I want to buy hubby a kayak
Posted by: karsmi on Jan-01-13 7:04 PM (EST)
We have a collection of mostly SinK recs, but we just bought a place on Lay Lake in Alabama. I bought myself a touring kayak becuase the recs could not cover any significant distance, but hubby wants to fish. Any suggestions? Are the Hobie kayaks worth it? It would be nice if what he got could also be used like a touring boat.
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Posted by: krash on Jan-02-13 8:17 AM (EST)
wife who wants to buy me a new kayak...
Lay Lake, AL|
Posted by: karsmi on Jan-03-13 7:23 AM (EST)
We have a place on Lay Lake. It is a dammed lake of over 10,000 acres. Freshwater. He usually fishes for catfish, bass, and crappie, but would probably like anything he could catch :) I bought him a fly rod for Christmas, so he may even try that in the boat.
Posted by: HiBob on Jan-02-13 8:47 AM (EST)
There are comments that the Tarpon 14' boat is capable speed wise. I don't own one so I cannot speak from experience.
Pro Angler 14|
Posted by: RockyRaab on Jan-02-13 11:13 AM (EST)
I have a Hobie Pro Angler 14. I don't use it for anything but fishing, but there is no better boat for that use. The pedal drive is silent and efficient; the boat is extremely stable. Both hands are free to cast and retrieve, except for occasional steering inputs.
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Posted by: karsmi on Jan-03-13 7:25 AM (EST)
We are on a 10,000+ acre lake, it would be nice if the boat I get him does not feel like paddling a 4x8 sheet of plywood (like one of the 1st recs we bought). Thanks for the feedback!
Posted by: RockyRaab on Jan-04-13 10:47 AM (EST)
Posted by: coosachip on Jan-06-13 3:45 AM (EST)
Check out the Coosa or Cuda line from Jackson. If he is only going to fish the lake The Cuda would be the way to go. If he is going to fish moving water also look into the Coosa or for a compromise of both check out the Cuda 12.
Posted by: Djo on Jan-06-13 10:51 AM (EST)
If I had a place on a lake so that the transportation issue was not relevant and if money was not a big issue I would go for a pedal boat so that my hands were free for fishing. Not only would it make trolling much more enjoyable but would also make it easy to keep the boat in position in the wind without having to screw around with anchors.
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Posted by: ShenandoahRiverRat on Jan-12-13 9:39 AM (EST)
Jackson Kayak pro-staffer here and I can highly recommend the Cuda 12 for your situation.
Posted by: barrell on Feb-20-13 9:50 AM (EST)
Get you Hubby a Hobie and youl never regret it. I sold paddling kayaks for 15 years to fishermen and then got into the Hobie the year they were invented about 15 years ago. You wont catch me or any of my thousands of hard core fishing customers with a paddle in our hands.
Posted by: Bernie/cny on Feb-26-13 10:14 AM (EST)
suggest trying the Tarpon 160,OK Prowler/Trident 15 and if you can find them RTM's Midway and Tempo.