Wicked Dan

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About Wicked Dan

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    hunting-fishing-golf
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    Stagehand
  1. It kills me to see people with fish finders, rod holders, camera mounts and anything else you add to both side of a kayak.............KEEP ONE SIDE BARE OF EVERYTHING AND THAT IS THE SIDE YOU PRACTICE GETTING BACK IN ON..........Rant over..............Practice on slow fishing days, before you land.....in water over your head.......Don't be a "knucklehead".....LOL....And if the gear I need, doesn't fit in a waterproof belt pouch attached to my waist....I will never need it.....no milk crates with tackle boxes...and nothing in the the rear of the kayak...Less is more !!! Danny V
  2. If you think that someone opened a store, promoting kayak fishing in the ocean with a sit inside kayak.....you are sadly mistaken, or maybe I don't know of the company or people that you are talking about........When the guys I mentioned, opened their store and promoted kayak fishing....it was with a sit on top kayak for the ocean and bays ......and having the proper gear to do so. Danny V
  3. I have been kayak fishing for over 15 years.....when I started, there were only a handful of guys that bought kayaks....set up for fishing.....thanks to Jon Shein and Joe Cambria........I have kayak fished all over this side of the world and I just want to say one thing.......there are guys that fish from a kayak and then there are guys that are kayak fisherman........There are too many guys that see posts of guys in kayaks ...go out and buy one and go fish..............They have no clue that a kayak is only the start of being a kayak fisherman........I have spent more money on the proper clothes to wear for every season and every type of conditions you can think of......and there are just too many people that don't even consider the right gear. Sorry for the rant...to answer your question....YES...there are many kayaks that are designed to be in the ocean......but my point is.....if you don't have the right gear....you should not be even in a lake, no less the ocean or bay in the kayak. Every year there are too many stories of things like this.......but like any other sport or hobby......if you don't have the right gear.....you are risking your life. Danny V
  4. I just went through a few hours of cursing and drinking.......but got it done. I replaced 2 drive cables, an idler cable and 2 new sprockets........it wasn't easy finding the cables or the sprockets and had to go through 2 different companies.......but was able to get the shipped and delivered in a few days.......Like it was said....there are several great YouTube videos that are without a doubt.......very much needed to view before and during the process..... Danny V
  5. I read online that there was someone at that lodge yesterday that fought and landed a black marlin.....6 hour battle and estimated weight of 600 lbs. !!! Took him for a 15 mile ride !! LOL.. Congrats to that guy !! Danny V
  6. Not at all.....Panama kayak adventure......is the name....you can check them out with weekly reports on Facebook........it has nothing to do with Los Buzos lodge.......Where we take the boat from to get to the lodge, is right next to Los Buzos........The lodge I go to is much more remote and we never have to launch and land land the kayaks from the surf...the boat pulls up on the beach and we are off the boat and in the kayaks fishing in 5 minutes......
  7. I was on that trip with Cheech last year....like he said...we took a boat from in front of that lodge and headed north to another kayak fishing lodge.....about an hour away by boat. at our lodge we all had our Hobies already on the mothership boat and went out every day with it...at no extra charge. It is a much more remote lodge, but the food and everything was amazing. I have been on that trip 4 times in the past 6 years and every trip the fishing was amazing.... Not sure if I will going back this year, due to work....but the owner of the lodge has a spot waiting for me if I can free up the time. Glad that you got to experience a trip like that....great pictures and great catching !! Danny V
  8. There was no way that I would be able to drag this buck out of the woods alone.......I towed this guy back down river a half of a mile to save myself from having a 3 hour drag through the woods and having a heart attack !! LOL....It still was an adventure....but by far......... the biggest thing that was in my Hobie...besides my fat A$$.........LOL Danny V
  9. Last year....almost to the day...in Christmas Island (1200 miles, south of Hawaii)........came upon busting tuna from the kayak...using a Trevala rod and a Daiwa Lexa 400 reel.....90 minute battle and at a complete stand still for almost an hour....but got it done......no scales there to weigh it, but estimated at between 80 and 90 lbs...... My arms still hurt !! LOL Danny V
  10. Here is a sting ray from a recent kayak trip to Panama......It was my first drop of the morning jigging.......and after 90 minutes, I finally got it to the kayak...... estimated weight was over 100 lbs... Danny V
  11. What about speed jigging for cubera snapper in Panama.....like this one you caught last week !!!!! LOL Danny V
  12. Following you since the old KFS days............I know that there is no need for you to post a picture of a fish caught.............Tight lines !!!! Danny V
  13. I use two....2x4"s that I wrapped in carpet........they are just long enough to fit the 2 kayaks....I always put a ratchet strap through the rear door windows around both kayaks and also a front and rear tie down to the towing hitch. Takes about 10 minutes, but never had a problem.
  14. My PB kayak fish ever !! 80 lb. yellow fin from Christmas Island this past July.
  15. I would love to see how it gets through a surf launch.......not happy about the weight at all........I don't think Hobie is worried......but you never know. DV