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  1. Rosalie my beloved daughter landed her first brown trout, exceeding my own pb, proud yet jealous I have to say -10% jealous.... 110% proud
  2. For forcast try deckee app (I suffered the same Saturday winds) I've caught some of my best fish in the crappiest weather Keep at the lure casting once you land your first you'll never look back
  3. As previously said limit tye amount of gear you carry as a yak gets cluttered fast A short handled landing net like an environet is great, you can easily dehook fish in the net so you don't end up with hooks in you
  4. all those lures will catch you fish, if you just want to tick a fish off with a HB, cast the double clutch around weed beds and drop-offs, you should be able to snag a flattie, your lure needs to get down near the bottom the plastics would probably be an easier option to get started
  5. a decent flathead will make short work of light leader if you go to hard (unless they're lip hooked which I always assume they're not). Take it easy with flathead go a fairly light drag let the fish run and work them in slowly. Flatties don't run for cover so you can let them pull string. Always try and keep their head in the water if you lift their head out in the surface they will shake it and saw straight through your leader. Be vigilant at checking your leader for damage after every fish and cutting and retying as necessary, I've lost loads of big fish due to laziness. with handling flathead, DON"T put your thumb in their mouth, my thumb once required stitches from a not overly large flatty
  6. A few considerations, An you flip the kayak and get back in which is important in open water, I wouldn't anchor a kayak in the ocean you're likely to flip trying get it back out of the reef With gear keep in mind the lack of leverage ypu have on a yak especially with trying to bust off snags with swells And have a pre plan for landing fish and especially big fish, I know frim personal experience Lije I previously said I'd ditch the motor and keep the sounder, it'll keep the weight down
  7. They're a good looking yak, get comfortable with it before ocean paddling IMO don't use motors it takes away from what yakking is all about
  8. 8 or 10lb braid will have you covered powerpro is ok for starting out to keep the cost down, otherwise I use sufix 832 12lb fluorocarbon leader With your plastics, your jighead sounds about right, 2.5inch zman grubs and slim swimz work really well You need to make sure the tail is threaded on the jighead nice and straight
  9. Because of this post I've actually been putting a great deal of thought into bass on cranka crabs and I've definetly thought of a couple of limitations It would be limited to reaction bite, focused on when bass sit up under trees focused on falling insects in the height of summer, I read an article awhile ago on using spider style plastics to the same effect The other major limitation is the hooks, tge floating claw hooks are perfect for fish like bream that eat the claws first, and eel tailed cats in the fresh the way they slam and grind the lure the claws catch tgeir blubbery lips, with an implosion feeder like a bass the hooks are likely to miss or not get a good hold especially when you need to put some pressure on the fish On the flip side a bass on a cranka crab sounds pretty cool, I'm definitely gonna have a crack at it when summer comes
  10. The rubber ones that are in the drain holes on the yak
  11. At any speed the plugs will blow out, I learned ftom experience years ago
  12. Minn kota is definitely worth the extra $$$
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