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Ian
01-23-2013, 12:38 PM
Last Black Friday (2011) I picked up 2 Trophy 126 kayaks from Dicks for pretty cheap. I used them this year for river and lake/pond fishing. I was planning on trying some bigger water with them this year (calm days.) Am I going to wish I had a bigger boat?

The Dad Fisherman
01-23-2013, 12:52 PM
No...you should be fine size wise....are they sit ins or Sit ons?

Ian
01-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Sit ins.

The Dad Fisherman
01-23-2013, 01:06 PM
Those would be fine for sheltered Coves and places like Joppa flats...I don't know If I would trust them for Ocean Front.

Ian
01-23-2013, 01:26 PM
Those would be fine for sheltered Coves and places like Joppa flats...I don't know If I would trust them for Ocean Front.

So more because of the sit-in style than the size? Harder to get out of in an emergency?

Nebe
01-23-2013, 01:48 PM
You can get swamped if you don't wear a spray skirt.
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Ian
01-23-2013, 02:06 PM
You can get swamped if you don't wear a spray skirt.
Posted from my iPhone/Mobile device

I'm going dexter with it... black trash bag and duct tape... that works right?

The Dad Fisherman
01-23-2013, 02:33 PM
So more because of the sit-in style than the size? Harder to get out of in an emergency?

Harder to get back in when you fall out....

and like Nebe said....you would need a spray skirt....or a bilge pump :hihi:

Ian
01-23-2013, 02:48 PM
I was kidding about the trash bag. The spray skirt and pump are on my list for this year as accessories I should have had last year.

danbrut
01-24-2013, 05:13 PM
Hey Scratch, this is Dan from the C.S.A.
That little yak will be fine. We have a couple of 10' yaks, sit inside that are great. Like with any boat, you have to pick and choose your days on the water. Only advise would be, tie up a paddle leash to the paddles because when you hook up with a nice fish, you can drop the paddles and grab the rod before it goes overboard.
Hope to see you at the "demo-day" on Saturday, if not February monthly meeting.

Nebe
01-24-2013, 05:19 PM
I wouldn't fish the tip of naps or Brenton reef in it. Bays.. Rivers.. Calm nights with low swells.. No problem
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Ian
02-20-2013, 08:39 PM
Missed these two responses Eben and Dan. I

frogman_ch
02-22-2013, 08:09 AM
Most kayak fishing guys use SOTs now because they are so much easier to get in and out of. You really need to learn how to do a wet exit and self recovery if you are going to use a sit in.