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Tarpon 140 First Impressions (by Jeff Suber)
Get a good overview of some of the new design features of the 2009 Tarpon line, including the updated seat.
> Outfitting / Accessories
Rigging Your Tarpon Kayak (link)
Posted over on Chad Hoover's Kayak Bass Fishing site, an excellent thread on rigging your new Tarpon kayak, with detailed photos and descriptions.
Installing a Sonar on Your SOT (by Jeff Little)
Guide to installing a transducer/depthfinder to your kayak, including detailed photo guide.
Eight Kayak Fishing Accessories Under $30 Each (by Jeff Little)
Within a few days of purchasing a new kayak, I make a trip to Home Depot, Walmart and a tackle shop. The items I pick up there cost very little, but prove to be invaluable once installed on my new kayak.
No-Drill Anchor Trolley (Ride, Commander, Tarpon) (by Chad Hoover)
Commander 120 Quiet Contact System (by Chad Hoover)
Make a Drag Anchor (by Chad Hoover)
> Tips and Guides
Road Trip Peacock Bass (by Bill Schultz)
After a few months of another “old time” winter in Wisconsin and not having fished open water for over three months I was getting a severe case of cabin fever. Tips on Peacock Bass Fishing from Fishing Team Member Bill Schultz.
Lay-down Largemouth (by Jeff Little)
Posted over at Kayak Angler Magazine. Excerpt: The bad news is, every worm-chucking, john-boat angler knows to target wood. They hop from log to log, beating the bank frothy with chartreuse spinnerbaits or shallow diving cranks.Click the link above to read more.
Kayak Bass Fishing (by Chad Hoover)
Anglers have a love affair with bass. There has probably been more written about, pondered over, and analyzed about the pursuit of the black bass family than most other species combined. No other species offers the maddening complexities or the primal simplicity.
Ultimate Fishing Guide (by Chad Hoover)
Excerpt selection from commonly asked questions from kayak fishing article.
Shallow-Minded (Spring Largemouth) by Chad Hoover
<excerpt>The spawn is the best known time for chasing trophy bass when large females move shallow to find nests prepared by eager bucks. During this process, these big sows range from uncharacteristically aggressive to totally impervious. As water temps approach 60º F this ritual begins. In the days or weeks leading up to the spawn, giant females will be gorging themselves instinctually preparing for the arduous task ahead. Read on.