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  Kayaks and cold weather fishing
  Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-21-14 8:22 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-21-14 8:22 PM EST --

Is it correct to assume most people use a Sit-in kayak when fishing in cold water/temps? Or is it just a matter of dressing properly and using a SOT kayak?

I tend to use my jon boat when the weather/water temp is cold.

I'm looking into replacing my kayak, and am unsure what to buy, as I live in Wisconsin. Thanks for any advice.

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  • Kayaks and cold weather fishing - JimMcC - Apr-21-14 8:22 PM

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  Warmth of cockpit
  Posted by: ppine on Apr-23-14 11:49 AM (EST)
For shoulder season fishing a cockpit is a big advantage. Your lower body is not only dry but out of the elements with a cockpit cover. Tucked into a kayak it is surprisingly warm. A SOT is a disaster in cold conditions unless you have a good dry suit.
  Kayak fishing
  Posted by: JimMcC on Apr-23-14 7:56 PM (EST)
Thanks. I'll probably continue what I've been doing. Use the jon boat when it's too cold.


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