I do lots of flats fishing (although mostly either wading or a guided flats boat). The key thing is being able to stand up to cast and maneuver (i.e., spot tailing fish and position the boat for casting). That is easier in sheltered areas between mangroves and harder in exposed flats like bays. Even in a stable sit-on-top it is not all that easy to stand up and cast, let alone land a fish. I recommend you practice in shallow water to be sure of your "sea legs". Are you going to paddle or pole? Paddling is for getting to your location and back, poling is for maneuvering. The sites given previously will help you with these questions. By all means check them out.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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