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ryanlilb
09-10-2013, 10:02 AM
Hey guys just a quick question, I'm working on my boat and only have my kayak for fishing. I have a 30 lbs thrust trolling motor attached to it. Do you think that would be enough to push the kayak on the Sac around Verona area? Or will I just get washed down stream? My plan is to anchor up and try my hand at salmon fishing on the yak. I just didn't know if I needed more power for out there...

AnglingWes
09-10-2013, 11:50 AM
Once you bolt the TM on the yak, you now have a vessel. That means you are required to have CF #( registration) and carry all of the required CG gear. Fire extinguisher, throw PFD, signal device, etc. if you are worried about paddling the sac without all of that stuff, imagine it with a other 100# of crap.

To answer your question thou, paddling the sac is doable, but is a bit challenging. Be very careful anchoring. The current is one thing, but boat wakes are an entirely other set of potential issues. If you are an experienced yakker, you can manage it, but test all your setups and practice recoveries in a more forgiving environment first.

Cali Duck
09-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Hey guys just a quick question, I'm working on my boat and only have my kayak for fishing. I have a 30 lbs thrust trolling motor attached to it. Do you think that would be enough to push the kayak on the Sac around Verona area? Or will I just get washed down stream? My plan is to anchor up and try my hand at salmon fishing on the yak. I just didn't know if I needed more power for out there...

I cringed just reading this. I do not suggest this type of fishing in that area...my $.02

I would suggest if this is what you want to do, head up stream from Verona to the Feather. Much calmer waters and 1/10th of the boat traffic (if any).

I can only imagine what a 30+lb salmon would do to a kayak fisherman, but I know its been done from countless youtube videos...just not my cup of tea

OYD
09-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Just last week someone was fishing for salmon from a yak anchored on the Columbia. He is no longer with us-got tangled in his anchor line and never surfaced after being overturned. :bricks: Sounds awfully dangerous to me (anchoring in moving water).

Cali Duck
09-10-2013, 02:21 PM
Again totally doable, but I would just ensure safety when out at Verona, especially around recreation boats cuz they don't give a hoot about fishing boats, trolling lanes, etc.

Kayak fishing the Columbia River for Fall Chinook - YouTube (http://youtu.be/7z8nTcyqrFw?t=1m12s)

Cali Duck
09-10-2013, 02:23 PM
Just last week someone was fishing for salmon from a yak anchored on the Columbia. He is no longer with us-got tangled in his anchor line and never surfaced after being overturned. :bricks: Sounds awfully dangerous to me (anchoring in moving water).

Dang you're right...scary:

Man drowns while fishing on the Columbia River - KPTV - FOX 12 (http://www.kptv.com/story/23374786/man-drowns-while-fishing-on-the-columbia-river)

Ballinamuck
09-12-2013, 07:53 AM
Once you bolt the TM on the yak, you now have a vessel. That means you are required to have CF #( registration) and carry all of the required CG gear. Fire extinguisher, throw PFD, signal device, etc. if you are worried about paddling the sac without all of that stuff, imagine it with a other 100# of crap.

Registration yes, but fire extinguisher, throw pfd, signals, etc, no. Smaller open boats don't require those.
ABCs of California Boating (http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Pubs/Abc/)

fishing mofo
09-27-2013, 06:21 PM
Registration yes, but fire extinguisher, throw pfd, signals, etc, no. Smaller open boats don't require those.
ABCs of California Boating (http://www.dbw.ca.gov/Pubs/Abc/)


Great post and thank you for clearing that up and providing link for verification