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by tadpole
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Palm Valley...
Replies: 4
Views: 6941

Re: Palm Valley...

I'm in the same boat. I've been launching at the new Nocatee Landing and fishing mostly north of Pine Island. Very little to show for several trips. Mostly using live bait but also some artificials. Some of the places look very fishy but I just haven't figured them pout yet. I know there are some ot...
by tadpole
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Trailer build and anchor trolley install
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

Re: Trailer build and anchor trolley install

As for painting the trailer - If it is galvanized steel, try to preserve as much of the galvanizing as possible. If you are dealing with bare steel, and any steel you exposed if it is galvanized, prime it with some zinc-rich primer. With any spray paint, shake the can a lot and often, and use light ...
by tadpole
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Securing Kayak To Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Re: Securing Kayak To Roof

Whenever I use my car instead of the truck I bring along a folding step stool or platform to stand on. I'm not using J racks but I have to reach over the kayak to get the fixed strap after putting the boat in the cradles.
by tadpole
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is a depth finder worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 3041

Re: Is a depth finder worth it?

I have one, and it is helpful for learning structure, but not really for finding fish. Mine is a monochrome Humminbird - I think the cheapest one they sell. No GPS or other frills. It uses very little power. In fact I power it with 10 AA Eneloop brand rechargeable batteries. I bought a 10-cell AA ba...
by tadpole
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fishing Low tides that aren’t very low
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Re: Fishing Low tides that aren’t very low

We all get skunked every once in a while - me more than most! I could write a book about it, but I don't think it would sell.... Seriously, the record you claim is pretty darn good, and I have no reason to doubt you. What you have accomplished hasn't been all luck. It came from somewhere. Take joy f...
by tadpole
Fri May 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: New JKF website
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: New JKF website

Wow - a light in my life has been restored! I like what I see, and now I'll be back more often. Thanks!
by tadpole
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Palm Valley Boat Ramp launch and Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Re: Palm Valley Boat Ramp launch and Suggestions

MP4- I've been having some of the same issues for about a year now. I've had some limited success by going further south - it's about 1.5 to 2 miles I think to the first channel marker, but there are several fishable creeks and flats once you get that far south. But most of my catch has been small. ...
by tadpole
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Oyster Rash with tiny leak in kayak. How to repair?
Replies: 6
Views: 4109

Re: Oyster Rash with tiny leak in kayak. How to repair?

I have found that if you can have the kayak upside down and use a water hose to lightly spray the inside, you can keep the heat down and help prevent the thin parts from collapsing. You really only need to melt the very surface and get the filler material just to the gooey stage - maybe a little dri...
by tadpole
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Annual sales at Black Creek Outfitters?
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Re: Annual sales at Black Creek Outfitters?

It's been awhile since I bought a new kayak from BCO, but I found them to be reasonable when presented with a confirmed competitive offer. especially considering the service they provide. Having someone on your side if you have an issue has some value. it never hurts to ask them directly.
by tadpole
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seminar Time : finding fish utilizing search baits
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Re: Seminar Time : finding fish utilizing search baits

Great session today. I've got a few more tricks to try the next time out. Also, that was my first time at St. Augustine Paddle Sports - looks like a great tackle shop, and I'll be back there for sure.

Thanks, Tim!
by tadpole
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boots, shoes, socks in creek mud
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Re: Boots, shoes, socks in creek mud

In cold weather I use some (so-called) waterproof socks (forgot the name - Sealz maybe?) and I have some oversize strap on sandals, like Tevas. This mud can conceal all sorts of hazards that a real shoe sole can protect you from. I sunk in the mud one time and lost my flip-flop, then lost my balance...
by tadpole
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jacksonville changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Jacksonville changes?

Well, I can tell you I am waiting for some cooler weather. I moved to Nocatee this summer and have been exploring the Palm Valley area, but I need to paddle a couple of miles to get to some creeks that look interesting and fishy. I also need some time to figure out the tides and such. Early mornings...
by tadpole
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good place to launch
Replies: 6
Views: 2609

Re: Good place to launch

The cove at Huguenot Park might be a good spot. Not the river side, though....
by tadpole
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?
Replies: 6
Views: 2860

Re: Transferred to Camp Blanding--where to look for home?

The area from Oak Leaf Plantation around to Fleming Island is a good start, with ready access to some beautiful fresh water. (I would avoid the Blanding Blvd corridor, though - lots of traffic and all commercial.) If salt water is a must, he'll have a long drive to work. St. Johns County schools may...
by tadpole
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: I can't stop upgrading!
Replies: 16
Views: 7730

Re: I can't stop upgrading!

Dude! Get busy! Drill some holes and take some pics! I love making my vessels different from anyone else's. And I like seeing other people's mods, hacks, and upgrades. Better yet is seeing someone else's solution, and tweaking it to fit my needs.

We're waiting.........