sit on or sit in?
Posted by: samuelgroves on Feb-28-13 9:30 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
would you reccomend a sit on or a sit in kayak for still water bass fishing?What are some advantages and disadvantages of each?
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Posted by: RockyRaab on Feb-28-13 9:56 AM (EST)
Sit on - all the way. A good stable sit-on will allow you to stand when you want. That's essential for flipping into cover, fly fishing, and other tactics. All kayaks designed expressly for fishing are sit-ons, to the best of my knowledge.
Posted by: ADNelson on Mar-01-13 6:33 AM (EST)
a few SINK fishing kayaks, but the majority are definitely SOTs.
If you'll just be fishing in warm...|
Posted by: jackl on Feb-28-13 10:25 AM (EST)
weather, a SOT.
I've done both...|
Posted by: rjd9999 on Feb-28-13 11:05 AM (EST)
Issues for me included the following:
article in Cal Kayaker|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Feb-28-13 12:16 PM (EST)
The new issue of California Kayaker Magazine (readable online for free at http://www.calkayakermag.com/magazine.html) has an article on boat types that may be worth a read.
Why not a canoe?|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Feb-28-13 1:13 PM (EST)
Certain people here get pretty perturbed when a potential solution that wasn't asked about gets mentioned, but as a person who fishes from a solo canoe, I never can imagine why someone fishing "quiet water" would choose to use any kind of kayak instead. The only reason I can think of is that with a solo canoe, you actually need to learn how to paddle reasonably well (and you need to enjoy paddling to make that happen) to avoid forever being stuck within the "high-frustration" portion of the learning curve when fishing, whereas anyone can make a rec kayak or basic SOT go where they want it to on quiet water without much practice.
I'd go with a SOT|
Posted by: ByronWalter on Feb-28-13 3:22 PM (EST)
There are SOT's that have cup holder galore and seats that put Lazy Boy recliners to shame. If the fish aren't biting, you can just kick back and snooze in total comfort!
Posted by: deuce on Feb-28-13 3:42 PM (EST)
Try telling that to Mrs. Deuce. She never lets me forget how many there are in the back yard. I agree that they're great for fishing. I've had some great times doing that very thing.
Posted by: guideboatguy on Feb-28-13 4:05 PM (EST)
That's a good one. Of course you knew what I meant. It seems that a person almost has to become a canoe enthusiast before becoming aware that a solo paddler need not feel like a dwarf inside some big, ungainly craft like the ones we knew in Boy Scouts or summer camp.
Posted by: deuce on Feb-28-13 7:34 PM (EST)
I love soloing my sixteen foot Explorer. In fact, felt kinda funny last time there was someone in the bow. I ordered some outfitting goodies today for my recently acquired Sunburst. Can't wait to take some trips in that one.
Stability and storage and reach|
Posted by: bartc on Mar-01-13 11:50 AM (EST)
You're fishing, not racing. You want stability, ability to hold much gear at times, and layout that allows you to reach any of your gear anytime you need it without difficulty.