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I met kayakingglenn this morning at the Upper Barton ramp and brought my new Perception Search 15 kayak for its maiden run. Perfect weather and we did manage to run into some fish. Nothing special, mostly 1lb-ish largemouths with a couple of variants thrown in to keep it interesting. All fish came while trolling small shad raps. The bass were really crushing the crankbaits - several had the bait fully inside the mouth.

More of a schoolie LM bite than the strong mixed bag from last month. Did manage a couple of Whites in the mix. First fish was the largest - 2lb Largemouth around 7:30. Next fish was a long time coming - probably 8:45, but then the bite seemed to turn on. Fish #3 was a 16" White Bass that had been caught before (maybe by me? I thought I taught them better than that). Glenn must not have been crossing his fingers just right for most of his trolling but he finally got off the skunk on the paddle home.

Glenn's machine is impressive. My new yak is a bit more traditional - very nice ride. Seems to push less water than the Redfish, gets moving more quickly and has a little less primary stability... About as expected. Seemed to have a little more hull-slap than the Redfish. The molded seat felt great at the beginning but wore on the old tailbone after a couple hours. Gonna need some more padding. The extra foot of length was not really noticeable (not much difference between 14 and 15 feet).

All in all a good morning, bite came later later than expected so I stayed longer than expected. I prefer the trophy white bass but will take a 7 fish day anytime...
 

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Glenns outriggers may tend to spook the fish a bit more than the yak. he should try running his bait about 10-20ft farther back so it calms a bit more before he passes... A noisier bait and a bit brighter color than just white like chartruese/red may help envoke a strike too...
 

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Glenns outriggers may tend to spook the fish a bit more than the yak. he should try running his bait about 10-20ft farther back so it calms a bit more before he passes... A noisier bait and a bit brighter color than just white like chartruese/red may help envoke a strike too...
Its been funny to have 2 kayaks trolling - you tend to stay pretty far apart to avoid getting caught up with each other, which makes it hard to gain insight from the other guy or to see an area where the other guy might benefit from a suggestion. When I troll I make a long cast, then open the bail and try to let out at least another cast-length of line behind the kayak. I'd say I'm usually in the 50-75 yard range.
 

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Does Glenn paddle or sail?:confused: It looks like paddling you would hit the outriggers.
His primary propulsion is foot power - his boat is the Hobie Adventure Island with the mirage pedal drive. He only had the sail mast bolted on today because he hadn't taken it off the trailer before leaving home. Never unfurled the sail, so I didn't get to seem him moving at "full power".
 
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