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« on: October 14, 2008, 09:54:09 PM »

can you crab off a fishing kayak? i know you can catch shark of kayaks so why not crab? I'm asking this because I'm starting too get a little interested in kayaking boat ramp 750feet from my house and I'm 14 so i cant bring a boat there.

PS: what are thoughs wheel things on the bottom of some kayaks called?
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 09:57:18 PM »

There are a few people that do this . can't remember the thred for it . if you do a surch you will find it .  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 10:14:40 PM »

can you crab off a fishing kayak? i know you can catch shark of kayaks so why not crab? I'm asking this because I'm starting too get a little interested in kayaking boat ramp 750feet from my house and I'm 14 so i cant bring a boat there.

PS: what are thoughs wheel things on the bottom of some kayaks called?



WHEELS ??
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 11:51:29 PM »

i thought that there was a more accurate word. thanks ill do the search tomorrow after school...i think I'm getting water fever agen.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 06:50:32 AM »

I have never crab from a Kayak. I bought myself a Kayak thus past June. I plan on trying to crab out of it  starting in about 3 weeks when I get to St Marks, FL. I see several problems with this method of crabbing
 
 I will be limited to the number of traps I can carry and deploy because I only have 2 bungee places on my kayak to attach the things I will need to crab and fish. Like my 5 gallon bucket with lid, ice chest for my lunch and bait (crab and fishing), and my extra tackle for fishing.
My pole will go inside with me. Remember you can not turn around in a kayak once you are out in the open water so you will not be able to load gear inside the back half of your kayak.  Also if you plan to fish buy a metal chain stringer this will allow you to keep the fish yoou catch
jn the water with out having to untie it each  time. And stand the chance of dropping it.
The crabbing bucket: Use a 5 gallon bucket drill about 40 (1/4 inch) holes in the lower 2/3 of the bucket. Then get a fat fun-noodle float and cut it to fits end to end around the bucket. attach it with wire ties to the bucket about 2 inches down from the top edge of the bucket. This will keep the bucket floating. Tie a short rope to the bucket.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 08:09:39 AM »

I've been crabbing from my kayak for several years now.  Look for the thread "Crabbing from a Yak".
Sure, you're limited as to what you can bring, but a kayak can get you to places others can't.  Is this your latest interest du jour? Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 08:12:41 AM »

I've been crabbing from my kayak for several years now.  Look for the thread "Crabbing from a Yak".
Sure, you're limited as to what you can bring, but a kayak can get you to places others can't.  Is this your latest interest du jour? Cheesy

Glad to see somebody else picked up on that.  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 08:44:56 AM »

The wheels you are rerfering to I believe is either a kayak cart or trolly. Try using the ring traps as they go fully flat and bait them before you go out.  The bucket on the pool noodle is an awesome idea, I've seen it done in NJ and it worked out very well.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 09:26:52 AM »

A cajun pirogue would also work just fine.  It has more room for traps and can be powered by a double paddle like a yak.  The double paddle can lay across the beam while pulling the traps. Easy to build, make a school project out of it.

check this one out  http://www.unclejohns.com/boat/
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008, 03:08:01 PM »

Glad to see somebody else picked up on that.  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

OMG you guys are too fuinny.  those wheels are called a cart .. my yak has a built in retractable wheel on one end so I just grab the front handle and and the wheel pops out an dI can roll it with ease.  it actually folds in half.. it is the bic yakka... in camo of course can be used as a sneak boat foor hunting too.  rigged up a yak seat and rod holders. it is designed for fishing...pretty cool.. never crabbed from it as I have a 16 ft duck boat which is much more comfortable and roomy.. but some folks on here do crab from yaks... can be done, but I think you would down size and engineer your rig.. go with 10 topless traps in a crate mounted on one end of the yak and then your basket etc on the other end and then I would invest in a paddle leash for sure...  might not catch as much but pretty cool for areas that arent' easily accessible...
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008, 03:08:54 PM »

A cajun pirogue would also work just fine.  It has more room for traps and can be powered by a double paddle like a yak.  The double paddle can lay across the beam while pulling the traps. Easy to build, make a school project out of it.

check this one out  http://www.unclejohns.com/boat/

I thought a pirogue was some kinda of eastern european dumpling..... Roll Eyes Roll Eyes laugh laugh
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2008, 06:31:42 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2008, 07:30:48 PM »

i thought about the idea of getting a kayak two days ago laugh i don't waste time...because i wont be able too get a boat too the water until I'm 16. i was looking around some kayak forums and i fell in love with kayak trolling and was wondering if it could be done with crabbing...i was looking at kayaks more like this....http://canoekayak.com/kayak-fishing/kayak_fishing_rigging_art2.jpg...i like thoughs style boats i know this i will be saving up for quite a while be for i get onto the water with a kayak.

it probably cant be done but you think you could trotline with a kayak? or would the chain tip the kayak too far on one side.

it looks like we have great crab grounds in front of the Pier i haven't seen anyone crab there yet only on the piers but there are some nice drop offs.
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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2008, 06:36:37 AM »

i thought about the idea of getting a kayak two days ago laugh i don't waste time...because i wont be able too get a boat too the water until I'm 16. i was looking around some kayak forums and i fell in love with kayak trolling and was wondering if it could be done with crabbing...i was looking at kayaks more like this....http://canoekayak.com/kayak-fishing/kayak_fishing_rigging_art2.jpg...i like thoughs style boats i know this i will be saving up for quite a while be for i get onto the water with a kayak.

it probably cant be done but you think you could trotline with a kayak? or would the chain tip the kayak too far on one side.

it looks like we have great crab grounds in front of the Pier i haven't seen anyone crab there yet only on the piers but there are some nice drop offs.

I see you're in Pasadena.  What creek are you on?  I can tell you that there is tremendous crabbing near by at times. The 'kayak' that you are looking at in the above link is really a canoe, and takes more than one person to operate. 

Here's one that might work.  It's relatively inexpensive, and located not too far from your home

http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2010452
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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2008, 06:44:49 AM »



thats the boat ramp i fish and crab off of. people get some there its generally a good place. out in the water though there are some amassing drop offs that i have been itching too crab by. but i have never seen a crab boat in front of us. only a few Jon's fishing and its not in the middle (most birds get there food from the middle then off too the sides here) so it tells me that theres some good fishing too.
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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 08:19:58 AM »

Take a look at Native watercraft, specifically their Ultimate kayaks.  Also take a look at these sites: Kayakfishingstuff.com or paddling.net.  Ill post a photo of my ride if I can find one with it rigged for crabbing.
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2008, 03:05:03 PM »

Thanks allot, that would be a big help.
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2008, 11:27:57 PM »

Take a look at the Mad River Adventure 14 canoe, more stable than a kayak.  I've got one and it's easy to handle for one person (sitting in the middle seat), with a lot more space for gear.  I use it for fishing and joy riding, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't make a good platform for crabbing.  Also lower priced than most.  Mine was about $500.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2008, 11:31:43 PM »

Take a look at the Mad River Adventure 14 canoe, more stable than a kayak.  I've got one and it's easy to handle for one person (sitting in the middle seat), with a lot more space for gear.  I use it for fishing and joy riding, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't make a good platform for crabbing.  Also lower priced than most.  Mine was about $500.

thank you allot i will be looking at that and thats a steal in my book most kayaks i have seen are around $900 new.

does anyone know of a website that sells used kayaks? i know boat.com is a good website that that people sell boats on. creigslist, MD penny saver are some website that i know of but they don't have allot of kayaks.
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