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Old 12-19-2019, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default kayak fishing going out from beach

Coming down from ohio in june with my fishing kayak and was hoping I could get some advice on tactics. I troll around in lakes and rivers here so this is a new challenge.

What setup would be best for just landing fish in general, not targeting a certain species.

How far our should I kayak?

certain depth to set the setup at in the water?

I have no knowledge on ocean kayak fishing so anything will be helpful!
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:58 PM   #2
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Personally I enjoy targeting spanish mackerel. They should be around in June. Look for bait balls or any kind of surface activity. As far as distance, You shouldn't have to go out super far in the mornings and evenings. Spanish are most active and closest to shore during the morning before it gets too bright. Any kind of bright, flashy lure should work when reeled fast enough. My favorites are the tsunami glass minnow and gotcha jigfish/epoxy jigs (change the hook on the jigfish). If you find a school, cast behind it and reel as fast as you can. Sometimes they like it skipped across the surface, sometimes they like it just below. If you can't find any active bait balls, I've had success on current breaks or anywhere the water looks slick or disturbed. If you catch a blue runner, put it on a duster or a stinger and troll/drift it out the back of your kayak for kings and bigger fish. Hope this helps; feel free to ask about anything if this was confusing or not comprehensive enough. I'm not gonna pretend to be an expert but I have some knowledge worth passing.
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this was a perfect explanation honestly.
Ive been wondering how to find the fish once I got out past the wave breakers and thats helpful to look for any disturbance. of course you make it sound so easy and I'm assuming it isn't going to be that easy but I like the challenge. Any chance there is ever guys from the forum that go out together and I could go with them?
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I have no knowledge on ocean kayak fishing so anything will be helpful!

Make sure that the gear in your kayak is secured to the kayak. Chances are good that your kayak will dump you in the surf. It's hard to find it all afterwards.
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