dbjpb

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About dbjpb

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  • Birthday 05/14/1961

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  • About Me:
    If not snowboarding I like to bicycle or kayak .
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    Kayak fishing, snowboarding, bicycling
  • What I do for a living:
    I am a data base administrator for shop rite

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  1. The month and year of the manufacture date is normally worked into the serial number on the kayak .
  2. Thanks Brad . Great video.
  3. After fishing for a year with single inline hooks I have noticed the following: 1)It is easy to release fish with the single hook. 2) You do miss some more strikes. 3) If I use 2 single hooks the front one catches the plug itself and mess's up the action. 4) I may need to use just a front single hook for bass or a rear single hook for blues as Brad suggested. 5) The action of the lures, mostly sp minnows is definitely effected by replacing the trebles. 6) I may have caught less fish this year because of the inline hook learning process but the fish are happier 7) It is much safer fishing with a single hook. Less likely to hook myself. 8) The lures get less tangled up when placing them in a container. Thanks Brad, RJ for converting me.
  4. Thanks for all the feedback. Just to clarify. I don't anchor or bottom fish. I mostly troll. Normally fish for blue fish and strippers in the spring and fall. No tog or porgy or fluking for me. I rarely use a crate anymore. Normally just bring a few plugs and 1 rod with minimal gear. Maybe a lip gripper, knife, hook remover, vhf radio. I fish in the bay in the spring and the ocean in the fall. Thanks again for all the feedback.
  5. Thanks John I will check it out.
  6. I need to find a kayak that is good with dealing with the wind. I am 6 foot 1 and 200lbs. 30 inch inseam and 56 years old. The lighter the better. Prefer to paddle. ACK recommended tarpon 160. Suggestions welcome.Thanks for your help .
  7. Thanks for all the input.
  8. But not much wider then our yaks? And a bit longer ? I thought since the profish reload was longer with a lower profile it may work better?
  9. Thanks John. I just heard from a vendor. 13 inches high. Not 18. 20lbs heavier then C14's but 1 inch wider and 9 inches longer with a lower profile ?
  10. What are some of the advantages of a high profile kayak ? What are some of the disadvantages of a high profile kayak ? What are some of the advantages of a low profile kayak ? What are some of the disadvantages of a low profile kayak ? I was looking at the Viking kayak profish reload video. It is considered a low profile kayak . Does this mean that it sits lower in the water? It looks like it sits pretty low in the center. Would I be correct in assuming that it could be more stable since you sit lower to the water ? I guess this means that your seating area could be a bit wet ? Does these mean that it would also be slower because if it sits lower in the water it would have more resistance from the water when you paddle ? When I talked to viking kayak today they said the height of the kayak is 13 inches for the profish reload model? Thanks for your replies. If anyone who has paddled the viking kayak profish reload I would be glad to hear from you. I am curious what all the small hatches are for ? I can't imagine I would use them for something ?
  11. What are some of the advantages of a high profile kayak ? What are some of the disadvantages of a high profile kayak ? What are some of the advantages of a low profile kayak ? What are some of the disadvantages of a low profile kayak ? I was looking at the Viking kayak profish reload video. It is considered a low profile kayak . Does this mean that it sits lower in the water? It looks like it sits pretty low in the center. Would I be correct in assuming that it could be more stable since you sit lower to the water ? I guess this means that your seating area could be a bit wet ? Does these mean that it would also be slower because if it sits lower in the water it would have more resistance from the water when you paddle ? When I talked to viking kayak today they said the height of the kayak is 18 inches for the profish reload model? This would be the higher then any other kayak I have previously owned. Not sure how a height of 18 inches would make the kayak a low profile ? Also curious how the rocker in the bow would make paddling into the wind. The rocker on my scrambler makes paddling into the wind very bad. It does make it surf nice but not paddle well into the wind. Thanks for your replies. If anyone who has paddled the viking kayak profish reload I would be glad to hear from you. I am curious what all the small hatches are for ? I can't imagine I would use them for something ?
  12. Nice video
  13. Great information . Thanks for sharing.
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  15. Thanks for the updates. I suspect this Sunday will be epic.