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by Music Man
Sun Jul 10, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: JKrate Live Well
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: JKrate Live Well

I have the Krate but haven’t converted it as I don’t usually use live bait. Kayak Fishing Supplies has a DIY kit but it is a bit pricey. You might look at their pics and watch their video, and be able to piece the components together yourself. The Krate is heavy. Full of water will make it very heav...
by Music Man
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Christmas Bay/Churchill 6/23
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Christmas Bay/Churchill 6/23

Hit the east end of Christmas Bay and Churchill Bayou on Thursday, 6/23. Launched a bit after 7:00. We drifted along the grass but got no hits. Water was very murky. Got to the mouth of Churchill and started catching flounder. I’ve done well there throwing into the channel and then working plastics ...
by Music Man
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: My Churchill Bayou Mods
Replies: 1
Views: 280

My Churchill Bayou Mods

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by Music Man
Sat May 28, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Copano Bay 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Copano Bay 5/18

My PB best flounder was 22” - I can’t imagine the fight of a 24” monster. I hook up far more than I boat. Losing one out of my yak might make me remember some unpleasant language :lol: We were catching specs on the outgoing tide at Ceday Bayou, and the guy across from us was hooked up to a flounder...
by Music Man
Sat May 28, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Copano Bay 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Copano Bay 5/18

Dandydon wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 7:35 am I like your funny logo of a squirrel playing his trumpet with a beer.

It suits the Music Man [emoji106].

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Well, I spend hours a day playing trumpet and do a lot of home brewing - currently have about 25 gallons kegged up right now 😎
by Music Man
Fri May 27, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Copano Bay 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Copano Bay 5/18

My PB best flounder was 22” - I can’t imagine the fight of a 24” monster. I hook up far more than I boat. Losing one out of my yak might make me remember some unpleasant language :lol:
by Music Man
Tue May 24, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Copano Bay 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Copano Bay 5/18

I got all of my hook ups on a Gulp lemon pepper jerk shad. I think that' what my son caught his on as well.

I want to fish down there more. The water clarity is amazing - I'm used to the murkiness of Churchill Bayou :lol:
by Music Man
Tue May 24, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Copano Bay 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Copano Bay 5/18

Winds were brutal but I had scheduled this trip a couple of months ago and was too stubborn to cancel. We put in at the Rattlesnake kayak launch and skirted around to the point, trying to stay out of the wind. Bait was everywhere. Tried some top water and got some half-hearted swats but no hookups. ...
by Music Man
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: New Pedal Kayak
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: New Pedal Kayak

Pretty feature rich. I’ve been thinking about a peddle drive kayak, but the weight thing concerns me. Have a Kraken and love it, so have looked at the Jackson peddle drives. The Coosa FD is 107lb, Knarr 140…pretty hefty. The Outback comes in much lighter. Maybe I’ll tell my wife I need to get a Knar...
by Music Man
Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 4/16 Churchill Bayou
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: 4/16 Churchill Bayou

Yeah. Thought about a mount for a 50 cal, but it was pushing my kayak's weight limit :D A few years ago was on Churchill in a boat, heavy fog, and some Richard Petty wanna-be has his floating rocket hauling down the bayou. There were a few kayakers there but he never slowed down. Nearly took one out...
by Music Man
Thu Mar 17, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 4/16 Churchill Bayou
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

4/16 Churchill Bayou

Finally got to get on the water yesterday after 8 long months...Went out with Son #2 and hit the water about 10:30 am. Launched at the east end of Christmas Bay and drifted into the Texas Speedboat Channel, otherwise known as Churchill Bayou. Met a kayaker on his way in and he said the flounder were...
by Music Man
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Announcement: TKF will continue on!
Replies: 38
Views: 17183

Re: Announcement: TKF will continue on!

:dance: :dance: :dance:

Awesome news! Way to go Neumie! I have learned so much from all of you over the years and it's wonderful that we will still have this great board.

Neumie, is the trip offer still good :lol:
by Music Man
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Christmas Bay/Churchill Bayou 4/8
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

Re: Christmas Bay/Churchill Bayou 4/8

Thanks for the feedback/encouragement guys. Ron: I used that exact hook remover on the dink. Really worked easily - hope the trout survived.
by Music Man
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Christmas Bay/Churchill Bayou 4/8
Replies: 5
Views: 3326

Christmas Bay/Churchill Bayou 4/8

Launched from the boat ramp on the far-east end of Christmas Bay at sunrise. Weather was wonderful. Drifted along the shoreline and got a 15” flounder on about the third cast. He promised to grow and fight even harder next time, so he was released. Spent the next hour or so drifting and caught two u...
by Music Man
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Kayak Trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 7822

Re: Kayak Trailer

If you like to tinker, Northern Tool has a 4x8 aluminum trailer kit they sell. You can get some aluminum bar from Home Depot and make the cross braces to get the kayaks up off of the bed. I added a Malone slide-out box and their wire basket. Both will fit on the NT trailer. Saved a lot of money and ...
by Music Man
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Trailering kayaks
Replies: 24
Views: 6624

Re: Trailering kayaks

The potential problem of a short tongued trailer... So my oldest son was going on a last fishing trip before going off to college and was using my car (Sorento) to pull our old 4x8 utility trailer . He had loaded up and was heading out of the house to my final admonitions about safety. A moment late...
by Music Man
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Trailering kayaks
Replies: 24
Views: 6624

Re: Trailering kayaks

The documentation that came with my Northern Tool trailer had the same speed warning that Neumie posted. I dug around and found some fine print that mentioned the speed rated tires. Not sure what the difference is as they look the same as the stock tires. I would suggest using these as opposed to a ...
by Music Man
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Trailering kayaks
Replies: 24
Views: 6624

Re: Trailering kayaks

Ditto TrailChaser. I bought the NT aluminum trailer and added the 72 MPH speed rated tires. The Malone wire basket and plastic tub both fit on the trailer (these are pricey) so I don't use the fold up option. I attached aluminum tubing to the base and then attached the Sea Wing carriers - also a bit...
by Music Man
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Kraken Users - What Fish Bag Do You Use
Replies: 7
Views: 5222

Re: Kraken Users - What Fish Bag Do You Use

Thanks for all of the great suggestions. Neumie - been looking at the Jackson bag and think it will fit. The Kraken and Cuda hatches are basically the same size and angle. The bags that are, or seem to be, designed for bow or tank wells, so are probably too wide to have easy access. That's the probl...
by Music Man
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: 7-28-19 - Christmas Bay PACK trip (trip leader)
Replies: 17
Views: 5056

Re: 7-28-19 - Christmas Bay PACK trip (trip leader)

It was an awesome day. Sorry I didn't get to visit with everyone face to face, but those flounder kept biting :mrgreen: Actually, I'm glad no one was near. Trying to get used to a new boat, forgotten stringer, mother of all bird nests, and much trumpet player language made me an uncivil fishing part...
by Music Man
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Kraken Users - What Fish Bag Do You Use
Replies: 7
Views: 5222

Kraken Users - What Fish Bag Do You Use

Just retired and bought myself a brand new Kraken 13.5 and am looking for a fish bag that will fit in the center console. My Ice Mule is too large. What do you use? I found something that looks great but is in New Zealand and will cost a fortune to ship. Also found some other bags, Reliable Fishing ...
by Music Man
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: PACK Monthly Meeting June 18, Speaker “Glenn Madden “Prof Salt”
Replies: 4
Views: 2454

Re: PACK Monthly Meeting June 18, Speaker “Glenn Madden “Prof Salt”

Finally got off of my butt and joined PACK. Will be there Tuesday and can't wait!
by Music Man
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: More than Fish -
Replies: 42
Views: 7604

Re: More than Fish -

These pictures made my day. Thanks for sharing.
by Music Man
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Battery for sonars
Replies: 11
Views: 3136

Re: Battery for sonars

I use the AA battery pack - https://www.austinkayak.com/products/12335/Philmore-Eight-AA-Battery-Connector-with-Snap-Connector.html - and it works well. I do not keep my unit on constantly and can usually get 4 - 5 trips on a set of batteries. I used a small Pelican water-proof case to enclose this ...
by Music Man
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Eating Mullet
Replies: 38
Views: 8980

Re: Eating Mullet

Thanks for the brand suggestions. "Mushy and not good" is a perfect description of what I have found in our stores. Going to try the Roland brand. Also have to try the dressing and paprika you mentioned. Actually, some ceviche sounds really good right now! It's funny, my youngest son and I...