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Old 10-07-2018, 04:06 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 10-12-2018, 11:09 AM
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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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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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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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If you can afford it get a pair of Hobies and never look back. Everything else is a compromise.
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they are indeed many things you need to attached I do like sit on kayak, let see what others have to say..
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I do not think you will find this kayak to be conducive to fishing, lack of storage, lack of stability, limited attachment points ect ect. Any fishing sit on top kayak would be an improvement. I am able to have a 7" color ff with battery stored in pelican case inside of hull, I keep a minimum of 6 rods and reels stored inside the boat completely locked down, a 12 gallon live well, a small cooler for drinks, an extremely large surf to summit fish bag all the tackle I need along with the safety equipment required and still have plenty of room to spare this allows me to have a very enjoyable fishing experience. I also have the stability to stand in the gulf to fish and pee. It also can handle less than desirable conditions. I have I hobie PA 14 and fish up to 5 miles offshore in the GOM.i hope this helps, lots to think about when fishing large bodies of water in a kayak.
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I agree that a sit-on top yak is better for fishing. I have a Pescador 10 ft I use a lot on the river.

But in your shoes, I’d spend a little $ for rod holders, anchor, etc. and go fishing with what you got.

If you really like it, then maybe spend serious coin on a Hobie or some other fiahing specific yak. There are a lot of people who spend big $ and then realize they only used it a few times before selling.
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sprockets, is this you perchance

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