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Rigged Kayak Photo Contest Entrants

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All the entries for the First Annually YakAngler Rigged Kayak Photo contest have been entered.  Adam and I had a hard time just picking just five finalists.  The finalists have been picked and we have opened up the polls for voting in our forum.  Good luck to our top 5!

Bobrsnk1's Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 11 Non-Angler

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Skwoosh custom fishing seat, DIY Yak safety pole with flag and light, No drill anchor trolley, 2 DIY flush mount rod holder extenders, DIY yak crate with side mounted bags, DIY stakeout pole, and Scotty rod holder with extender.


Hilldawg's Wilderness Systems Woodsman



Added a removable tackle deck and added a rod holder and paddle clips. The straps allow for adding my chest tackle bag plus a hard tackle case on the deck.  Added a light that can attach for night fishing and scrub brush for muddy boots.


Nolzmans Native manta Ray 14 (Finalist)

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Rod holders made from a cutting board and Scotty deck mounts, attached with square nuts and thumb screws allowing easy adjusts to the rod hold placement.  Fish Finder mounted using a Scotty deck mount and Ceacap thru hull wire mount. Transducer mounted with Humminbird mounting kit. Added Native rudder, anchor trolley, and paddle clips. Crate has rod holders and another deck mount for the Scotty night safety light. Made a custom safety flag and cooler bait tank.


Nolzmans Native Ultimate 12

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Added Scotty Deck Mounts, one for a Scotty Rod Holder and the other to mount the Fish Finder. Mounted the transducer inside the hull using a sponge and Vaseline. Added another Scotty Deck Mount to read to hold the Scotty Night Safety light and installed a Native Anchor Trolley. Built a custom Kayak cart from PVC, a pool noodle, and wheel barrow wheels.


Nolzman's 2009 Ocean Kayak Trident 13



Mounted Humminbird 383c Sonar/GPD Unit. Installed the Scotty Flush Mounts forward of the Sonar, and added the Scotty
extension arms.  This allows easier access to the Rod Holders since they are pretty far forward of the seat.  Mounted my Bait bucket and crate, with my visibility flag.


LtFireDogs Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Non-Angler (Finalist)

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"No Drill" Anchor Trolley w/ZigZag cleat, Ocean Kayak Rudder, Harmony Fishing Seat with Crack of Dawn Air Seat Pad, Scotty Base Mount, Adjustable Extender and Spinning Rod holder (front of cockpit),Pair of Scotty Round Flush Mounts, Adjustable Extenders and Power Lock Rod Holders(behind cockpit), HumminBird PirahnaMax 160, Ozark Mountain waterproof box with 12volt receptacle and
8AA battery holder mounted (inside) rear of main hatch, Icom M32 waterproof VHF, Garmin GPS76, Dual aluminum bracket for GPS/FF/VHF mounted to front Scotty system, Milk crate with I-fly fly rod holder, Homemade 3' bungee paddle leash and marker light.


Jim Tomasetti's Wilderness Systems T130 (Finalist)

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Wilderness Systems T130 Tandem rigged for Sailing !!!   35 Sq ft. Lanteen sail and mast step from Sailboatstogo.com. The aluminum reinforcement plate for the mast step and the mounts for the paddles used as daggerboards along with the rudder are home-made. Access to re-inforce the bottom of the mast base us through the hatch.   Initially used without out-riggers, but would tend to tip, so I added Canoe Creek hydro-dynamic out-riggers.  On a good day with 7-10 MPH winds it will sustain over 5 mph with 2 people.


BFacer's 2009 Malibu Stealth-14 (Finalist)



Installed Anchor Trolley, Surf to summit GTS Expedition Seat, and Malibu Kayaks X-Wing Sliding Console with internal 12v 10amp battery. Humminbird 343c Sonar and Garmin eTrex  GPS with ram mount. LED lighting, adjustable rod holders, custom transducer mount, and Olympus Stylus Tough-6020 HD Camera with ram mount. Internal pump kit with fresh water intake and reconfigurable 6v / 12v battery system depending on type of live bait used.


SargeDuuude Perception Search 13



One blonde German Shepard "fish finder". Added a Scotty rodholder in center console, 2 flush mounts behind seat, and a
whooole buncha stock. Powered and propelled by ADD/PTSD/caffeine/anger fueled Infantry NCO.


Yaknitup's Malibu X Factor (Finalist)



Custom camouflage paint job, 6 flush mount rod holders, and RAM Revolution rod holder. Quick release anchor system to hold anchor at bow or stern. Eagle Cuda 168 sonar, Garmin ETrex Summit GPS, Standard Horizon waterproof VHF, and XShot camera arm with RAM kayak mount that can be positioned forward of cockpit or aft of seat for multiple camera perspectives. 4.2 gallon Kayatank live-well in center hatch with on/off switch in cockpit and a 500 GPH pump operated on a timer to conserve battery life. Crack of Dawn Apex-1 seat with added air pad and rod holder gear bag. Seattle Sports 36" Kayak Catch Cooler Bag, 8 Ah gel cell battery in a Pelican dry box with marine plug to power sonar and pump. Custom built removable PVC rod-holder/utility rack, Scotty mount for aft XShot mount/safety light/fly rod holder, safety flag pole mount with orange NWKA flag, and a fish sprayer fed from same pump as the Kayatank to spray down fish in the tank well that are
too big for the cooler bag.


nc_yak_angler's Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12



Installed Humminbird fish finder, Scotty rod holder, Crate Mate tackle system, Capt. Dick stake out pole, Sanyo waterproof digital video on Ram mount, anchor trolley, Fin Stalker paddle, and Scotty beverage holder.



The Nothing's Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 15



Installed Eagle Cuda 350s sonar and GPS combo and soft mounted transom-mount transducer easy to switch between kayaks. Build custom fiberglass Rod Pod lid with room for 3 tackle trays, one of three emergency knives, air horn, and misc other items.RAM AquaBox for iPhone protection and RAM Revolution. YakAttack VisiPole mounted on Plano Box and SOLAS tape details and lettering.  Installed anchor trolleys on both the port and starbord sides.


YakFish's Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 13



Replaced all hatch straps with bungee and installed 2 Scotty compact flush mounts between sonar shield and rod pod. Used Scotty base with Scotty 459 extenders with baitcaster rod holders. Replaced round paddle keeper fasteners with hook fasteners. Installed Hummingbird 363 Fish finder and Surf to Summit GTS air wave seat. Added simple anchor trolley with carabiners and rope and rudder.  Put permanent extenders in rear flush mounts.

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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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