Mitchell 320

One more thing to discuss: there are two sitting positions for a kayak, sit-in and sit-on-top. Many fishing kayaks are sit-on-top, as they allow more storage and are simpler to enter and exit; however, if you intend on fishing in cold waters, you might intend to consider a sit-in kayak, because this style helps prevent your much lower body from getting wet due to dripping water and waves.

With that in mind, think of where you will be fishing. If you intend on going to the ocean, which requires mostly straight-line traveling over distances with few turns, a long and narrow kayak is more suitable. If you intend on fishing in a smaller lake or creek, a shorter, larger kayak is the way to go.

While fishing, you occasionally might intend to stay where you are, instead of choose the current or wind. To do that, you will need an anchor. It is very important when anchoring a kayak to always secure the anchor to the kayak at the extremely front or extremely back - if you attach the anchor line to the side, the current may trigger the kayak to flip over. Sadly, it is extremely challenging, if not outright risky, to reach the extremely front or extremely back of a kayak from the cockpit. To correct this, fishing kayaks have a sheave system on the sides, including either one sheave across the entire length of the kayak, or more separate ones for the front and the back. This allows you to tie the anchor line at the side of the kayak, where you can reach, then move the secured indicate either the front or back of the hull.

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We just don't need those old lures anymore, do we? We have these new fangled lures that catch fish and do about everything we need any type of lure to do. Just take a look at the new finishes inned comparison to the old lures, the new blades on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. And take a look at the color of the new worms we have now, why would we ever need anything else? Why worldwide would we ever utilize those old lures? I can tell you why ... they catch fish!!

I utilize to utilize a little lure called a Kelly's Striper. It is a lure that a pal and I both utilized and have caught hundreds of bass on over the years. Some of these bass allowed, 7, 8, and 9 pounds. Jim, my pal caught the 9 pounder on one, this is in Ohio incidentally. They were a good little lure and all of a sudden I quit using it. I talked with other anglers about it and one said he lost a big bass on one and it bent the hook so I quit utilizing the Kelly's Striper. Besides, it was already rigged with hooks in it and no pro would utilize anything like that lure.

Well, wait a minute, Jim and I have caught thousands of bass on this lure. We have caught 7, 8, and 9 pound fish and never bent the hook. Maybe, just maybe, something else bent the hook besides a big bass on this other anglers lure. So, why did I quit utilizing the Kelly's Stripe? I do not know! I just do not know! I really don't care that the pro's aren't using them, they caught bass for me. I don't care if they are already rigged with hooks, they caught bass for me. Here's the bottom line ... they caught bass for me!