What do you know now that you wish you had known before you started kayak fishing? Anything particular to kayak fishing is welcome...general or water safety is not my focus, though. Please keep it fishing or kayak related.
Thanks in advance!
kickingback wrote:The amount of places you can launch from with a kayak and catch some descent fish every outing. This would have saved me lots of time searching.
Bradleto wrote:Great posts!
Time, too, as expressed in how fast you can load up at home, get on and off the water at your destination, and unload back at home . . . is a big deal. The more I learn to fine tune and decrease the time and effort to go kayak fishing, the more I love it and the more often I get out. Big boats often sit in storage, not because their owners wouldn't like to be out on the water, but because they dread the routine of getting it on and off the water. Kayaks can defeat this phenomenon but we have to be careful to work our great time and convenience advantage here.
Drifting Yak wrote:Here's my 2 cents (in no particular order).I think we know enough now days to narrow what particular lures do and don't work at all. I would have to say that all lures can work for someone.. it's a matter of throwing those lures in fish. That's the most important thing to learning what lures work for you or not. So many people say 'this lure' or that lure just doesn't work for me.. and that's simply not the case.. now they may be throwing a super spook in March when they should be throwing a spook junior because of the size of bait the fish are feeding on and the size of the fish in that area. So I would tweak your statement just a little by saying.. take your time buying lures, buy lures that are proven like spook jr., one knocker, and super spooks. She Dogs, and skitter walks... be careful in buying sale items .. heavily discounted items usually mean that they are either not liked or had some quality issue.. NOT always but most of the time. Every once in a while if you stick the the best brands you'll find a killer sale at some crazy little fishing tackle store off the beatin path... if you know what to get and not get then you'll know what to pick up or not.
On not buying too many lure... This is a hard one because you don't know enough to determine what might work for you.
Drifting Yak wrote: All I can say is take it slow and don't buy too much at any one time. (Another good thing to do is to split your baits with a few of your buddies. Each of you buy a pack or two of say soft plastics and then split up the packs. That way you'll be able to try a variety of plastics while not stocking up too much.)I do like this idea as well. This is more about some of the above.. casting lures into fish. Finding a brand that works for you is about building confidence in a brand and colors.. and that takes throwing those lures into fish. I can catch fish on anything.. but I find I like durable baits like little johns most of the time especially if Im not hunting big trout. If I'm looking for one big bite then I might be willing to use a soft bait like a bass assassin. But you want to already be confident with those baits at that time so sometimes as your growing you want to throw some soft baits when your covered up in fish to be ready for those all day grinds for that one bite bite. All in all, great information Drifting yak.. I like it.. mix it and and share with friends.
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