trying to decide what kayak to get?

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  1. sm3464

    sm3464 Member

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    Hi I am trying to decide what brand of a kayak to get. I have never tried fishing from a kayak and thought it would be fun. However I have no clue what type to get. I don't want to get the top of the line. Any help would be great. Thank you.
     
  2. Carpfisher

    Carpfisher Well-Known Member

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    Top of the line is the Hobie pedal kayaks. Pricey but worth it unless you fish inshore rough waters. Hobies are the bomb because it's difficult to paddle am
    nd fish at the same time. Used, around 1000 to 1500.See SB Tubers posts lately. However any kayak around 11 feet long should work. Get a beater for around 3-400 bucks and have at it. No pole holders ? Just mount a milkcrate with pole holders on it. Then you will have some gear stoage also. Don't forget the sunscreen and a camera so you can show us your fish porn. LOL
     
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    Hobie out back Hobie out back go to mountion air sports end of state street talk to joey he will get you in a nice ride hads free when i took me kayak out with my friend owen he saw the goods of the kayak all hands free he had a cobra fish and dive good buy to the fish in dive went to mountion air joey got him in a vary nice hobie out back fish finder bait tank full nine call joe
     
  4. tacmik

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    Try and demo different yaks to see what you like. If fishing ocean, I would go with a yak around 13 to 14 ft. in a calm lake setting a smaller yak is just fine. Look at different deck configurations for storage and mounting stuff like rod holders, fishfinders, bait tanks. You don't need them right away but you will want them later as you get addicted. One other thing to look at is the yaks weight limit. You don't want a yak rated for 250# when you weight 225. Need to consider the weight of you gear and the fish you catch. good luck and have fun.
     
  5. ODOGFISH

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    HOBIE
    WILLDERNESS SYSTEM
    OCEAN KAYAKS
    new kid on the block JACKSON KAYAKS
    COBRA

    try to stay away from the big box store ones = cheap plastic

    good luck !

     

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