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Old 08-15-2004, 10:17 AM
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I'm new and I'm think that every once in a while we need to ask: What do you paddle and where do you fish?
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I'm new and I'm think that every once in a while we need to ask: What do you paddle and where do you fish?
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:23 AM
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I just bought a Tarpon 140 Angler. I didn't shop around much but so far I love it. I have been out three or four times in calm water. No fishing yet, but I'm planning on vacation in the Outer Banks in a 3 weeks and fishing in the sound and I'll try the ocean too. Let me know about ya'll.
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Old 08-15-2004, 10:15 PM
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A Tarpon 140. 4 times ocean side last spring to snag bunker and catch big bass - bunker snagged, no bass tagged. Twice in Raritan Bay, once in Barnegat.

Lately I paddle my kevlar Wenonah Solo Plus canoe in a local reservoir. My little girl and I heard a coyote last night. I'm waiting for the salt to cool a bit, I guess.
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Old 08-16-2004, 09:48 AM
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I'll list those I regularly fish. OK Caper and Prowler, WS 120 & 100.

The Prowler in the salt. The Caper and 100 in small ponds and rivers and the 120 for the resivoirs.
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:46 AM
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Baja - I am looking for my first Sit-on kayak that will mostly be used in Cape Cod bay but may also be used on the Atlantic side of the cape (if its fairly calm). I am 6' 210 fairly strong but have some issues with blown discs in my back so kayak weight is an issue. I was considering either the Caper or Cobra Explorer. can you expound a bit on the suitability of those for my needs?
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:45 AM
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Tarpon 160 (no rudder)

Fishing the NJ Surf - Jigging the tips of Jetties and trolling the surf line.
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Old 08-17-2004, 01:59 PM
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I just purchased a Ocean Kayak Malibu 2. A bit heavy and not rigged for fishing (yet) since it was purchased for my and the wife to do some bay watching Little does she know that there will be a plug trolling after the yak on every excursion....
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Old 08-17-2004, 07:31 PM
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Don't laugh but I paddle an 8' ocean kayak yak board. My friend left it at my house and I couldn't reach the bunker this spring so I decided to give it a try. It was horrible but pretty efficient. I landed 8 bass from it. 22# being the smallest and 38 being the biggest. My buddy also got a 36 pounder from it.
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Old 08-19-2004, 08:21 AM
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Jim, of the 2 the Caper is much more stable. It has tons of initial and secondary stability. With the front hatch its only 45#s.

Other kayaks that I'd seriously consider are the Prowler 13. They haven't arrived yet but it should be a real winner at 13'4.5" and low 50s. Also think about a Tarpon 120. 55#s.
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Old 08-19-2004, 09:18 AM
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Baja,

Thanks. I have been leaning toward the Caper. From what I hear it has much better secondary stability. Unfortunately the wife's jeep repairs just gobbled up the $500 plus I was gonna use. Guess I'll have to wait a bit longer for some end of season sales.
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Old 08-20-2004, 09:11 PM
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I paddle a Prowler in the salt and an Exhilarater on the river.
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