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Old 09-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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hey everyone, just picked up an Ocean Kayak Scrambler XT angler edition and have some questions! i have done some fishing on a 2 person yak last year but we really werent to serious and didnt keep anything we caught (like 5 catfish) but now that i have picked up a fishing yak i want to get more into it!

So i guess my first question is where do most of you guys put fish after they are caught? i have heard that a stringer is a bad idea with all our teethy friends in the water, so how do you all do it?
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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Ice chest or fish bag.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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Coolers and insulated fish bags are common solutions.
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best bet is a 'soft side' ice chest that you will only be using for fish. Much less noise that regular ice chest and can be forced into odd shaped places. Afteer a few uses will not smell good enough for water or gatorade bottles (found out the hard way). Always lash it down good. I also use mine to toss used lures into until I can wash with fresh water later on.
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Over the past few years of golf tournaments/charity events I have come across 3 or 4 backpack style "cheap" icebags(?)/ice chest... its made with an insulated interior but looks just like a kids backpack. Works great for fish as long as they're not over about 30". Not sure where you would buy one, but the RMH golf tournament in Fairhope always gives one out to participants each year (shameless plug).
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Polar Bear 24 soft cooler.
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Has anyone ever used a wire fish basket?
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Has anyone ever used a wire fish basket?
Yes, many times while fishing for crappie back in Okla. Not sure they'd work well for larger fish or hold up to salt water. We used them because we could toss the basket into water to keep fish alive until time to go clean them --
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best bet is a 'soft side' ice chest that you will only be using for fish. Much less noise that regular ice chest and can be forced into odd shaped places. Afteer a few uses will not smell good enough for water or gatorade bottles (found out the hard way). Always lash it down good. I also use mine to toss used lures into until I can wash with fresh water later on.
Thanks for the tip!
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Over the past few years of golf tournaments/charity events I have come across 3 or 4 backpack style "cheap" icebags(?)/ice chest... its made with an insulated interior but looks just like a kids backpack. Works great for fish as long as they're not over about 30". Not sure where you would buy one, but the RMH golf tournament in Fairhope always gives one out to participants each year (shameless plug).
Thanks for the info!
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