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A lot of rain and cool temps here in the last week. It is cover your dinghy weather.

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I Don’t want to be the guy with a floating fuel tank anymore. They all have 4”+ of water in them.

Our temps have Fall’en.

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Cold day, first coat day in a while.

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This is going on across the Lake on Whiteface Mtn. Yes, that is Snow in September.

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Cold day, first coat day in a while.

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This is going on across the Lake on Whiteface Mtn. Yes, that is Snow.
Its 50F in long island this morning. I felt that windy and chilly air and thought "I'm not made for this weather.."
I'll stick around for the Fall, but then idk what I will do. Either south florida or São Paulo. Problem with south florida is its very expensive post pandemic.
 

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Sun up this morning..
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My youngest horse back riding last night.
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Random photo dump. Went on vacation and came out to a cat using my cover as a hammock.

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one of my dogs running up the AC bill as usual

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some ridiculous Bloody Mary my wife brought me

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Picked up some more retirement toys, a pair of Old Town Sportsman 120 Fishing Kayaks, yesterday afternoon.

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We have several ponds/small lakes in the area, that would be great for a quick afternoon of fishing. There are also many calm bay areas to cruise .


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I'm currently in a VRBO on Lake Greenwood, SC. The house has 3 kayaks to use while we are here and I'm in a nice little cove. I've used them for the last 3 days to bass fish. What I have learned and what I would buy is huge. I can remember searching online for fishing kayaks and finding these crazy expensive kayaks designed for fishing that have pedals and a rudder and everything else. I'd think to myself that is just over kill......Not anymore. What I learned is if there is any kind of breeze what so ever you are at the mercy of the wind. You can't fish and paddle at the same time. So you have to position yourself somewhat upwind and away from your target to cast to and then ride the wind. But you also have to be some what of a contortionist at the same time because as the breeze blows the kayak will pivot. Murphy's law dictates that if you are fishing to the right you will pivot left, and vice versa. So you end up casting, then reeling over you shoulder, over your head, then back across to the other side. What I learned was after I put the paddle down and casted my line, if I started to spin or turn away from my target I would just use my hand and paddle the kayak backwards to turn the nose around to keep me in position.

If I were to get more serious at home about fishing from a kayak I would definitely pay more for something that I could use hands free a little better and not have to pick up and put down a paddle very often.
 

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I'm currently in a VRBO on Lake Greenwood, SC. The house has 3 kayaks to use while we are here and I'm in a nice little cove. I've used them for the last 3 days to bass fish. What I have learned and what I would buy is huge. I can remember searching online for fishing kayaks and finding these crazy expensive kayaks designed for fishing that have pedals and a rudder and everything else. I'd think to myself that is just over kill......Not anymore. What I learned is if there is any kind of breeze what so ever you are at the mercy of the wind. You can't fish and paddle at the same time. So you have to position yourself somewhat upwind and away from your target to cast to and then ride the wind. But you also have to be some what of a contortionist at the same time because as the breeze blows the kayak will pivot. Murphy's law dictates that if you are fishing to the right you will pivot left, and vice versa. So you end up casting, then reeling over you shoulder, over your head, then back across to the other side. What I learned was after I put the paddle down and casted my line, if I started to spin or turn away from my target I would just use my hand and paddle the kayak backwards to turn the nose around to keep me in position.

If I were to get more serious at home about fishing from a kayak I would definitely pay more for something that I could use hands free a little better and not have to pick up and put down a paddle very often.
It was great that you had that experience to better inform you if you do decide to move forward with a purchase. I think about this all the time when entering something new that I have no experience in. “Am I going to drop a few hundred, or thousand, dollars and then quickly realize I bought the wrong stuff?” It is like trying to make sure you buy your second boat first.
 

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I'm currently in a VRBO on Lake Greenwood, SC. The house has 3 kayaks to use while we are here and I'm in a nice little cove. I've used them for the last 3 days to bass fish. What I have learned and what I would buy is huge. I can remember searching online for fishing kayaks and finding these crazy expensive kayaks designed for fishing that have pedals and a rudder and everything else. I'd think to myself that is just over kill......Not anymore. What I learned is if there is any kind of breeze what so ever you are at the mercy of the wind. You can't fish and paddle at the same time. So you have to position yourself somewhat upwind and away from your target to cast to and then ride the wind. But you also have to be some what of a contortionist at the same time because as the breeze blows the kayak will pivot. Murphy's law dictates that if you are fishing to the right you will pivot left, and vice versa. So you end up casting, then reeling over you shoulder, over your head, then back across to the other side. What I learned was after I put the paddle down and casted my line, if I started to spin or turn away from my target I would just use my hand and paddle the kayak backwards to turn the nose around to keep me in position.

If I were to get more serious at home about fishing from a kayak I would definitely pay more for something that I could use hands free a little better and not have to pick up and put down a paddle very often.
I had the guy at the paddlesport dealership tell me the same thing as you experienced.

For our first kayaks, I wanted something that we (especially my wife) would find to be both stable and track well and I could occasionally fish still water.

A lot of folks actually end up buying more than one kayak. Just like tools, they use a different kayak for different situations.

Regardless of the kayak one buys, they are a quick and relatively inexpensive way to get on the water. Our Old Town's were $999 apiece (MSRP $1299). Another $180 (each) for a decent paddle, and we are in water with two kayaks for under $2400.

They actually a Hobie kayak package with peddles for only $1500. I could see myself and having multiple kayaks.

Jim
 

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Latest on the hurricane heading my way. If this is accurate, work will be about 5ft underwater.
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Two weddings in one day. Both old barn setups, turned into wedding/event locations. The second one, no pics turned out. Don't know if it was the lighting or my phone camera, or accidental futzing with settings just prior to pics, but decent shots of the setup of the first.

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Staycation for my birthday at Hard Rock Tampa. Won some, and “donated” it back and then some lol358F3FED-AEAB-4688-923F-790991B70BDB.jpeg6184DA24-AA94-4CBC-AF1A-079E5164564B.jpeg41AD1725-202A-4EC4-B9FA-BC998C97271E.jpeg11C9E108-550A-4280-8E53-FD9B441342AA.jpeg7AC1FB06-7038-4575-A48C-C96C7B88C547.jpeg62B995B6-3380-464F-A3B5-63DC0BC7B5C7.jpeg978616AB-9C53-485A-9091-4A8A26B51E32.jpeg
 

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Staycation for my birthday at Hard Rock Tampa. Won some, and “donated” it back and then some lol
I had to do a double-take, wondering why they put #7 dad. Do you get a yearly rating, and you're really not impressing the voters, or what? ;):thumbsup:
 

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I had to do a double-take, wondering why they put #7 dad. Do you get a yearly rating, and you're really not impressing the voters, or what? ;):thumbsup:
Haha can’t win them all.
 
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