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Kayaking After the frequent attempts at Bribery, beatings, and simply getting towed at Sunrise - S-B opens the Kayak Forums Also see http://www.ultimatekayakfishing.com

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:01 AM   #1
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Wader fish or buy YAK

HELP? I have buy a Yak fever. I am an occassional fisherman from shore, on charters and with friends and this time of year as usual I am dreaming of doing it all. When reality sets in other diversions will claim some of my fishing time. Do I just fish in waders for the season or take the plunge & buy the YAK.Thanks

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:13 AM   #2
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Hi Jim...I think get the kayak, skip the charters.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:57 AM   #3
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A Yak will give you more access.....opens things up a bit.

Take a Yak Charter and see if you like it 1st, if you want.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:00 AM   #4
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If the kayak is in the budget, you'll never regret going with that decision. You can still put the waders to use. You just shouldn't end up at some point later in life regretting that you never tried the kayak aspect. Don't let it be your would have, could have, should have story.
Get the yak.

Oh, one more thing; There's plenty of us here on the South Shore to hook up with. Yak Rats!!!!!!

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:06 AM   #5
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In all honesty, if you don't fish that much, it's kind of a large investment. It is also a lot of work to get the thing rigged up, loaded on and off your car and get out there to fish. You really have to love doing it for it to all be worth it. Most, if not all of us in the forum are kayak-obsessed and would rather deal with the extra effort than just fishing from shore, but it's not for everybody, so I would recommend giving it a shot before you buy everything.

all that said, most people, when they get their fist "sleigh ride" are hooked on yakking...
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:50 AM   #6
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In all honesty, if you don't fish that much, it's kind of a large investment. It is also a lot of work to get the thing rigged up, loaded on and off your car and get out there to fish. You really have to love doing it for it to all be worth it. Most, if not all of us in the forum are kayak-obsessed and would rather deal with the extra effort than just fishing from shore, but it's not for everybody, so I would recommend giving it a shot before you buy everything.

all that said, most people, when they get their fist "sleigh ride" are hooked on yakking...
One of my main reasons for buying a kayak was that I see way too much water (fresh and salt) that I can't access from shore.
Now, there aren't too many places I can't get to, and fishing has been taken to a whole other level.

The real fun aspect of kayak fishing (for me) is being so close to the water and the fish. Imagine being able to approach a school of fish very quietly, and be ing able to cast to them with ease, and there's no one else around to interrupt the action?
Getting a kayak is like buying a car or a bicycle in that everyone has their own preference as to what they want and how they will be using it. Some like a model with all the bells and whistles, others like a basic model with a basic setup.
As was statd ealier, try a couple models that you might be interested in and then and only then will you be able to decide if a kayak is in your future.
If yes, you could also check around for used kayaks (if $$ is tight).

Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:00 AM   #7
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It can be a pretty large investment compared to fishing from shore . Think I'm around 3k now ... I struggled last year transporting so I'm including Yakima racks,rollers,saddles and thule water slide . It does open up a whole new world . If you have the money, what's that worth to you ?

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Old 04-24-2011, 06:29 AM   #8
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Kayak fishing might take over for me this season!!!

Almost time to get our fish on!!!
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