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Three Rod and Reel Combos for Kayak Anglers

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Three Rod and Reel Combos for Kayak Anglers

Three Rod and Reel Combos for Kayak Anglers On the ocean anything can happen at any time. Anglers fishing salty waters can expect to run into five pounders, thirty pounders, and hundred-pound fish on the same day. In the space of a few hours, saltwater anglers could be called on to cast, jig, troll, and bottom bounce. Kayak anglers can’t carry dozens of rod and reel combos to cover all the possibilities. How do you prepare for anything with a handful of fishing rods? The magic number of fishing rods on a kayak is three. First, packing more than three...

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Live Bait Tactics for Kayak Anglers

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Live Bait Tactics for Kayak Anglers

Live Bait Tactics for Kayak Anglers On the East Coast anglers slow troll live menhaden for king mackerel. In Florida it’s goggle eye, blue runners, and pilchards for sailfish and tuna. In the Gulf they use cigar minnows, threadfin, and blue runners. And, West Coast anglers drag Pacific mackerel and jack mackerel for California yellowtail and sea bass. Wherever saltwater anglers go, the best bait is live bait. Of course, catching and keeping live bait on a kayak isn’t easy. But, that doesn’t stop intrepid paddle anglers from getting in on the fun. The first problem is storing live bait....

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Catch more Sea Trout, Redfish and Flounder in the Kayak

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Catch more Sea Trout, Redfish and Flounder in the Kayak

Catch more Sea Trout, Redfish and Flounder in the Kayak A few minutes before the sun is scheduled to rise over the horizon, I drag my kayak down a muddy trail and slide it into the ankle-deep marsh. As the tide rises, I ride the current into backwaters too shallow for a bigger boat. When I spot a pack of tailing redfish, the kayak glides silently into range. A short cast, a quick twitch of the lure, and the whole school attacks. Out of the pack, one redfish breaks from the squadron to pounce on my lure. As soon as...

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Meet PENN Fleet Captain Ray Rosher

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Meet PENN Fleet Captain Ray Rosher

Meet PENN Fleet Captain Ray Rosher Captain Ray Rosher saw his first sailfish fishing on a headboat with his grandfather. “He would use a hand-carved styrofoam float and a live pinfish,” Rosher remembers. When Rosher was a teenager he caught his first sailfish with his father off of Miami. It was in 1979 that Rosher began working as a mate in Miami for kite fishing pioneer Bob Lewis and his son Jimmy. Rosher worked until 1999 running a private boat for the Kelly family and eventually graduated to the bridge as captain of his charter boat, Miss Britt. Today, Rosher...

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Two Experts Share Pro Tactics for Fooling Finicky Sailfish

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Two Experts Share Pro Tactics for Fooling Finicky Sailfish

Two Experts Share Pro Tactics for Fooling Finicky Sailfish Sailfishing is the sport of kings. There is nothing more exciting than hooking, fighting, and releasing a billfish. Unlike other billfish, sailfish often swim closer to shore, putting them in reach of almost any angler. Whether you’re on a trip to a premier sailfish destination or luck into a sail on your own, you’ll want to remember one thing to successfully snare one of these wily predators: don’t let the fish make a fool of you. Like other billfish, sailfish use their bill to stun their prey before swimming off and...

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