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Old 04-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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thinking about trying kayak fishing

hey guys,
so I"m seriously thinking about trying kayak fishing this year. I've been all over nekf.com so I think I know what I need to buy,etc, if there are any fellow S-B kayakers out there we should do an S-B kayak outing
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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I'm on the So. Shore, but it's not like we're a couple states away. I'll even let you test ride mine if you want. It's coming out of winter hibernation this week.

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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cool man. thanks! I can't wait to try it.
and the south shore is like another state away from me.... no just kidding!
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:48 PM   #4
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There's a couple of areas around here for easy water paddling. Hingham Bay or Duxbury Bay are good starting points.
What are you thinking of getting? Have you tried anything out yet?
I have a 12' LiquidLogic Manta Ray SOT. As I said, you're welcome to try it out anytime you'd like to take a drive.

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Old 04-10-2008, 06:35 AM   #5
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Rockport, I travel up your way easy enough. Would like to have some company since I am still a newb even after two seasons of kayaking. I think we met at RISAA. You were with DadFisherman, right?


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Old 04-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #6
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Bassackward! yeah that's right I was. we should def get out there.
maybe the three of us can plan a south shore trip?

big bo, I'm thinking of a prowler 13, I gotta line on one at the rockport kayak store, northshore kayak and outdoor center
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #7
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That's a good boat. Just be sure to water test it before buying. You need to just to be sure you're really comfortable.

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Old 04-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #8
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yeah will do for sure!
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:25 PM   #9
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:37 PM   #10
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Rockport,

The P13 is a nice boat but can be a bit of a wet ride. How tall/heavy are you? It is very stable, good paddle, and handles waves very well. You should also look at the Heritage Redfish as it is similar to the P13 but a drier ride.

Do not get the angler editions for any yak. It is best to take it for a ride and see how best to locate things, and the additions are easy enough to install.

Take it for a spin on a lake/pond (no gear in it) and purposefully dump it and try to get back in. Do it a few times so you get the hang of it. Worst thing to try for the first time when on the ocean in wavy conditions.

I fish around deer island but have wanted to explore south shore especially bass rocks area.

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Old 04-15-2008, 09:58 AM   #11
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I have a P-13 and am very happy with it. Can handle some pretty big water and is good in the surf zone. Very comfortable for my 6'3" 220 lbs. and holds all the gear I need. Most versatile fishing kayak out there.

I'm based in Southern Maine but am often down northshore MA early on and again in the fall chasing fish...def. open to a S-B yak trip!
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:19 AM   #12
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thanks for all the tips guys! once we get more in season, I'll put up a thread and maybe we can plan a trip!
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:11 PM   #13
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Anybody using an Old Town Dirigo? I'm looking at picking one up and adding a rod holder.
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:52 PM   #14
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North Shore Yaker

Hey Rockport, I live in Salem.... After dumping several sit ins, I opted for a sit on top, a Wilderness Systems 14' Tarpon. Love it.... Self bailing... You can get back in to it.... When the water warms up a bit (I don't have a dry suit.), if you want to do a test paddle, let me know. There's some great fishing in the rivers and estuaries as well as off the rocks around Magnolia, Manchester and Marblehead.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:54 PM   #15
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steelhead, do you do the waders and dry top thing or do you just wait until like June when the water is bearable?
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:45 PM   #16
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I usually wait for early June. By then, the water is cool but "bearable" if you dump.... I usually wear waders and a top to suit the weather. I really ought to switch over to something with a closed waist and closed ankles for the summer and fall. Getting back in to a yak with waders full of water is a major PIA!
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:56 AM   #17
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yeah I can imagine! I just picked up a cheap semi-dry top at sierra trading post to wear over my waders, just to give me enought time to get back in without getting totally soaked.
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:24 AM   #18
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I like mine I prefer the inclosed Yak for staying dry and keeping my equip dry as well.... Simple yak skirt and dry/wet top and good to go....

They take practice to right if you do spill but once you figure it out and swallow half a pond learning the roll you can do it everytime

Is a little bit of a pain to get to your gear taking the skirt off and on for the larger items like your rod but I'm working on making a rod holder to keep it on the outside...

I'm going to get it from my aunts in VT memorial day weekend if you want to test drive it let me know
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #19
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I just put a sit on top up for sale on teh classifieds

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:50 AM   #20
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that's a great deal Patrick!! I just can't swing it right now!
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:24 AM   #21
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Where to launch?

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There's a couple of areas around here for easy water paddling. Hingham Bay or Duxbury Bay are good starting points.
Have been fishing off PowderPoint Bridge in Duxbury the last few years, now have kayaks and want to start fishing from them. What are good launch points (i.e. boat ramps?) into Hingham or Duxbury Bay?
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:37 AM   #22
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Hingham Harbor is a easy launch, also next to the bridge you mentioned is also an easy slide into the water..That is the beauty of a yak, easy in and out..

Good luck!

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Old 05-28-2008, 05:25 PM   #23
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Duxbury bay right at the bridge, on the mainland side.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:36 PM   #24
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I am looking into kayaks, as compared to traditional boating, and I am looking for a sit on kayak that can handle my 270+ frame. My main problem is that all the stores that have types I have looked into don't have them in stock. Now when I check online, I find that that "bargain" kayak for $400.00-$500.00 now becomes a $600.00-$700.00 after shipping and taxes are added in. What gets me steaming is that they will carry virually every type of kayak in house EXCEPT the one that I am looking for.
The stores all say the same thing: We have limited space for inventory. They don't like ordering in store, because of the shipping charge, which tends to turn the customer off right from the start.

At the pace things are going, I may never find an affordable kayak, short of buying one used, which is not very likely with the fuel cost going up consistantly.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:46 PM   #25
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Tim. Take a ride to Billington Sea Kayak in Plymouth. They have many different mfg and styles in stock. And, if you go on a weekend, they'll let you try out anything you're interested in right there in the lake. Very good prices too. I bought mine there and was very happy with the way they treat everyone.

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