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greenthumbrian

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Well darn...looks like I have to buy a new toy now!


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CHROME CHASERS!!!....mount up!!! 
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Icomm and Standard Horizon are both good brands. I personally use Icomm.

I personally chose a model that doesn't float (Icomm M73). It's less bulky than the floating models and it has a longer battery life. (They make them float by shaving battery weight and increasing the size of the housing until it's less dense than water.) I also have a floating Icomm that I use as a spare/loaner. It's a good radio, I just don't like the bulkiness.

Whether you choose a floating model or not, it should be leashed to your PFD (not to your kayak - in case you get separated). The leash pretty much negates the need for a floating radio. It ain't going anywhere.


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+1.  I use the below to clip the radio to my PFD (I crimped the ends just to be sure it won't separate under stress).

http://thekayakfishingstore.com/product/seattle-sports-dry-doc-leash/

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I have a Standard Horizon HX300 for sale. Do a search here, very popular and good radio.
If interested PM me.
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Thanks for the info, guys!

Chet - I think a GPS-capable unit may be best for me...If and when I hook a big 'un and get pulled out to sea  :smt009


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Thanks for the info, guys!

Chet - I think a GPS-capable unit may be best for me...If and when I hook a big 'un and get pulled out to sea  :smt009
If you don't have one already, I highly recommend a sonar unit that includes GPS. I'm happy with my Lowrance Hook 5 unit. Being able to plot your tracks, and mark reefs, etc, is priceless

I also keep a handheld Garmin GPS in a dry bag in the hull (with spare batteries) and I keep my iPhone (in a waterproof case) in one of my PFD pockets.

Some might say thats overkill, but I say "Better safe than sorry"...


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Thanks Alex - I do have a GPS-enabled sonar unit (Hook 4).  I also have a standalone GPS that is much more accurate and user-friendly for marking hot spots, so I will likely bring that as well - in addition to my iPhone in a Lifeproof case.

I'm with you - better safe than sorry!


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Thanks Alex - I do have a GPS-enabled sonar unit (Hook 4).  I also have a standalone GPS that is much more accurate and user-friendly for marking hot spots, so I will likely bring that as well - in addition to my iPhone in a Lifeproof case.

I'm with you - better safe than sorry!
Right on! Sounds like you're good to go as soon as you score a radio. (Or borrow one - many of us have loaner we can share.)


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I've been fishing off the kayak for salmon 4 times now. Not tooo into going out alone on my kayak.  Anyone into going out of HMB tomorrow?


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Good luck guys,I hooked 4 salmon last weekend on the lovely Martha and.brought the 2 biggest home.took 5 hours to get 61 fish for the boat.then I saw a buddy he had 6 customers on his 6 pack boat catch 12 salmon in 25 minutes.

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Salmon season is insane! Have limited every time I go. Salty Lady and New Rayanne are the two boats I go on.


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Salmon season is insane! Have limited every time I go. Salty Lady and New Rayanne are the two boats I go on.


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What's stopping you from chasing them from your kayak?


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Why is this in the fishing events/tourney sub forum?


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Salmon season is insane! Have limited every time I go. Salty Lady and New Rayanne are the two boats I go on.


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What's stopping you from chasing them from your kayak?


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My skills... I'm new to kayak fishing and no where near ready to tackle the ocean. Next season, I will try, but for now I need to build up my skills.


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Salmon season is insane! Have limited every time I go. Salty Lady and New Rayanne are the two boats I go on.


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What's stopping you from chasing them from your kayak?


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My skills... I'm new to kayak fishing and no where near ready to tackle the ocean. Next season, I will try, but for now I need to build up my skills.
Ah. Understood.


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