good afternoon everyone, brand new to the forum, howdy, and relatively new to kayak fishing, done it several times over the years but never had my own rig until now, Just recently, about 6 weeks ago bought my first kayak, a new old stock 2016 Jackson Kilroy, sit inside kayak, 12'-4" total length, about 31" wide, came loaded with a very comfortable seat, tons of accessories, rod holders, gear tracks, front deck, water bottle, etc... To say i am really happy with it would be a major understatement. Sincerely cannot remember being so jacked about a new hobby/past time. Really happy with my boat, tracks amazing, really comfortable paddling for all day trips, seems very fast, or my friends paddle really slow haha. i Live in Fort Worth, and have been going out to Eagle Mountain Lake to explore and fish the north end, paddling up the trinity and fishing along the way. Several 5 to 8 hour trips already and having a blast.
Anybody have any tips, comments, advise, rants, etc for me. Any experience with he Jackson kilroy? what mods and add ons do i need? currently only using a yakgear crate with rod holders, cooler, anchor with bouy, & a paddle leash. Slowly adding stuff as neeed. What carriers are guys using on these style yaks? i have been transporting upside down on my roof rack, on foam blocks and strapped down with NRS straps. Works great and is very secure but curious what a better option for a carrier would be? Also wondering what cart would be best suited for this hull style? i Need to buy one soon so i can check out other areas.
Sorry lots of random questions in this post, drop me a line if you want to point me in the right direction on this stuff.