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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:45 am 
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Went kayaking on the ICW and lost all of my gear when I capsized after a boater opened up his motors and caused a dangerous swell near Palm Valley fish camp. I did have them tethered at the very beginning but made the worst mistake by not tethering after an hour or two since launching.
Lost my:
GLoomis MBR 7ft rod with Shimano Curado 200e7
Falcon 7ft IM6 graphite rod with Shimano Chronarch 100CF
7ft Shimano graphite rod with Abu Garcia 5500.

I really miss this gear as it has sentimental value. If you know if anyone who found any of this gear, please let them know I am still in search for them and I will pay a finders fee for any or all the gear found. Please respond to post and I will get a reply via email.

That day wasn’t a good day for me as you can imagine. I thank you in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:00 pm 
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That sucks...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:25 pm 
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I’ve lost gear in same situation, ended up snagging most of the rods and getting them back, basically used a ribbonfish rig with 3 big treble hooks spaced about 6 inches apart and a pyramid sinker on the end to drag the bottom around where I flipped.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:18 am 
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Did you have any luck finding your gear? Charts show the water there is 7-12 deep. You should be able to snag your gear if you can remember about where you capsized.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:22 am 
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I always carry too much tackle, especially in new areas or when multiple species are a possibility. In a lot of years of yakin, I never flipped a yak. I sure can't say the same for Pirogues, though.

Know your yak's stability. If I have a paddle in my hand, I can't imagine flipping a Malibu Mini-X. If you see it coming, you ought to be able to keep from flipping though you might get wet. Doing nothing will get you dumped.

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