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Old 08-27-2004, 11:35 AM
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I just learned that the house that my parents have rented for next week in Middletown, RI comes with two kayaks to use. I was originally planning on doing all of my fishing from the rocks behind the house. I'm really exited about it, but have never fished from a kayak before. I'm trying to cram in all the info on the site today about kayak fishing. Does anyone have any basic tips or strategies for a really green newbie kayaker? Anything would be a big help. Thanks.
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I just learned that the house that my parents have rented for next week in Middletown, RI comes with two kayaks to use. I was originally planning on doing all of my fishing from the rocks behind the house. I'm really exited about it, but have never fished from a kayak before. I'm trying to cram in all the info on the site today about kayak fishing. Does anyone have any basic tips or strategies for a really green newbie kayaker? Anything would be a big help. Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2004, 12:42 PM
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- Practice re-entry into the kayak in shallow water (that's just in case you fall out in deeper water)

- Wear a PFD

- Go to Kayakfishingstuff.com and check out thier saftey tips and newbie messageboard for additional info.
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Old 08-27-2004, 01:35 PM
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Thanks Scooby. That site is loaded with great advice. Scary though...I'm sensing a little jolt to the family budget.
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:37 PM
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there are allot of fun toys but you dont have to break the bank to catch fish. Start with the safety stuff, and the basics. Once you get into fish you'll see its worth it. welcome
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Old 08-28-2004, 07:33 AM
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Do you know what kind of kayaks, SIK or SOT, and if so which models? Not all kayaks are good for fishing.
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:12 AM
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If you have time, go online and order the kayak fishing video put out by Dennis Spike. He's a California dude, with some CA-specific tips (e.g., the whole "baiting up" thing, tying on to kelp, etc.), but it's a very thorough and lucid intro, and it helps to watch video.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:56 PM
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Well my first kayak fishing adventure in RI turned out to be a real learning experience. The house had 2 Ocean Kayaks. I think they were the "Frenzy" model.
I had crammed in as much of the safety info as I could from this site and the others I was referred to. I think I needed just a little more common sense than real safety advice. The kayak wasn't really set up for fishing so I just lashed my rod onto the boat next to me and shoved off into the bay. With my parents, sister and brother-in-law all watching from shore, I got less than 10 yards out and hit the first wave slightly sideways. I thought I had gotten through it ok when I realized that the bomber I was going to use had one of it's treble hooks buried pretty deep in my calf. When I finally made it the 10 yards back to shore I had to have my brother-in-law cut the hook and push/pull it through with my leatherman. Not really the triumphant maiden kayak voyage I had envisioned returning with Fish overflowing the kayak, but a valuable lesson was learned. I'm sure all of you in this forum have learned that lesson in one way or the other, but I think it's always a good reminder to use a little extra common sense in everything we do in, on , around or on top of the water. I did go out later that day and a few more times during the week and had a blast, although no fish to show for it.
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