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Equipment & Gear => All Other Gear => Topic started by: ghosthunter on August 04, 2019, 09:24:09 PM

Title: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 04, 2019, 09:24:09 PM
Have a kayak thread in waterfowl.

But lately been lake fishing out of them. Thought of starting this thread for general tips and tricks no matter how you use your yak.

Been doing little modifications on mine. Let’s here your ideas.

I have two H 12 Asends and just picked up a H 10 used for my wife to try a short yak.

The H 10 was owned by a elderly fellow who’s heath got bad. Only had it a year.
Like new.  Except missing the rear cloth hatch cover.

Here’s what I have done so far to it.

Added foot threads,
Put threads on seat rails too. To protect hull.
Made hatch covers out of paver mats.
Added a grab line to lower my self in seat.

Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 04, 2019, 09:30:49 PM
Foot treads

The yard stick is double face taped to measure fish.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 04, 2019, 09:33:13 PM
Hatch covers.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 04, 2019, 09:35:21 PM
Grab line

Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: Fl0und3rz on August 04, 2019, 10:02:21 PM
Ill try to find it, but key west kayak fishing youtuber has a snazzy DIY anchor quick release for playing big fish.


I haven't done anything special for my SOT, but I did use some cut up cheap foam sleep pad pieces to keep my butt dryer.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: JakeLand on August 05, 2019, 09:42:12 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/d63a97bd480707b4b373f8e00fac6b4b.jpg)
My favorite upgrade
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 20, 2019, 09:38:43 PM
Wife made good use of her shorter H 10 tonight.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 20, 2019, 09:42:03 PM
For those thinking about a H 10 vs a H 12.
The H 10 is a little more tippy the wife says.

The extra 2 ft. On the H 12 makes it a lot more stable.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 21, 2019, 05:49:42 AM
Are you strictly hunting waterfowl?
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 21, 2019, 11:29:55 AM
Are you strictly hunting waterfowl?

No
I will hunt anything that creeps or crawls around the hills. The yak is just another tool to get where I need to go.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: JakeLand on August 21, 2019, 12:05:51 PM
Are you strictly hunting waterfowl?

No
I will hunt anything that creeps or crawls around the hills. The yak is just another tool to get where I need to go.
👍
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 22, 2019, 08:16:42 PM
Just ordered three of these.


https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Accessories-Outdoor-Storage-Waterproof/dp/B07S76P42B/ref=sr_1_22_sspa?hvadid=78202817559881&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=t&hvqmt=b&keywords=cover+kayak&qid=1566529843&s=gateway&sr=8-22-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFDVDJGOTJKRk1VWjYmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzODUwMjYyUUM3M0wwQVpXWExYJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxMTQ0ODJUTk0wREZRNks5SDMmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on August 26, 2019, 05:41:22 PM
Just ordered three of these.


https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Accessories-Outdoor-Storage-Waterproof/dp/B07S76P42B/ref=sr_1_22_sspa?hvadid=78202817559881&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=t&hvqmt=b&keywords=cover+kayak&qid=1566529843&s=gateway&sr=8-22-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFDVDJGOTJKRk1VWjYmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAzODUwMjYyUUM3M0wwQVpXWExYJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxMTQ0ODJUTk0wREZRNks5SDMmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9tdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

Two large ones showed up today.
Look well made.
Fit the boat fine.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on September 02, 2019, 10:33:37 PM
Well it rained a couple times on the yak with covers on, some water puddled on the covers.
But none soaked through.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: ghosthunter on November 12, 2019, 11:40:19 AM
Getting the yak set up for duck hunting . Going to float my dog in a separate dingy this year. Just got the dog ramp yesterday. Plan is to tow her to our hunt spot than set up. Let the dog retrieve out of the dingy long side the yak. 

No firm ground to be had.
Title: Re: Kayak Tips and Tricks ,Hunting or fishing?
Post by: Fl0und3rz on November 13, 2019, 12:16:00 PM
Be safe and careful.