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Old 05-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Coastal trolling in a yak?

Just a quick question for some of the more experienced yakers out there, do you ever troll nearshore waters in your yak? I know kings, bonita, spanish, and cobia come within a few hundred yards of shore during the warmer months has anyone tried pulling lures for them or is that just an unsafe idea? I have pulled spoons in the backwater for specs before with some success just never in the surf.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Yes sir we troll all around our water. Ive been out off the beach 6 miles before. Kings, spanish, cobia, mahi, black fin tuna, sailfish are just some of the fish that has been caught off our bech and most within 2 miles.
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YUP what Mr Barton sad
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Look at the other reports on here. It is on fire right now with big kings and mahi
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Look at the other reports on here. It is on fire right now with big kings and mahi
....and another sailfish report too. A little more time and my Tarpon will be thick again
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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Cool, how far out do you have to be to get into those bonita and mahi? I am not expert yaker and would not be comfortable going 6 miles out in a kayak. What kind of luers are you pulling? I have landed sheepshead, and flounder in a kayak but how would you land a 20lbs king with nasty sharp teeth?
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I caught a Mahi Monday and lost a really nice one as well about a mile off and had a sailfish come right up to my yak today about the same distance. This is year is off to a fantastic start.
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Is a 12 foot Perception Sport Pescador a large enough kayak to fish offshore like that or would I need one of those huge 15 foot ocean kayaks to do that kind of fishing? Are plugs, spoons bucktails or live bait the perferd method of kayak trolling?

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #9
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We were out in a 12' OK Scrambler and a 12' WS tarpon 120, same as the pescador. Youll be fine. They are just a bit slower.
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Mine was fine, the pescadore 12 footer, but with the waves and trying to fish with more than one rod, I got dumped twice in a very short time and decided it wasn't for me any more. I was OK in flat water or with waves when not trying to do anything but paddle but couldn't fish and chew gum at the same time with the waves. But if you can keep your balance and not have to try to get untangled from rod leashes, anchor lines,tackle box leashes and fishing lines with sharp hooks, it should be great.
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