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Old 08-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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How many of you have flipped your kayak?

Went out to mission bay today and my kayak decided I should be swimming instead of fishing..
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Once, but I wasn't on it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #3
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When i first started kayaking i didn't know how to turn my kayak and crashed into a bouy and i flipped had to turn it over and swim back to the beach.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #4
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yep. happend to me in newport bay. lost some tackle. eehhh it was a hot day anyway
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #5
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I was pissing off the yak and lost my footing I went off..... pfd is always ........xfator is a hard one to flip. But my boy was tied to the kelp and fliped with waders half way off ..........I wont say any names ill let him own on it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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Next weekend me and a couple friends are going to practice flipping our kayaks in my pool. Sucked getting back in.. Only lost my gaff..
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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Only lost my gaff..
And all the chovies/dines I bought like and hour prior...

Buy and release bait? That's how we roll.


See u at the pool!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:28 AM   #8
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Flipping in a yak with gear and bait.... Not fun.

I had my young nephews out from the east coast visiting
And we were in the bay playing around on the yak...
I have a new outback and thought I might be able to paddle
It like a SUP.... well.... I'm a big guy 250ish and was doing
Well when I thought ..... Well I'm in the bay...never had to
Flip over a hobie in the ocean..... So I decided to get us wet.
I tried to flip it over like they say by climbing on top and then
Rolling it.... Way way to hard.... I then tried grabing the
Handles from underneath and it flipped over super easy... But
This was a empty. No bait tank, polls, beer, lunch or a 40# fish...
None the less ... I feel much more confident now if I have to flip over
My yak......

Has any one tried flipping a PA.... like rolling a tank I bet...
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:51 AM   #9
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I highly reccomend practicing wet re-entry. I practice at a friends pool and out on a lake every once in a while so if it happens anytime I know I can recover from it.

I did flip when I first started on the ocean, I was fishing out of Malibu and was turned around trying to pull something out of my tank well. I had my back turned on the ocean and a swell just hit me at the right time when my balance was off and I wend into the drink. The day after I began using rod leashes
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:30 AM   #10
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Don't forget to strap your $#IT down. . .

Those beach take-offs and landings are where I feel most prone to tip.

After almost 1 year of kayak fishing I lost gear in my only flip/roll on a beach launch. It's bound to happen.

I'm always watching for boat wake/swell so that I'm not caught by surprise while on the water.

I'd be curious to know if anyone's flipped a yak while fighting one of those big bruiser YT or WSB?
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:00 AM   #11
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3 times this year already
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:14 AM   #12
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I wouldn't call it flipped,...
But more like a fifteen foot plastic javelin, "Pile-Driven" from off a solid seven footer into a sand bar & your scorpioned torso is pounded into paralysis. Fun stuff at five am in the winter swells..
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #13
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I flipped coming in at LJ right before dark last night. The front pearled under and out I went! At least I wasn't the only one. I saw someone else roll in the surf when I was heading out.

The good news is that even thought I'm a newby at yak fishing I have read on the forums to leash everything and always lay your rods down or stow them inside if you can. I didn't lose anything and didn't break any rods.

Thanks to whoevers posts those were that I read. Saved me a lot of $$$ in gear I surely would have lost or broken.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:45 AM   #14
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I learn the hard way

About 3 years ago just buy a 2 people yak, my first trip to LJ and first time on the yak, i bring trinadad 20 and 30 with my 100j calstar and 9" calstar with no trap nothing the surf no flipped, paddle out and i try to stand up to thrown my jig stick i flipped the yak over and the u go lost all my stuff.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #15
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there are two kinds of people in the world...those who have flipped and those that will flip. I have flipped.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:43 PM   #16
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I've been kayak fishing since 2006 and still flip during beach landings.... with my previous kayak ( quest ) the surf landings werent too bad ( more successful than unsuccessful 9 out of 10 maybe) now with my PA i've flipped every time ( 3 actually ) I find it difficult to manuver that big beast in the surf
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:15 PM   #17
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So far I have not flipped yet, and I know I mean Yet. It's like riding a motorcycle it's not if you are going to crash, but when. I feel really sure of myself if I do flip and I feel I can get back in if needs be. If you have never flipped I suggest going a practicing someday.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #18
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It happened to me once

I flipped one time. Well I suppose that I actually got flipped. A whale came up under me and bumpe the boat so hard I was lifted into the air and the boat was flipped upside down. Lost 4 new rods and reels. Leashes work. I use em all the time.
Oh and dont ever forget the pfd.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #19
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I learned the hard way with my back to the rollers in 85 ft of water while chasing a mack in my bait tank, sent two rods to the bottom.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:05 PM   #20
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I want to know who has never flipped theirs .

Oh yeah and it always happens like when you least expect it.

Once I did expect it and I was driven off the back of my old extreme by a good 5 or so footer that I tried to take head on. Pretty crazy, had all the gear stored. Sat on the beach for a while and made it out the second time. That day I learned what scupper holes were for.
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