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Trick My Yak (please!)

Just like a car or a motorcycle, making customizations to your fishing craft pretty much comes natural.

After using my Hobie Outback for the past five months I started to get a feel for some things I wanted to add and figure out how placement would best benefit my fishing experience.

Feeling unsure about drilling holes in my kayak at random, I called the folks over at Canoe KY.   Located on Elkhorn Creek outside of Frankfort Kentucky, Canoe KY has been a premier resource for paddling sports in our state since 1981.   The business owners, Nathan and Allison are always so friendly when I have questions or need help with something, but on top of that comes hands-on experience and a thorough knowledge of paddle sports and their product lines.

So, I made the call. The call asking Nathan if he would mind helping me “trick” my yak. He quickly responded for me to bring my kayak and “c’mon over” so away to Canoe KY I went.

Once I arrived, I showed Nathan where I wanted my Scotty rod holders located. He made some recommendations of how to do the job and even had all the necessary hardware in stock to start rigging.

After Nathan, Brett, and area kayak fisherman Tommy Puckett finished the work I had originally asked for, Nathan went a step further and mounted the transducer for my fish finder! I had planned on trying it myself, but leave it to him to have a better plan!

I just returned from a 5-day yak fishing trip to Little Talbot Island where we fished for redfish and sea-trout (I’ve been told to call ’em specks).  The rod holders worked out exactly as I hoped they would and the trip was a blast!!

I can’t say enough about how great Canoe KY has been to work with!  Whether you’re looking for your own watercraft, wanting to rent for a day trip, or want to make some changes to something you already have, be sure to give them a call at 888-CANOEKY.


Canoe KY, located outside of Frankfort Kentucky beside Elkhorn Creek.
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4 responses to “Trick My Yak (please!)

  1. The rod holders are AWESOME!!! A necessity for sure! And a fish finder is kind of nice…put one on my pontoon last year. Looks like things will be a little more accessible for you this summer…nice!

  2. Awesome job! I am so glad you enjoyed your saltwater adventure and that the rigging helped. I would invite you to join our board over at Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club. http://www.bckfc.org There are a TON of rigging ideas there and some awesome fly guys that do swaps. I would love to come up and do some fresh water river adventures with your group there in KY.

    • That would be great, just let us know if you’re heading our way. I’m looking at trying to get down your way later this year. Maybe I can hit when you guys are doing a trip.

  3. You gotta love Nathan and Allison, always willing to help out their customers!

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