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Consistant catch in Delacroix

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Working out of a canoe, and more recently a kayak that I traded my pirogue for, I've been returning over and over to the protected areas off of Lery. Last year, the grass was thick just about everywhere. Theres a lot less grass in the water than there was last year, but I've still found a wealth of bass and reds stacked up. Rotating thru gold spoon, spinner bait, and a red shad worm keeps them biting. Tuesday with a friend produced 20 bass and 2 reds (forgot the ruler, threw a lot back) and Thursday by myself saw an easy limit of reds and 6 bass.

Delacroix, for all its lost, is still a damn good fishery; close to the city and full of opportunities for kayak fishing.

I traded a pirogue for a Pelican Castaway. Ive used it in GI, Fouchon, Delacroix, etc. and its treated me fairly well. Its a wet ride, with no stability for standing, a terrible seat, and not a lot of area to work out of. Frankly its terrible, but I forget how uncomfortable I am every time I get hooked up.

Thinking of upgrading, so if anyone wants to weigh in on a good yak to invest in I'd appreciate it.
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Kayak thoughts
I have a nice kayak, but not the fishing success you have had. I have had decent trips in Hopedale Lagoon, but am not familiar with Delacroix. My Hobie Outback is stable and the seat is fair, but nothing beats the kayaks with lawn chair style elevated seats. I sold a Ride 135 which was stable and dry, with an average seat. Ocean Kayaks sells the Big Game II with a nice seat and the Jackson kayaks have decent seats. However, I am trying to outfit my Outback with a modified raised seat or might just spring for a 2015 with that mod. I seriously would use Craigslist if possible as I have gotten great deals on every kayak I have bought that way.
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KC
Depends on the budget, but I went from a Comet 8ft 200$ kayak then i bought a perception sport pescador from academy for 499$. You can put ice chest on it, but then I went with a KC kayak. It allows me to do what ever i want with the body, 2 people, holds 450lbs, trolling motor attachment, but most of all a BOAT SEAT in it, and a fold up seat, or just their standard seat. I paddled across the Pensacola bay and had no problem. VERY STABLE! My friend use to fish out of a diablo, but tested my kc and said he preferred my kc over the diablo.
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Kayak
If your looking for a decent kayak and you don't mind paddling over foot peddles you love a Jackson kayak. I have the Jackson Cuda '12 and love it. Can stand up easily. Has the adjustable hi/lo seat and plenty of storage. Rides straight and easy to maneuver. I bought mine used for $900. Caught a ton of reds out of it and have only had it for 6 months.
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Kayak
Owenfeldbaum text me at 504-800-1330. I may have something u Intrested in
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Been in every kayak on market....Stability wise, KC Kayak most stable. Jackson stable to a degree. If water is calm then you can stand up, if water is rough I always had trouble in the Jackson...diablo very stable, but same price as KC and only holds 350 to 375. Really just depends again on PRICE. Also do DEMO's are get a hold of friends who have other kayak. But for Red fishing in marsh, I love my KC. I would not trade it for any other kayak on it. I have customized it to EXACTLY how I want it,and in PROCESS I did not have to put one screw in my yak.
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Outback Seat Upgrade
Rebelbuc,

I took a Jackson seat and put it in my Outback. It was pretty easy and all you need is a Jackson seat, Attwood Pole Light Storage Clips, pipe insulation and the hardware to hold the clips down. I did take a strap and screwed it in the hatch. I took it out today and had no problems with it.
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