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Old 10-17-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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After getting my Hobie Outback yak rigged I was finally able to test it out. Being my first time out actually fishing in any pedal yak (and using any electronics on the yak) I decided to keep it low key and put in at 17th st on the north side of the 3 Mile bridge.
Amazing what you can fit in and on a little car like my corolla.



Battery hooked up - check
Rods leashed - check
Life Vest, Rods, Tackle, paddle - check
Remember how to fish? - still not sure at this point



Ok - I'm in the water. pedals engaged, rudder down.



Time to see what all these buttons do - will it even come on? Bingo - have image will hunt.



Nothing's hitting the frozen cigs - better check out the bridge and get some bait. Wow - looking at bottom while in the yak is pretty convenient and I can get used to this hands free paddling thing.



Man my legs are tired - but not as tired as my arms would have been. No kings but at least I caught a few trout and everything worked as planned.
I'll call it a success. Back to the launch - ready for the gulf I guess.



Saw Mr. Ard while packing up - he introduced me to some cool rigging options he had on his yak (mounted solar charger, gell cell batteries, and massive live well). Pretty cool stuff - thanks for the ideas.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like a pretty successful venture.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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looks sweet! good hunting
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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My chicken legs were used to it after a couple of trips out and I typically go at least 5 miles without ever getting tired. I can't say that about my old paddle kayak.

I'm glad you finally got a kayak again so that we can get out there again and I can take notes on how to catch all of those 20lb+ kings!
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You should see me roll up in my mini cooper with the yak on the roof. It is surprising what you can fit in small packages.
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Good stuff! Ran into you on the water as you were passing by. I was in the Tan Wilderness 110! LMK the next time you decide to go out me and my roommate will tag along. Same stuff for me, a few white trout and a couple of sharks.
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Saw a girl towing an 18ft kayak behind a mountain bike in one of the kayaking magazines I have. Thought it might be a great idea, Don't know where you would stow the bike though. Would seem pretty weird to see a bike chained to a post, or tree at a launch ramp, or vacant shore somewhere.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:56 PM   #8
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yea i wanna check 3mile bidge out is there any current there??
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Congrats and now - let's go fish!


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Old 10-18-2010, 11:20 PM   #10
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Nice job man! Welcome back! Taylor and I were out that AM as well and didn't get much. Couple sharks was about it.



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yea i wanna check 3mile bidge out is there any current there??
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