.....which was a good thing last night. Took out the old Tarpon 120, but used my NEW AT Fishstix Paddle....a wonderful paddle and I really like the ability to adjust length and feathering. I was so used to my other AT paddle with the ergonomic hand placement that it took a few strokes to get this paddle set like I wanted it.....it was almost comical because I had the blades in the exact opposite position and I was slapping the water every time.
Anyway, back to fishing. Went out with… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on June 25, 2009 at 7:30am —
Man, finally able to post here! Had a great trip, with fellow WS Team members. Lots of bass caught, got to do some kayak speardiving on the RIDE 135.. Very stable kayak! I really like the way it is layed out, with the flat surfece in the cockpit, so you can mount all sorts or different rod holders, and the hatch behind the seat is nice, with flat spots for flush mounts. Can't wait to hook up a fish on it!!
Added by Chris Fierro on June 24, 2009 at 1:57pm —
I often hear kayak anglers talking about anchor lines and lines for drift socks and stake out anchors. Down here in Texas, for some unknown reason, people like to rig anchor trolleys around their kayak. I hate having any extra rope around the edge of my kayak especially up front where my topwater plugs can get hooked up in the rope. And I have never ever wanted to anchor facing into the wind to fish. And with a trolley, each anchor has to have its own line to attach to the trolley. Too much… Continue
Added by Joe Poole on June 23, 2009 at 10:30am —
Thought it was time the girls learned to kayak fish, and decided a new kayak was in order. Now, for whatever reason they love the fact I fish from a kayak but their interest in doing it has been limited. But they love to shop, so I decided that buying them a kayak, let them pick out the color and be part of the process might be the first step in developing an interest. So we ordered the kayak in the color of their choice and I picked it up from Great Outdoors Provision Company in Charlotte last… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on June 23, 2009 at 7:30am —
All intentions of getting out in the kayak over the weekend, but things happen. Between the garden, yard work, soccer, family obligations....and of course fathers day....time just flew by. Thanks of course to my kids for making my day special. Picked up their new Tarpon 100 for them on Saturday (forgot the camera today, so will add photos tomorrow) but we had a nice day. But I did managed to get out on Friday evening, since I did not have the kids until Saturday, to get out on a small marina… Continue
Added by Erick Bell on June 22, 2009 at 7:35am —
I've developing a "wacky fly" to mimic a wacky rigged sinko used to target bass. If there's interest, I can post pics.
Added by Chris LeMessurier on June 21, 2009 at 8:13pm —
Cant any one please let me know any kayak club in my area i live in clewiston florida about 1 hr from fort myers my famaly love kayak fishing in tarpon bay in sanibel fl we owen 3 kayaks total 5 persons.please advice thanks
Added by frank suarez on June 16, 2009 at 9:58am —
I just went down to the beach on a tip about a grate bite that has been going on for the last couple of days. When I got there the surf (in Malibu Ca) was braking with 10ft faces. This is the first time i didn't go out because of high surf. Like the saying goes "you got to know when to hold em and know when to fold em"
We are all faced with decisions that affect our saftey or the safety of others every time we get on the water. When we are enticed by grate fishing those decisions are a… Continue
Added by Mark Pierpont on June 15, 2009 at 1:30pm —
My name is Michel Boeijen from the Netherlands and I organize expditions for National Geographic Channel.
In my free time I like to fish in Surinam South America as this is one of the last spots with virgin rainforrest and rivers.
There is a lot of Red Tail catfish and Lau Lau (arround 100-150 pound) in these rivers and I have problems to get these fish in my kayak (a tarpon 160) can anyone advise me how to do this.
Added by Michel Boeijen on June 15, 2009 at 8:51am —
The Vice Dean of the FSU Law School, Wayne called me up this week and wanted to go fishing. His ride is a Tarpon 140 and I brought my favorite the Tarpon 160 out to the Hickory Mounds Impoundment. It was a very windy morning and a high tide and falling. The absolutely worst conditions we could have to fish in that area. But we were willing to test the waters anyway. Well what we expected to happen was happening. We were not catching fish like you normally would. Redfish graze this area harder… Continue
Added by Jeff Suber on June 13, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Jeff Little's got a great article posted over at the Wilderness Website with some great information on accessories that won't break the bank.
Within a few days of purchasing a new kayak, I make a trip to Home Depot, Walmart and a tackle shop. The items I pick up there cost very little, but prove to be invaluable once installed on my new kayak. These simple add-ons improve your stealth, how organized you are, and how much effort you expend getting to the water.
Read the… Continue
Added by Craigo on June 4, 2009 at 10:28am —
It seems that every time I have headed to the coast the past 12 months, the winds has been howling. I haven't fished a calm day in months and months. Well, this past weekend the wind finally died and went calm. I almost forgot what it was like to fish calm water. BUT I DIDN'T!!!
William, my fishing buddy, and myself left Austin late Friday night for the 230 mile drive to Aransas Pass to visit our good friend, Capt Dean "Slowride" Thomas. We got to Dean's house about 2:00AM Saturday… Continue
Added by Joe Poole on June 3, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I picked up my Tarpon 140 Angler and my wife's Tsunami 135 on Saturday. Wow, what a couple of super kayaks. As soon as my paddles show up I'll be out.
I'm also "extremely" impressed with my Malone Auto Rack kayak racks. Talk about easy to put on my Subaru Outback. 2 minues max! www.maloneautoracks.com
Added by Bill Schultz on June 1, 2009 at 1:40pm —
cant any body help me on chosing a battery for my gps and fish finder for my kayak. I own a wilderness system tarpon 14 footer
Added by frank suarez on May 31, 2009 at 6:42pm —
Wilderness Systems dealer Matti Wade, who runs Ten Mile Creek Kayaks in Colorado, impressed Ford so much with his unique professionalism, that they made one of their new 2010 Ford Transit Connects especially for him - emblazoned with their logo proudly on the side. Matti uses it to help run his kayak shop because of its many unique storage and configuration options.
Wilderness Systems is proud of our top tier dealers like Ten Mile Creek, and proud to… Continue
Added by Craigo on May 29, 2009 at 5:42pm —
Just purchased an 09 Tarpon 100 from Austin Kayak. Think I'm in love.
She christened the SS Salt Fly Girl :)
Since her arrival this past Wednesday we have logged a ton of hours together and I have to say, she's pretty close to perfect for flats fly fishing down in the Keys. Ride is good, paddling sweet spot easy to find, stowage for fly gear near genius and overall design really thoughtful. In short, she's rigged right and… Continue
Added by Salt Fly Girl on May 27, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Near the end of the school year we will get quite a few school groups that go out kayaking as a reward field trip. These guys went out with a marine biology student from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. They went out with a seine net and caught numerous creatures that inhabit the shallow grass flats. They did core samples of the mud and observed shorebirds in their natural habitat.
It was great day with… Continue
Added by slowride on May 26, 2009 at 11:30am —
Big "CONGRATS" to Derwin"Onipa`a"Chang for getting in the kayakfishing.com website.(Wooooot!!!)
The website belongs to the great legendary Dennis Spike who holds many records in kayak fishing.
The website contains stories of different people worldwide with there kayak fishing world record.
Check out the site and lets all give our fellow kayak angler a BIG applause.
Congrats again bradah!
Here is the link:… Continue
Added by Islanderexpress on May 21, 2009 at 9:53pm —
I've got two pungo 12'ers. On one the foot petals don't hold. I'm wondering if there is a place I can buy them...
Added by Scott Walcker on May 18, 2009 at 5:48pm —
Lots of SoCal members showing up, good to see you all. Quite a showing of OEX Pro Staff as well. Thanks for coming around guys.
Ill be posting up next week with the Catapolooza Report! Also a review on the new Intova camera that you OEX guys heard me talk about at the meeting. Im taking our demo with me, Really a great camera and awesome price. Lots of new gear for this trip, Everything from the new Kayak and paddle to new Andre spearguns to the camera. Giving it all a good Test… Continue
Added by CJ Siebler on May 14, 2009 at 1:00am —