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Old 07-26-2010, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Jerkbait on a float tube/kayak...????

I know a lot of bass angler's use float tubes and kayaks.

BUT I AM CONFUSED ?!?!??!?!?!?!?! .................

How on earth do you work a jerkbait when you are in that float tube/kayak position?

IMO you can not work a jerkbait correctly while in that position.......so in reality.....jerkbaits are out of the question when float tubing/kayaking?

BUT.....

I LOVE RIPPIN! And the only way I know how to RIP is STANDING.

Let me know what peoples thoughts/opinions are. Im thinking of getting a float tube/kayak and need to know.

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Old 07-26-2010, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Dinklimit,

I can help ya out with that question...I have been fishing from a kickboat for fun and tournaments (http://www.bass-n-tubes.com/index.html) (http://www.scbbbc.com/) for 6-7 years now...YES you can fish a jerkbait from a kickboat, also from a tube, but being so low to the water it is more about "adapting" your retrieve to the craft you are in. The only difference fishing from a kickboat,tube or Kayak from fishing in a bassboat is hp. Just can't cover water like you can if in a motored boat. But sometimes you are at an advantage being in such a small craft and not speeding down the bank, being able to pick apart an area and get into spots that a boat couldn't. To me it is more of a challenge to go to a body of water and figure them out when fishing from my kickboat. Another one I have heard before, is you can not flip from a floattube,kickboat or kayak...YES you can, with great success! By the way, I also fish "Big-Boat" tournaments.
If you ever have any questions about bass fishing from a Yak,kickboat or tube feel free to ask me...
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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haha try walking a lunker punker on a far cast with an 8 foot rod in a float tube...not the easiest thing to do.
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Brian i understand what your saying! Its hard to do! I've found fishing reaction is tougher but like Bassin said, it makes me slow down and I get to fish more of the spots and its not a BIG boat moving around overhead.
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