G-Man

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  1. Hey Guys, Real basic question here: I usually let eels free swim and fish in 20ft or less. I'd like to experiment with 3-way weighted setup and search deeper water. The part I'm not clear on is ... do you let the fish take line with a weighted setup? I usually give em an 8 count or so, but I'm guessing the big girls wil realize there 2oz or more hanging off this eel and let it go. Should I fish with a closed bail with a 3 way setup & circle hooks? What's your take? Thx -G
  2. I still suck at casting ... 40ft is my best ... so long as I don't have that dam tangle come up on me. Wind to my casting shoulder ... I'm junk. Yet, I have caught over 100 stripers on the flyrod this year. I'm in a small boat and can get close enough. I have a lot of respect for those who can cast farther. Flyfishing is a skill we can keep working at getter better. One of the great things about it. I dream about nice form and throwing 80ft .... someday.
  3. I agree with ya Sand. It's not a great sailboat per se. Hobie sailing in a stiff (15-20) ocean breeze can be nerve wracking. It's no sailing match for the sunfish for sure. I have no interest in tipping so I let the wind out quickly in a gust. The gusts are what get ya. I also keep pedaling which always keeps the boat moving at a pretty good clip. If I sail without pedaling it's kinda slow. Yet the sail is a nice assist to get from A to B.
  4. Good job! More and more people are experiencing the thrill. 4 years ago my Dad laughed at me with the kayak idea. He now has 2. It's catching on. Thanks for sharing. That's cool. -G
  5. Hey Barrell, Can you post some things to try or "tricks". We would like to learn new ways to manuever the boat. Another note: I used to think you were a bit of a snob with your "Outback only" comments. After 2 months with mine, I too find a paddle such a PIA while kayak fishing. It's a much better kayak fishing experience in the Outback. Also I'm at 6' and have the pedals at the 3rd from the longest setting.
  6. G-Man = infected
  7. What you do is pop a beer and take a pic for those of us that have not even seen such a sight this year.
  8. That does make sense. If you can get a proven boat like that for $400 you're doing good. Figure in the cost of seat, paddle, and life jacket as well. Good luck
  9. Seagar, you may want to stop by Quaker Lane bait shop. They sell some kayaks for fishing. They setup my dad with a nice Tarpon 120, which is a nice starter boat. Another source is the kayak shop in Wickford. Many kayaks you can try out. They're right on the water. They're more of a touring shop tho. I'll be going down to RI this spring to join dad for some kayak fishing if want company. I have a ScupperPro, Cobra Explorer, and Hobie Outback if you want to try them out. You will like kayak fishing. The dock at Naragansett beach is also a great launch spot on a good day. -Greg ps: I just noticed your budget. That's not much money. Maybe just try some boats and keep your eyes out for a used one. I bought my first boat used from one of the kayak rental shops on the Cape.
  10. Blah blah blah guys. What are you going on about? I can't even remember what the original question was. How is any newcomer to kayak fishing going to get value here? I remember a day before we were all such "experts". This forum was quite a place of learning for me back then. Whatever. -G
  11. Eels....lovely aren't they? So often we read about big Stripers caught on eels. Doesn't it seem that the kayak is perfect for eel fishing. I have not really messed with eels on the kayak yet, but I'm planning to explore this more this year. Last year, someone mentioned wrapping each live eel in a sandwich bag and put on ice in a small cooler. Then hook eel then right thru the bag and toss in. That's brilliant. I'm dreaming of catching my biggest bass ever. It will be on the kayak at night using eels. Just the normal wintertime dreaming. -G
  12. Good question. Before we actually got out there we all had all kinds of questions. I bought my first kayak in November, and I had all kinds of question all winter which quickly got sorted once actually got out there in the spring. You will love fishing from a kayak. You need not worry about flipping on account of a fish hook up. May have happened to someone, but in general it does not happen. I flipped a couple times my first year by reaching back to the tankwell quickly and carelessly. Now I sit sideways and can reach all over the boat safely. Takes a couple trips to get comfortable on the kayak then your all set. Look forward to hearing your success stories. Actually look forward to hearing some of my own...Come on spring!
  13. Now that's something to look forward to. Thanks Scott. Hope I can join ya.
  14. Yes, I was told that by Hobie a few months back as well. Their customer service said it would be much like the Lanai model with a Mirage drive. Small boat to manage I suppose. They must have gotten the requests for it.
  15. Hiya guys, Also have a couple SOTs and still there was something about the Outback that made me buy one. I just got it a couple weeks ago, and I'm impressed with the quality of build. It's a notch above my other ones. I got the sail kit as well, and I'm pretty excited to try the boat out. Many reasons to get one...but I got it so I can drink a beer, scratch my balls and still be fishing.