Depending on how you fish, I'd place two behind your cockpit and one ahead of your cockpit. The one ahead of your cockpit will be a bear to reach unless you have a gorilla's arms.
But just because it's difficult to reach doesn't mean it's not useful. I would only take two rigged rods. The one in front of your cockpit is to hold your rod while you change lures. Stick it in butt first and pointed slightly back at you so that the lure is easy to grab and the line is easy to handle while you tie on something new. Be VERY careful doing this. You don't need any new barbed nose rings.
I use mostly soft plastics and spinner baits when fishing conventional tackle from a kayak (mine is very similar to a Pamlico by the way). I keep it in small tackle binders, and keep a small Plano flipside box for my terminal tackle. I poked some straps through the foam pillar for center support and clip them to those straps.
Now you're ready. Don't forget cold drinks to keep you hydrated and some lunch food that can be eaten one handed while you troll.
- Big D
Rescue / Throw Bags
Kayak Carrier Kits
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
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