I have lots of experience with float tubes and pontoons but am in the process of converting over to a new fishing kayak. I was wondering if there are any "serious-hardcore" kayak fisherman out there that would be interested in sharing a trip or 2. I spend a lot of time at Spinney and may be taking a trip out to Wisconsin to fish for world class trout this spring and fall. If you would like to email me directly we can discuss a few options and I can send some pics from some of my recent trips. [email protected]
My Brother in Law lives in Vidor Texas. It's the south east part of Texas near Luisiana.. Anyways he has a few kayaks and we use them in the Bayous to chase redfish. Its a blast. I have been looking at them.
I've seen videos of guys kayak fishing for redfish and boy can they ever rip line! I may have to try it sometime! Let me know if you decide to get a kayak...and we'll have to meet up. It seems like fishing kayaks are slowly catching on here in Colo but are fairly common near the ocean or Great Lakes. Every vessel seems to have it's advantages so it's likely best to figure out what works best for your style of fishing and water you enjoy fishing.
I think down in South east Texas they are great for the Bayous because the flats can go dry quick when the tides go out! The redfish come in with the tide and you have only a few feet of water. The Kayaks are light and quiet as you have to be stealthy while chasing them. And yes they will peel you off and start dragging you if you don't get your feet out and planted in the mud.
My Brother in law also uses his for setting bait out while fishing the gulf.