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recruitnik
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Kayak fishing in the Marsh.

Hey OB, the past few weeks I've been going to the Grand Isle/Fourchon area and I'm remembering why I loved going there so much as a kid.

So I've decided to buy a kayak simply because I don't want to buy a new truck and a new boat all at once (I've got a TDi with a roof rack, so kayak is the best option right now). The problem is I've never known anyone that kayak fishes.

Is there anything in particular I should be looking for? I know I want a sit on top, rather than sit in. But other than that I'm pretty clueless.

Thanks fellas.


LSUguerilla
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2003
530 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Get a Hobie if you want to fish, get a regular kayak if you want to paddle.


TigerWise
The Uptown
Member since Sep 2010
26733 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Look at the Jackson Cuda. Also might want to read through the pages of Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club site. Lots of good info there.


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Polar Pop
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
What is your budget?


QuietTiger
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New Orleans
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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Is there anything in particular I should be looking for?

Fast moving motorized boats.
Get a flag with the


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SpeckledTiger
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Denham Springs
Member since Jul 2010
536 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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Posted by LSUguerilla Get a Hobie if you want to fish, get a regular kayak if you want to paddle.


This is what hobie owners say to justify the butthurt they feel for overpaying and pussing out of a little effort.

Best yak for the money is a WS Ride 135. Comes unrigged for $900 but you can get on the water in a decent enough yak for just over $500 for an Ascend or similar model.


Hurricane Mike
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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This is what hobie owners say to justify the butthurt they feel for overpaying and pussing out of a little effort.



If I buy a kayak to fish I want to fish not spend 50% of the time paddling


LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11638 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Only complaint I have about my ascend is the seat. I have to get out and stand up every hour or so....


TigerWise
The Uptown
Member since Sep 2010
26733 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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If I buy a kayak to fish I want to fish not spend 50% of the time paddling


Then buy something with a motor


boom roasted
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Burn?


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recruitnik
LSU Fan
Campus
Member since Jul 2012
709 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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What is your budget?


Not sure, really. It's really more about size i'd say.

Guess that makes me sound like a woman huh?


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recruitnik
LSU Fan
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709 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
So with the ascend you can stand? That's actually a feature I'm looking for.


Polar Pop
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Ride115/135 if you want to stand. I have a WS Commander 120 and can stand, but the Ride with scupper holes would be better for the salt/marsh.


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nahtanojc
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2006
695 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
So many options out there that will work- if you're serious about getting one, attend the local demo days and go to a kayak tournament if you want to see how everyone has their rides rigged up.

Of course, if you want a shortlist:
Wilderness Ride
Jackson Cuda or Big Tuna
Native Slayer
Diablo Adios or their new poly yak coming out

If you have money to burn:
Native Mariner
Hobie Outback

You can cartop any of those pretty easily- heaviest ones would be the Big Tuna and Mariner, but they're not too bad.

If you just fish the marsh and are not wanting to go out to the beach, I would look at the Native Ultimates as well. They aren't SOT's, but are damn near perfect for the inside marsh.


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Hurricane Mike
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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Then buy something with a motor



That would require buying a truck, a boat, a trailer, gas, oil, Louisiana special edition trailer inspection stickers etc

Hence, "If I buy a kayak"


TigerWise
The Uptown
Member since Sep 2010
26733 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Kayak with a trolling motor. Hell most of the Hobie guys I see trailer them. If I need to trailer it I'll just use a boat.


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LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11638 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Oh no, I'm talking get out in the bank. The seat is just a thin pad. My arse starts to hurt after a bit.


TigerWise
The Uptown
Member since Sep 2010
26733 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Yeah my next yak will have one of those high low type seats.


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recruitnik
LSU Fan
Campus
Member since Jul 2012
709 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Yeah I was looking at the ascend and it looks like regular boat seats fit it. But I would like to stand.

I shouldn't have been surprised, but I am and the amount of intricacies with this. Damn, I just wanted something that floats.


LSURoss
USA Fan
Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11638 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
It's a great boat. Tracks well, has decent speed and its light enough to load on top of my jeep by myself.cthe seat might not bother you.


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