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First kayak kings

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:34 pm
by coattail rider
Report and video in the next day or so

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Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:13 am
by muzza111
Congrats on landing one CR. I had one eat a live pike on saturday but the outcome was less successful :beye:

Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:06 am
by coattail rider
got two, lost two - one spat the hook, and the other felt considerably bigger and cut me off on the bottom.. they all hit on the light rod of course

Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:32 am
by muzza111
The light rod is for catching bait, not kings!!

Look forward to seeing your full report and video.

Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:37 am
by coattail rider
muzza111 wrote:The light rod is for catching bait, not kings!!

Look forward to seeing your full report and video.

5kg braid with 10kg leader... first king i got casting at bustups of what i had assumed were salmon - hooked on a 10 gram metal slice cast into the school. the kings were feeding on very small fish and didnt want the livebaits id slow trolled through them

Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:16 pm
by Slick Mick
Off Wollongong yesterday morning. Local ski paddlers said there was a lot of surface action a couple of kms out between Towaradgi and Flagstaff Points off Wollongong. One in the know said they looked like Kingies hitting a huge school of bait fish. So, off I go in my Stealth Fisha 500. Half an hour later and a few km out I hit the area where they were feeding. Surface was erupting all around me, seagulls, even pelicans were into it. Then I noticed the grey suits. Of the several I saw gliding under and next to me, all were getting up towards the length of the Fisha (perhaps water distortion made them look bigger? lol!). Two largish hammerheads put an end to my aspirations of catching a couple of Kings... I was out of there! :lek:

Amazing how unstable a wide, sea-worthy and virtually unsinkable fibreglass fishing ski/yak feels when you are a few kms out all by yourself with several noah's arks in the area. Furthermore, really surprised at the turn of speed a Fisha has when you put your body and mind into it. :lol:

Mick

Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:48 pm
by coattail rider
ha...noone wants to be shark bait

Re: First kayak kings

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:04 pm
by muzza111
In all honesty they're probably just focused on the bait fish, though I wouldn't feel comfortable seeing anything that big either (Or being more than a couple of hundred metres offshore generally). I saw a 4 foot shark chasing bait off currarong sat, would have paddled over for a closer look but I had a live bait out and didn't want it to get sharked.