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  fine for fishing
  Posted by: djo on Sep-04-12 1:36 PM (EST)
 

I am not familiar with that specific model but if you have it - then it is perfect for fishing. The boat you have and use is always way better than the one you don't have or don't use.
If you are going with someone else you are all set. You can pull into a spot on a lake and drift with the wind. Or if you prefer you can rig an anchor (5 lbs is usually plenty) but be sure it is off the end not the side as many of us have flipped a canoe pulling an anchor up the side. The best way for me is to have one person paddle while the other person casts. If you are solo, then sit in the front seat but facing the stern and paddle the canoe backwards. The usual problem of one person in a tandem canoe is that the weight is too far back and this will help trim the boat. You can also put some extra weight in the front (a collapsable water jug works fine) to help trim.
The only real advantage with a smaller canoe like the 119 is that it is lighter and easier to move around off the water. It is easier to load on and off your car and easier to get from your car to the water. If there are two of you the larger heavier tandem is no problem. If you are soloing with the tandem then you might want to think about methods for getting it on and off the car and might consider a small cart to get it to the water.
Now go and fish!
David

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