Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
gillbuster, Ibock85, Ticker, flenniken7, DonFromAustin
106770 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87535
hopalong 78853
Pilothawk 75984
JDavis7873® 67386
John175 � 66168
FattyMcButterpants 60834
Derek 🐝 59280
Tritonman 57846
LoneStarSon® 54006
SkeeterRonnie 53180
facebook
Forum Stats
106770 Members
61 Forums
817290 Topics
10324304 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#12570436 - 01/09/18 09:15 AM How to Fish Gulf Rock Lines in SW Louisiana from a Kayak
MathGeek Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 200
Still frame shows a bull red, but video covers a number of species.



Edited by Uncle Zeek (01/09/18 10:18 AM)
Edit Reason: added video icon
_________________________
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?" - The Messiah

Top
#12570621 - 01/09/18 10:52 AM Re: How to Fish Gulf Rock Lines in SW Louisiana from a Kayak [Re: MathGeek]
V-Bottom Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1741
Loc: Galv. Cnty
I have never used Power Pro line on anything but that's just me! What length of Redfish would be considered a "Bull" in La.? Our slot limit in Tx is 20-28". A Bull here would be pushing 40". My go to mainline weight (Flurocarbon) is no less than 20# with 30# leader line. I use that weight line for all inshore fishing here.(Galv.) Fishing the Jetties, I use 30# mainline and 40# leader line with a MH rod and can catch most anything the jetties have to offer. I don't yak...too old for that stuff now but if I did.....my yak would be built with out-riggers for stability. You may want to consider this too after seeing your video!! Stay safe and good luck catchin' this year.
_________________________
Texas Anglers Recognition Program
TPWD Official Weigh Station,77563
Coastal Bend Weigh Team, Cert. Weigh Master
USMC66'- Trout Support.com






Top
#12571855 - 01/10/18 05:23 AM Re: How to Fish Gulf Rock Lines in SW Louisiana from a Kayak [Re: V-Bottom]
MathGeek Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 200
Originally Posted By: V-Bottom
I have never used Power Pro line on anything but that's just me! What length of Redfish would be considered a "Bull" in La.? Our slot limit in Tx is 20-28". A Bull here would be pushing 40". My go to mainline weight (Flurocarbon) is no less than 20# with 30# leader line. I use that weight line for all inshore fishing here.(Galv.) Fishing the Jetties, I use 30# mainline and 40# leader line with a MH rod and can catch most anything the jetties have to offer. I don't yak...too old for that stuff now but if I did.....my yak would be built with out-riggers for stability. You may want to consider this too after seeing your video!! Stay safe and good luck catchin' this year.


Redfish in Louisiana are typically classified as rat reds (undersized, < 16"), slot reds (16-27") and bull reds (> 27") following the legal distinctions. Most of the bull reds we catch are 36-45", but those rock lines also give up numbers of 27-36" fish also.

We've gravitated toward spooling up our big level wind reels with 80 lb power pro so we can horse bigger fish away from structure. We favor 30-40 lb power pro on most spinning reels.

The yaks in the video are very stable. We've practiced flipping them and then righting them in open water. Flipping them is very unlikely to happen by accident, as it takes purposeful effort to do it. I think I'd give up yakking and just fish from the shore on the beach if I though I really needed outriggers. There's already enough stuff in the vehicle and on the kayak, and I'm starting to look for ways to simplify things on the equipment side rather than adding more. Outriggers would also greatly complicate getting bigger into the yak.

We tried a few yaks before buying, and we practiced in the calm comfort of an inland lake before venturing into the Gulf. We have lots of safety measures: float plan, buddy system, flotation devices, training, and staying in calmer water.
_________________________
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?" - The Messiah

Top
#12571980 - 01/10/18 07:56 AM Re: How to Fish Gulf Rock Lines in SW Louisiana from a Kayak [Re: MathGeek]
butch sanders Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 25523
Loc: Arlington, Texas
Messianic Mike

Top
#12572033 - 01/10/18 08:26 AM Re: How to Fish Gulf Rock Lines in SW Louisiana from a Kayak [Re: MathGeek]
TroutSupport.com Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 1429
Loc: Entire Gulf and Atlantic Coast...
It's also good to work a popping cork and gulp along the rocks with a short leader so it doesn't get caught in the rocks. Lot's of slot reds along these rocks. Good stuff.
_________________________
110% Money Back Guarantee -Tons of Testimonials!

Speckled Trout/Redfish Instruction & DVD's - FREE Preview

Like us on Facebook

Top
#12574927 - 01/12/18 12:42 AM Re: How to Fish Gulf Rock Lines in SW Louisiana from a Kayak [Re: TroutSupport.com]
MathGeek Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 200
Originally Posted By: TroutSupport.com
It's also good to work a popping cork and gulp along the rocks with a short leader so it doesn't get caught in the rocks. Lot's of slot reds along these rocks. Good stuff.


We play that game a lot in the summer, but since we were making and publishing the video in winter, we stuck with techniques we've had good success with year round. Have you had success with that approach in the winter?
_________________________
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?" - The Messiah

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide