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Murvaul #13722910 10/07/20 02:04 PM
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Fished Murvaul this past Saturday. It’s been a while since I’ve been here and didn’t know what to expect. Started out slow but picked up later in the day. Caught most on spinnerbaits.. it didn’t seem to mater what color or what type of blades. Even hooked 3 catfish on them. They were all chunky, the biggest 17 inches. Fished deep too long as I caught one on a deep diving crank bait and stuck with it. Paddled a couple of miles to a shallow area that had dying grass and caught 6 more and missed just as many.

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Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13722980 10/07/20 02:43 PM
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Glad to hear some fish still to be caught at Murvaul.

That is one sleek looking Kayak,



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Re: Murvaul [Re: TxDanFishMan] #13723195 10/07/20 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TxDanFishMan

That is one sleek looking Kayak,


Yup. Most of you know that I have a pedal kayak... however, I sometimes consider a paddeler for the sport of it. This being said, Iconns new ride is sexy and often makes reconsider my tank of a kayak!

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Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13723231 10/07/20 07:00 PM
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And I'm thinking about getting a wide one. roflmao I carry so much junk these days, 5 rods, looking at a big screen graph, and would like spot lock trolling motor. May just skip the kayaks and go to a boat. bang


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Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13723322 10/07/20 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by lconn4
And I'm thinking about getting a wide one. roflmao I carry so much junk these days, 5 rods, looking at a big screen graph, and would like spot lock trolling motor. May just skip the kayaks and go to a boat. bang


LOL. I'll believe it when I see it!

Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13723417 10/07/20 10:20 PM
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Does that ride paddle as sweet as it looks? I would be tempted to replace my ancient Manta with one like that, but I think I am about ready to get back into a motor boat (something to carry the grandkids).

Re: Murvaul [Re: Mike@972] #13723454 10/07/20 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike@972
Originally Posted by lconn4
And I'm thinking about getting a wide one. roflmao I carry so much junk these days, 5 rods, looking at a big screen graph, and would like spot lock trolling motor. May just skip the kayaks and go to a boat. bang


LOL. I'll believe it when I see it!


me too! bang


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Re: Murvaul [Re: JCG57] #13723489 10/07/20 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by JCG57
Does that ride paddle as sweet as it looks? I would be tempted to replace my ancient Manta with one like that, but I think I am about ready to get back into a motor boat (something to carry the grandkids).


It does.. its almost 16 feet, so two feet longer than my Manta Ray 14 which I consider one of the best hulls for a fishing kayak (not for standing but it can be done), almost 20 lbs lighter in weight than the Manta Ray, and 3.5 inches narrower beam. I'm only 168 lbs so when I paddle it without any gear its like a rocket getting up to speed and then the glide just keeps going. Have had it to 6.5 mph for a short burst but easy to get to 5 mph and I'll soon be 65. It was designed for ocean use and has some rocker to handle rough conditions and with 2 separate carbon fiber bulkheads, its not very likely I would ever sink it. Still have a goal of catching a sailfish out of it... maybe later this year.

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A good rule of angling philosophy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

https://vimeo.com/73372194
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Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13723764 10/08/20 03:08 AM
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Those speeds are impressive. My cruising speed is 2.5 mph and for short bursts can hit "ramming" speed of maybe 4 mph. But when I get my G3 with 90 hp Yamaha everything changes! But until then, back to my stealthy cove crawl on Grapevine.

Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13723794 10/08/20 03:32 AM
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Very nice! cheers


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Very neat rig. Congrats on the trip and nice pics, too. thumb

Re: Murvaul [Re: lconn4] #13724153 10/08/20 03:36 PM
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Nice Kayak and fish.

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