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weedeater
06-21-2012, 05:49 PM
I know a lot of ya'll fish from a yak and I am gonna be buying one in next two weeks so what's some ideas that ya'll have found that work well. I have seen creates setup for storage with rod holders and bags set up so if ya'll don't mind sharing what ya'll have and any pics I would appreciate the help and money saved on bad ideas.

LPfishnTIM
06-21-2012, 06:35 PM
my philosophy in a kayak, the less stuff the better but don't forget the anchor if your fishing!

weedeater
06-21-2012, 06:50 PM
my philosophy in a kayak, the less stuff the better but don't forget the anchor if your fishing!

Maybe after I get mine and get rigged me and 1fatmerc can make a trip out your way and fish with you...been wanting to fish that side of the state.

1fastmerc
06-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Maybe after I get mine and get rigged me and 1fatmerc can make a trip out your way and fish with you...been wanting to fish that side of the state.

:-)


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SaltERedneck
06-22-2012, 07:54 AM
some do the trolley anchor, some do a drag chain, crate with pvc pipe rod holder, rod mounts for the front of the kayak, depth finders, etc....

I have a very basic setup... the seat is the only custom setup i have. I try to keep it simple. I only fish skinny water for reds in mine sooo i dont have a need for all that stuff.

weedeater
06-22-2012, 08:17 AM
I found a create at Ship to Shore that has rod holders and is covered in a mesh which has pockets and a top to keep items safe inside incase you flip..... $75

SaltERedneck
06-22-2012, 09:31 AM
I found a create at Ship to Shore that has rod holders and is covered in a mesh which has pockets and a top to keep items safe inside incase you flip..... $75

or you could take a crate and put two pvc pipes in it for prolly 10$. your hull is water proof and also you should have a wet box compartment in the kayak.... unless you plan on storing a lot of stuff i think its a waste of 75$. just my opinion.

BassYakR
06-22-2012, 09:46 AM
I took a crate from a gas station and put a 3 rod holder on it from west marine and i just bungee it down. Works well... Now i can hold 4 rods and my visipole.

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weedeater
06-22-2012, 11:00 AM
or you could take a crate and put two pvc pipes in it for prolly 10$. your hull is water proof and also you should have a wet box compartment in the kayak.... unless you plan on storing a lot of stuff i think its a waste of 75$. just my opinion.

I agree with you I just liked the idea of the storage on sides and that it had a top to keep everything inside if you flip but I watched a video on the View and all the storage and I am leaning even more that way.

Raymond
06-24-2012, 09:51 PM
Jack a milk krate and use your imagination or come by and I'll give you one. $75 for a krate is ludakrist, spend $ on a paddle.

bmac
06-24-2012, 11:21 PM
I used crates for awhile but stuff got cluttered in there. I ended up keeping them mainly for a place to hold my anchor and something to attach PVC rod holders to.

If you have a center hatch between your legs that has access to the hull, you can string a rope around the scuppers and tie some loops in it. Then you attach some small dry bags to the loops with carabiners, and put your lures, sunscreen, etc in the bags. Then when you need something you just open the hatch and slide the rope around till the bag you need is in reach. That was my favorite way to rig after trying a bunch of other ways.

Yakbum
07-04-2012, 06:33 PM
http://palmettokayakfishing.blogspot.com/2011/09/ultimate-diy-kayak-crate.html?m=1


Best crate I've seen. I made one for myself based on his plan

flounderpounder
07-07-2012, 09:01 AM
I use a crate just to transport small items that are going in the yak- my planos with tackle, anchor, sunscreen, etc. The crate stays in the car. In the rear well I use an ice chest rigged with rod holders. My Planos sit between my seat and the ice chest. Love the blue cube.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb459/gsonnier/30c6371c.jpg