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.
Had a good time in the KC. Things got serious with this big boy.
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
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.
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.
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
Went out to Montegut la and Friday went after the reds and landed a big 32.7â 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.
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?
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.
Went out the 30th..Cloudy all day with absolute no sun and winds around 20mph. I noticed the water was right around 58Â°. 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 itâs 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 20â, 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?
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 âThe Scoutâ 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. Iâm, not sure if itâs anywhere else but Iâm assuming it will be in time? I took some pictures of it at the store...
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 22â. 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!
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 32â and the smaller one right at 26â. 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 26â did not have worms. Needless enough if their over 27â 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.
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 18â and 19â. I then began to throw black drum 18â to 24â 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?
Recently I stopped by the Cabelasâ 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 âScoutâ. 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
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. Thatâs 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!
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 â 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!
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.
After noon trip with a buddyâ¦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.
ROD WARRANTY I wanted to thank Cabelas for making their RODâs have a life time warranty. I normally fish with around four to five rods when I go fishing. Just depends on the situation Iâm 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 rodsâ¦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 warrantyâ¦ 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 Iâm sticking with Cabelas. Thumbs up to Cabelas!