Finally had a break in the wind and rain to take the new kayak out for its first fish. Headed out from Silvers Beach in to a stiff Nor Easter the new kayak paddled nicley, i noticed a little bit of weather cocking and would benifit from a rudder in bad conditions. But it travelled along nicely very smooth almost slick feeling through the water, won't set the world on fire with its speed, but it was very respectable for a 13 foot kayak. It had more cockpit room than I'm used to, I really enjoyed that part of it. I'm looking forward to finishing the fit out.
Back to the report. There's one spot near the hot water outlet that i always like to check to see if any kings are home. So headed straight over. This one is hard to spot and often your right on top of it before you know it. That was the case today and I was worried I'd blown my chances. As luck would have it I hadn't first cast with an unweighted Slugo style lure and I was on. Only a little tacker but fun none the less. And a nice first species for the maiden voyage.
Sent him back happy. I'd blooded the yak, well figuratively.