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I have been working some crazy hours so most of my fishing has been during the nigh, which isn't a bad thing. I hit J-Bay a few times in the past couple of weeks and did pretty well and last night I hit Raritan bay from the Staten Island side.

I Got into fish just before dark and wound up with about 10 stripers until about midnight. Nothing big but pretty steady action. There were reports of bluefish hitting bunker chunks, but I just trolled and casted different lures for the night.

The big girls on live bunker are not far behind!

 

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Yes, its the Hobie Revolution. I won it at the Kayakfishing Stuff Jamaica Bay tournament last year. I have it all rigged up with everything and it handles every condition like a breeze. I still use my Tarpon 120 in the Passaic, because of all the shallow water and all the dragging through the woods.
 

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Dan, what's your opinion on using an anchor on a kayak in saltwater? I know that's a broad question, but the resident kayak expert.
 

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Stronski.....I would have to say that using an anchor in salt water is something that could get you into a lot of trouble. I would avoid it at all cost, but if you think you "had" to use one make sure that you have it tied on to either the front or the rear and never from the side. And you must have some type of break away clip attached that you can easily reach, attached to a buoy so you can go retrieve it.

Get a Hobie and you will never need an anchor......you just pedal into the current and stay in one place!

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Dan, thank you for the advice. I have two Ocean Kayaks that I yet to "trick-out" for fishing. I've seen the anchor pulley system on some fishing sites.

Too much can go wrong if you're tied to one spot on the sea floor.

The first thing I learned with my kayak is how to get back in when you fall out. I practice it dozens of times every spring before I head out.

I've talked to a lot of kayak owners and they tell me they've never learned how to get back in if they fall out.
 

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These reports are always cool. What do you use for lights and yahoo avoidance especially in a high traffic area light Great Kills[eek]
 

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These reports are always cool. What do you use for lights and yahoo avoidance especially in a high traffic area light Great Kills
In the daytime you use a safty flag and at night battery operated lights that fit into either a rod holder or some as I believe his does has a stern light. You can also drop a lantern into the bilge which will light up the whole hull. They also sell running lights red/green[patcheye]
 

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I have a 4 foot light attached to the rear of the kayak that lights up 360Degrees, plus a head lamp. The fishfinder lights up the area in front of me pretty well. If I was fishing in a high traffic area like Great Kills, or anyplace else in Raritan Bay..there really is not that much boat traffic during the middle of the night.

I also carry a larger flashlight attached to my vest just incase there was a boat coming that didn't see me.
 
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