Friday, April 30, 2010
fishability of my W500 and the catchability of those Emmrod Saltwater spinning rods. The number of fish caught were enough to cause my forearms to ache by the time I went in. When it comes to handing speedy saltwater eatting machines those Emmrods are really something, so much control and no worried breaking a rod. The games they play up close to the kayak are much easier to win if you are playing the game armed with an Emmrod. Lure wise it was so simple just asprin tablet jig heads with big eyes and either a DOA glow paddle tail or a Zoom Trick worm. All in all this was fun day on the water and would have been great day for anyone fishing with kids, there was no way they could have gotten bored.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
CraigCat boat has two storage boxes right behind the seats. I've been told that some people use these boats just for riding around, playing and be still my heart, NOT FISHING. But I suspect the fishing bug bites everyone from time to time. So how is this for cool, a whole set up right in one those little boxes, tangle free and ready to fish anytime anyplace.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Fishing kayak that it is the fishability is actually an equal of the CraigCat. But the CraigCat is a smidge faster thanks to it's 25hp Mercury compared to me paddling the Wavewalk. With that motor on the back it's a fun exploration craft and can cover lots of water on just a few gallons of fuel. Performance wise maybe 30+ mph and it's a blast the whole time on the water. Maybe sometime this week I'll get it out for a test run since it's been some time. This would be a great time to try and get some gator shots out on the St Johns River near home.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
fishing kayak of mine is great for exploring this kind of area since it's easy in easy out and allows so many positions besides sitting legs out and back aching. Right now our water is still very clear so at times you can cast right to a feeding fish and watch them crush your lure.
Friday, April 23, 2010
kayak fishing inshore spot. It was a blast, wow, did I ever have fun with that rig. When I got home big time cleanup was in order since it had caught a load of bluefish as well as 4 little just legal seatrout. Once cleaned up it now is ready for it's show duties again dock shooting and doing demos. But I suspect not too long from now I'll sneak it out on the water again
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
fishing kayak out there, allowed me to see the fish working in the shallows by standing and looking over an oyster bar.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I just got this picture from a friend in VA. he looks like one happy fellow. That is one nice looking bass on an Emmrod. His rig is the same one we recommend for most avid anglers looking for a fun spinning outfit. This shot is the kind that just brings a smile to your face. Man that fight must have been outstanding! The cool part he is also a fellow kayak fisherman.
Monday, April 19, 2010
http://www.jeffstacklebox.com/ . Here is a picture of my choice of spinning rod from the Emmrod lineup. It works very well from a boat or kayak and in my own case has landed loads of fish. The rod details are it's an Emmrod Saltwater pack rod spinning rod with 7 coils. With a reel similar in size to my Daiwa 1300SS it's a blast to fish with. In Shimano a 2500 series reel would serve just fine and up to a 4000 series would also work. Line wise a good super line like the 10lb Fireline pictured gives you a rugged compact little outift that can handle some mighty tough fish.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Emmrod Packers are great for kids and even allows a transition to adult style angling with casting tackle since that same pole works well with the ABU round bait cast reels. For more advanced kids the all around spinning rods as represented by our spinning model saltwater pack rods are ideal. Wal-Mart did have great deal on some closeout spinning set ups so hopefully right now those kids are catching a few. Guess I really need to learn to carry a few Emmrods ready to buy in the Ranger so when I run into folks they can pick them up on the spot. Here is a shot of one of my brothers sons in Canada last summer. For a young man who does not fish that much he caught a load in Canada on his Emmrod.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
big guy in the Wavewalk fishing kayak can get his act together. Besides he is also training the new kitten here in the office for duties below his station.
This is but one of my low cost assistants here at Jeff's Tackle Box. Chopper is a real office go getter, his big talent is holding down furniture in the event of a hurricane. As you can see here he is working on his craft and appears quite good at it. I've got three other assistants who all perform various duties around the office to keep things moving smoothly.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The only power boat I still own is a CraigCat. Loads of fun and sometimes it is nice to just motor along the St Johns River near home in Palatka. Today I finally took the cover off for some spring cleaning. Wow, it's been quite a bit since that boat has been cleaned up. Took me almost two hours of pressure washing and brushing to get looking decent. These little boats are kind of like a rag top 50's sportscar on the water. They run around 30mph with two aboard getting very good mileage to boot. For a day trip on the river it's just really kind of nice.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Kayak fishing with great fellow anglers is an absolute pleasure. Today I had the chance to spend a few hours with two excellent paddle craft anglers, Jeff and Keith. Both men have spent lots of time on the water so trips like this are easy when everyone knows the drill. Weather wise we had our own personal dark cloud just hovering around much of the time trying to decide how much rain to drop on us or just blow us around. But when it finally passed it was really nice to be around the water. The Wavewalk W500 reminds me time and again how well suited it is for fishing. The boat fishes much bigger than it really is since you have loads of work space and room to move around that a much longer kayak would nver give you. The option to stand whenever you feel like it is an advantage that keeps you on the water far longer than any other fishing kayak out there. Of course the Emmrods in combination make for a day of fun lime no other on the water.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Fishing rods for kayak fishing, it all went well. Loads of folks came buy to try out and use the Emmrods. There were lots of questions and the outside demos helped quite bit. Once folks see just how well the rods cast that's half the quesion in their minds. The other is just how does it feel during the angling battle. The Emmrods keep gaining ground with serious anglers as people see just how well they fish. I've been using them for quite some time and frankly my other fishing rods have been racked for nearly a year. Emmrods are the real deal and although they have been part of my gear for 4 years now using them 100% of my fishing time has been very interesting.
Friday, April 9, 2010
fishing kayak around is on the water with the Emmrods. Still waiting for the adoring beeps and waves from fellow motorists, maybe soon.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
kayak fishing. This is my basic setup, a Daiwa 1300 SS and the Emmrod Pack rod saltwater spinning in 7 coil configuration. It is spooled with 10lb Fireline and in the case of the Mirrodine rigged here has a 20lb fluorocarbon leader. The shot was taken on a friends boat we were checking out for mother shipping kayaks to far off locations.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
kayak fish in Florida things want to steal your bait. They range from crabs to little fish that can just destroy a soft plastic trailer in seconds. You think you are getting hits but the reality is your hook is being cleaned off like a little kid munching corn on the cob. Pinfish as shown here are one of the biggest offenders. Funny thing is I once read that they are very good fried up but it must take a load of them for a meal. They are also suppose to be very good bait but I'm a dedicated artificial lure guy so that is a no no for me. This little guy was let go to eat another day.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
fishing kayaks or more fishing gear. So it's out with old lawn mower and in with the new. I priced the parts for tuneup and repair for the old one and it was nearly the same as a new one. So it was off to the store with my daughter and son in law, she has a great discount working at the place. New one got the lawns done so that clears a day for fishing later on this week.