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Offline zzguffy901

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2018, 04:31:05 PM »
Looking for advice on the need to haves for the yak? Looking at two rod holders for trolling and an anchor trolley. Mainly will be trolling around for walleye or fishing perch with the odd bass/pike casting days. Been watching some videos but first hand knowledge from guys who fish the same waters is best.


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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2018, 04:31:05 PM »
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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2018, 12:28:19 PM »
Guys, keep this thread on track regarding the posters original topic

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2018, 11:11:21 AM »
You bringing Karen, Dave? Or do you only take her fishing when you need her to win you a new kayak?  ;D ;D

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2018, 02:09:36 AM »
As soon as the snow is gone in the spring and the lakes open up (ice out), it will be Pike in the Kawartha's.

Pike opens in Zone 20 the first Saturday in May. First 2018 hookup announced here - a Cherry Beach launch and spend the day moseying around the Toronto Islands looking for toothy critters.

Islands opener sounds good Don, anyone else in?

I would be interested!

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2018, 06:49:06 PM »
Too bad, maybe a last minute informal hookup in the spring one day when river conditions and the weather are right.

I had to accompany my wife to her mother's funeral in Manitoba last May so missed it. Was the Grand unusually high?

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2018, 08:02:01 PM »
No Dunville catfish event this year, Jeff?

Correct and as much as many enjoyed it, the uncertainty of the river has made the decision to move on a lot simpler.

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2018, 11:58:10 AM »
No Dunville catfish event this year, Jeff?

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2018, 09:53:45 AM »
As soon as the snow is gone in the spring and the lakes open up (ice out), it will be Pike in the Kawartha's.

Pike opens in Zone 20 the first Saturday in May. First 2018 hookup announced here - a Cherry Beach launch and spend the day moseying around the Toronto Islands looking for toothy critters.

Islands opener sounds good Don, anyone else in?

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2017, 12:17:52 PM »
Has anyone tried trolling in the yaks? How well do they perform. Was curious for days on lake st Clair in spring for walleye mainly. No chance id venture out on Erie, potentially nipissing during holidays

Yes, I do a bit of trolling for walleye on Erie and St. Clair.


Thanks for posting. Not too sure I'll take that big step in the first year on the yak as I know Erie can turn on a dime, it all comes with experience though



Lake Erie is generally a last minute trip after I'm confident it's going to be a calm south wind.

Offline zzguffy901

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2017, 07:05:51 PM »
Has anyone tried trolling in the yaks? How well do they perform. Was curious for days on lake st Clair in spring for walleye mainly. No chance id venture out on Erie, potentially nipissing during holidays

Yes, I do a bit of trolling for walleye on Erie and St. Clair.


Thanks for posting. Not too sure I'll take that big step in the first year on the yak as I know Erie can turn on a dime, it all comes with experience though

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2017, 04:37:32 AM »
Has anyone tried trolling in the yaks? How well do they perform. Was curious for days on lake st Clair in spring for walleye mainly. No chance id venture out on Erie, potentially nipissing during holidays

Yes, I do a bit of trolling for walleye on Erie and St. Clair.


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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2017, 03:09:11 PM »
Yup, but Cherry Beach is closer for me. Good piking down there too.

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2017, 02:29:14 PM »
Open all year in Zone 17  Hit it up at ice out

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2017, 12:36:41 PM »
As soon as the snow is gone in the spring and the lakes open up (ice out), it will be Pike in the Kawartha's.

Pike opens in Zone 20 the first Saturday in May. First 2018 hookup announced here - a Cherry Beach launch and spend the day moseying around the Toronto Islands looking for toothy critters.

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Re: First time buyer advice
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2017, 12:32:46 PM »
I think everyone on this forum has likely done at least a bit of trolling in their kayak. I have a Hobie Outback that I have rigged up with 2 Scotty rod holders and when I was trolling in Lake Ontario for salmon steelhead I used a Scotty Laketroller downrigger. It's all fairly routine. Others do far more than I do but just the same there's no real mystery to it. Since you met Evan through the Lake Simcoe forum, which I'm a member of as well, presumably you're in the general area so we'll have to get out together in a group next summer. There are plenty of yakfishers in this area (I'm in Newmarket).

 

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