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About tj7501

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  1. Well, this would make me happy since the majority of fish I catch from my kayak is in the 24-26" range. I've caught some fat 26"ers that could easily feed a family of 6. I like to eat fresh striper right away, and don't freeze the fillets or make chowder, so I don't have a functional need to keep a larger fish (other than bragging). Smaller fish would be perfect for my family of 4 and address my needs.
  2. Actually, you are correct in that there is apparently a specific rack intended for installation without the side rails. Here is the model and there are instructions in there as well: He will have to cut some of the rubber strip that seals that seam at the top of the car, but that may be easily replaced before turning in the leased car. Downside is 100 lb capacity.
  3. Only certain CRV models come with the side rails that would allow you to do that. Most models don’t (at least not 2 years ago when I was looking). I wanted to lease a CRV and went with a RAV4 because of this. Really stupid on Honda’s part. The OP would have to drop serious $$$ to have a dealer professionally install the side bars for Honda Lease to accept. OP has the right solution already. Shouldn’t be a problem to carry 2 kayaks occasionally.
  4. I second the Revo 13 recommendation, but you're a big guy and may find the Outback more comfortable. I'd demo both in the water before purchase. You can easily get a recent model used Revo or Outback at that price range. Maybe even a demo model from a dealer.
  5. I was there 2 weeks ago and almost had a similar experience, but I put in the time and got my limit at the end. What I discovered (late) was: 1. I had much better luck slow trolling the Spro/Gulp combo instead of jigging. I even got a keeper fluke that way. 2. Instead of using the brand new Gulp mullet container, I pulled out the old stinky one from a few years back with used baits. It was like night and day. The new container had little/no smell, but the aged one was stinky and the fish liked it. It took me close to 6 hours though and I went through every bucktail-teaser color combo imaginable. I think a lot of people are using squid strips with the bucktails as well.
  6. I wish I had my Hobie with me, but alas I'll try a couple of interesting drop-offs I see on the depth map around the island. I know you're a plastics guy. I have regular pearl and pink slug-gos, with a few jig heads. Is that what you'd recommend for night?
  7. Going on an overnight camping trip to Georges and may bring a small 2-piece rod in case I feel like making a couple of casts for stripers. Has anyone had luck doing this from the shore at Georges? Appreciate any tips or PM's.
  8. The charging cord and the external battery pack are a must, as they give you 5-6 hours of recording time. Where the cord enters the camera, I made a heavy plastic bag “shroud” to wrap around the camera and cord connection (w/ velcro). It’s not waterproof, but it’s splash and rain proof. The long cord goes through the hull, into the power bank (in a heavy zip lock) inside the Hobie bucket in the round hatch. 3 years with this setup and no issues, no corrosion, etc. Another nice thing about the power bank is that it helps charge a dead phone when in need.
  9. Yes. You’ll need 20-30 GB’s of free space to upload. But you can delete most of that after you edit the final video, which will take up less than 1 GB of space. Sounds like you need to get a larger hard drive for your computer or clear up some space.
  10. I have a Hero4 Session that I've been using for a few years. First, I see no reason to upgrade, because the new GoPros have worse battery life and higher quality video (4K, 60 fps, etc.) takes up a lot more space and battery life. I run the camera continuously, because the best moments are those that can't be planned or frozen. I have a 128 GB micro SD card in it which allows for 5+/- hours of 1080 HD video. I run a long USB cord from the camera to a small USB power bank in front of me (through the hull). When the camera battery dies after 2 hours, I turn on the power source and that powers the camera directly for another 3-4 hours no problem. When I go home, I edit the footage down to create a condensed video, 5 mins or less. I delete the rest of the footage. You have to learn how to edit, otherwise you will end up gigabytes of useless, boring videos. I take screen captures for any still photos, which turn out pretty decent with 1080p footage.
  11. No need to drill anything. Just use a Scotty rod holder with the clamp mount. Clamp is removable and fits most SIK openings.
  12. Kudos to the 6 schoolies that managed to survive in a duffel bag.
  13. Spent 5 hours today and only managed 3 keepers. I think I saw you out there on your boat talking to the kayakers, does it have a deep V shaped hull?
  14. Where was the white seen? Reliable report? I’ll be there Sunday and I like using a stringer for the BSB....
  15. Seems too risky in terms of creating a water-tight setup in that exposed area. I'd put some pad eyes with bungee cords and use a deck bag for storage.