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by DocProfit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.

11kg of drag and I've upgraded it to carbontex washes and a good power knob for the handle.

Where I fish the chances of getting anything over 15lbs is slim.


But I hear what you're saying. I'm thinking of getting an Ocean Angler Spinder for micro jigging/sliders.
by DocProfit
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.

Cheers Rob, I'm a big fan of the show. You even inspired me to spend 2 nights on Motuora Island after I watched you and Paul do it.

Best tasting fish I've ever caught. :y:
by DocProfit
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Stick Baits, Poppers, Heavy Jigging, from a kayak.

I have a 4000 Stradic Ci4+ sitting in my closet doing nothing and I can't decide what rod to pair it up with. I already have a sweet soft-bait setup, and 2x slow jig/slider rigs. I started by thinking some sort of jigging rod for 150-300g jigs would be good. But I mostly fish in 9-12m of water, so I...
by DocProfit
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: winter kayak fishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2051

Re: winter kayak fishing

Auckland doesn't get that cold.

Just went out today and there was almost no one out there
by DocProfit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feelfree lure 10
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Feelfree lure 10

I stick it in rudder 1st right up to the windscreen now so it doesn't hang out as far.

You are actually allowed 4m of overhang past the rear axle by law - which is pretty much the whole kayak.

Anyway, I find this system much easier that racks - zero lifting, just slide her in and out.
by DocProfit
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feelfree lure 10
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Feelfree lure 10

Reload fits like a glove for my van 8)
by DocProfit
Wed May 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: Monster PB Snapper and Gurnard

Excellent fish!

Well done.
by DocProfit
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Paddle pants

I had the gul code zero salopettes from NZ sailing and although fairly comfortable and warm with the high front and back, the waterproofing was average. I think the seated knees up position in the kayak seat stretches the fabric and compromises the waterproofing. Got worse and worse and I finally g...
by DocProfit
Tue May 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle pants
Replies: 17
Views: 2310

Re: Paddle pants

I recommend over-all type pants that keep your back warm and dry. I use these: https://www.gul.com/technical/sail/protection/cordurar/code-zero-mens-race-salopettes Actually someone can have my old pants for free if they want. Scott waterproof snowboarding pants in medium. (A few frays and marks but...
by DocProfit
Tue May 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay - Sat morning 04/05 - including paddle boarder!
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Sullivans Bay - Sat morning 04/05 - including paddle boarder!

Smoked KY is awesome, and they fight like crazy.

Good day out :y:
by DocProfit
Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/owner-dh-41-double-hooks 2/0 was the smallest, I'd like a little smaller to be honest but the seem to work well.

Caught the JD on a coconut ice zman - they seem to like the pink.
by DocProfit
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

Yeah went for doubles. Didn't like the idea of using trebles on the yak, and didn't know if that lure would swim ok with singles.

With doubles it swims with a really wiggly butt, seems to work :)
by DocProfit
Sun May 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

4 Decent snaps and a JD. I couldn't see more than 3m in front of me from 6am till 10am the fog was that bad. So I kept close in to the cliffs and just trolled around. If you didn't have a fish finder with GPS charts, you'd be lost in seconds. I literally had to stare at the screen and keep the littl...
by DocProfit
Sat May 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

1st blood to Dr Evil.
by DocProfit
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Re: Deep diving lures

Ill take it.
by DocProfit
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep diving lures
Replies: 17
Views: 1802

Deep diving lures

After some recent success trolling a lure I've been looking around for a smallish lure that works at kayak trolling speeds down to 9-10m. All that I can find info on is the Dr Evils that aren't sold here anymore. Had a look around Marine Deals today but the only deep divers were large big game lures...
by DocProfit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: chill pod lid
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: chill pod lid

One of the biggest problems with the pod is that it's not air tight which lets the cold escape.

Go to a Hardware store and get some draft stopper (about $15).

Makes a real difference.
by DocProfit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangaparaoa 14/04
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Whangaparaoa 14/04

Got 7 eater's, no monsters.

Thought I'd try trolling that new Catch White Warrior beta bug on the way in.

Caught a nice KY within seconds :)
by DocProfit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangaparaoa 14/04
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Whangaparaoa 14/04

I had several Rapalas but sold them due to no luck. I often took them out and forgot to put over the side when I paddled out :( Hitting NN in the morning. :rock: Going to try a different style slider from Daiwa and a Catch jitterbug. Weather looks awesome all week, might have to do a double mission :)
by DocProfit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whangaparaoa 14/04
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Whangaparaoa 14/04

Good stuff.

Never had any luck with towing lures, maybe I paddle too slow :0