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#1 ILoveFishing

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 07:50 PM

Can you kayak the waterworks?  i know you have to stay 100 feet from the ladder but are kayaks even alowwed?
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:54 PM

just watch out for the attack dolphins
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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:46 PM

hahaha
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:43 AM

I've seen small boats and yaks out by the dam. Also saw a boat get stuck on the rocks on a falling tide. You can do it but its tricky to launch and you really should know the currents well and where all the rock islands are. What kind of kayak do you have?
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:09 PM

Ive done it once or twice, its certainly hairy... you need to know what the tide and flow will be doing while youre out there... rocks all over, strong currents, etc... and it is definitely a bitch to launch a yak down there.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:54 PM

alright thanks guys, dont have one yet im waiting for spring to get a sale or somthing but im deff getting one, i think ill stick to the shore down there  ;)
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:33 PM

You won't regret buying one! Just don't go super cheapo on your first one if you can help it. Some of the ones you can get at Dick's, Sports Authority, etc are pretty nice but others are complete junk. Once we get enough PAC yakkers we can petition for our own forum!
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#8 ILoveFishing

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:36 PM

pontomac's any good?
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:58 AM

I just googled pontomac kayaks and it looks like they are sit-ins. Have you ever kayaked before? The reason I ask is that sit-in style boats tend to be more unstable and very dangerous if you flip and have to do re-entry- especially if you are not experienced. The design that has been much more popular for fishing is the sit-on-top (SOT) style boats. They have an open cockpit which allows for more gear storage and customization, plus it enhances the stability because these boats are usually a little wider. Re-entry is also MUCH easier with this style which is very important because at some point you WILL flip your boat and need to get back in.

If you're looking at Dick's models, the perception series are very nice. They have a couple models already rigged for fishing such as the Caster and Pescador. They are basically clones of the Wilderness Systems "Tarpon" line and cost about half as much. Length should be determined based on how you'll primarily be using it and to a lesser extent your own physical dimensions. I use mine on rivers and a lot of open water. I am also 6'4" so for these reasons I went with a 14 foot boat. It is heavier and harder to load on a car by yourself but it is faster in the water and handles swells/wakes better than a smaller boat would. If you're gonna be fishing small rivers and ponds you might want to go with a 10 or 12 footer.

I would advise you to test paddle some different boats first if you can. I paddled a perception caster, tarpon 120, tarpon 140, native manta ray 12, and native manta ray 14 before settling on the latter. I also have to plug Wilderness Adventures in Wilmington, DE where I bought my Manta Ray 14. Great people, awesome service and they even helped me load it on my car for the first time.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:34 AM

if you guys think launching a kayak down there sucks, try doing it with a 17' canoe...NEVER AGAIN!!  :) :)
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 01:28 PM

the cut in the seawall at locust point is a piece of cake anywhere around high tide. You can also jump the fence and launch off of the dock that the boat thats moored there uses. Its a mile paddle up.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 02:16 PM

Yeah i do actually like the sit on tops alot better, more space it seems, but thanks for the info. i have kayaked a couple times but all in the sit in ones, never flipped yet thou haha
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 04:48 PM

if you guys think launching a kayak down there sucks, try doing it with a 17' canoe...NEVER AGAIN!!  :) :)


My canoe will be seeing alot of fairmount next year for shad, that is if my buddy is willing to launch it with me. We already came up with a plan last year to launch, until it got way to cold, way to quickly. Can't wait to anchor up, and stay away from those crowded banks.

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:01 PM


if you guys think launching a kayak down there sucks, try doing it with a 17' canoe...NEVER AGAIN!!  :) :)


My canoe will be seeing alot of fairmount next year for shad, that is if my buddy is willing to launch it with me. We already came up with a plan last year to launch, until it got way to cold, way to quickly. Can't wait to anchor up, and stay away from those crowded banks.


It was nice to anchor up in the channel...but I'm never dragging that thing back up the bank under the Spring Garden bridge  :)
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

ha im kind of interested to try it, i wana go for smallmouth but its hard fishing from shore when its crowded
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