View Full Version : Aspiring to be a less than average yak fisherman

07-01-2013, 04:14 PM
I'm going to set up my Pungo 120 for some light fishing. I understand it may not be the ideal style but that's fine as it won't get used that much. I also don't want to geek out the yak any more than I have to as it will also be used primarily for tooling around with my family.

It's a sit in yak so some space behind the seat that's hard to access on the water and a good amount of room between the legs.

It's got clips for the paddle on the right side and I've yet to install the single rod holder I got when I bought it. Not sure where this should go. I've got a nice PFD and an appropriate size spinning reel and convench I could use.

Fishing would be in the area around here, Tiverton/Little Compton. Sakonnet river etc...

What critical items would people recommend?


07-01-2013, 05:02 PM
What critical items would people recommend?


Fishing skills.

07-01-2013, 05:16 PM
Sounds like you are on the right track Spence though a sit on top might suit you better? More comfort and ease of movement. A pfd is a must! I carry a small air horn inside the pocket of mine in case of emergency. Its small I don't even know its there! Fish in it a couple of times and figure out where you might like the rod holder but generally they will be forward of you and within arms reach! :uhuh: Sounds like you will do fine Spence! Welcome to join the yak rats on a day trip anytime!

07-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Fishing skills.

Good one butterfingers.
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07-01-2013, 05:28 PM
At the very least. Mount a bazooka tube rod holder about 4 inches in front of the cowling so you can pull a tube and worm and paddle. It's a devastating technique
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Sea Dangles
07-02-2013, 07:54 AM
Nice spot at the mouth for a little yak. You can fish Church's or tool around the rocks off SKT point.Great albie fishing soon in that area.

07-02-2013, 09:03 AM
If you are going to want to troll (which you should!) Larry has some good advice, think about the best place to put a forward rod holder. I think it's easier in a sit in because you have more options, usually you can just put it at about your knees and just angle the rod so it doesn't interfere with your paddle stroke.

Also - think about getting a floating VHF, just cause you never know!

07-02-2013, 12:45 PM
Yes! Everything said is great. I have a wistle on my vest along with a dry-sack for the phone clipped on to my vest also. Always ware it, even on hot days. I like the rod in front of me rather than behind me. I like to see the rod explode when they hit!

07-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Nice spot at the mouth for a little yak. You can fish Church's or tool around the rocks off SKT point.Great albie fishing soon in that area.

I just fished those islands for the first time the other week. Very nice on the back side...


Sea Dangles
07-02-2013, 03:19 PM
Very nice on the back side...


Jeff,you said you wouldn't kiss and tell.

Rappin Mikey
07-10-2013, 07:59 PM
BE safe, have fun. I go simple. One rod, plyers, a few plugs, life jacket. Everything tethered with some string. I should be smarter with the safety stuff. I would recommend that. I also go solo too much. I would not recommend that. I have only fished the places you mentioned by shore. Great structure in close. Keep it in close if you can.

07-19-2013, 01:10 PM
Yeah, that about get its right. If you're not doing any trolling and
are not fishing for anything big, that's basically all you need. A net is
helpful for larger fish. Also, if you want to do a little bait fishing on the
side, it isn't too hard to bring a second rod and toss bait over while
you work some lures, but make sure it isn't too big or it will get in
the way.

Whatever you do, don't waste your money on anything you don't need.
You can blow a lot of unnecessary $$$ getting fancy rigging, only to discover
that for light fishing you don't need that much. Remember the old acroynm: