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Went fishing this weekend...Normally fish, dularge, golden meadow, Vermillion, Grand Isle and pac . Im not gone to say where this happened. There was a family of 3 boats and the last boat were 3 young boys. They had no respect and almost ran me over. Old timers need to get on to the young sters! I have been fishing 20 years now in a Kayak and have never been swamped.It was a area I always go too! The first fishermen ever were in a canoe! Its where it all began! Kids need to understand this.

April 10, 2016 at 7:07pm

Had a good time in the KC. Things got serious with this big boy.

February 02, 2016 at 4:46pm

Went fishing for Bull Reds and had a surprise pop up. He drug around the Kayak for a bit and was not a happy camper. Thankfully some local crabbers tied me off and had a hatchet. Took about 10 good hits and he was done. Weight was between 70 and 90. Caught a few good bull reds and released them. Just wanted to thank the local crabbers down in the Du. Normally I do not target Gator Gar, but I could not find any regulations, take per day or size. Does any one know this informaiton? Thanks

February 02, 2016 at 4:42pm
KC

Decided to fish in some deep holes in golden meadow ( did not expect this) and landed a few black tips. I caught three of them, so I was not sure if they were in a school? I also noticed my line going crazy and landed in the KC a 37.4' Red Fish. I recently purchased a 65 qt YETI to use on fishing trips. A major PRO to the KC is that the YETI fits perfect in the back of the kayak. Many Kayaks struggle with holding a larger cooler from my experience. I thought this was a major pro to the KC. I can also pull it out and stand on it for site fishing.

November 30, 2015 at 9:58pm

Just had 2 flush rod holders installed in the front part of the kc. It makes fishing a lot more comfortable as far as storing rods or if my friend wants to sit in front he can just slide his rod into the holder. This time of the year I find if you know where the whites are, they are extremely active preparing for their journey out of the marsh.

September 21, 2015 at 9:41pm

I have heard at this time of the year some reds get worms. I caught 4 nice reds, and one 17' did have worms on the side. Does anyone know why at this time of the year? Also are they just fatty tissues? Thanks

July 23, 2015 at 12:10pm

Went out to Montegut la and Friday went after the reds and landed a big 32.7” red on a spinner bait and a few drum. Saturday I decided to see if I could find some trout and found some still holding in a Canal, a few specs and whites.

June 08, 2015 at 2:53am

I was looking for a little feed back on Minn Kota Riptide 55 Transom verses the 45. I have the 45 and have been reading. Is their much of a difference in performance, speed?

June 06, 2015 at 3:08pm

Went this past weekend early to pick up some reds on top water and site fishing and later in the evening went to a honey hole and grab some sacs. There is Not to many states where you can grab reds, blue and channel cat and some reds all in the same day.

Yak gear was selling these LED lights for 99$ plus tax, I found on Amazon 2 of the lights for 27$ and built own attachment with the purchase of RAILBLAZA Three Axis Platform (20$). The water proof switch was around 25$. At the end of the day I saved around 90$. After seeing how bright this light is I just use one on the kayak. It works great and allows me to sneak out to the spot before sunrise and I can swing it around if I hear a boat coming.

I recently designed a new dash board on my kc which allows me to place all my rod holders and gear where I want it. Most dash boards are very expensive or only a certain size. This is what I like about the kc. (Options are endless) The other thing is, is that I can jump up and move around with all the space in the yak.

March 12, 2015 at 4:41pm

Went out the 30th..Cloudy all day with absolute no sun and winds around 20mph. I noticed the water was right around 58°. From my history, I knew even with the poor conditions, that this temperature was just about right to get the fish biting. I used past experience, and went to a sheep head hole deep in the marsh and picked up a bunch of sheep head an two drum. I then started to target the reds, and they would not hit any type of lure. Normally when it’s really cloudy, I have always had trouble with them. I went to a spot where I knew the reds were normally located and through a popping cork out with a minnow and right then and there I picked up 3 nice reds and missed one. Out of all the fish I have caught I have seen things when cleaning them, but never in a sheep head. The biggest sheep head I caught right around 20”, had a yellow beetle spin jig in his stomach. Does anyone know how long they can live with that in there or if they can finally break it down?

January 01, 2015 at 12:22am

Recently I had a friend who knew someone either at KC kayaks or a retailer who allowed him to do a demo of the new KC kayak “The Scout” for a day. I have fished out of the regular KC kayak for years now and when he told me about the demo I hopped on it. We decided to drive down to lee vile and fish for the day.

The kayak tracked very smooth and quick through the water. I would say this is defiantly one of the faster kayaks I have been in since I have been into kayaks. We were able to cover a lot of ground in one day. This kayak felt strong, the deck and outer hull were tough. I was told they were designing this kayak for the Boy Scouts of America. Most of the Boy Scouts from my knowledge travel through rivers and lakes. With all the rocks, logs and debris the kayak needs to be designed for all odds. In the front and back there is a lot of storage which can be used for holding supplies and we used the rear one for holding our fish. We filled it up with ice and put 10 reds and a few trout in it and it kept them very nice and cold. They put rubber seals and gaskets on them, (including) - the dry storage in front of the seats. I had my wallet and phone in the storage section (by my feet) and did not have a drop of water on them. There were 2 rod holders in the back but I noticed that on the sides, they designed it, so you can mount a track system on both sides of the kayak to install rod holders and whatever. The stability was very nice; we could stand one at a time and fish easily. Also by storing supplies in front and fish in the back (all the weight) actually made the kayak more stable.

I would say from my experience and knowledge of kayaks that I would use this mainly if I was with another person. It was easy to move around with two people and allows you to put whatever accessories you want and the seats were comfortable and they have plenty of storage. I have a KC Kayak and pelican canoe and it made my canoe look like a joke. I could see myself with someone paddling a few miles out in the gulf going after some snapper. I truly believe this is another great kayak that the KC guys have designed.

My friend told me they just put one at the Back Packer in Baton Rouge LA off of Jefferson. I’m, not sure if it’s anywhere else but I’m assuming it will be in time? I took some pictures of it at the store...

December 14, 2014 at 12:24am

Went Wednesday, and water was low and clearest it has been in a while. This time of the year makes the biggest difference if you have the ability to stand up. I was able to spot reds left and right and even throw a spinner at a sheep head and he it, (Normally this never happens unless its dead shrimp). The drum was caught in deep water on dead shrimp. The reds just wanted something gold.

I was going down a cut and looked under my KC and saw this red just sitting there on his side. I thought it was dead so I scooped it up in the net. Right when the net touched it, it jumped a foot into the air. It was a right at 22”. At the time, I already had my limit so I let it go and I felt that would be cheating. I did not see any cuts, worms or parasitic growth on it. It looked perfectly fine. Has anyone ever seen this before, was it sleeping or stunned? Who knows, but I have never just caught a red in a net. If you have any insight on this please let me know!

November 27, 2014 at 11:22pm

Went out this weekend and decided to bring the fish finder to try and target trout and find those secret ledges where the bulls hang out at early in the morning on cooler days. Did not have much luck on trout, but found a good spot (almost like a underwater ledge). Decided to work the bottom and caught 2 big old drum. The larger one was around 32” and the smaller one right at 26”. I noticed when cleaning them the larger one had a few worms or some people say fatty tissues. Curious enough I was wondering if any one new if they are bad to eat ? The 26” did not have worms. Needless enough if their over 27” for now on I will let them go to make some more pups. I then headed to the shallows to do some site fishing and grabbed some reds.

For all the guys in the yaks who use fish finders I was wondering if anyone had any good techniques when it comes to mounting your transducer on the yak. I originally attached mine on my trolling motor but I felt it was giving me a faulty reading and I could not use it when I did not have the motor. I decided to get an extension from ram products. It is a ball mount with an alumni pole that I can put down in the water and pull up when I head to the shallows. But if I think it is not reading right I can move it until its getting a good reading. The recent KC seat (swivel base frame ) allowed me to mount a side board on both sides so I could mount any type of accessories I want. This allows me not to have to drill in my kayak. I believe one more hole in the yak is one more problem.

November 10, 2014 at 12:20am

Decided to add some type of lighting on the KC for the fall! I did that and left out around 6 am and went to a deep cut. Was cooler early and they had some rain coming through so I was hoping a few trout, drum or reds would be at the spot. I caught still a nice mess of hard heads, on shrimp and even jigging artificial on the bottom, but ended up with 10 trout, 3 specs and the rest white trout. 2 of the trout were 18” and 19”. I then began to throw black drum 18” to 24” in the KC left and right. I caught around 10 to 15 and kept my limit. I can defiantly tell we are in the transition to the fish moving deeper. All of the fish were caught most during the rain! So I\'m not sure if that had a factor in it?

September 29, 2014 at 4:17pm

Recently I stopped by the Cabelas’ in Gonzales and saw the KC kayak had some upgrades. I noticed the deck padding was different and there was a new dry hatch storage. The deck pads gave the kayak a clean look, but not to mention a firm grip when standing. The dry hatch had a nice rubber gasket seal and to open it, it just took one press down and slight twist to left (very convenient when fishing). I bought one of the first KC kayaks a few years ago and she still holds really strong. I use my kayak every week and love to have all the new features on the market to make life more enjoyable on the water. I decided to contact them and ask them about the padding and hatch. They told me their goal was to improve their kayaks at all cost in time and mentioned a new kayak about to hit the market called the “Scout”. I also asked them if they had padding for the triangle part in the middle to cover up since I did not use my kayak to hunt. They told me they did and I decided to go ahead and purchase the new products .There was absolutely no water in the hatch (even after spraying with a hose) and the padding gave it the right touch to what I needed in the kayak. I had the parts within a few days and the guys said if I ever have a problem with a kayak to just give them a call. All the other kayaks I have used, I have never had this type of service

August 15, 2014 at 12:49am

I met a buddy this past week and we went to a few spots down in Grand Isle and it was worth it! In the past I would have to worry about heavy boat traffic when heading out, but by being in a kayak that is stable and tough I did not have a problem. I even went out to Pensacola this summer into the surf and I paddled out through four and five foot waves and was fine. Also my past few kayaks I had to do the box thing in the back with my rod holders, but by designing my own deck board I can just up and grab which ever rod I want. That’s what I have learned about marsh fishing you got to be ready when you see that fish! I ended up catching my limit on specs, 2 reds and sheep head. Also nothing beats sitting in a boat seat while fishing out of a kayak!

August 03, 2014 at 12:01am

Grand Slam? Does anyone know exactly what it is? Do you have to limit out on trout, red, drum, flounder or just catch a combination? I showed a friend my catch and he said it was a grand slam. Made a Wednesday trip to my same area and did pretty good. I was working a white h and h plastic jig and landed this nice little flounder. He measured 17.2 “ I rarely land them, but does any one know what is a good size flounder? This is the one fish I do not know much about, cleaning them is really easy! I was standing in the KC in the high position on a boat chair. I noticed a nice red tailing and through the plastic a few feet away, right then in their something hit it hard! I looked up and I had a flounder in the kc. Good day of fishing!

July 10, 2014 at 12:17pm

Week ago went down to Pensacola and fished under the bridge for a while. Did not do well but caught this big 19.8 lb drum. KC handled well with all the moving boats. I lost a few pounds by breaking out the paddle and no trolling motor! Good times.

July 01, 2014 at 9:05pm

After noon trip with a buddy…all the ice chest could hold! Many more throw backs. Was not easy at first but had to just keep changing up strategy to get them to bite. Adapting to the situation is the key right now! Winds were coming out of SE from about 15 to 20. Saw a few guys in a Jackson and wilderness. They were getting blown around pretty hard. I used the good old trolling motor to make life a lot easier and pulled my buddy who was in a sit in ascend kayak.

June 29, 2014 at 8:57pm

ROD WARRANTY I wanted to thank Cabelas for making their ROD’s have a life time warranty. I normally fish with around four to five rods when I go fishing. Just depends on the situation I’m in. Bass Pro tells me you have to pay extra for a 2 year warranty. You would think a store which sells primarily fishing gear would have a much better plan for their rods…anyways I had a rod snap after 3 years. I went to Cabelas the other day and they gave me a brand new rod with no questions asked. Bass Pro tells me after 1 year they cannot fix or replace my rod because I did not pay the 8 dollars for the extra warranty… Anyways besides Cabelas does anyone know any other store in Louisiana who has a life time warranties or more than 5 years besides CabelasBecause If not I’m sticking with Cabelas. Thumbs up to Cabelas!

June 25, 2014 at 3:55pm
A comment titled: Re: What is this?!? in response to a report titled: What is this?!?

bait stealer

September 13, 2015 at 2:08am
A comment titled: Re: Good Weekend in response to a report titled: Good Weekend

My first Kayak was Emotion Comet 8. I use to drag around a fish net bag in the water with a floaty on it. I then went to the fish bad, and strapped on to the front. This improved my ability to move around versus dragging a bag. It’s not always about the rig you have but just having a good time on the water. Many times I will be at a gas station and see these guys with $50,000 boats and may have a red. I remember I caught and released a 20lb drum in my Emotion on 12lb test, he must of pulled me a mile! Good times.
Yeah I know PAC well, I passed bumble bee bridge and drove a few miles and launch on the side of the road, once the road curves west I believe and headed out south.

June 12, 2015 at 6:17am
A comment titled: Re: Trolling motor in response to a report titled: Trolling motor

Mainly a Kayak. A while back my Pivot on the handle took a nice beating. It cracked down the middle, it still goes up and down but I was debating to get a 55 or just order the parts and fix my 45. I can hold 2 large batteries in the front. I had read it cuts well through grass. With this warmer weather I’m not sure if it makes a difference but I have noticed a lot more marsh grass. Typically with the batteries, myself and equipment I have right around 300 lbs.

Also biggest thing, for cleaning methods AFTER USE, I only use my 45 Minn Kota Riptide in salt water. I typically rinse the body off and gently wipe my handle and spray WD-40 on it. What is the best way to clean after use? Thank you for the ADVICE and early comments.

June 08, 2015 at 2:41am
A comment titled: Re: Buying a Kayak in response to a report titled: Buying a Kayak

I have fished out of Jackson, perception sport, pelican, and been in just about everyone on there. The KC is the kayak that fits all my needs. I can transport it,hold 2 people, allows me to paddle or trolling motor. I can place 2 45lb batteries in front and go all dam and cover some serious ground if I want. I paddled across the Pensacola Bay, and have done it all. The owners of the company are also local. Diablo is very stable, but same price as KC and holds 100lbs less, and no trolling motor attachment. If you sit in the LOW position in the kc you can paddle pretty quick.

If you strapped for cash, perception sport at academy is pretty good, but NO COMPARISON to KC.

May 06, 2015 at 11:36pm
A comment titled: Re: Buying a Kayak in response to a report titled: Buying a Kayak

That Kayak looks great, but heavy...and unstable. My friend has one and I stood in a calm lake and was VERY DIFFICULT.Just depends what you looking for.

May 04, 2015 at 10:47am
A comment titled: Re: Running of the Bulls! in response to a report titled: Running of the Bulls!

This time of the year if its not under cork I mainly use plastic to avoid the cat fish on bottom.(I recently noticed there back in marsh) Pictures and report look awesome! Any advice on how to avoid them if fishing bottom? They even shredded live mullet on the bottom. Thanks

March 30, 2015 at 11:41pm
A comment titled: Re: Stuffed Coolers on Day 2 in response to a report titled: Stuffed Coolers on Day 2

Fried Sheep Head the best

March 26, 2015 at 11:28pm
A comment titled: Re: New Set up in response to a report titled: New Set up

KC Kayak comes with a V-lock and mount. If you contact KC kayaks they could set you up with one if interested or direct you. or http://www.v-lock.com.au/product.htm

March 13, 2015 at 9:47am
A comment titled: Re: Extremely rare no spot Redfish in response to a report titled: Extremely rare no spot Redfish

Bass Pro Shops in Denham Springs, had one in the tank with no spots. Should ask them where they got it from....who knows, but I say mount what you want! When I was young I caught a 8.5 lb bass (in my photo), and my parents at the time could not afford to mount it! I never have caught one since. Its all about the story, and what makes you feel good! That is why I like fishing, you never know what you will catch.

January 18, 2015 at 2:19pm
A comment titled: Re: Motorized Yak in response to a report titled: Motorized Yak

I fish out of KC and most of the time use my trolling motor. If its a competition event, then that's different. But who cares what anyone thinks, your out there fishing having a good time. It also allows me to go out in conditions, where I normally can not paddle in. At the end of the day when I'm tired I can just troll in. I mainly use it to get to different spots and pull it up in the shallows.

January 12, 2015 at 10:42pm
A comment titled: PENN in response to a report titled: Best Reels/Rods

Yeah I typically use 12lb to 14lb mono, and no braid. Also fish out of a yak, so can be quite challenging verses a boat at times when you hook up on a big um. Typically in a yak you want a reel that can handle max conditions when dealing with salt water. I guess they treat every customer different! Where did you catch the big bull? I bet she would take the yak for a good spin.

The best reel I have ever had for the bang up on the buck is shimano sienna 1000fd. I had 10lb test and landed a few 20lb drum and reds. Reel never gave me a problem, after 3 years I dropped a battery on it. Its in the at 20 to 40 $ range.

December 27, 2014 at 5:40pm
A comment titled: PENN in response to a report titled: Best Reels/Rods

Yeah Shimano 3000 is good, but when you hook up on a big bull red or drum, if you do not play him just right...you will lose them. I fished my 3000 for 3 years, and randomly a part just broke. If I dropped it in the water, (game over for the day). The salt completely jammed it up. If My PENN fell in, it did not even flinch! I guess everyone has their preference. I can fish the surf and my PENN will have no problem.

I have 2 St. Croix Rods. I have 6.6 ft Mojo Bass and MIS70MHF 7’, fast, 10-20lb mojo inshore spinning rod. After about 2 weeks, my MIS70 snapped in half during when I was pulling a small drum out of the water. I had to pay 40$ for a new one. Since then I have not had a problem. 2 years after I had my St. Croix rod mojo bass 6.6 ft (my tip broke) and they charged me for shipping. I love their rods, but there to sensitive in my opinion.

I decided to go with Cabela's rods. After a month I had a rod and the handle part broke, and they fixed it that day- NO CHARGE. They also do not charge you for their rod warranties. Bass Pro Shops does on theirs, and I felt their rods were not near as good. I also do not see why you would have your name on a rod and charge a warranty. Maybe show that the warranty covers a few years, but defiantly not charge for the warranty. As far as a warranty for another rod company which they are promoting ( I would pay for that) but not a name brand Bass Pro rod.

December 27, 2014 at 1:36am
A comment titled: PENN in response to a report titled: Best Reels/Rods

Shimano sahara 2500 or 3000 are good reels! I use a 2500 for bass fishing and scaleit. My 3000 after about 3 years of use in the salt water, it just started to break down. The drag system versuses the Penn, there is no comparison! But the shimano will get the job, but after using penn i will not go back.

December 26, 2014 at 4:28am
A comment titled: PENN in response to a report titled: Best Reels/Rods

Penn Spinfisher SSV 4500 Spinning Reel

Have three 4500 and one 6500. Drag is great, and can handle salt water. You can put in the water and spin it and no water gets in, they have a you tube video. Bass pro is like 150 to 160, but AMAZON has them for 113 range. I have used all the other reels on the market, but this is the best one I would say. I had a few shimano reels, but they eventually went to crap. Just not as STRONG as my PENN. Required more cleaning and i did not like the drag on them. Also PENN has their own oil, grease and cleaning supplies. BEST REEL OUT THERE for Reds in marsh. I normally use 14lb, but you can put up to 20lb test on them. Even though the 4500 is only rated for 12lb.

December 25, 2014 at 10:42pm
A comment titled: ... in response to a report titled: Consistant catch in Delacroix

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.

December 20, 2014 at 11:19pm
A comment titled: KC in response to a report titled: Consistant catch in Delacroix

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.

December 20, 2014 at 1:11pm
A comment titled: Gulf Whitey in response to a report titled: What is it??

http://seafavorites.com/whiting

The man is right Gulf kingfish are called whiting. Most people just call them Gulf Whitey, but I use them for cut bait too. I normally catch more this time of year if I am fishing deep holes. in marsh.

September 12, 2014 at 11:53pm
A comment titled: Western Ribbon Snake or Eastern Ribbon snake in response to a report titled: Snake ID

I use to trap snakes for a hobby and research them. Most snakes in Louisiana are non poisonous. The only poisonous snakes are (In order from deadliest is – A. Coral Snake B. Rattle Snake/Cotton Mouth…. and least the copper head. I see these snakes everywhere and I’m 90 % sure it’s a Western Ribbon Snake…or it could be the Salt marsh snake or common garden snake.. Look at its head to the one on LA snakes, had a small dot. These snakes love gardens, and shaded areas. I like to have them around to kill bugs. Most people will not get close enough to ever tell, but if you can a snake, ONLY in Louisiana, and if it has a Cat’s Eye (slit) then it’s poisonous. If it has a DOT in its eye it is harmless. EXCEPT the Coral snake, it has a dot, but be careful because the Coral looks similar to a certain types of snakes such as the milk or king snake. The eaisest way to distinguish them from the coral is red on black then venom Lack, but red on yellow kill a fellow. Hope this helpsnhttp://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/serpentes/western-ribbon-snake

August 30, 2014 at 11:10pm
A comment titled: Yeah... in response to a report titled: KC Kayak

Yeah they are at a few Cabelas’ and local retailers. They also sell them at a Songys' Sporting Good in Houma. I think because they are not at every Cabelas' they are not listed online. I know they sell them throughout different states. Just contact them and give them your location and they could direct you. I have been in every kayak on the Market, and the only close kayak as stable is the Diablo, but the problem is the Diablo cannot attach a trolling motor and cannot hold nearly the weight the KC can. They say the KC max weight is 450, and I have had more weight in it before and was fine. Every other kayak I have been is either shaky or I have to be very careful when standing. I can hop up at any time when fishing and do not have to worry about falling out. I have paddle through major boat traffic and was fine. Of course the Pro Angler is stable, but for most people it is just too pricey. They also allow you to attach a boat seat and rig your kayak however you want. I paddled across the Pensacola Bay and just about the whole time I was standing up fishing, simply because I was using a popping cork for the most part. For the cost of the kayak, customer service, and features it is by far my favorite Kayak.

August 15, 2014 at 11:12pm
A comment titled: Chris in response to a report titled: Grand Slam?????? Mean?

That is a nice picture! Flounder is the one fish I have never limited out on. I'm glad there is people like you on here who actually share knowledge with others. I do not believe in just giving locations up but sharing knowledge is what I'm about. I believe people should work areas where ever and if they can fish then they will catch fish! First time I went fishing I caught one rat red. Now the same area where I go I have learned it like the back of my hand. My plan is to target the flounder when the time is right. You are right I caught that guy on a point, where the water was re-seeding out. I may not get a limit this year, but if i try hard enough eventually Ill get them. That is what makes fishing fun, a challenge!!!!!

July 11, 2014 at 3:34pm
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