Kayaking/Kayak fishing

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    Any kayakers here? Not an open ocean or white water kayaker year. I just like toodling on the Trinity River or in a lake and occasionally tossing in a fishing line.

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    Looks like fun.

    Ive been about 3 miles offshore in an ocean kayak, but never ran any rivers.

    Good luck & have fun.
     
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    I just went Kayaking on the Bay side of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. Loved it, we paddled through a manatee area, didn't see any but it was lovely!

    Do it here on lakes, since Indy is landlocked. I love to canoe too.
     
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    I used to kayak in the bay, but haven't in a very long time. I miss it.
     
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    What kind of bait do you use to fish for Kayaks?
     
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    Great! Was that in Tampa?

    I like it because it's cheap fun. If I had a boat, there is insurance, registration, fuel and maintenance. If it just sat in the garage, I'd feel guilty at the expense. With kayaks (mine are used and less than $300 each), the cost is only in buying the boat. It's nice to throw them on a trailer and go anywhere (no ramp needed) anytime I feel like it....or not. :)

    It depends on the fishing; lures for Bass and Crappie, stink bait for Catfish. Same as shore or any other kind of fishing. The nice thing about kayaks is they are light enough to carry and toss in the water anywhere and allow the option of reaching areas not accessible by shore fishermen or bigger boats. I've been up creeks (with a paddle!) that were only 3 feet wide and a couple inches deep. Not good for fishing, but it shows the versatility of a kayak.

    My kayak trailer I built in welding class from an old garbage trailer. The uprights are salvaged railings from the community college. Total cost, about $250 in parts and paint.

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    We were about an hour south of Tampa in Long Boat Key. Took 3 teens and 2 adults Kayaking, they all enjoyed it very much! I want to do more here, and would like to own one soon, like you said, it's a great inexpensive investment that pays off in hours of great fun! And easy to travel with to get to any body of water you want!
     
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    What did you use to paint your trailer? It looks great.

    I'm in the middle of rebuilding a trailer today...just received the new fenders from the Postman.
     
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    I've done is several times. Very fun stuff.
     
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    Air compressor, $15 spray gun from China via Harbor Freight and Rustoleum. I used the heavy duty primer for a first coat and "sunrise"(?) red for the second. I've painted a few projects using this setup. It's not showroom quality, but it's decent looking and, more importantly, durable.

    What is your trailer project?

    My current project is turning an old 19-foot steel boat trailer into a utility trailer although I'm entertaining the idea of making a camping/kayak trailer using a steel frame of 2 inch angle iron and 4X8 foot sheets of plywood for the top, bottom and two long sides.
     
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