I saw someone at a small local urban fishing lake with one of the Crow Wing kayaks. Does anyone have one of these, and do you like them? I checked the reviews page but it doesn't look like anyone's reviewed one yet.
Thanks, just curious! This guy who had one is a local dealer and I was looking for a spare recreational-type kayak for guests.
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Posted by: Big_D on Jan-02-08 2:47 PM (EST)
Looks neat. I don't like that the scuppers are as exposed as they are. I also don't much like the largish hangy-down thingy (technical talk). I prefer not to have that sort of thing acting like a skeg on the shallow, ledgy rivers that I fish. Still, it's no worse in those aspects than other boats out there in use every day.
Posted by: old_user on Jan-02-08 3:14 PM (EST)
haven't paddled one but IMO they look like bath tubs and with no scuppers I don't think I would.But if you paddle ponds it may be just the thing.
There were scuppers.|
Posted by: Big_D on Jan-03-08 6:38 AM (EST)
Posted by: YakOfSteel on Jun-10-09 1:32 PM (EST)
I don't see any either, and I looked at every photo on their limited website. Doesn't look like any of their models have any scupper holes.
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Posted by: Big_D on Jun-10-09 3:37 PM (EST)
With the current photos - it's very clear that there are no scuppers. That's a problem. Better have a bilge sponge and a bilge pump along if doing any fishing where there are waves, current, or surf - which pretty much describes places where there's a lot of water, otherwise known as places to fish and paddle. Severe limitation.
Short and fat, but they look OK.|
Posted by: old_user on Jan-02-08 3:57 PM (EST)
If looking for a short SOT, though, I'd take long look at the Malibu Mini-X or maybe Native Watercraft Manta Ray 10. Both are very good fishing kayaks. The Mini-X is popular with those who launch into the surf and fish the Gulf near shore. It also does fine freshwater or the bay, within the limitations of any SOT.
Posted by: old_user on Jan-02-08 8:12 PM (EST)
I have seen many "Package deals" right now on the mini x that will have u on the water the second it arives for a little over 600 dollars..even found one package as low as 550..it even comes in pink for the ladys
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-22-08 6:21 PM (EST)
we have 2 of the crow wing kayaks and use them for fishing small lakes - we really like them! they are easy to maneuver. we recently retired and needed something that was virtually untippable. great fun!
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Posted by: old_user on Nov-08-08 8:50 AM (EST)
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-06-09 3:30 AM (EST)
I have the 1080 Pro Angler model. This is by far the best kayak i have owned that is stable and setup for fishing!! I love mine. This is the cheapest i found anywhere and was shipped to my door in 5 days! Get one!
Posted by: Barrell on Jun-09-09 9:27 PM (EST)
If I was looking for a cheap fishing kayak Id check out the shakespeare.
Posted by: jimyaker on Jun-10-09 1:02 PM (EST)
is that it's rather slow and you might need to at least add a seat pad for all-day comfort. If it has a shaped seating area, I can't tell online. The hatches are quite small, so you aren't putting much gear inside the thing -- or rods -- or small tackle boxes. The bungies on the bow may or may not be useful.
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Posted by: old_user on Aug-03-10 10:34 PM (EST)
for one these kayaks are made for the everyday fisher and hunter in Minnesota lakes and rivers. crow wing kayak make the best kayaks for hunting and fishing MN. they are really stable. i tryed to flip my 1080 modle and almos couldnt. i duck hunt fish and just paddle all day in these things and they are nice. i have nothing bad to say about them. the 960 modle is good to. i got one for my girl friend she loves it. if you are going to buy a kayak for fishing the lake of MN and WI and so on get a crow wing kayak. you will love it no mater what modle u get!!!! i put my word on it!!!
why does it seem|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-04-10 2:19 PM (EST)
that the people logging on and supporting them, sound like they work for the company. Just an opinion, but had never heard of them until today and now these people are popping out of the owwdwork to say how they love them.
awwww yeah anyway|
Posted by: old_user on Aug-08-10 10:05 PM (EST)