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Word is out that the kings are at Oak Island in force and Ocean Crest Pier got 9 in one day last weekend. That's the best I've ever heard of any pier doing in one day and I've been chasing a king for far too long and am ready to take it past the pier. Got the redfish 12 outfitted and ready to go chase a king within 1 mile of the coast. Little scared to do it on my own as I know it can be dangerous business out there. Looking for one or more anglers interested in a half or maybe even a full day out in the yaks to chase some kings. Would also appreciate any advice on how to avoid any problems and the best way to fish for a king from a yak.
 

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Past the Pier is key....U drift a live bait 1/2 mile past any of our piers....U will hook up...guaranteed.
 
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I would love to do a trip like this, and like you don't want to do this alone. http://texaskayakfisherman.com/forum...e.php?id=45987 Optimystic posted this article on another thread. Should be helpful. http://www.ncangler.com/forums/threads/58281-BTB-Beyond-The-Breakers-weekend-in-May/page3?highlight=.

I might be in the area around the 16th and 17th (also the 24th?) if you are interested. In the meantime check out "30 miles out king mackerel" on youtube. PM me whenever you are thinking of going.
 

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They didn't get 9 in one day.

it was 3 Friday 3 Saturday and 1 cobia Saturday and 2 Sunday

still is a great time to go if you wanna get one

26 pound cobia caught yesterday once the water got better and a 60+ swiped and missed.
 

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I would love to do a trip like this, and like you don't want to do this alone. http://texaskayakfisherman.com/forum...e.php?id=45987 Optimystic posted this article on another thread. Should be helpful. http://www.ncangler.com/forums/threads/58281-BTB-Beyond-The-Breakers-weekend-in-May/page3?highlight=.

I might be in the area around the 16th and 17th (also the 24th?) if you are interested. In the meantime check out "30 miles out king mackerel" on youtube. PM me whenever you are thinking of going.
Mark/MWagner and I are hoping to go June 14th or 15th if the conditions are good and pedal (or paddle if my knee isn't rehabbed) his Outfitter out to Yaupon Reef. We will certainly be looking for safety in numbers.

The article above is in a forum that has a lot of posts that make good reading if you want to get into BTB:
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=58

It's very popular down there. They have a long season of great fishing, oil rigs to target and calm seas are pretty common. Anyway, lots of activity on the forum and you can learn a lot reading about what others find they need or don't need and experience on the water. Some spooky experiences with cheap SOTs that fill with water, some great tips on gear and awesome trip reports.
 

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They didn't get 9 in one day.

it was 3 Friday 3 Saturday and 1 cobia Saturday and 2 Sunday

still is a great time to go if you wanna get one

26 pound cobia caught yesterday once the water got better and a 60+ swiped and missed.
Thanks for clearing that up. Lots of rumors get to spreading fast.
 

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Mark/MWagner and I are hoping to go June 14th or 15th if the conditions are good and pedal (or paddle if my knee isn't rehabbed) his Outfitter out to Yaupon Reef. We will certainly be looking for safety in numbers.

The article above is in a forum that has a lot of posts that make good reading if you want to get into BTB:
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=58

It's very popular down there. They have a long season of great fishing, oil rigs to target and calm seas are pretty common. Anyway, lots of activity on the forum and you can learn a lot reading about what others find they need or don't need and experience on the water. Some spooky experiences with cheap SOTs that fill with water, some great tips on gear and awesome trip reports.
Would love to go along. Send me a PM about the time that you get ready.
 

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Haha Gremlinsrus!! I've got you hooked on "30mileOut" huh? When you guys get a date set, let me know. Im game on going out. I just need to build my outriggers first.
I've considered building some pontoons that can be attached and detached for fishing offshore and maybe building outriggers off of the pontoons. I dont see it being complicated and almost all of the construction can be done with PVC pipe. There is just the matter of figuring out how high I can set the pontoons in the water to get stability and not a lot of drag.
 

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I am not a big fan of outriggers in the surf. There is a YouTube video that I am not linking to because the audio is pretty much a non stop stream of profanity which you can ignore or mute if you decide to watch it. Search for "BTB (what not to do)". They did a few things wrong; they should not have even started out in surf that rough but it could get that rough after you are out so it is something you should be prepared to face. They tried to hit the wave at a right angle with the paddle in the air ready to react. I prefer to be very slightly off to one side just starting a long hard paddle stroke to correct as I hit the crest. That way the way you get pushed is no surprise and you are already countering it. The paddle provides stability. Anyway, once they get knocked sideways the pontoons are anything but helpful.

I prefer for the boat to be nimble in the surf. Outriggers make quick turns difficult at best. Out in the swells they could be more useful. If I had a sailing rig (Islander) then they would be likely worth the hassle of getting through the surf with them so that you would not heel as much. Anyway, outriggers have their place, but they aren't training wheels...
 

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Good info. So small outriggers stowed in the hull until I am out there. I'm just thinking about how I'm going to get the proper leverage to stay upright and still put a good bit of force on the fish.
 

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I'm not looking to build outriggers for stabilization. I'm building some to get my rods out further to make it easier to paddle and not get lines tangled. I'll put a pic up of what I'm talking about when I'm done


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Watch some AquaHunters videos. Serious pressure on heavy fish; no outriggers. Just shifting body weight and having a reasonably stable boat. One guy does get flipped in one of the videos when he has his gaff tied to the boat and sticks it in a big tuna that is still a little too green.
 

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Watch some AquaHunters videos. Serious pressure on heavy fish; no outriggers. Just shifting body weight and having a reasonably stable boat. One guy does get flipped in one of the videos when he has his gaff tied to the boat and sticks it in a big tuna that is still a little too green.
Hahaha. Yea I was thinking abou that yesterday actually. Think I'm going to go with a hook gaff instead of a spear based off some advice from a guy down in Florida who catches a ton of BIG fish out of his yak.
 

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Hahaha. Yea I was thinking abou that yesterday actually. Think I'm going to go with a hook gaff instead of a spear based off some advice from a guy down in Florida who catches a ton of BIG fish out of his yak.
I got a short barbless hand gaff and attached a small float. My plan is to use that on the lower jaw and smack it or stab it with something else if it is a keeper that isn't sufficiently resigned to its fate...
 

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At about 5:20, he does exactly what I was referring to with body control; he shifts his weight off center to account for the fish. Might be good practice to take a 7 gallon bucket out and fill it on one side of the boat, lift it in and pour it out on the other side. Switch back an forth a few times.
 
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