If you reading this and you are still only considering purchasing your 1st yak..All I can say is..What are you waiiting for?? Go to your local Wilderness Dealer and get on the water..
My boy and I punched out in slick calm conditions, with fog so thick we lost sight of each other after 70ft. We would have to hollar out in order to find each other when we got seperated fighting fish.
Never saw the school of Drum. I found them using my nose and ears.
Anyone that has big drum experience can tell you that when you are close too or on a big school of big drum that you can smell them..It's an odor that is easily recognized.
I could smell the fish just 200 yards off the beach and after another 100 yards I could hear bait flipping , though I couldn't see them.
I paddled in the general direction I heard the bait flipping, until I found them. I put a bait in the water that was boiling with fat back and it only took a few mins, --before the reel was smoking with the first one.
After the 1st one it was nuthing but arse busting time..My boy only caught one, but he is a newbie and still has alot to learn--Though I give him much credit for ctaching one and having the nerve to punch out in such conditions.
I made a snag rig to hang a few fresh Fatties..I would pitch the live Fatties into the school and the fish would hit, before I could close the bail. I had fish hit the snagged bait, while I was trying to get them in the boat..
At one point I was double fisted with a rod in each hand and a reel burning in 2 different directions..I felt like the 2 fish were going to tear me in half--which is a good problem to have..ha
Let the pics tell the tale..and go buy a Wilderness fishing kayak..You will only be limited by yourself..