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Old 04-28-2017, 08:58 PM
BigFootFisherman BigFootFisherman is offline
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Default New to Kayaks and unsure what to look for.


I'm new to kayaks. I'd like to fish ponds & small lakes. From what I can tell I would like to find a sit on top design. The kayak needs to be able to carry me with ease. I'm 6ft 2in, 250lbs. So I was hoping for something that can carry at least 350-400lbs+. It will be used solo, but I like to have enough room for gear.

The big issue, it needs to be inflatable. ATM I don't have the space to store a hard shell kayak. I would also like to keep the initial cost under $1000.

Are there any I should definitely check out? Any I should avoid?

After some searching on my own I found some that interest me.
But I don't know what to look for in quality.

Would any of the following kayaks work for me? Pros/Cons for each?

Sevylor: Colorado or Rio

Aquaglide: Blackfoot HB Angler XL

Hobie: Mirage i11S or Mirage i12S

Elkton Outdoors:
Elkton Outdoors Inflatable Fishing Kayak v2

Advanced Elements: Straitedge Angler Pro: AE1055

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Old 08-28-2017, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: New to Kayaks and unsure what to look for.

That is quite a requirement for your kayak. Curious on which one you end up with?
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: New to Kayaks and unsure what to look for.

You gave a detailed requirement so it'll be easier to help you out. Since you are planning to kayak on small lakes and fish ponds inflatable will be a good option. The water is calm so there is nothing much to worry about. My first kayak was an inflatable and it was best kayak for beginners. But it wasn't a sit-on-top as i was not interested in fishing. So didn't care for cargo space. So, inflatable sit-on-top kayak for fishing is the right choice you made. Among the kayaks you have mentioned i would prefer Hobie Mirage the models i think you can choose yourself.
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