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Forum: Kayak Fishing Reports 05-06-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,672
Posted By BigAppa
I don't usually watch catch and cooks, but I...

I don't usually watch catch and cooks, but I found myself watching both of yours, all the way through. I remember making these basic home videos when my kids were younger, and how much effort that...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-27-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By BigAppa
My Daiwa Coastal TWS 200 has been rock-solid....

My Daiwa Coastal TWS 200 has been rock-solid. It's my go-to calico reel. I have it paired with my St. Croix Avid inshore, and with a 5/8 or 1/2 oz jighead, it'll cast a mile (about 40-50 yards which...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 02-09-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By BigAppa
Another enthusiastic yes here. I've read every...

Another enthusiastic yes here. I've read every one of your reports. Enjoyed them all.


Edit: Nevermind, just saw your report below. Reading now. Thanks!


Edit2: Just finished. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 01-25-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By BigAppa
Any chance you guys will have the revo 16 to demo?

Any chance you guys will have the revo 16 to demo?
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 05-29-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By BigAppa
another vote for the uniden msh75. I bought it...

another vote for the uniden msh75. I bought it for my son last year. It's been dropped a few times, dunked once or twice, and still works perfectly. I can hear him loud and clear, and likewise for...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 01-28-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By BigAppa
Hey, Saba Do you mind sharing that info...

Hey, Saba

Do you mind sharing that info here? I'm seriously thinking about getting an AI as well, and putting a motor on it might be an option. Thanks in advance!
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 05-14-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By BigAppa
I've been using Shimano bait runners for years...

I've been using Shimano bait runners for years now, even before I got into kayak fishing. Currently, I use two Shimano baitrunner 8000D for trolling, one for live bait and one for artificial. I tried...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 01-04-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By BigAppa
FYI After I got my MXJ, I called up Avet to...

FYI

After I got my MXJ, I called up Avet to see if greasing the drag washers would void the warranty because I had read something about it on another forum. I got an emphatic "Yes" from one of...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 07-26-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,146
Posted By BigAppa
This is pretty out there, but how about taking...

This is pretty out there, but how about taking along something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Solstice-29350-SunSkiff-3-Person-Boat/dp/B004PPTC9G

Stows easily, comes with a pump that will...
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade Kayak Fishing Gear 06-26-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 59,714
Posted By BigAppa
Okuma Cedros Low Profile inshore bait caster....

Okuma Cedros Low Profile inshore bait caster. It's the left handed model. Amazon has it for 79.99 with no tax and free shipping.
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Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade Kayak Fishing Gear 06-17-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 59,714
Posted By BigAppa
Went to the Sports Chalet in Porter Ranch today...

Went to the Sports Chalet in Porter Ranch today and picked up one men's deluxe and two youth Caddis Chest Waders at 60% off the discounted prices. I got all three for around 160$ after taxes. There...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-22-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,135
Posted By BigAppa
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sharks-ha...

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sharks-have-scary-good-memories-180954421/?no-ist

Sharks have astoundingly good memories. It doesn't seem to be such a great idea to be dangling your catch...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-11-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By BigAppa
I talked to Avet a minute ago. I asked them if...

I talked to Avet a minute ago. I asked them if putting grease on the washers would void the warranty. I got an emphatic, "yes." All the parts have been calibrated to work with dry washers, so they...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-09-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By BigAppa
Yeah, I'm really tempted to. It's just been...

Yeah, I'm really tempted to. It's just been automatic with me with my other reels. And it just seems to make more sense: greased washers will be smoother. And I'm willing to give up a little drag...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 04-08-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By BigAppa
Avet Reels and Dry vs Greased Drag Washers

Bought an MXJ last month based on all the recommendations on this site. I've only had a chance to pull on some rockfish with it, but out of all my reels (a couple of penn fathoms, a couple of Daiwa...
Forum: Buy, Sell, or Trade Kayak Fishing Gear 04-06-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 59,714
Posted By BigAppa
Reduced price for Penn Bluewater Carnage Jigging...

Reduced price for Penn Bluewater Carnage Jigging Rods from West Marine. 25-50$ cheaper than I've found anywhere else. With tax, 80$ and free shipping.
...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-15-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,358
Posted By BigAppa
There's also the new Tarpon 130 x with the airpro...

There's also the new Tarpon 130 x with the airpro max seat. Op should really consider this option over the thresher: better seat, more stability for us bigger guys, paddles well, for about the same...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 03-11-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,022
Posted By BigAppa
Any reason why you're not launching from the...

Any reason why you're not launching from the children's beach at Channel Island Harbor? I believe that's where many sea kayaking clubs launch from to get to Anacapa. It's an easier launch than Point...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 11-05-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,388
Posted By BigAppa
Yeah, you're right. That was definitely part of...

Yeah, you're right. That was definitely part of the issue. I always keep a bilge pump, extra paddle, and emergency dry bag in the hull tied to a scupper. This is the first time I've needed any of...
Forum: General Kayak Fishing Discussion 11-05-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,388
Posted By BigAppa
Well, I guess I'll pop my posting cherry for this...

Well, I guess I'll pop my posting cherry for this one. First off, I'd like to sincerely thank BWE contributors for all the advice they've given in this forum. From the advice I've picked up here -...
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