Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Maiden Voyage

I finally got the NuCanoe Frontier out. The day started out with me getting to the boat ramp around 8:45 and 35°. After 30 minutes of rigging my poles and messing with setting up the Frontier I was off. Fishing started off slow but I hooked a 13” largemouth about 2 hours in so the skunk was gone and the Frontier had its first fish.

I was seeing fish on the depth finder but they didn’t want what I had to offer. After that I was seeing fish on the depth finder but they didn’t want what I had to offer. I didn’t get anything else so I moved spots. It was getting late in the day so I switch over trying to catch some crappie. I landed a couple of bream and a small bass. I figured I’d finish the day off trying get another bass and that I did. I caught a bass just over 20” which is my biggest bass from a kayak this far.

To top it off I caught it on a pole I had just completed wrapping on Friday. The day was good. It could have been great if I would have tried my second spot first and tried for bass only.

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can get a picture of something I missed.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

NuCanoe Frontier

I got my new kayak on Monday. It is a NuCanoe Frontier. I tested it out when Blake and Deanna with NuCanoe were passing through TN on the NuCanoe Frontier Tour. So far I am keeping things pretty simple as far as rigging but will go with four Mighty Mounts in the spaces provided.

Close up of the Might Mount which I will use either for Rod Holders, light,flag or camera pole.
Besides that I will add an anchor trolley but everything else will be on the track system provided for the seats.

I have to get some pretty pictures outside but for now here are the messy garage pictures.

I am going to Tube rod holders on Ram Ball Mounts that can either go track system or Might Mount.
Mighty Mounts up front.

Mighty Mounts in back.

Fish Finder on Ram mount on 1" ball. Can be used on track system or Might mount.

I hope this weekend to get it mostly rigged up and get some better pictures.