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recruitnik
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.

Well thanks for the help. I like the ascend so far and its price range means I could buy two and keep the SO / kid happy.

I'll update when I make a purchase. Still lots of stuff to go over in this thread.

Thanks to everyone who's contributed. It's not often I feel like a noob.


TigerWise
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Check out craigslist too.


LSURoss
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
11643 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
That's what we did, w e bought the fs12 and the d10(for my wife)


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recruitnik
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Campus
Member since Jul 2012
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Yeah I'll keep checking craigslist well I mull over all this. As of yesterday there wasn't much enticing me though.


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
6353 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
If your budget is 500/ea check out the Ascend FS12T at BPS and the Perception Pescador 120 (2009 WS Tarpon 120 mold) at Academy for $499 also.

For $700 you can stand up with the Ascend FS128T, new platform from Ascend and great marsh boat. Search here, there are a couple of threads about it.

For a little more ($800-$900) check out the hybrids. The Native Ultimate 12 and Wilderness Systems Commander 120 (This is what I have- I love it).

Finally, if you go $8-900 and are dead set on a true SOT, Ride135 and dont look back.


SpeckledTiger
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Denham Springs
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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MattStin


nailed it


PearlsLSU
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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.


I guarantee i'll cover 3-4 times the amount of space in the marsh in my hobie outback (all while a rod n reel is in my hand,) then you can paddling... but I'm not gonna talk about you being but hurt about it.
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CarRamrod
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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If your budget is 500/ea check out the Ascend FS12T at BPS and the Perception Pescador 120 (2009 WS Tarpon 120 mold) at Academy for $499 also.

I think the West Marine Pompano is better than those 2 for cheaper.


Polar Pop
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
After HOURS AND HOURS of research and flooding the OB with yak questions

The number one piece of advice I will give you is do not settle on one just to get it.

Look around, test, talk and look some more.


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CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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I guarantee i'll cover 3-4 times the amount of space in the marsh in my hobie outback (all while a rod n reel is in my hand,) then you can paddling... but I'm not gonna talk about you being but hurt about it.
i want to know what happens to the mirage system when you track in 6" of water or less? Im not trying to get in an arguement i really want to know.


Polar Pop
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think the West Marine Pompano is better than those 2 for cheaper


Good point. Pompano is virtually the same boat as the Pescador 120. Confluence Watersports owns WS and Perception (using their old Tarpon 120 mold for the pescador). They also sold that mold to West Marine, allowing them to create the Pompano 120 (sells for $499 but has no seat).

It is a toss up between the FS12T and Pescador/Pompano. The latter 2 are tried and true boats dating back a few years from the Tarpon 120. On the flip side, the Ascend seems to be a great boat too.


CarRamrod
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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Good point. Pompano is virtually the same boat as the Pescador 120. Confluence Watersports owns WS and Perception (using their old Tarpon 120 mold for the pescador). They also sold that mold to West Marine, allowing them to create the Pompano 120 (sells for $499 but has no seat).
yea but they have been on sale for around 450 for months.
ETA: looks like the sale is over.
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GonePecan
New Orleans Saints Fan
Southeast of disorder
Member since Feb 2011
5775 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
The problem I'm having fishing from my kayak is with my shoulder. The way you have to cast with your shoulder only has my rotator cuff killing me.


Polar Pop
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The problem I'm having fishing from my kayak is with my shoulder. The way you have to cast with your shoulder only has my rotator cuff killing me.


I have been having the same problem, my shoulder (and sometimes elbow) is usually fricked after a long trip.

I have been trying to keep it in the wrist, and if I make a full motion I try to make a wide swing and fully extend my arm horizontal to follow through.


TigerPimpNationTrank
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
If your shoulder hurts when you cast, try and side casting motion or get a rod with a very short base below the reel so you can keep it close to your body and it will be much much more comfortable.



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gamatt53
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re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
Get a used Gheenoe and then you can stand and take a friend plus have room for beer. Slap a trolling motor or small HP motor (or both) and no more paddling.

I never have understood folks spending $1000 plus on a sit on top kayak when you can get a gheenoe for the same or cheaper. They can go in the same skinny water but they are actually comfortable to fish out of and have legit storage.


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VanRIch
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Abita Springs, La
Member since Sep 2007
4126 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.
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i want to know what happens to the mirage system when you track in 6" of water or less?


This is always why I shyed away from even considering them. Often times I paddle over flooded marsh grass, ponds with heavy submerged grass, run the bottom in shallow places. I can't think of one trip where I wouldn't have stripped the mirage system completely off the bottom.


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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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i want to know what happens to the mirage system when you track in 6" of water or less? Im not trying to get in an arguement i really want to know.



You carry extra parts with you so you can make it back to the launch then brag about Hobie's outstanding warranty service.


Polar Pop
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2012
6353 posts

re: Kayak fishing in the Marsh.


You can pull the mirage drive cartidge out and paddle with the hole in it.

IIRC they also sell a plug to put in the hole if you dont want to use it as a urinal.


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BrotherEsau
Member since Aug 2011
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West Marine ... for cheaper


does not compute


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