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I fish with a handline from a sea kayak (Tiderace Xcite) all the time, and totally agree with Okanagan. I fish the same waters. I'm not playing survivalist, it just works better. Besides catching fish on a multi-day trip is a skill any sea kayaker should have.
People with limited kayaking skills need SOT's, people with more developed kayaking skills don't.
Most SOT people are fisherman first, kayakers second. Most sea kayak fisherman are kayakers first. That's the difference.
It's like every other aspect of kayaking: It's not the boat that's the problem....it's the person in it.
If you want photos of 20lb fish caught with a handline from a sea kayak in the ocean, check out my blog http://www.kayakangler.blogspot.com