New Kayak: Now I'm Really Hooked!

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    Moderator FS Chris's Avatar
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    New Kayak: Now I'm Really Hooked!

    It looks like my love for kayak fishing has finally become an addiction. After becoming the proud new owner of a Wilderness Systems 14 Commander a few weeks back, I have been trying and trying to get on the water. Busy schedule it seems. Finally, about a week ago, I was able to put her on top of the Jeep and head out in search of some reds that had been (and still are) my mind for quite some time.

    I have been finding some redfish pushing water and occasionally tailing, a pleasant surprise for me. The last new years I have fished hard around the St. Lucie and this is the first year I have consistently found the reds. I have fished them in my buddies skiff, but nothing was quite like standing up in the kayak, as silent as can be, and pitching to a fish just a cast away.

    I have been out there a couple times in the past week and done fairly well. No pictures of me here, they are on a buddies camera, hopefully will get them soon. Been fishing with a couple different groups of people, all of which make the experience that much better. I think I have even made a couple believers in kayak fishing. I hope to be posting here quite often. Here are some pictures, enjoy!

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    Couple guys that I think are now officially hooked too. Damon on the left, Brian on the right.
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    My Jeep loaded up!
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    Mark with a release! Many of you may know Mark from his blog.
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    Safely released.
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    The rig!
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    Nice and welcome to the NMZ!
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    My name is Jim and I also have a kayak fishing addicition. Welcome to the program.

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    My WS Ride 135 i just got may lead to my downfall, oh well at least I am highly trained at eating MRE's
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    Now that you are hooked, there is no turning back. Keep the post comming.

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    Looking forward to fishing that same area next week...

    JR

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    Welcome to the nmz I know the feeling of being hooked lol

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    Thanks guys! Glad to be back. Many know me in the Southeast forum as "NoSlack". Without a boat the last year or so, I have found a new love in kayaking. Most importantly, I'm saving loads of dough in gas money!

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    Nice report, nice CJ

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    I too am hooked and would much rather be in my kayak vs. a boat! While in my kayak I have just about no boundaries. The deep blue water of the Atlantic is what I consider my recliner! Welcome to NMZ!

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