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How many people on this site kayak fish, and where do you usually launch?
I am in Stone Harbor, and will be out almost every weekend from now until my junk freezes off :eek: - or the fish stop biting :mad: .
 

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Fly Fish: I launch from the free bridge area, the toll bridge,(both near Stone Harbor), the 81st street municipal pier, or a few places around the Avalon 30th street bridge ( big bridge on the blvd.), or Avalon manor. I'll assume (a bad thing to do) from your name you fly fish, while I do my fishing with spinners or conventionals.
 

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If I am fishing the back (usually at night) I launch from Strathsmere free ramp or the sod banks on the bay side of rush chattim bridge.

Ocean launches (day time) now that the season is over and the lifeguards are gone any beach is accessable. A beach buggy pass is a plus but lugging your yak over the sand dunes is not out of the question when you see birds working in an area you have no buggy pass for. During the fall run I always patrol with my yak mounted to the roof just in case the stripers are just past casting distance. In past years schools could be spotted 1/4 to 1/2 mile out working bait. You can not beat a yak for this type of fishing. You can paddle right into a school of feeding fish without spooking them. You will be amazed at the noise the fish make as they crash bait on the surface.
 

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I'm with jettyjock with the free ramp in back of Strathmere or behind the free bridge at CISP. I'm not as confident as jettyjock with the surf launches but I want to improve. Fishing in the back along the sod banks at night is a real trip! We troll bombers at times or drift and toss poppers or Yozuri darters at any splashes we hear. I want to try trolling with atube eel this fall as well as use some needlefish I just purchased. Keep us posted on how you are doing down near Stone Harbor. I'll do the same with CISP. By the way, what kind of kayak are you using? I just put in an order for the new Ocean Kayak Prowler 13. I cannot wait to get it!!!
 

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Drifter,
What kind and color do you have? I have a Tarpon 120 yellow and a Ocean Malibu two in repulsive green that I take my girlfriend fishing on. I have seen a couple of people yak fishing near the free bridge, but have never been in the water at the same time to introduce myself. I spin fish from the yak unless I am going out to a sandbar or someplace where I can get off and fish. I have really cut back at the amount of flyfishing I do since I bought a kayak a few years ago. It just doesn't seem like I would have the room for the line.
Jettie,
I do the same in the fall as far as patroling the beach with my yak on top. I have been in some unreal situations. I still have yet to perfect my launch and landing, but I still get out if it's not too rough. Here's a pic of my best day in the surf in SH. All small bass (except for one about 25"), but I nailed 10 in about an hour. Gotta love it!!



Here's one of my girl with a decent sleigh ride striper-



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I fish at night as well, and have had some decent success. Most of my fish (95%) are caught about an hour before sunset and sunrise, or at dock lights at night. congrats on the new kayak. If you need help with outfitting it with anything (rod holders, fish finder, etc) let me know.
We all should try to get together. I have some KILLER spots.
 

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I launch all over. Alot behind O.C. and Margate. Drag Island is good. Anchorage pt, risley channel, Delorese cooper. just to name a couple.
A get together would be cool.
 

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Any were I can! My yak is big & extra heavy with the trolling motor & battery. I usually fish OC area North to South. I hope to venture a little more north to LBI & IBSP this fall.
 

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i launch at the margate bridge, or at drag channel, although i haven't been there this year. i mostly flyfish, and don't have any trouble. i love having a fish finder on board as well.

it looks like we need to organize a kayak gathering. if the wind wasn't kicking today, i'd be out.
 

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Bgsdad,Long time buddy how ya been? ;) .I'm gonna buy a yak this year.I'm waiting for summer to end in hopes the price might be less.I need something for the beach and the back.And offcourse all the extra goodies in time.Something stable since i've never had a yack before just conues.Can you steer me in the right direction where to buy or a specific yak.Thanx bud ;) .LT.
 

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KAYAK - OCEAN KAYAK SCRAMBLER XT - FISH BACKSIDE OF SANDY HOOK (PLUM ISLAND) AND BACKSIDE OF IBSP.

NEXT YEAR SURF LAUNCHES WHEN THE BASS ARE ON BUNKER


DOYLE - LETS SETUP BARNER YAK ATTACK!
 

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I kayak from our dock in Stone Harbor and usually stick to the freebridge area. I have not used my flyrod from the kayak but then again I don't have it rigged for fishing so I have trouble stowing things. I usually just take what fits in my vest.
 

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NW Back Bay, Wharf Restaurant area, Old Train Bridge. Launch 17th Street or 5th street NW
Wilderness System Pungo, green, blue milkcrate on the back.

Two Barn sponsors that I know of, sell kayaks;
Gibsons Tackle in SIC
Sterling Harbor BT on the Wildwood Causeway, between Parkway and bridge into Wildwood.

[ 09-19-2004, 02:29 PM: Message edited by: Eric G ]
 

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GREAT PALCE TO YAK IS BEHIND IBSP - AREA 15 THEN FISH SOUTH - NOT ONLY GREAT FISHING, BEAUTIFUL AREA BUT ALSO MINIMAL BOAT TRAFFIC - BACK THERE IF YOU RUN OUT OF THE CHANNEL IN A BOAT YOU ARE GONNA BE ON THE BARS PUSHING YOURSELF OFF - SEEN IT MANY TIMES AND LMAO!
 

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Fly Fish: I have a blue Necky (from Canada). I also fish Stratmere, and the West Wildwood beach area near the train tressle. I got the yak in '01 from TI Kayak at their SIC store. It was a trade in, so Keith set it up for fishing for me.
 

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Flyfish,

I fish out of a sand colored Hobie that I got from Barrell. Love being able to hold the rod all the time. Beats my old Cobra all to he!!.

I mostly fish behind OCNJ from the Cooper bridge, Seaview Ave. ramp and along side OC-Longport bridge.
 

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Originally posted by Bgsdad:
Any were I can! My yak is big & extra heavy with the trolling motor & battery. I usually fish OC area North to South. I hope to venture a little more north to LBI & IBSP this fall.
Bgsdad - when you want to fish north get in touch!
 

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Originally posted by LITTLE TUNNY:
Bgsdad,Long time buddy how ya been? ;) .I'm gonna buy a yak this year.I'm waiting for summer to end in hopes the price might be less.I need something for the beach and the back.And offcourse all the extra goodies in time.Something stable since i've never had a yack before just conues.Can you steer me in the right direction where to buy or a specific yak.Thanx bud ;) .LT.
Tunny, Good to hear your back! Have you been out with the Bow yet? Too many Chiggers for me. I'm waiting for a frost!

If you're looking a Yak for surf & back bay you have to get a sit on top so you don't get swamp by a wave out front. I had a Cobra Fish n Dive which I reccomend highly. Very stable! It's also designed for diving so it has to be stable to climb in. The only draw back in the back is it is slow. That's what you sacrifice for stability. Being slow makes it a bear to paddle against a hard running tide. That is why I put a transom and an electric trolling motor on mine. Thanks to E-bay I got a great 43lb Motor Guide Great White (saltwater) for a steal! Cobra also makes other models that are a little smaller such as the Explorer & Navigator which I hear are a pretty stable & faster but I have no experience with them.

For the back the Pungo is a nice kayak. It's a sit in model but I don't think it's a good choice for the surf. It won't break the bank and Dick's has them on sale quite often.

I now have a Ocean Ambush which I bought from TomOCNJ. I love it but it limits me a little. It's a large 2 man model that is very heavy and bulky. It comes with a built in transom & battery box and my 43Lb Motor Guide pushes it nicely but adds more weight. 2 large men fish it pretty easily and comfortable. Just ask Strikes!. Since it is large and bulky the trailer is almost a must especially when your by yourself.

That's about the extent of my knowledge. If you're still fishing Brigatine stop & see Barrell at Barrell Surf & Sport. Very knowlegeable!! Also you can do some good DD on a number of other sites. Just do a Goggle search.

I haven't looked lately but E-bay had some good deals & the shipping wasn't a problem since they can be Air Freighted to Philly and you can pick up there for under $100.00 shipping.

I hope I helped! If you want to go out back one night drop me an e-mail and I'll bring you on it. Good Luck!
 

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Originally posted by Brian E. Mullaney:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Bgsdad:
Any were I can! My yak is big & extra heavy with the trolling motor & battery. I usually fish OC area North to South. I hope to venture a little more north to LBI & IBSP this fall.
Bgsdad - when you want to fish north get in touch! </font>[/QUOTE]You got it Brian! Mid October should be a good time. What do you think?
 

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Librarian, is the Seaview Ave ramp the one in Linwood? I've launched from there a few times. Great spot to start out when fishing in the back.
 
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