Equip Your PWC With Strong Outdoors’ Pac-Rac Utility Rack And Do Anything

It’s really a shame that the United States is so far behind the rapidly-growing trend of PWC fishing. Only a week ago did we publish a great bit on Fishmaster’s PWC arches, but as any budding budget-minded fisherman might will attest, spending a clean grand to outfit your runabout might just be a little too rich for the ol’ pocketbook. That is why we’re excited about Strong Outdoors’ utility rack for PWC. Dubbed the “Pac-Rac,” the versatile 300-grade stainless steel rack can be outfitted for fishing, camping, or pretty much anything on the water. Fully customizable, the lightweight-yet-durable rack can be easily installed on most all Yamaha, Sea-Doo, Polaris, Honda, and Kawasaki runabouts without any drilling or modifications. It’s stainless construction makes it great for both salt and fresh water use, and even be used for lifeguard and patrolling use. So much so, that company owner Kraig Strom told The Watercraft Journal, “I’m talking to my local sheriff department about rigging them for officers patrolling the Colorado River.” We’re loving what we’re seeing coming from the US aftermarket in regards to personal watercraft fishing and hope to only see it grow. Keep up the good work! Thank you to Kevin Shaw at Watercraft Journal for the great piece he did on the Pac-Rac. If you have not checked out Kevin’s site, head over there right now. He has tons of great stuff....

Rainy Day at Lake Perris – Even Tournament Bass Anglers Struggle – Jet Ski Fishing – StrongOutdoors

            I have done a lot of Jet ski fishing this year and that’s it. Just fishing, no catching. Today on Lake Perris, a lake known for large bass, was no different. Of the six guys fishing around me, only one of them caught anything. It was a huge large mouth bass so I know they are out there! One of the guys fishing in my vicinity was a tournament competitor and he struck out as...

Yamaha Waverunner FXHO Jet Ski Fishing Rigging Update

  I have made some changes the setup of my 2012 Yamaha FXHO for jet ski fishing. It is fully equipped with the Pac-Rac from StrongOutdoors.com. I also have some great gear from Yak-Gear and RailBlaza. Although I have mounted my fish finder on the Pac-Rac in previous videos, I moved the electronics upfront with the RailBlaza Starport system. I wired it last week and I tested it out on Lake Elsinore. It worked great. I put another Starport over on the left hand side, near the dry well so that I can use the mobi-hober from RailBlaza. For now, I am going to use it for my cell phone but when I am out on the ocean, I will use it for an emergency radio. I also mounted a the Yak-Gear cleat on the side and it works really well. I will not use it for really aggressive wave conditions but in the marina and at the dock. I have another cleat mounted directly to the ski that holds my anchor rope. You can see my quick release anchor line attached to the front tow hook. On the back, I have experimented with RailBlaza’s rail mount starports that I mounted directly to the rack. I had to add some additional PVC tubing as a spacer. This enables me to have an additional rod holder or other accessories, I also made a anchor carrier for my plow anchor also called the bruce anchor from Yak-Gear, so I have got that hooked up there and you see my fish grip. The Fish Grip is a fantastic product, one of the...

RailBlaza Starport Update

So here is a quick update on the Starport mount on my Yamaha Waverunner. Originally as you have seen in past videos, I mounted a starport over here on the delrin block, using VHB tape. It worked really well, but I wanted to go a little further, so this time I mounted the RailBlaza Starport directly to the Waverunner. I chose this spot on the wave-runner because it is one of the few spot that is actually flat enough to get a good seal. I actually used the screws that came with starport and I also used 3M, 4000uv, adhesive. I did not use the 3M 5200 because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make this completely permanent. It is very stable. most of the movement is coming from the plastic, and the gasket in the middle of the starport. I have got the full length RailBlaza extension rod in it now and it works really well. If you are looking for fast and versatile ways to mount accessories to your PWC, this could be a...

Kayak Fishing & Jet Ski Fishing Have Something in Common

  Kayak fishing and Jet ski fishing have something in common. I went out at lake Perris on Labor Day with my Waverunner at about 8AM, once again looking for largemouth bass. I got out later than my usual time of day break but I don’t think that would have made any difference. I know it is called “fishing” and not “catching” for a reason but my largemouth dry spell is getting ridiculous. I went through the “how to fish for bass” handbook and tried several different techniques including spinner bait, drop shot, top water, and I even trolled a crank bait. Nothing. Although I was frustrated with my lack of fish, a funny thought did cross my mind. Kayak fishing and Jet ski fishing have something in common. The cost of entry is a heck of a lot less than fishing in a bass boat. Today I came across three different groups of people in bass boats. The boats ranged anywhere from a $20,000 Tracker to a $40,000+ Nitro. That is just for the boat and it doesn’t include all the gear they are running with. These guys were running some very nice bass boats but here is the thing, between the three boats with nine guys on board, they had two fish, and they have been on the lake since dawn. At the very least, it cost me much less to put my wave runner on the water. I love to fish but California bass fishing leaves a lot to be desired so I’m glad that I can get on the water for...
Foot Assembly Updated

Foot Assembly Updated

PAC-RAC FOOT ASSEMBLY Video Transcription Before you put your nylock metal, measue along the distance slot, because there is three different slots here along the back of the PAC-RAC. This allows you to put the feet in a position that fits best on your specific Personal Water Craft, Make sure that you get that lined up first before you drop it in and tighten up that nylock nut, I have the other side already installed and so let’s go through the parts. We have got two rubber feet, one small and one large, this is so that the rear foot can articulate with the angle of your Ski. One bolt and two stainless steel washers, one coupler, and a nylock nut and finally a jam nut. Now for the tools – I have got a half inch box wrench and a 7/16 inch box wrench for the coupler. The 1/2 inch box wrench is for the top of the bolt. First, assemble the foot. The first part here, is that I am going to get the small one inside the bigger one, now if you can’t push it in easily, you can also just use a needle nose piller or you can even use the bolt itself to get it seated down in there, all the way, so we will set that aside. The next thing is that I’m going to take our bolt and put our first washer on the top and am going to line it down the hole, now am going to hold the bolt, I am going to angle the Pac-Rac, and just so you...