Advice on boat for newbie
Posted by: old_user on Mar-27-11 3:33 PM (EST)
Hi. I'm looking for some advice. I recently moved from NJ to MD. In NJ I was a surf fly fisher. Now that I am in md, I am fortunate enough that 100 yards from my front door is the upper chesapeake bay (north of the sulky). So, I've been looking into getting a canoe or kayak.
But, I'm having a hard time deciding what to get. At first, I was looking at a wenonah kingfisher. Thought being that I could fish and tool around with my pre-teen kids. But, after a visit to the NJ paddlesport show this weekend, I really liked the native ultimate tandem 14.5.
After doing some research, I've come down to this:
- the kingfisher
- the native ultimate
- and, throwing all consideration for my family aside, the hobie pro angler
Anybody got any advice?
Full Size Sail Rig
YakCatcher Rod Holder
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Posted by: pilotwingz on Mar-27-11 10:15 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Mar-28-11 12:07 AM (EST)
Thanks much. I've heard a bunch about this, but never with links to maps. My house is right at the top of the bay at the mouth of north east creek. One of the main reasons I want a boat is to go and fish the flats. I am guessing an hour paddle down to the flats if I didn't want to drive the boat down to the mouth of the river. If the fishing is half as good as I hear, suspect a bassyak might me my next big purchase once I buy the boat.
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Posted by: pilotwingz on Mar-28-11 8:04 PM (EST)
Posted by: cleep on Jun-02-11 8:02 AM (EST)
Love my Ultimate 12. Fish and paddle on lakes, ponds, and rivers. It's light, easy to manuever, and plenty of storage space.