Fishing Kayak Recommendations
Posted by: old_user on Feb-27-12 10:48 AM (EST)
Looking to purchase my first SOT fishing kayak, I will be fishing lakes, rivers, bays, and in the gulf. I have looked at several manufacturers and their various styles they offer. I would like to get everyones feedback on what they prefer for the various fishing locations I will be in. Please give pros and cons of any brand/styles you are familiar with.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
PFD's (Life Jackets)
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Posted by: Big_D on Feb-27-12 2:04 PM (EST)
There's too many to tell you what is good for you.
Posted by: kayakbasser on Feb-29-12 7:53 AM (EST)
River is the odd one out|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-08-12 3:55 PM (EST)
I would have you qualify the type of river you are paddling on to make a final recommendation. The lakes, bays, and Gulf can be the same kayak (I would recommend a 14 foot for that environment). If the river is slow and wide with few obstructions, the same kayak could work for that water type as the others you described. If the river has swift current and requires maneuverability, you may want something shorter (12 foot). With the brands I carry, I would recommend the Native Watercraft Manta Ray, or the Wilderness Systems Tarpon. If you want something with the room and stability to stand, the WS Ride would cover that aspect. Your best bet is to demo, demo, demo, and decide which outfitting and features you like best. Fishing specific kayak models are coming along in leaps and bounds; there is certainly no shortage of GOOD choices to be had.
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Posted by: Bernie/CNY on Jun-02-12 9:14 AM (EST)
looking into the RTM line.I'm planning to try them myself.I had an Ocean Scupper Pro which is now RTM's Tempo but I want to try their Disco and Midway.
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Posted by: alpalmer on Jun-03-12 12:34 AM (EST)