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 Post subject: LAUNCH 2017!
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2017, 11:53 
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Since we hit 60 degrees for an outside temperature yesterday I was ready to get some fishing in. I decided to hit my "home lake" the Quemahoning Dam. I like the lake because it's big, deep, holds a verity of fish such as northern pike, walleye, trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and very nice sized crappie and yellow perch plus it's only 10 miles from my house. Not only was this the first kayak trip of the year but it was the first time I got to use my new fishfinder I bought for the kayak.

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I purchased a new Garmin Striker 4. This thing is neat, not only does it display the depth, but also the water temperature which was a chilly 39 degrees, speed, time, and the power on your battery.

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It also has a GPS mode.

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I didn't catch anything yesterday. The fishing was tough but I enjoyed the outing nonetheless. As they say, a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work!

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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2017, 20:30 
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At least you got out. Better than some I know who are glued to the tube watching basketball.


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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2017, 07:50 
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You got all the bells and whistles on that little puddle jumper. To bad you never connected. Did you mark any fish.


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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
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wolf1199 wrote:
You got all the bells and whistles on that little puddle jumper. To bad you never connected. Did you mark any fish.


I marked lots of fish about 50 feet down in the deep water. But the wind was pretty tough and couldn't stay stationary.

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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
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Next thing you need is a down rigger mounted to that kayak if you have any more room. But knowing you, you will find away to make it happen. Lead line is good also to get to those depths. Still hard for me to see you fishing soft water this time of year :P .


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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
PostPosted: 28 Mar 2017, 03:16 
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wolf1199 wrote:
Next thing you need is a down rigger mounted to that kayak if you have any more room. But knowing you, you will find away to make it happen. Lead line is good also to get to those depths. Still hard for me to see you fishing soft water this time of year :P .


Believe me Wolf, I thought about a downrigger already. We had a super mild winter, warmest one I can remember. 2 years ago the lakes were frozen until April. During a "normal" winter we generally have safe ice until the 3rd week in March. This year we had mostly open water on the 1st week of March. Maybe there is something to this global warming thing....

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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
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Looks like a rig you can enjoy. Maybe the fish will start biting soon.

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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
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those Garmins are nice

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Rick, where did you purchase your arm and mounting bracket for your garman. I need them for my lowrance. I have an 10' old town.

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Richard Murray wrote:
Rick, where did you purchase your arm and mounting bracket for your garman. I need them for my lowrance. I have an 10' old town.


I got the Ram Mount kit on Amazon for about $28.00

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 Post subject: Re: LAUNCH 2017!
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Richard Murray wrote:
Rick, where did you purchase your arm and mounting bracket for your garman. I need them for my lowrance. I have an 10' old town.


I got the Ram Mount kit on Amazon for about $28.00

Thanks much! Didnt even think about amazon and we are gold members.lol Goin to call yak attack today also. A friend of mine bought a Hobie 14' last summer and it is sweet!

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