Fishing Kayak Mods

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by slickbilly-d, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:12 PM.

  1. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Weekend Warrior

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    Just bought a fishing kayak. Lets see your setup and some DIY mods! Here’s my new set up. Never been in a kayak, but I’m ready to give it a shot.
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  2. John T.

    John T. Weekend Warrior

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    There is a kayak bass fishing club in Chattanooga that holds tournaments. Nice for fishing but not good for water skiing.
     
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    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Not really a mod but get scupper plugs for those self bailing holes or your going to end up with a wet butt.
     
  4. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Weekend Warrior

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    Will do!
     
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    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

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    Picked one up last spring and never got around to getting it ready, so I'm in the same....boat.
     
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    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    If you will be using it for fishing you may want to add an anchor trolley system. It allows you to drop your anchor and then slide the anchoring point to the back of the kayak so you stay pointed in one direction. If you are anchored by your hip you will end up spinning around which can be frustrating. You may also want to add something to hold your paddle as you fish. My kayak has a holder on the side that keeps it out of the way for fishing and easy to access if needed in a hurry.
     
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    slickbilly-d Weekend Warrior

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    Man, didn’t realize that comment would reel in any dislikes.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Old man didn't mean anything by that, probably inadvertent.
     
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    The Old Man Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I read your post and thought "Who would possibly dislike that." Once I looked and saw it was me I was shocked. Sorry, It was a slip of a finger. I'm interested in this thread so check on it when I'm on line. Good luck fishing!
     
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