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for anyone in the pursuit of bull gills on kayaks/canoes

Location: The U.S.
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Looking for info.

Would like some info on kayaks. I told myself never happen because your setting so low. Now I see they have done wonders with the seats so my interest is back somewhat. I would love to check into them as far as comfort which ones I should be looking at and maybe a propulsion system foot or small electric. Again Just looking for now with a couple back surgeries I want to look long and hard. Strictly for fishing.
 

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ON GOING REVIEW AND COMMENTS ON BASSPRO ASCEND D10T KAYAK 16 Replies

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Mark Sleeper Jun 14, 2016.

Kayak Kart Ideas 2 Replies

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Dec 4, 2015.

poor man tranducer mount 2 Replies

Started by Rex Robinson. Last reply by Brian Jones Jul 9, 2015.

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Comment by John Foro on January 5, 2018 at 9:41am

havn't been on bbg for a while but gills still my favorite and now been kayak fishing for a couple years now and loving it... had a great year on gills last year. have a ocen kayak sit on top...will try to post a picture or two...

Comment by Allen Morgan on June 29, 2016 at 6:23am

And that lake wasn't all the big, either.  Perfect kayaking lake.  With $5K invested in just the yak and the sonar, for that kind of money, why not buy a decent jonboat?

I could see that kind of setup if he was fishing a bigger lake for Striped Bass.  Open-water pelagic species, etc.  But needing the gear to see each fish before you even cast?  Sheesh.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 28, 2016 at 7:27pm

SMH Looks like he depends on too much on his tech and not his wits. He may not have experiences in chasing LMB in that area. However, you're dead on. Larger LMBs chase bait balls in open water, with greater chance to land meals, and less confrontation with predation. But $3K on the sonar system? Freaking crap. I can understand you use that to chase open coastal waters, but in the freshwater areas?

Comment by Allen Morgan on June 28, 2016 at 7:08pm

"Minimalist" - ROFL!  Yep, that describes me easily.

Down in OK, I saw a guy with a $2K Hobie PA that had a $3K sonar on it.  BIG color screen, down-scan and side-scan.

I was catching more Bass than he was.  I tried to tell him the LMBs were targeting bait in open water.  He insisted on fishing structure and cover.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 28, 2016 at 1:49pm

Apple-to-Apple, Helix 5 with charting will win by a small margin, with all the possible upgrades and add-ons going from yak to boat. But, I'll favor the Elite 7X with TotalScan for yak purposes. Many times over, the Helix failed to properly compile the slow creep info over the Elite 7X.

Tech is fun. Tech + Fishing is exciting. Tech + Fishing + catching big ones has no price.

Comment by Slip Sinker on June 28, 2016 at 12:06pm

wow some great info concerning the nav lights guys... love the science and engineering in fishing!

i love it when tech and fishing mix!... i went to a local sporting goods store where they had the Helix on display... i just love these units!!! ... the five inch display even looks great. i'll tell ya what the 9" display stole my heart... Autochart live on the unit!. a unit that size would find its way on the jon boat never in the kayak. the 5 or 7" would work great in a kayak. the 5" unit with side imaging around 500.00.

Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 28, 2016 at 8:33am

David, Allen is one of those "I fish by instincts" minimalist LOL. But fishing is all about instincts based on evaluation. We tend to go a bit more on the tech side for the fun of things.

Comment by Allen Morgan on June 28, 2016 at 6:21am

Eagle CUDA 300.  Cost me about $80.  Greyscale, 2D, very basic.  I rarely see fish.  I use it to see how deep the water is, whether it's a soft- or hard-bottom, weeds, drop-offs, bait, etc.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 28, 2016 at 6:02am

Allen, when you say "cheap" sonar, just which model exactly?

Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 27, 2016 at 9:09pm
Yep. Always calculate everything, including the weight load and handling capacity. Since i'm using an oversized kayak, i'm not too worry about the turn-on-a-dime issue. I'll use a heavier battery to save money. I do have a 14V 7Ahr LIPO pack. Use only for the "weight is critical" situation, like the FishCat float tube.
 

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