The simplicity of live baits
This kayak fishing report from Stephen Tapp and Milan from Big Angry Fish, covers the simple and effective technique of live bait fishing for kingfish from the Kayaks and how the Viking Profish tackle pod system can help you land the fish your targeting.
As with all great fishing stories it all begins with a short notice phone call from a mate…
Milan “want to target some kings tomorrow?” - ..no reply needed, mad scramble to assemble the Profish Reload… more
As seen on Big Angry Fish TV Sunday 20 Sept | Season 4 Ep9 | Getting Towed!
Milan and Nathan have been putting the new Livey Pod concept to the test in the Profish Reload kayak, chasing hard fighting yellowtail kingfish. In this blog we share a little more on the prototype concept as tested by Stephen Tapp
(Garmin Echo 151DV and accessories out of the box)
It proved to be a quick and simple process to install a Garmin DownVu transducer into the Reload Tackle Pod. Unpacking the sounder showed the usual Garmin accessories. The transducer is supplied with a separate mount plate (different to the transom bracket) that needs fitting before proceeding. This plastic plate simply screws directly to the transducer using the five screws and washers provided
(Detail of the machine screw and spacers fitted to the Garmin Transom… more
This Q & A session on understanding your FishFinder, with Stephen Tapp is in response to the questions we recieved from this question posted on our FaceBook page "Do you have questions about how to use your sounder more effectively or just want to know some basic rules of thumb? Leave a question here and we will add it to a blog post next week." Stephen answers these questions in breif reply below, stay tuned to the blog to see further explanation on many of these questions over the coming weeks...and if you have… more
What size SLA battery do I need?
“I don’t want to run my sounder battery flat, what size do I need?”
• Do not flatten SLA batteries more than 50% for best performance• Always fully recharge SLA batteries as soon as possible• Always keep SLA batteries “topped up” when not in regular use• Valve regulated lead acid batteries are commonly referred to as SLA batteries• There are two interchangeable types: AGM and Gel batteries
SLA batteries… more
Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries on fishing kayaks
• It’s important to select the right battery size• Do not flatten SLA batteries more than 50%• Always fully recharge SLA batteries as soon as possible• Always keep SLA batteries “topped up” when not in regular use• Valve regulated lead acid batteries are commonly referred to as SLA batteries• There are two interchangeable types: AGM and Gel batteries
SLA batteries are an excellent means of powering… more
Battery types for sounders ( fish finders ) on fishing kayaks
• Non-rechargeable lantern type batteries – no charger required
• Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries – rechargeable, inexpensive, heavy
• Lithium batteries – rechargeable, lightweight, great for larger sounders, more expensive
Summary: non-rechargeable batteries can be a good option for those in remote locations, but are too expensive for routine use. Commonly available SLA (Sealed Lead Acid) rechargeable systems… more
Kayak fishing has grown and matured rapidly as an angling sport worldwide, with the last 10 years seeing a veritable explosion of brightly-colored plastic on the water.
At the same time there have been phenomenal advances in a number of technologies useful to us as paddlers and fishermen. Some have even moved out of the category “you must be crazy to fit that on a kayak” to now being considered routine and almost essential. Fish-finders and GPS navigation systems are a classic example – the level… more