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July 29, 2014 11:50 pm EDT
Location: 34.207N 76.949W
Wind Direction: NE (50°)
Wind Speed: 19 knots
Wind Gust: 25 knots
Significant Wave Height: 3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 6 sec
Average Period: 4.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction: SSE (157°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.97 in (1015.0 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 74°F (23.6°C)
Dew Point: 70°F (21.2°C)
Water Temperature: 81°F (27.4°C)

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falconman13
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Kayak Question Reply with quote

First, maybe this should be in Inshore forum, but wasnt sure.

Have any of you ever taken your Kayaks out beyond the breakers to fish for Spanish?


I have used my Kayak to carry baits out farther for sharks and such, but sometime I see fish tearing it up just out of reach of the beach and I think, Man if I had my Kayak.

I dont see many Kayaks while surf fishing so I was wondering if its just a bad idea?


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a nephew that has caught king macks out of his. that might be easier - live bait ( maybe some pin fish or something) and set some ballons adrift.

Good luck - I say go for it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am thinking of heading down to Topsail this weekend, but with the weather report will likely stay inshore this weekend.

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been searching for a used kayak to buy, anyone have one they dont need/want anymore for a reasonable price? PM me if you got something!
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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteveThePirate wrote:
Ive been searching for a used kayak to buy, anyone have one they dont need/want anymore for a reasonable price? PM me if you got something!


Was looking at Craiglist earlier this week and there were some nice ones on there. Check Wilmington and Raleigh areas out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldent find anywhere to stay in Topsail so went to Cape Lookout instead (with tent)
Was not prepared for the crowd. Have never seen it so busy.
Anyway, yaked out toward the inlet, too much boat traffic to venture out so stayed in and fished inside.
Was pretty busy all day, caught a TON of sharks and dogfish. too many, did manage to get stung by a big one and man did it hurt.
Caught a couple nice weakfish, some mullet, blues and a cobia (30 inch)
Caught one ray that I have never seen, was spotted just like a flounder and pretty much oval with a very short tail. Pretty big maybe 2/12 feet across. Any idea what it was?

Was visited by a really big turtle, didnt seem to mind the Kayak at all.

Anyway, was a good day, Just got too crazy toward the end of the day with some rather dangerous boat drivers out there, so headed in and cut the trip short.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it could have been a better day, but at least it was a day on the water. Google Mallard Bay Bed and Breakfast. Just behind south end of Topsail and right on the intercoastal. Stayed there just before Easter this year. One suite B&B and she serves one great breakfast.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be safe. I know a family who just lost their daughter while she was kayaking in the ocean. Wind kicked up and flipped the kayak, inducing an injury and the search mission did not find her until the next day. This was in cold ocean water but it could probably have happened here too, and certainly could have happened here in our off-season. Lesson learned: when kayaking in any location and under any circumstances, have a clear plan for the event that you somehow get flipped into the water and you'll be much safer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a little paranoid maybe, but I have a paddle lash for my paddle and I also lash to the yak so in the event I get flipped, it wont be far away. And of course I always wear my PFD.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A waterproof VHF would be smart, too. And if the water is below 70 degrees F, wear a wet suit. Here's a hypothermia chart...

http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hypothermia.htm
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