zamarripa.piii wrote:FOnC...Here are some instructions and pics for you guys. I hope I don't bore you. The rope I use is 14 feet long. Sometimes its way too long, sometimes its not long enough. The order of the pics might be backwards. sorry still learning
Any pics of your set up?
fishing on credit wrote:zamarripa.piii wrote:FOnC...Here are some instructions and pics for guys. I hope I don't bore you. The rope I use is 14 feet long. Sometimes its way too long, sometimes its not long enough. The order of the pics might be backwards. sorry still learning
Any pics of your set up?
sandersvip wrote:A nylon rope works great, doesn't need to be no larger than 3/8 in. Length depends on the area you fish, it is better to have to much and shorten it if you need to than to not have enough to reach bottom, been there before. I also hook my rope on with a "D" ring and have a float off a fish stringer slide onto the rope so I can unhook the "D" ring and toss the anchor rope overboard if I have a big fish. I have lost big fish when they get wrapped around the rope. The float lets you go for a ride, take care of the fish and then return to your float and secure your anchor line.I do the same thing when I hook up with a big gar. works great!
txbirdman01 wrote:Thanks for all the comments. The pics reallly help me. Thanks. and keep them coming. It seems that everyone has a really cool and different way to rig thier yak. I was wondering, with the anchor down, woudln't it give you some extra leverage for catching a big fish. (keep in mind that i have yet to catch a big fish on a yak, and that I've never fished at the coast from a yak.)I'm sure mine would help. We used to tie bicycle tubes when I was a kid to the bridge rail and when a gar or big cat would hit it stretched the tube and fought it till it got tired. I would rather go for a texas sleigh ride though!
sandersvip wrote:In the surf I wouldn't put an anchor down. My wife has almost been pulled under by big fish that get underneath and make a run, drag setting is very important. She has also been spooled and pulled up and down the beach in big circles from one cut to the next. I think one the last things you want to happen 200 yards off the beach is for a 4-foot blacktip or 60-pound stingray to get wrapped around your anchor rope, even if you cut your line the fish may still be tangled with your rope.
Ron Mc wrote:there's no reason to have a drift sock 25' from your boat.
Most of us run them 4' to 6' behind our boat.
Here's a much more recent discussion of how to incorporate a drift sock with a trolley:
The short length working line combined with deployment line and trolley lets you get them out of the way in a hurry -
- even a slot redfish on the flats will go around the boat twice, so getting the drift sock into your lap before you get the redfish to the boat is a priority.
btw, a drift sock trolleyed to your stern is the best way to ride out a gale - this wall cloud squall had gusts hitting 35 knots
Kalait wrote:Getting a 30-inch drift sock from Bass Pro Shop, putting a 10-foot rope on it but having it out only 7 feet max. To prevent sock spin what size floats and weights should I use. The plan put 2 1 oz weights on the bottom webbing to the sock with floats on the top webbing to the sock. The Drift sock will be attached to my anchor trolly, with a back rope tied to the kayak mid-handle.
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