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Messages - Fishy247

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For Sale / Re: ISO Kayak cart
« on: May 17, 2024, 08:41:33 PM »
I have one that I'm not really using much since I got my wheel eze. It's in really good shape. I can check it out and let you know what kind it is if you like.

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Atta boy! Welcome to the club!

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Introductions / Re: Old guy and want opinions with a new sit on
« on: May 07, 2024, 10:47:14 AM »
I've got a Lifetime Tamarack Angler. It's a decent entry level yak for someone younger than me! I'm 5'7" and about 190#. I wouldn't recommend it for someone that's bigger/taller. I added stabilizers because it was so damn rolly/tippy. It's also slow and doesn't track straight for anything. That all being said, I've caught some really nice fish and take it out on the Monterey Bay. Might be okay for lake use though.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Chum box for sabiki
« on: August 12, 2023, 10:43:41 PM »
All you have to do is tie it off to your kayak. Don't tie it to your line. That's just going to scatter all of your scent and chum. If you tie it to your yak, the bait will come to you and stick around. I've done this several times will good success for the smelt!

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For Sale / Re: (2) KOKATAT PFD'S - FOR SALE
« on: July 14, 2023, 03:33:29 PM »
PM sent

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General Talk / Re: Santa Cruz 7/2
« on: July 14, 2023, 03:05:48 PM »
HAHAHAHAHA.....oh you'll never be done buying stuff for the 'yak Jen!!! :smt005 :smt005

That's why I have the neon flag on my ride. As far as strobes go, one thing to keep in mind is that it's also a distress beacon. The greater the height of your light/flag, the better the visibility to other vessels.

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Yelloweye RF?
« on: February 15, 2023, 06:36:08 PM »
Another way to tell is the scales. Yelloweye have smaller scales that are stacked really close together. Juveniles are usually a bright red with a bright white stripe down the side. Very "clean" looking fish. The scales look rough also.

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For Sale / Re: Shimano and Daiwa Lever Drags lot sale
« on: September 20, 2022, 12:10:44 PM »
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Collections build character.

I already have plenty of character....

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For Sale / Re: Shimano and Daiwa Lever Drags lot sale
« on: September 15, 2022, 09:32:06 PM »
I kinda went off the deep end myself a few years ago, picking up vintage reels. I'd love to display them, but I don't really have the space. I may just have to follow in your footsteps Allen!

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General Fishing Tips / Re: How long does fresh squid last in the fridge?
« on: September 08, 2022, 04:34:08 PM »
Freeze it as soon as you can. Preferably vacuum sealed! Treat it like any other fish that you put in the fridge. If it starts to turn pink, I'll freeze it and put it in the trash. Once the color starts to turn, it gets REALLY gross quickly!

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Atta boy!!!!

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For Sale / Re: Shark Shield tester : CLOSED
« on: September 02, 2022, 03:07:36 PM »
Perhaps soaking it in a Salt-away solution might help...

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Rudder for Tamarack?
« on: August 24, 2022, 01:01:45 PM »
C'mon man...I built a boat from scratch, remember? I can fabricate a lot of stuff! The challenge will be to keep everything light and portable, yet sturdy enough to do the job...

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Bleed 'em better?
« on: August 23, 2022, 03:51:57 PM »
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we fish for salmon on kayaks -- ain't nothing too crazy for us ;)

Ain't that the truth!!! :smt044

I hadn't thought about the squeeze bottle before. That's a great idea! I know guys that used to use a small tapered pipette. Just slip it into the aforementioned artery that runs along the spine!

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Rainshadow RX6 MB846 - thoughts
« on: August 23, 2022, 12:12:03 PM »
Believe it or not, but I can fix that if you're interested. That thing has some serious cajones!!

Mike

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