Flip n Dip

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  1. Flex Tape! Lol!...I don't think I would have the courage to jump overboard to apply it after getting hit by Great White. I will be too preoccupied with pissing and pooping myself to ever do that. I'm going down with the ship!
  2. There are times when the mahi are only about 10-15 miles offshore. Well within reach for that "water rocket".
  3. I've been watching a lot of shark shows on TV lately and the only way I can see developing a sudden crack in a kayak out in open water is by being mistaken for a seal by a great white. If that were to happen I doubt the hand pump is gonna help much! But hey, if carrying one of these makes someone feel safer, i'm all for it.
  4. Looks like a lot of fun! If I had the time to go fishing i would have one too. I would take it out to the canyon! Lol!...Hope to see a lot of postings of the fish you catch so I can live vicariously through you. Good luck with it.
  5. If you have a leak in your hull that is so bad it require a pump because a sponge or cup can't keep up with it, then you aint gonna make it back to shore regardless.
  6. I have a Hobie Outback that I bought back in 2009. I used it mostly for fishing Raritan bay for stripers, weakfish, fluke etc. I have not used it in several years because I no longer have the time. It is a great fishing platform but I would not recommend buying one. The number one thing you need to consider before buying a kayak is ease of transport. The Outback is great for fishing but is very difficult to load and unload on top of a vehicle. If I was to purchase another one I would consider the Hobie Sport. It is smaller, lighter and easier to lift. The Outback is much heavier than what Hobie claims it weighs in the specs. It is not only heavy but very clumsy and unbalanced. To get it on top of my suv I have to turn it upside down, lift up the back end and walk under it until I can balance it on my head, very similar to the way you would lift a canoe. Then I have stand on something like a small step ladder to load it on the roof from the side of the vehicle. It can not be loaded from the rear of the vehicle because you will never be able to slide it forward. I'm not sure if I'm explaining it correctly but you will understand what I'm talking about when you try it. It's not easy. It gets a little better with practice but it gets old fast. Maybe if you get a trailer it would make transporting it easier but I have never seen a kayak trailer that is any good. I would never use one because I feel it defeats the purpose of kayak. A kayak should be easy to lift, carry and load on to a vehicle. If a kayak is so big, heavy and awkward that it needs a trailer you may as well buy a boat...Just my 2 cents.
  7. There is no better pan fish lure IMO than a Trout Magnet or Crappie Magnet. If pan fish are around they will no doubt be caught using either one. Sometimes the Trout Magnet works better than the Crappie Magnet because it is smaller. In lakes that get more fishing pressure the smaller size seems to work better. Keep experimenting with different colors until you find the one they want. I usually start off with the meal worm color.
  8. Wow!!! Nice catch. Biggest fluke caught this season I would bet...Love the Jet Ski.