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Kayak Fishing News & Reviews January 2010
In This Issue
Special Offer
Featured Article
Malibu Kayaks X-Factor
Featured Item: Timer Switch
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Featured Products
Hobie Mirage Outback Ultimate Kayak Fishing Package
Hobie Mirage Outback Ultimate Kayak Fishing Package
A Hobie Mirage Outback kayak equipped with Hobie accessories + option to add KFSupplies Ultimate Kayak Fishing Package
KFS Ultimate Bait Tank System
KFS Ultimate Bait Tank System
An all new Low Profile Kayak Bait Tank
YakAttack VISIPole Light w/ Flag
YakAttack VISIPole Light w/ Flag
A great looking accessory to improve a kayaker's visibility during both day and night.
Malibu Kayaks Stealth-14
Malibu Kayaks Stealth-14
The All New Malibu Kayaks Stealth-14
Battery Box Complete Power System
Battery Box Complete Power System
Great power source for your kayak, canoe or small boat.
Mothership Trips for 2010!
1.5 Day Trips:
May 14 - 16
June 4 - 6
June 11 - 13
$295 per person
2. 5 Day Trip:
May 20 - 23
$495 per person
Read all about our Mothership Trips aboard the Islander here and give us a call at
619-866-6129 to book your spot today!
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Since most of the country is getting hit with weather that isn't exactly kayak fishing friendly, we hope you'll enjoy this newsletter filled with tips and information about the sport we all love. 
If we can't be out on the water doing it, we might as well be on the web reading about it, sharing stories and of course, gearing up for the day in the not too distant future, when we can all get out on the water again!
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GTS Expedition
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Kayak Fishing Supplies newsletter subscribers - have we got a great offer for you this month! 
Save 25% on the GTS Expedition when you enter discount code NEWSPROMO at check-out, now through January 31st.
Troubleshooting Your Kayak: By CJ Siebler
We hope that this basic guide is of some help in troubleshooting any issues you may have with your kayak. Most problems we see are simple and can be fixed within a few hours or less using basic tools and the help provided in this article. Remember that we at Kayak Fishing Supplies are always a phone call away and can help guide you should you need any advice.
Kayak ElectricalElectrical Systems
Marine electronics have a tendency to stop working before their time is up. Constant exposure to saltwater often eats away at connections in plugs and wiring creating frustrating shorts in your system. Fishing kayaks see more of these problems than powerboats because the electrical systems are much closer to the water and often get submerged while in the surf. When a short occurs in your system you could take your kayak in and pay to have it inspected or you can learn where to look so that you can fix the problem yourself and learn how to help prevent them in the future. By following this guide, one should be able to easily troubleshoot their bait tanks, lights, sonars, and other electronic devices with ease. Before you go tearing into your wiring, please be sure that your battery is fully charged and holds a charge. Doing so will keep you from replacing all your wiring only to find that the battery was the problem. Also on light systems be sure that all bulbs are not burnt out. If you find a bad bulb or battery replace it and see if the problem persists. If it is not resolved check the following areas for bad connections and corrosion.  more
Kayak Review: Malibu Kayaks X-Factor 


There's nothing like a review from someone who is basing their comments on more than just a test drive, right?  Well we've asked our Pro Staffers to give us honest write-ups about the yaks they use themselves...and you know that if they're on the Pro Staff, they really use them...a lot!


This month, we're sharing Kiyo Sato's review of his kayak, the Malibu Kayaks X-Factor.  All ratings are based on a score of 1 to 5.

Rigged X-Factor

Stability: 5

Kiyo's Comments: As stable as a kayak can get. People stand up on them to cast while fishing. I haven't tried that since I don't cast when I fish. The wakes from the big boats are no problems compared to other kayaks where they feel uncomfortable because it might flip them if caught off guard.


Speed: 3

Kiyo's Comments: It's a big mans kayak. My average speed is about 3.5 mph. Max I got was 7mph.


Weight Capacity: 5

Kiyo's Comments: I weigh 280 and I'm 6'. I carry a whole lot of fishing gear and tackle. My bait tank is bigger than most peoples and I still have room for a couple big fish. I can also take two of my kids out on my X-Factor. One sits on the gatorhatch and I add a seat to the rear and one sits back there. The seat in the back is a little wet though and I recommend using scupper plugs if you you're your young ones sit back there.


The Good:

Kiyo's Comments: Everything about this kayak is GOOD!!! Except for the speed but a big man can keep up with others in this kayak. Smaller people might have problems paddling this kayak.


The Bad:

Kiyo's Comments: Nothing



Kiyo's Comments: The X-Factor is my favorite kayak out of all of them. You can't beat the layout and storage space for extra fish!

Featured Item: Timer Switch 
Timer SwitchThese new Bait tank timers from OEX are the best on the market.

This timer switch allows the user to custom set the intervals at which the pump will cycle.

From Torgy's Tavern:

Newsletter number 2 here from Kayak Fishing Supplies, I hope you find some of the info worth while.  Thanks for all the e-mails about the first one! 


We've added some new videos on YouTube and items to the shop and are always looking, making, and testing new stuff in hopes to find the best useful kayak fishing products out there.  Let us know if we are missing any.


Look for us on Jim Sammons new show "The Kayak Fishing Show" airing on the World Fishing Network (WFN) and please remember we could not afford hair and makeup people!


Spring is just around the corner, cant wait because that means mothership time on the Islander.  Just because you don't live in San Diego doesn't mean you can't go on one.  I will make you a deal.   If you book a trip and have to fly in, you can use one of our kayaks for no charge! 

And for all of you in SoCal, we hope to see you at the first stop on the 2010 Tournament Trail in Oceanside on February 20th.  Stop by AllKayakFishing.com for the details and to sign up.
 Brent Torgeson