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#12526593 - 12/04/17 01:46 PM First Kayak trip
Bassinfreak 7 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/30/16
Posts: 26
Got a Kayak for Christmas and snuck it out for a little bit on Friday. Went out to Lake Grapevine in the twin coves area. Have to say I am very excited about learning to fish in this. It seems to fish effectively you have to anchor some. Any recommendations on anchors and the best way to use them? I caught one bass around 2 lbs. and lost another smaller one in a couple hours time but it was mainly a learning experience. Seems like this is going to be a great spring time method to get to areas bass boats can't get to. Anyway excited to join the Kayak club and have read through many of the threads on hear but any pointers would be much appreciated.

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#12526622 - 12/04/17 02:17 PM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 42352
Loc: Kansas
I have found the bruce (claw) anchor to be much more effective than the collapsible grapnel anchors. Use a bit of chain on it, and google using a zip tie for releasing a stuck anchor.

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#12526804 - 12/04/17 04:40 PM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
christian myrick Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3167
Loc: little elm
Second the bruce claw. I regularly hold 2 or 3 kayaks with my bruce claw. Light weight too. Make sure you have 100 ft of anchor line if you fish any deeper than 20-30ft. They will not bite vertically.
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#12548689 - 12/23/17 12:31 AM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
Kathy Bthomas Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/21/17
Posts: 5
Hello,,,
Is anybody here???
I wanna go for fishing with my husband and it is the first time.
So can anybody help me which place is the place for the newcomer?

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#12548768 - 12/23/17 07:38 AM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
KQT Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/08
Posts: 1058
Loc: Dallas and Port A
Where are you located? If you are new to kayaking consider holding off on fishing out of it until you know your ride really well. Cold water is unforgiving.
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#12549992 - 12/24/17 10:46 AM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Kathy Bthomas]
lconn4 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/12
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Loc: Cherokee County
Originally Posted By: Kathy Bthomas
Hello,,,
Is anybody here???
I wanna go for fishing with my husband and it is the first time.
So can anybody help me which place is the place for the newcomer?



Is it the first time for you, for him, or for both of you to kayak?



Edited by lconn4 (12/24/17 11:03 AM)
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#12558629 - 12/31/17 05:16 PM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
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Posts: 7464
Loc: SACHSE, TEXAS
Great video and information.
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#12581899 - 01/16/18 07:02 PM Re: First Kayak trip [Re: Bassinfreak 7]
nmartinez Offline
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Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 28
Loc: Temple,Tx
If you really get into kayak fishing, it starts to get expensive, like fishing isnt expensive enough. But it is great, i wouldnt trade my yak for anything except maybe a new model.lots of how to videos on youtube, and alot of good info here on this form as well. enjoy.


Edited by nmartinez (01/16/18 07:03 PM)
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