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General Bass Boat Discussion => Kayaks, Canoes, and Other Small Fishing Watercraft => Topic started by: TheLastRodBender on May 21, 2012, 04:50:52 PM

Title: Show off your rig!
Post by: TheLastRodBender on May 21, 2012, 04:50:52 PM
Post a pic here of your rig, Kayak, Reservoir rig, Bass Buggy, Canoe, WHATEVER!   Show us what you're working with.
Title: Show off your rig!
Post by: bigb201 on May 21, 2012, 05:57:15 PM
Here's a real quick one. I also have a motor mount for the canoe(not pictured) and I just got a 14 ft. Fiberglass Jon boat, but I don't have any pics yet



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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: MiddleRiverMaster on May 21, 2012, 08:02:13 PM
Here's mine. Got a 4hp Merc on the back and an Endura 30 on the front. Eagle Fish Easy 320C and an aerated livewell.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: TNDiver on May 21, 2012, 09:20:39 PM
I got a 15' canoe with a Hummingbird Fishinbuddy 140c.  Haven't caught anything with it yet, but will soon!

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Title: Show off your rig!
Post by: bigb201 on May 22, 2012, 04:00:43 PM
Here's my other rig. It's a 14 ft. Fiberglass sears Jon boat from 1972. Got it off Craigslist for 150$.


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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BassMasterSgtUSMC on May 26, 2012, 10:45:23 AM
Here's what I've been using...Cobra Navigator

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/7144891737_f8e32a31e4_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: kidd on May 26, 2012, 12:22:56 PM
I just found this little rig in a field and the guy gave it to me so I'll use it in my pond and some of the smaller ponds around here. Don't know much about it but it had a Sears data plate in it so I'll do some checking later. Gonna clean it up, put a casting deck on it with a few other doodads and put it in the water probably next year. (http://img.tapatalk.com/6127e585-10ed-b4fb.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/6127e585-111d-6552.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/6127e585-1146-8d88.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/6127e585-116a-1b3d.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: KayakFishingNC on August 17, 2012, 07:44:12 PM
I'm fortunate enough to have a few kayaks but the one I mainly use is a Native Watercraft Mariner 12.5'. It has a removable pedal drive which allows you to go forwards and in reverse, just by the direction you pedal.


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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: TNDiver on August 18, 2012, 12:34:13 PM
KFNC, how sturdy is that to stand and fish from?  Is it hard to set the hook and still keep your balance?
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: KayakFishingNC on August 18, 2012, 08:07:51 PM
I find it real stable. I can set the hook pretty hard on a decent sized fish. The kayak usually will spin around some but if you're sitting down you can use the pedal drive to reverse to keep from getting pulled into stumps or overhangs.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: FolsomFishing on September 10, 2012, 11:16:40 PM
Here is my Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12

(http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg631/FolsomFishing/6321ea2c.jpg)

Kayak fishing is my new addiction   
Title: Show off your rig!
Post by: bigb201 on September 11, 2012, 05:20:21 AM
Wow that looks really comfortable. Here's my new toy.


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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: RedTop on September 18, 2012, 06:10:34 PM
A coupple pics of mine....

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Title: Show off your rig!
Post by: Bigwrench on September 18, 2012, 06:40:00 PM
This is my newest toy. 12' Landau  got it FREE ! Gonna have some fun with this baby.  Looking for ideas so throw em at me  I don't think I'll be breaking any speed records but sure will be fun for 2 lakes around me that are no gas motor lakes and extremely hard to even get to with the big boat   
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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: stew6371 on March 18, 2013, 10:21:59 PM
Here is a few pics of mine.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: stew6371 on April 10, 2013, 09:36:23 PM
Here's my other rig. It's a 14 ft. Fiberglass sears Jon boat from 1972. Got it off Craigslist for 150$.


How heavy is that jon boat?
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: FishinPole on August 19, 2013, 11:49:41 AM
Here is what I'm currently fish out of. Wasn't sure I was going to like it, but now that I've had it for a while it's perfect for most of my fishing spots...  Planning on adding a trolling motor for certain lakes I go to. And it fits perfectly into the truck bed.

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Title: Coleman Crawdad
Post by: LarryMc on December 23, 2013, 06:38:31 AM
Small stream float boat. It's a 2004 Coleman Crawdad powered by 55lb Minn Kota Trolling Motor.

Loaded up and ready to go!

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g54/lmcdavid/Crawdad3_zpsb29bb97d.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: saklucik on February 14, 2014, 01:03:46 AM
I can't wait to get out on my Coleman 15 and start slayin'. I have a small trolling motor that attaches to a beautiful mount made from my father's crafty carpentry skills.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: tribulator on April 18, 2014, 12:25:27 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/18/muvu4u5a.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: tribulator on April 18, 2014, 12:27:35 AM
That is the new perception sport striker which I don't think there are any reviews for yet, so in case your wondering it is a very dry ride, stable, durable and I like it alot.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: tribulator on April 18, 2014, 12:28:11 AM
Very dry ride with 220 lbs in it at least
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: jaynay71 on May 15, 2014, 07:25:34 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/16/3uvahu7u.jpg)Here is my MOJO.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Dark3 on May 16, 2014, 09:13:10 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/16/8ara9eju.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/16/4a3eza4y.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Dunham Fisher on May 16, 2014, 09:44:10 AM
I can't wait to get out on my Coleman 15 and start slayin'. I have a small trolling motor that attaches to a beautiful mount made from my father's crafty carpentry skills.
I had to comment on your rig . . . Nice set up!  I love the simplicity, the look, the fishability.  Your dad did a great job, btw.  I've owned a 10 ft john, a 12 ft john, a 15 ft sport runabout, and a 21 ft Triton.  I also owned a canoe.  The most fun I had was with the john's and the canoe.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: saklucik on May 16, 2014, 10:34:23 AM
I had to comment on your rig . . . Nice set up!  I love the simplicity, the look, the fishability.  Your dad did a great job, btw.  I've owned a 10 ft john, a 12 ft john, a 15 ft sport runabout, and a 21 ft Triton.  I also owned a canoe.  The most fun I had was with the john's and the canoe.
thank you sir! Ive already had many great days out on the canoe so far. Thanks for the compliments to my father,  he took it above and beyond ( I tried putting him to work making more so I could sell but he declined haha ). the small csnoe is the most fun especially when landing a large fish!! Enjoy it out there.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: David_Gilbert on November 12, 2014, 08:38:53 AM
I just picked this up last weekend. Humble beginnings, but it's my first boat and I'm pretty happy with it so far. Thinking of adding a plywood floor so I can install a better seating arrangement. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/12/aba8b9b2645b56058d3bc2ae0c2ca160.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/12/e14108590a4d6acb98198f16c9c1af69.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: TheLastRodBender on November 18, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
David, I would imagine it would give you substantially more stability when standing as well?  Humble beginnings as they may be, but you're ahead of me in the boat game!
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: rhodestiva on November 19, 2014, 08:59:25 AM
small kayak and repairing a sup to have it out soon.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Ponson416 on December 02, 2014, 12:37:34 PM
Hey guys!  New to the forum.  I fish pretty much exclusively from a yak down in south LA.  I have a Native Slayer 14.5 and love it!
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I've put a few fish in it, but it's just barely broken in since I got it this summer.

From the Atchafalaya Basin in Henderson, LA.
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(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh634/rhinowestside/Mobile%20Uploads/3E522EFD-B879-43DB-BDED-01265C5E67BA.jpg) (http://s1255.photobucket.com/user/rhinowestside/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3E522EFD-B879-43DB-BDED-01265C5E67BA.jpg.html)

From Lake D'Arbonne in Farmerville, LA
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(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh634/rhinowestside/Mobile%20Uploads/FDE02EDA-4AE7-4F16-8534-D7F7BB953EAC.jpg) (http://s1255.photobucket.com/user/rhinowestside/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FDE02EDA-4AE7-4F16-8534-D7F7BB953EAC.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Princeton_Man on December 02, 2014, 02:08:40 PM
The last shot with the pads got my heart racing. 14.5? That's cool. Just one thing would worry me just a little down there... Don't you have gators down there close to the same size of your yak?? -Jim
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Ponson416 on December 02, 2014, 02:15:52 PM
Yes.  But trust me, they don't really bother anyone.  They will get aggressive if you disturb their nest.  But I do try to avoid them.  Usually when I see them I just keep my distance.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: TheLastRodBender on December 02, 2014, 08:24:30 PM
Great lookin rig there bud.  Welcome to the site! 
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: 3crows on October 07, 2015, 10:47:11 PM
Nice rigs, here are a couple of mine, my Boston Whaler:

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/JRWJR/Me%20and%20MC/photo3_zpsa960fd01.jpg)

No, it is not for bass fishing but it has caught a lot of salt water fish and I use it for diving as well as just burning hydrocarbons for a warmer and brighter future. Equipped with dive ladder, Humminbird SS, VHF, ELT.

Here is my latest kayak, an Emotion Stealth 10. I love the little thing, caught several nice bass on TR lake on it's first outing:

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/JRWJR/Misc%20pics/IMG_1370_zpsamc6x3sr.jpg)

I will soon add the usual GoPro mounts and some sort of depth finder. It has three Scotty mounts and two flush mounts, anchor trolley.

J
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: LgMouthGambler on October 08, 2015, 04:47:25 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/4e22787fe8bf7083a346e6169489bb31.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/08/a2648515e51013ace2291150ee68c3b9.jpg)

13' SeaNymph V hull. Built a front deck for it. 55# trolling motor and a 5hp Mercury 4 stroke. Fuel efficient, light, and gets me back places others can't go.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Jerod22 on October 16, 2015, 03:52:26 PM
Bought this back in August best investment ever!!!

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: 2833-34497 on November 28, 2015, 08:32:05 AM
Here's my kayaks which I own four of. Two 12' Hobie Pro Anglers along with a Wilderness Tarpon 100 and Commander 120.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Princeton_Man on November 28, 2015, 08:45:22 AM
Very cool! I think the Hobie is a cool yak.  ~c~
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: 2833-34497 on November 29, 2015, 06:34:15 AM
Very cool! I think the Hobie is a cool yak.  ~c~
Thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: jetrail05 on March 21, 2016, 07:05:36 PM
Here is my 1999 basstender 10.2 with a 3 hp tanaka motor

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Overcast on August 10, 2016, 04:56:28 PM
My rig is the reason I got into bass fishing.  Made a few modifications, mainly the seat, tŰ make it better for fishing.  Plan on getting a feelfree lure 11.5 before spring rolls around again. Current rig is a Perception Tribe  9.5. Lots of fun.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160810/b53d2ac1514635d53ed45263ac5c547f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Bh91 on March 30, 2017, 12:52:40 PM
was looking at the lifetime kayak but ended up getting this sea eagle stealth stalker since i can deflate and store in my apartment easier, as well as a similar price to the lifetime kayak.. i think i got the basic accessories down(rod holders, anchor(used a 5lb and 3 lb plate on a chain with rope) and fish finde(the garmin striker 4 portable kit) dry bag

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: cport on March 30, 2017, 01:28:07 PM
Here's what I've been using...Cobra Navigator

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/7144891737_f8e32a31e4_z.jpg)

Sarge, that thing looks bad a ^-^!
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: cport on March 30, 2017, 01:29:14 PM
Here is my 1999 basstender 10.2 with a 3 hp tanaka motor

That Mug is almost as big as the boat LOL
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on April 21, 2018, 10:38:39 AM
My newest rig. New to me at least. Just traded my last kayak for this one last week and I love it. Wilderness Systems Commander 120. I can sit low, sit high on captains perch, stand and fish no problem, I can even lay down and relax and Iím 6í3Ē.  I put my Lowrance on it and I made front and rear storage area covers to help with water entry from waves and paddling. 3 rods, everything else tucked away. I am searching out more backwaters and like to keep things simple.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on April 21, 2018, 10:44:32 AM
Brandon that a nice set up and looks like lots of room to stretch out in.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on April 21, 2018, 11:53:57 AM
Brandon that a nice set up and looks like lots of room to stretch out in.
Yessir, open floorplan! Not as fast as the last rig, but thatís a trade off Iím ok with

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on April 21, 2018, 11:57:19 AM
Yessir, open floorplan! Not as fast as the last rig, but thatís a trade off Iím ok with

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Who needs fast your out fishing in it not running a race.  I would go for space and not speed any day.  ;D
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Post by: BrandonK on May 10, 2018, 05:47:13 AM
Found some old pics yesterday. This is the progression the last 4 years or so

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: basss on August 30, 2018, 09:41:38 AM
Here's my gheenoe I got in November.  It came pretty basic, the trailer, boat, motor, trolling motor.

I've since added quite a bit of stuff to make it suited for me.  I'm currently finishing them up and will post pics of the finished rig when it is done.

One of the biggest mods I did to it was add power.  I put a battery in one of the two compartments.  I also wired in a switch for what I added; nav lights, auto-bilge pump, interior lights, usb charger, and a fish finder.

Non-electric items I've added are the front cap, which includes a trolling motor plug, a quick release for the trolling motor, and a cleat.  A grab bar and anchor pin have also been added to it.

I'm waiting for the ram mount to mount the fish finder to the grab bar, that should be here tomorrow, to clean and tidy everything up.  Once it all get cleaned and put away, I'll post pics of the finished project.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: basss on August 31, 2018, 08:25:19 PM
Got it cleaned up.

This is how I wanted it when I first bought it.  A basic fishing rig with just the essentials; lights, bilge, and fish finder. The grab bar, front cap, and cushion were also part of how I wanted mine to look and have a great deal to do with function.

So here she is cleaned up ...
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on September 01, 2018, 12:26:46 PM
Got it cleaned up.

This is how I wanted it when I first bought it.  A basic fishing rig with just the essentials; lights, bilge, and fish finder. The grab bar, front cap, and cushion were also part of how I wanted mine to look and have a great deal to do with function.

So here she is cleaned up ...
Looks good all cleaned up. Now go catch some fish.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: basss on September 03, 2018, 01:30:08 PM
Took it out for a test run after putting the sonar on and I did catch one.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on September 03, 2018, 01:34:24 PM
Took t out for a test run after putting the sonar on and I did catch one.
Good for you and that looks like a nice spot to catch some fish.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: basss on September 03, 2018, 01:41:01 PM
Good for you and that looks like a nice spot to catch some fish.


A guy rode by in a jet ski while I was fishing there and he said he pulled an 8 liber. out of there.  I tried for about 30 min. then moved on. I will be back though.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Bassinlou on September 03, 2018, 02:25:41 PM
Took it out for a test run after putting the sonar on and I did catch one.

Cool!! Now its broken in. Nice fish.  :)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on September 03, 2018, 03:27:50 PM

A guy rode by in a jet ski while I was fishing there and he said he pulled an 8 liber. out of there.  I tried for about 30 min. then moved on. I will be back though.
You believe a guy on a Jet ski.  lo lo An 8 lber would be nice to hook into.
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 03, 2018, 04:01:09 PM
Late to the game and already posted a pic in the BS'n thread.
Magellan Origin 12, bare bones, haven't started any mods yet. Allegedly it's originally a retired Wilderness Systems designe sold under Perception and now licensed to Academy, so should be a good one.
Did pick up some scupper plugs and an actual kayak paddle. The little wooden one works fine, but I discovered yesterday that there's a reason kayak paddles are double ended.
Left, left, left... right, right, right is just fine in a canoe or jon boat, but turns into a serpentine in a more responsive kayak.
A fish finder would be nice some day, and I could use a bit more padding under me arse.

Anyone ever try standing in a 28" beam kayak? I talked my son into trying yesterday and he got a little wet.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181003/afd9b27752418dff38e8c0578a12c767.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on October 03, 2018, 04:10:06 PM
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181003/afd9b27752418dff38e8c0578a12c767.jpg)
That looks nice SHC and should get you off the bank and out there where them fish are at.  ~c~ ~c~ Just don't stand up in it. lo lo Take your time and fix it up as you go along.Now get some fish slim on it.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 03, 2018, 05:43:14 PM
Outriggers!
May have to figure that out!
I really don't want to "slap together" anything, you've seen how that's worked out for me in the past!
I may do some drawing and brain storming and see if I can dream up some sort of quick attach/collapsible PVC outrigger system.
Anything that stays on is going to get in the way or create drag, so I'd need something I can slap together in a few seconds and clamp on, then pop off, take apart, and drop it between my legs.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on October 03, 2018, 06:06:17 PM
Made outriggers for my Perception Pescador Pro 120. It was more work and hassle than it was worth. Then I found a kayak that I can stand and fish in all day and never looked back
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 03, 2018, 09:00:41 PM
Yeah, I was leaning towards one of those. But this one felt better built and was $200 cheaper than the one I was looking at. Really I should say the other was $200 nicer! Price was a factor, but I can get better padding to sit on and get used to sitting down to fish.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: TheLastRodBender on October 09, 2018, 07:45:47 AM
the ingenuity and engineering that people come up with never ceases to amaze me.  Some of the things you all put together on your boats should be on display lol.   
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 09, 2018, 10:19:53 AM
the ingenuity and engineering that people come up with never ceases to amaze me.  Some of the things you all put together on your boats should be on display lol.
I personally don't intend to do much with mine. Being one of the skinniest out there at only 28", I figure the less top heavy the better.
Now, if I lose some weight myself, that may open up some options!

The biggest thing I'm considering is a fish finder.

Yesterday I picked up a "taco style" paddle holder and some extra bungee cord. The paddle holder that's on my yak consists of a bungee loop that comes over the paddle and fixes to a hook. Problem is, that plastic hook is in a perfect place to dig into my fat azz. So I'll be removing that and attaching the new paddle holder to take it's place slightly further to the rear.

The extra bungee cord is to help secure my rods. My rod holders are kind of wide and shallow. I haven't worried about losing them, but they wobble around quite a bit and I worry I may end up with one in my way during a cast.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on January 28, 2019, 04:40:14 PM
Yessir, open floorplan! Not as fast as the last rig, but thatís a trade off Iím ok with

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/6834699e760c8cc9f5576bdcc52a2598.jpg)


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Ok I was wrong. Haha. The Commander 120 should be sold tomorrow. Going back to a more traditional sit on top kayak, albeit one with a faster and less stable hull that what is popular right now. I have found, surprisingly, that I really do not stand when fishing in a kayak. Hardly ever. I prefer to keep a very low profile and not ever give the the fish a chance to see me, as opposed to trying to sight fish but potentially letting them see me first
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on February 01, 2019, 04:16:07 PM
Picked up a 2015 Native Slayer 12 for a good price. Added flush rod holders today. Tomorrow Iím adding an anchor wizard to the bow, the Lowrance, a net holder, paddle holders, tackle storage, and a couple other DIY items to make my life easier on the water. Iím super pumped about this boat. And itís the color i have wanted for awhile, Copperhead

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Lipripper on February 01, 2019, 06:39:50 PM
Picked up a 2015 Native Slayer 12 for a good price. Added flush rod holders today. Tomorrow Iím adding an anchor wizard to the bow, the Lowrance, a net holder, paddle holders, tackle storage, and a couple other DIY items to make my life easier on the water. Iím super pumped about this boat. And itís the color i have wanted for awhile, Copperhead

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Looks good and hope you catch lots of nice fish from her.  8)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: SteveTX on February 01, 2019, 08:17:30 PM
I prefer to keep a very low profile and not ever give the the fish a chance to see me, as opposed to trying to sight fish but potentially letting them see me first
Ill never catch another fish if that is the case. I'm standing 6ft tall on a deck of a 18' boat all day and twice on Sunday if my job allows it. That isn't counting the times I take my friends and we both stand up on deck and fish.  ;) lo

I like the look of the Copperhead yak. I'm no yak guy but that color beats the heck out of lime green and hot pink ones Ive seen.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Donald Garner on February 01, 2019, 08:31:28 PM
Congrats on the New Yak there  ~c~  I like that color scheme also.

I've never been in a Yak and don't think I'd feel very comfortable in it.  I need to stand up and fish.  Being 270lbs and not very nimble etc I'm afraid I'd have an issue trying to fish out of one.  I see guys down here do it all the time though.  Most of them don't weight 270lbs either.

I'll stick to my 14ft G3 Alwed Jon Boat and my 18.5 ft. Stratos 285 Pro XL bass boat  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on February 02, 2019, 04:17:00 AM
I should be able to stand on this one and fish if I want, I just donít find myself doing it much, except during the spawn. Water here is usually 6Ē-18Ē visibility, so we cant sight fish often
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on February 02, 2019, 08:28:41 AM
I gotta get on the water. ASAP

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: the_huber_show on February 04, 2019, 03:11:55 PM
^ Nice set up!
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BarryFL on February 04, 2019, 04:47:39 PM
Nice yak but I see gators that big almost every trip. No thanks,  although there are a lot of yaks in FL.

~Barry~

Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on February 04, 2019, 05:13:19 PM
Congrats on the New Yak there  ~c~  I like that color scheme also.

I've never been in a Yak and don't think I'd feel very comfortable in it.  I need to stand up and fish.  Being 270lbs and not very nimble etc I'm afraid I'd have an issue trying to fish out of one.  I see guys down here do it all the time though.  Most of them don't weight 270lbs either.

I'll stick to my 14ft G3 Alwed Jon Boat and my 18.5 ft. Stratos 285 Pro XL bass boat  ;)
I'm 270 and 6' tall. Between me and my gear, we're pushing the weight limit of my yak to the absolute max.
As for nimble... once I get in, all I need is to be able to move my legs around a bit. Turning around to get to my gear on the back deck is sometimes a challenge, but even with my bum shoulder I can do it.
See if you can rent one somewhere and try it out.
Nice yak but I see gators that big almost every trip. No thanks,  although there are a lot of yaks in FL.

~Barry~
I paddle around gators. It's been my experience that they seem more likely to mess with you while you're on the bank. Closest encounter I've had with one while on the water was a little 4 footer that just got a bit too close out of curiousity I believe. Skeert the chit out of me. It was chillin right under my elbow.

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Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: BrandonK on February 04, 2019, 05:34:49 PM
Iíve never seen one here while Iíve been out and Iím thankful for that. If I make a short trek to the coast Iím much more likely to make those encounters
Title: Re: Show off your rig!
Post by: Tizi on May 06, 2019, 04:25:11 PM
2015 Jackson Cruise 10 Angler