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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:39 am 
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Headed out last night to the HRBT to fish with my buddy PhillyJoe for some more Kayak Wars points. Ran into Kingrat while I was out there. Ended up catching a handful of 12-15" blues, one small croaker and a nice 24" striper. Joe caught 2 points eligible fish as well, a 24" and a 34" beast that he fought for 5 minutes.

Full report: Casting for points not quantity.....

Here's the 34" Joe caught.....
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And the 24" I caught......
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The 24" striper I landed was a blast on the light tackle I was using - the combo I used was my smallmouth/speckled trout rod: TFO G. Loomis Signature Saltwater Series Medium power, FAST action spinning rod paired with a Daiwa Regal 3000 and 30lb PowerPro braid. I caught the 24" on a Berkley Powerbait curly tail grub I had been soaking in the Gulp Alive formula for a few hours prior to launch. Not really sure the Gulp formula really helped, since I basically dropped it almost on his nose when I made the cast.

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Nice fish way to get on em!

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Very nice. I just started using the TFO rods and love them.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:54 am 
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Great job. Looks like a lot of fun. For night fishing do you run the red and green nav lights on your kayak or just the all round white light?

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Maritime laws vary from state to state, but in VA waters, any non-powered vessel under 15' in length is required to have a white light visible at all times.

Red and green are traditionally navigational lights for power boats. I run only my YakAttack VISICarbon Pro, but I also have SOLAS safety tape and YakAttack NITEStripe kits plus a LED headlamp, LED penlight and a 1 million candle power spotlight.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. I know laws vary from state to state. I was curious if you were going beyond the minimum. Good to hear that you are. I mean if you want to wear the minimum number of pieces of flair...

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