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CrazyYak
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

With the perfect weather conditions it was finally time to began kayak fishing on the North Sea. Loaded up the kayak and went to Cove Bay in Aberdeen to launch, it's great to be out ont he water again.
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In regards to fishing, today was completely experimental as I've never fished for Cod. Since Cod prefer deep water structure I decided to target them using a 1.5oz XPS Knife Jig. Too my surprise on the first drop this whopper took the bait!
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And then a Starfish on the snag.
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Not much action after the little whopper Cod so I went sightseeing around the cliffs.
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Notice the climber?
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The fishfinder revealed larger fish holding along the dropoffs, as soon as the lure hit 20ft the Pollack bite was on. Moving on to another drop the jig hit bottom with an immediate hard strike, this was a much larger fish. As it came closer to the kayak you could see the brown hue of a nice Cod. Mission accomplished, fresh Cod for dinner! The fish weighed just over 3lbs.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like you had the perfect day flat calm sea and a nice fish. great pictures looks like the start of good things. Is it difficult to fish from a yak are they stable?
Cheers Ian.
 
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manic_muppet
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, well done on the cod, nice looking fish. Scenery looks good, nice place to fish. A good report with nice pics, looking forward to your next one. Cheers..Mick
 
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CrazyYak
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

smallfry wrote:
Looks like you had the perfect day flat calm sea and a nice fish. great pictures looks like the start of good things. Is it difficult to fish from a yak are they stable?
Cheers Ian.


You can stand up but I wouldn't recommend it in the North Sea. Back home (where the water is warm--Texas) it's okay to stand up and stretch or to answer the call of mother nature! The kayak is a Hobie Outback, here are the specs:
http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaks/mirage/outback/
It's extremely stable as far as kayaks go, very difficult to turn over for the exception of surf re-entry situations.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Nice session, looks like you enjoyed yourself.
Hopefully cod will be with us southerners soon happy
 
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