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by SRAces
Mon May 01, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Gulf Trip On A Windy Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Re: Gulf Trip On A Windy Saturday

Steve....a nice report and great pix of your most recent Gulf trip!! Loved the pix and they sure look bigger than on my cell phone...LOL!! Glad that Dave was able to slime his new PA/14....and good of you to help him get on some fish....WTG!! :salute: John Thanks John! It was windy even on the Gulf...
by SRAces
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Hobie Outback Seat Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 3609

Re: Hobie Outback Seat Upgrade

Nice looking mod! :thumbleft:
by SRAces
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Gulf Trip On A Windy Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 1927

Gulf Trip On A Windy Saturday

I don't post a fishing report often here but I do fish every weekend in the Gulf as it's closer to where I live and usually do well when I go. Seems like I do a lot better than my Jax trips, but I'm sure that comes with frequency and knowing what works where you fish. I just don't fish the Jax area ...
by SRAces
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 4600

Re: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations

I just picked up a Lew's SSG300 series reel. Weighs 9.1 ounces (specs), not sure what the drag # is. It has 10 bearings, so it's nice and smooth for an "economy" reel at $49.00. I put #20 braid on it and I'll see how it does this weekend down by the 206. It'll be paired with a Berkley Lightning Rod...
by SRAces
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 4600

Re: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations

Just realized I didn't help with all your questions. I would recommend 20 pound braided line. Use a 15-20 pound leader that is at least a couple of feet long. An ideal rod length is a 7 footer as it helps to cast a little further than a 6.5 foot one. But if you get those Vortex rods, they will be 6....
by SRAces
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 4600

Re: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations

I'm looking for a spinning reel. As far as cost I would say most economical but, if I had to out a dollar amount my max is $150. I fish with Penn and Shimano reels. The Penn reels are for heavier applications. My every weekend reels are the Shimano Sedona 3000FE. It retails for $69.95 and you shoul...
by SRAces
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 4600

Re: Need Rod & Reel Recommendations

What reel(s) do you recommend? Size? Line? What rod(s) do you recommend? Length? Intracoastal kayak fishing for reds, trout, flounder, etc. How much you want to spend for the rod and reel? That will help folks give you some suggestions as the cost can be a wide range depending on who responds. The ...
by SRAces
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Newbie-Kayak recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 4844

Re: Newbie-Kayak recommendations

nolenuttt wrote:Really excited-going to Black Creek Saturday to try out several kayaks-Really nice people!
Always had a great experience at Black Creek. Worth the 2 hour drive to get there. Great staff, products and service. :thumbright:
by SRAces
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 4/1/17 Got Skunked
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Re: 4/1/17 Got Skunked

We fished in the Gulf this past Sunday and while the conditions seemed perfect, we didn't get normal results. Managed 22 fish between the two of us with an early 23 inch red that was the biggest catch on top water. I do believe the lunar phase and the barometer were key factors in the bite not being...
by SRAces
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gander bankruptcy ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: Gander bankruptcy ?

I heard that as well. We have one here in Valdosta. Will have to keep an eye out to see if it closes or if they have some great clearance deals.
by SRAces
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mega outdoor show
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: Mega outdoor show

I thought the cat show in Jax went very well this weekend! :smoke: Sounds like that was better than the Outdoor Show... :lol:
by SRAces
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quality inshore rod/reel combo
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: Quality inshore rod/reel combo

I fish the Gulf primarily with topwater and twitch/jerkbaits. Usually jigs with soft plastics/Gulp are my last resort when the other 2 methods aren't producing. I have fished all day on just topwater and caught several dozen trout. The key for me has been the weight of the setup. I started out with ...
by SRAces
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quality inshore rod/reel combo
Replies: 6
Views: 1750

Re: Quality inshore rod/reel combo

Asking what rod/reel combo to purchase for $400 is like asking someone what kayak to recommend. Let us know what type of fishing you want to do with the new rod/reel setup. That would probably help with the answers. You stated you have a Stradic and 2 Battle IIs. Both are great reels. Just tons of r...
by SRAces
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need a new rod...
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Re: Need a new rod...

If you're using a 2500 size reel, those Gander Mountain Vortex rods that were mentioned would work great. 6.5 foot rods. I use 2 on my Shimano Sedona 3000 reels and love them. Gander Mountain had them on sale before Christmas for under $13 each. They are on sale right now for $20. 1 year warranty. H...
by SRAces
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for some LA advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: Looking for some LA advice

My friends are recommending the following places: Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville Grand Isle State Park (Close to Fouchon and Leevile) Can fish the Gulf side or behind the island Pointe Aux Chenes Kayak Rentals - has a house boat, camping spots, kayak launches and phenomenal fishing Hope this h...