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So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31846

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Picked up a Diablo Paddlesports Adios from Derick Burgos of Phatfish Kayak Charters.



Storms started as soon as we had it loaded up on the Jeep but I'm hoping to have some pics to post up here soon. Excited to have my first "boat"! :thumbsup:
-Chris
Tampa FL
1995 Mako 181 Flats
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31851

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You'll love it!
You can go almost anywhere practically for free, too!
Try and find yourself the BEST seat you can find. Not by price, but for support.
You will be surprised at how long you will stay on the water, if you have the time. And, the time goes by so fast!
Four or five hours seems like one sometimes.

Bill
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31855

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Congrats, Chris. You just may find it will be the "only" boat you need!
I rarely use my flats skiff anymore, and it's just easier to jump on one of Hubbard's boats to go offshore.

See ya up in Double Branch soon.
Pork chops, feral dogs....you know where this is going, lol....
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31864

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Nice boat, welcome to the rubbermaid regatta! Ditto on the Double Branch :hooked:
BOLO: Last seen paddling around a distant mangrove point.
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31866

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Can you stand in the Diablo?
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31890

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jerrbare wrote:
Can you stand in the Diablo?

Yup...its designed for it...big factor in why I picked a Diablo. When I've been out with k3anderson he's been able to stand on his Diablo while I was sitting in his old Tarpon 12. He was constantly seeing things in the water that I had no clue about because of the higher perspective. I also SUCK at walking top water lures while sitting down...
-Chris
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31935

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Congrats on the new fishing vessel !!!!

May you catch a many a fish from it.
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 8 months ago #31984

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Yes you can stand....with guests

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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32255

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Modified a DIY plan I found online...got wheels for portage now...

-Chris
Tampa FL
1995 Mako 181 Flats
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32321

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Welcome to the most addictive form of fishing known to man, man! Now forget about the rain and get out and catch some fish!!!
Derick Burgos
Phatfish Kayak Charters
813-447-4732
www.phatfishkayakcharters.com
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32692

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Caught three under slot reds and a good sized sheepshead today. So the new-to-me Diablo has been initiated. *lol*
-Chris
Tampa FL
1995 Mako 181 Flats
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32701

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:/wphatfishkayak wrote:
Welcome to the most addictive form of fishing known to man, man! Now forget about the rain and get out and catch some fish!!!

True dat! Haha. Congrats on the reds Chris. :)
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32703

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Welcome to the plastic parade (I hope thats original!)

I fish Southshore a bunch if ever out this way.

I'm gonna have to test one of those diablos soon, looks good for a big guy
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32704

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Getting back into the cast a lot and drift a little. Perfect three days of beating the reads and working the flats for the Grand Slams. Fell short in producing Reds but has a ballast in working the other fish. :thumbsup: Slammed out of Grand Slams, but 1 of many Trout, Snook but nothing to match all day long. Edwin tries his utmost in, beating the other side, out on the flats, did his best in catching all that took from his live baits. I, on the other hand, did my best is cleaning out the wells with Kitty :angry-cry: \y Cats! Good day in catching fish, and having fun. The Double Trouble ran until its battery was dead and then it saw us using the paddles to get home. Long day but lots of fun. Really my first day out burning up anything that would bite!

I give my thanks to the Lord, and to my son for putting up with me. After the stroke, I felt down. But now, it is up stream and hell in my strokes.................. :starwars:
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Re: So I joined the Yak crowd today! 1 year 7 months ago #32709

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Dave44 wrote:
I'm gonna have to test one of those diablos soon, looks good for a big guy

I'm 6-2 / 205 and stand easily to cast or paddle in the shallow stuff. And I'm probably the smallest of the three people I know who have Diablos down here. Its great! B)
-Chris
Tampa FL
1995 Mako 181 Flats
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