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Bass Fishing => Kayak Fishing => Topic started by: Lk.St.Clairyaker on March 10, 2013, 01:37:48 PM

Title: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Lk.St.Clairyaker on March 10, 2013, 01:37:48 PM
First good thread to start with lets see everyones yaks and setups you have going on! 8)
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Lk.St.Clairyaker on March 10, 2013, 01:43:56 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/560033_2532339726723_1800424088_1469849_290507887_n.jpg)
(http://www.lakestclair.net/uploads/monthly_03_2012/post-4890-0-18570500-1332205093_thumb.jpg)
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Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on March 10, 2013, 05:54:08 PM
You aren't messing around, are you? I'm amazed at how well setup many kayak anglers are now.
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Lk.St.Clairyaker on March 10, 2013, 08:39:58 PM
Yeah lol fishing kayaks have come a long way over the years, there are some very nice rigs out there.
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: jjjmpv22 on March 11, 2013, 09:05:38 AM
Nice Kayak!!
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on March 12, 2013, 05:02:37 PM
I talked to a number of Great Lakes Bass members at the spring fishing shows so far this year who told me they use a kayak for a lot or even most of their bass fishing now. I told them I would get this section started so I expect as things start warming up and they see I finally got my act together, we will see some more kayak pictures. I know. It's hard to stop to take pictures sometimes when the fish are biting! :D
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: jjjmpv22 on March 13, 2013, 09:06:42 AM
This is a Yak launch on the Chip
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Post by: jjjmpv22 on March 13, 2013, 09:11:34 AM
A nice pig I got on my yak
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Post by: jjjmpv22 on March 13, 2013, 09:16:39 AM
Here is my kayak in portage lake.
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Post by: jjjmpv22 on March 13, 2013, 11:16:40 AM
Another pic on portage lake
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: bigmojet on March 14, 2013, 09:06:54 AM
Hate to admit most of my seat time in my yak is floating down the Platte  River to Lake MI in the summertime. Always wanted to use the yak there to catch cohos in the fall in Platte Bay but usually fishing smallmouths on local lakes.
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: rccooper on April 13, 2013, 01:53:56 PM
great use of a dry storage compartment for the battery gauge.  Im looking to modify my Freedom Hawk Pathfinder with a livewell.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on April 19, 2013, 08:21:29 PM
This is a Yak launch on the Chip

'Yak launch' ?!? Does that sound funny to anyone else...?? ;D
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on April 19, 2013, 08:23:25 PM
great use of a dry storage compartment for the battery gauge.  Im looking to modify my Freedom Hawk Pathfinder with a livewell.  Any ideas?

You know... I haven't seen much discussion anywhere about that, but you know some anglers have done it! We are a creative breed! I'll try to get the attention of some more kayak anglers so we can find some ideas.
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Sansan on March 21, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Hate to admit most of my seat time in my yak is floating down the Platte  River to Lake MI in the summertime. Always wanted to use the yak there to catch cohos in the fall in Platte Bay but usually fishing smallmouths on local lakes.

Start bringing a rod with a tube on it, all the holes from Riverside down have fish! BIG ones too!
(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Sansan1337/IMG_7275_zpscff043ee.jpg) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/Sansan1337/media/IMG_7275_zpscff043ee.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Sansan on March 21, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
Oh yeah, and here's my ride!  A Malibu x13!  Killer in rough water, quite fast, and still very stable.  This is the best picture I have right now, Ill get a better one when this ice melts!

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag109/Sansan1337/Untitled3_zps598c54b9.png) (http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/Sansan1337/media/Untitled3_zps598c54b9.png.html)

Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on March 26, 2014, 12:39:47 PM
Thanks for signing up and getting involved! I was checking out some of the kayaks at the Ultimate Sport Show last week - they're starting to look more like tournament-rigged bass boats! This is still on my todo list. I see more and more people fishing this way.
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Sansan on March 26, 2014, 07:21:05 PM
Thanks for signing up and getting involved! I was checking out some of the kayaks at the Ultimate Sport Show last week - they're starting to look more like tournament-rigged bass boats! This is still on my todo list. I see more and more people fishing this way.

Mines got lots more than what this picture shows.  Ill take some pics and post em around the second week of april when I take her out on the river!
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on March 27, 2014, 04:10:02 PM
Sounds like a good deal. Some day I need to setup a kayak rigging seminar somewhere! I personally know I would need good tips on how to not lose everything when I tip over. Because I'm going to do that for sure!
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: Sansan on March 29, 2014, 09:16:58 AM
Sounds like a good deal. Some day I need to setup a kayak rigging seminar somewhere! I personally know I would need good tips on how to not lose everything when I tip over. Because I'm going to do that for sure!

You'd be surprised, they're quite hard to tip.
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on March 30, 2014, 12:42:04 PM
You'd be surprised, I'm really good at it!!! ;D

I have been told they're a lot more clumsy-proof now. Some I saw at the USS-GR show were very wide compared to all the old ones I've seen from the past. Like I said, they were extremely complex too. I guess that's okay considering how bass boats have evolved over the years. Especially if they make them safer for clumsy anglers! :)
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: 21XDC on August 12, 2017, 07:22:29 AM
I have 2 Field and Stream Eagle Talon 12ft Yaks...  The wife and I love them in lakes and rivers. The perfect size and cost for us. Can be bought at Dicks Sporting good.... Look for the sales. 

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/vacation201412_zpsc6517e91.jpg)
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(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Kayakstorage001_zpsab7b4b7d.jpg)
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: 21XDC on August 12, 2017, 07:37:49 AM
I did replace my seats with stadium seats.

(https://www.anthem-sports.com/media/extendware/ewimageopt/media/inline/a/8/stadium-chair-bleacher-seat-sc1-standard-model-d7f.jpg)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-bR4t5uFzE
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: 21XDC on August 12, 2017, 07:39:38 AM
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1502537521_zpsorhsiza4.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1502537523_zps6swc58vx.jpg)
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/21xdc/Mobile%20Uploads/1502537524_zpsklodbyub.jpg)
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on August 12, 2017, 05:34:02 PM
Did not know you were a 'yakker?' How do you like it?
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: 21XDC on August 12, 2017, 07:59:50 PM
Yes... Been a yacker for 4-5 years.. We love it.  :)

I have a fast boat and a slow boat.  LOL
Title: Re: Lets see some yaks!
Post by: djkimmel on August 12, 2017, 08:18:40 PM
Well, I'll be... learn something new every day.