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#12733449 - 04/27/18 12:25 PM How many rods on your kayak on an outing?
Mofishin1990 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/16
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Loc: Gainesville, TX
Just looking to see what everybody is taking with them when they go out. Just out of curiosity. First time I went out I took 4 rods, 1 spinning, 3 casting. Flipping/pitching (probably will phase that out with a shorter rod at some point), cranking, worm/other stuff rod, and finesse spinning rod. Figured 4 at that selection would do me good.

Anybody carry more/less when they go out?

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#12733453 - 04/27/18 12:30 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
CaptainCrunch Offline
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Registered: 08/07/08
Posts: 429
3 max. And that's usually 1 too many.

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#12733457 - 04/27/18 12:33 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
Chucked Offline
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If Im going to small, 40acre lake by my house, I take 3 rods, 1 plano 3700 box and several bags of Plastics.
1 spinning rod rigged for weightless T-Rig, a casting setup for swimbaits (my go to) and another for Jigs/creature baits I can toss into bushes Laydowns.
When I go to Conroe, take 4 bait casters - swimbait, shaky head, cranks/top water, and one for jigs/creature baits. 1 spinning rod of weightless T-rig and typically my light spinning rod for crappie. I also take way more gear - 2 3700 boxes (one for crappie jigs) and several 3600 boxes for cranks, jigs, top waters, etc.

I'm actually planning on getting one more rod. Having to retie lures on kayak sucks. In 2-3min it takes to tie and rig I can drift or be blow quite a bit away unless I drop anchor.

I think it really depends on how much room you have. I've got a PA14, with plenty of room. Being able to just grab a different rod for different situations saves quite a bit of time.


Edited by Chucked (04/27/18 12:34 PM)

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#12733485 - 04/27/18 12:58 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
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Usually 2, sometimes 3. Always a light spinning and medium spinning. Sometimes a medium baitcaster.
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#12733548 - 04/27/18 01:46 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
Floon Swenson Offline
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Registered: 09/06/16
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One fly rod.

I think at one time in the past I had as many as eight baitcasters and a spinning rod on board, but wow, that seems so ridiculous to me now. I have so much more fun keeping it simple.

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#12733559 - 04/27/18 01:53 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
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Always two when I fished saltwater, inshore or offshore, now up to 4 fishing for bass. bang
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#12733583 - 04/27/18 02:10 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
BriDroid Offline
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Registered: 05/13/17
Posts: 41
Loc: Prosper, TX
I take 3:
One baitcaster for plastics
One baitcaster for spinnerbaits/etc
One spinning for dropshot

Most of the time I could leave the spinnerbait baitcaster at home. I usually just fish with plastics most of the time anyway.

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#12733648 - 04/27/18 03:01 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1938
Loc: Texas
If I am running down to the dock and launching on my home lake using my canoe, often just one rod and a angler's bag. Very finesse.

On my Propel 10 now that I have 4 Rocket launcher rod holders behind me, I have taken 4 out of late, rarely use more than two. Finesse guys don't seem to need as many as power guys or guys fishing from boats.

Always one tied on for a drop shot.
A second would be for a wacky worm or T-Rigged worm.
A third might be a Keitech shad-type bait, my hottest lure so far in April.

By the fourth, I am really struggling, knowing that I likely will never get around to using it. A top-water frog or Yellow Magic would be great at times, so would a chatterbait or spinnerbait or some hard bait.

Brad

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#12733678 - 04/27/18 03:48 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
Shaun Russell Offline
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#12734298 - 04/28/18 08:29 AM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
YAKnIT Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 201
Usually 3. The mix varies but typically 1 fly rod and then the other 2 are spinning or 1 spin / 1 baitcast.

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#12735472 - 04/29/18 12:48 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
Jaybonnett Offline
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Registered: 01/28/18
Posts: 44
Loc: Salado
I like 4. One with heavy tackle for bottom fishing with bait, one with a bass rig on it for while I’m paddling to my destination (Caught many fish this way), then two with jigs for either whites or crappie. I hate having to tie on something new while drifting in a cove.
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#12735573 - 04/29/18 02:16 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
spazm09 Offline
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
3 for me
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#12735842 - 04/29/18 07:17 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
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#12736037 - 04/29/18 10:11 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
C.M. Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 215
2, sometimes 1


Edited by C.M. (04/29/18 10:11 PM)

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#12736070 - 04/29/18 10:48 PM Re: How many rods on your kayak on an outing? [Re: Mofishin1990]
Mofishin1990 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/16
Posts: 149
Loc: Gainesville, TX
If I felt like I could get away with less rods I would. But I use every one of them so i haven't thinned it out in a good while. I'm working on getting a fly rig added. Just waiting on a few things. I'm sure eventually I'll get a rod that will work for flipping and my t rig. That will free up a rod.

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