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Old 10-07-2018, 05:06 PM
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I have 2 Current Designs Kestral 120 kayaks. I'd like to set them up for fishing, primarily on the flats of Mosquito Lagoon. These are sit in kayaks. Where do I start? This will be sight fishing. Here are some pics.
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Old 10-07-2018, 05:08 PM
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:09 PM
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What do you want, rod holders, anchor trolley? Sit-ins are not usually the best type of yak for fishing (my opinion). I fished out of one, one summer and hated it. But, if that is what you have and want to fish out of it you don't have to do a lot to fish. All I had in my sit inside was 2 flush mount rod holders. The biggest problem I see is no flat space to put a tackle bag/box.
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First step if you want to get serious about kayak fishing, switch them out for Hobie Outbacks or some other sit-on-top peddle drive kayak. I've known too many people that started out spending money on different types of kayaks only to trade up withing their first year of kayak fishing.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:06 AM
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I agree with the others that sit ins are less than ideal, but I wouldnt necessarily recommend a $2000 kayak for starting out. I would just add two flush mount rod holders facing straight back for rod storage and keep the tackle light with things that you can just put by your legs. It looks like your boats already have paddle holders on both sides, which is good and you can add a stakeout pole there (I use an old fishing rod with a broken tip that I took all the guides off of). Beyond that, wait until after your 3rd or 4th trip before you make other modifications. On each of those trips make note of "struggles" you had and go from there.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:02 AM
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The lack of flat space was my biggest concern. I bought these several years ago for my daughter and I to enjoy. May put them on Craigslist or FB marketplace and get some sit on tops.
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Use these to see if you like fishing from a yak.
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