Well found a good deal on a 2015 Jackson Cuda 12 so made the trade and now I'm a new owner.WTH....Might need some help or pointers or does and donts. If anyone is near the Burleson area and wants to take a newbie under there wing let me know
Pm me your contact info. I can show a couple of good places near where you live to get started on as early as next weekend. Id do it this weekend but im getting one last weekend of hunting in before bow season ends.
I know plenty of spots for fishing. had a boat and know joe pool pretty damn good. bottom line is i dont know what in the hell im getting into. My biggest fear is dumping my A$$ in the water. also going to buy a fish finder and have no damn clue on the best way to rig it up. I know there is stuff on you tube but if someone has already done it and doest mind helping out then i would appreciate the help and ill supply the beer.
Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
Lol- I bought my first kayak a month ago- Did the 19.5 mile trip from hwy 16 to hwy 4 two weekends ago- And last night bought a new OK Prowler 13- I have a pontoon but I bet the toon is gonna get lonely this year-
What happens at the lake stays at the lake. Unless I have my camera handy.
Take Hog Hunter's advice. I fished out of my buddy's Pescador 10 a few weeks back to see how I would like kayak fishing after having bass boats for 13 years. I enjoyed it so that week I bought a Cuda 12. I didn't have any problems with the Pescador and figured the Cuda would be fail proof. So, on my first trip out in the Cuda I got very careless and ended up flipping it over. Lost a rod and ruined an iPhone. Totally my fault. I'm about 220 lbs and just leaned out of the yak too far in order to get something out of my crate. Anyway, wish I would have taken it out without gear and tested how far I could lean etc. Rookie mistake.
Wish I would have done that. I also bought rod floats from Bass Pro to wrap around my rods. They come with Velcro and can easily be removed. Tried to make some but they didn't work as well. A crate with a lid or top is also a good idea. After my mishap, I basically evaluated my whole set up. Now everything is secured to the kayak and waterproof where necessary.