Posted by: old_user on May-14-10 5:05 PM (EST)
New to the kayak fishing thing. Can anyone recommend a light stable and comfortable kayak for a novice to fish from.
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Posted by: wyd on May-16-10 4:44 AM (EST)
I just bought an Emotion Stealth Angler to fish from. Excellent for the money. Emothion makes a non fishing version without the rod holders called the Temptation. It has excellent reviews as well for being super stable and just all around great SOT. You can get more info on them at Emotionkayaks.com
Where in Virginia are you fishing|
Posted by: Big_D on May-16-10 7:35 AM (EST)
I assume your name implies the state rather than it being your name or the university you attended.
Posted by: crowan1900 on May-16-10 10:44 AM (EST)
I fish from a Hobie Revolution. It's not the latest model of fishing kayak from Hobie, but it's a good one. I recommend the Revo or equivalent from Hobie because of its stability, durability, performance, and optional accessories. Accessories like the Mirage Drive, sail kit, live well, inflatable stabilizers, and more. It's a kayak you can grow old with. Start out paddling, like a regular kayak. It tracks well enough without the rudder. When your arms get tired (or you just want to relax and enjoy the scenery), start peddling. If the wind is right, hoist the sail. Want to stand and fish? A few breaths into the inflatables and the kayak is stable enough to stand in. I put a small ice chest behind the seat and sit on it. Very comfortable. The Revo is one tough little beast, too. I've been in very rough conditions and felt completely at ease. The Mirage Drive provides constant torque that paddling alone cannot match. You're always moving forward no matter how windy it gets.
my new fishing kayak|
Posted by: buzz on Jul-21-10 6:58 PM (EST)
I am the new proud owner of a Malibu Sierra 10. Love this little guy for fishing small lakes, ponds, streams. Great seat, and comes with 2 built in rod holders.
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Posted by: Reefmonkey on Jul-27-10 2:14 PM (EST)
too many variables|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-27-10 11:20 PM (EST)
for a meaningful answer. You need to consider your height and weight, intended waters, intended use, type of fishing, transportation method and intended seasons. Do a search for "kayak Fishing" on the net and you'll find whole sites dedicated to this topic. One of the first things to consider is if you want a SOT or Sit -in. Both have advantages and followings.
I'm kinda partial|
Posted by: bananaboat on Aug-15-10 12:41 AM (EST)
I bought mine two years ago and have enjoyed a lot everytime I use it. I have a preceptions Caster 12.5'fishing SOT kayak. I bought it from Gander mountain it was under $600.00 and was already set up for fishing w/ rod holders and so on. You just can't beat the fun fishing from it, the places you can go that others can not. Choosing one is going to be what best fits you the water you will be fishing from and your budget. Good luck!!
Posted by: jen724 on Aug-17-10 7:40 PM (EST)
Take a look at the "Kayak Buyers Guide" on this site. It should help you narrow your choices.
One boat for everything|
Posted by: FrankNC on Aug-27-10 8:50 AM (EST)
If I had to have just one boat I'd get a Tarpon 160. Before I got the Tarpon home I'd buy a good cart. :)
Posted by: lbrown on Sep-09-10 11:09 AM (EST)
the new Jackson Coosa. This kayak is built from the groud up specifically for river fishing. It will be in stores this November.