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by loonycamp
Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living

Thank you all for such detailed and thoughtful responses. I had to sit down with the wife and go through everyone's 2cents with a map to paint the complete picture. A little about us: We grew up in Leon County and I went to college at SFA while she went to college at DBU. Before saltwater fishing be...
by loonycamp
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living

Hi guys, I'm still really new to saltwater fishing but my Wife and I are just tired of living in the great hive of Houston and want out. We are strongly considering moving to the corpus christi area, which town would depend on work for me. Do you guys have any information that would be useful for so...
by loonycamp
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: best way
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: best way

Bow and stern lines are needed imo. They ensure that the yak won't get blown at an angle from a cross wind. Also, on my set up my stern line is the best connection to prevent the yak from flying forward and doing further damange if I ran into the back of someone. I put mine upside down because the g...
by loonycamp
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Standing and fishing
Replies: 30
Views: 1817

Re: Standing and fishing

I enjoy standing while fishing in the marsh. You can pop you head up to decide which back lake has the fish. Its also fun to cast over grass while standing rather than paddle around the bend, etc.
by loonycamp
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Punch holes boat
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Punch holes boat

The scupper holes work because the gunwale of the kayaks are higher up than the opening of the holes. Even if your kayak was full of water it would likely still float depending on how much you weigh and how much gear you have.
by loonycamp
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Targeting gar on fly rod
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Targeting gar on fly rod

You'd need a wire leader with double haywire twist and then a foot or two of mono leader to rub up on their body. I've caught gar in the trinity quite a bit. It was actually the only fishing I really did before getting into saltwater a year ago. Usually you need to bend a large circle hook to more o...
by loonycamp
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Kayak for a big guy!
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Kayak for a big guy!

I am a small guy, but fish with my wife on a tandem. I think the other suggestions on here are better for 99% of people. But some people really like Nucanoe. Its worth having a look at their models if stability and shallow draft are your priorities bc their pedal drive system has retract system and ...
by loonycamp
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality

I ordered mine through tri-state trolling motor. They are a family owned business in Missouri. They did not have realistic availability dates and I waited a few months for the kayak. Overall they had nothing to do with the set back and shipped the kayak via ABF Freight and the pick-up process was ea...
by loonycamp
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality

I agree that getting the pivot drive is the smarter decision. At this point and time I've been considering the outboard to get my wife out to better spots in the bays on calm days or to run up rivers. Seems like the outboard could be useful for those situations but If I want to do anything intense I...
by loonycamp
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Re: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality

That is something I have considered and to be honest whether I use the outboard for anything that is not flat water will depend greatly on how stable my kayak turns out to be in those conditions. So far the stability has been impressive. That being said I would basically need to dry the spark plug a...
by loonycamp
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality
Replies: 6
Views: 2627

Nucanoe Unlimited Advice on Expectation/Reality

First of all thank you for taking the time to read my first post on this forum. I am new to the forum and have been lurking for months on several different topics. I got a Nucanoe Unlimited so that I could take the wife out fishing at our normal freshwater spots and to also begin inshore fishing for...