sandies hitting a 7" long Bomber 16J. With the modest tailwind I was getting casts near 100 yards.
Switch to what worked last week, Bass Pro Kastmaster knockoff. On the 3rd cast:

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Shortly thereafter one slightly better.

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It was pretty good. Some times I would get a couple or 3 fish in a row but it wasn't really much work. Lots of hits and lots of fish. I had 14 fish by 1:30
I tried balloon drifting a dead Shad. This was the most excruciating drift. Went straight where I wanted it, just took about 2 hours to get there. In the mean time I just kept chunking Sandies in the cooler.
After 20 though it slowed down and I had to actually work at it a bit. Around 3:00 with the drift finally reaching its destination and no action I caught Sandie # 25. I was just a little bit cold and had had enough fun for the first fishing trip out in HYBRID.

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Came home cleaned fish and called my friends to come get theirs.
#1577128
Great report and catches to match!!! :clap:
What was the temperature outside more a less when you were hooking up?
I would like to hit the Brazos river here around my area of Rosenburg and would hope to have at least a third of the good fortune you just did...

Regards,
EEK
Earth's End Kayaker
#1577422
Zebco wrote:Looks like a good trip!

How 'bout a pic of the boat?


The boat, HYBRID

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Same as the picture at the end of the story of HYBRID build:

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Earth's End Kayaker wrote:Great report and catches to match!!! :clap:
What was the temperature outside more a less when you were hooking up?
I would like to hit the Brazos river here around my area of Rosenburg and would hope to have at least a third of the good fortune you just did...

Regards,
EEK
Earth's End Kayaker


I planned my arrival and putting forth for after the temperature got above freezing. I was just a little bit late.
The high was supposed to be 44°. Don't think it made it. It was never warm and the water temperature was 46°.


heron wrote:Nice catch and report. Looking forward to seeing the boat. I have been looking at the blue foam pad to use in my one man canoe. How do you like it?

The stuff I am using is just the closed cell foam sleeping pad from WalMart. I bonded it with contact cement 4 players thick for the seat. It is actually a little stiff but with some shaping it can make a decent seat pad, and it is cheap.
Last edited by RealBigReel on Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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