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Old 01-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Caleb from Kentucky Caleb from Kentucky is offline
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Default Which Kayak should I choose?

I am 20 years old and have fished my entire life. I have also kayaked for the past 8 years or so since my family bought 3 second-hand kayaks (which are in rough shape by now).

I am very interested in kayak fishing, but I do not know what type of kayak to try out/buy. It seemed most appropriate for me to just ask the experts on a forum where people are very familiar with kayak fishing and many different boats. = )

some information...

I will be mostly fishing for small-mouth bass in large creeks/small rivers.
(the kayak is for getting to where I cannot/don't want to walk)

I plan on bringing camping equipment, too.
(very light; just hammock, blanket, space-pillow, etc)

Being able to float over shallow areas is fairly important.

I believe I would like a sit-on-top kayak, although I have never used one.
(if it matters, I am 6' and 145 #)

A long kayak might be inconvenient in a lot of locations where I might fish, but straight-tracking is still somewhat important to me.

I do care about the price, since I'm still a student, but I understand that it isn't a cheap hobby to start. = )


My big questions are...

What length should I look for?
Would I be okay through rough/fast water with a sit-on-top?
Are there any specific kayaks that you would recommend?

THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!

Any first-hand testimony about river kayak-fishing would be great!
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Which Kayak should I choose?

Hey, new to the forums here. Im in the same boat, no pun intended, i have no idea where to start. Ive done lots of fishing from canoes, but would love to start using a kayak for those times i want to go fishing and nobody else does. any help would b great!!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: Which Kayak should I choose?

I'm leaning toward the Wilderness 100, as of now...
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Default Re: Which Kayak should I choose?

I suggest you to check out this article that talks about kayak buying guide. It shares on what to consider when buying a kayak and also the many different types of kayak.
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