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Austin12345

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Austin12345

Hey guys I was wondering if any of you kayak fish I would love for some tips tricks and most importantly a good kayak to start with thats not very spendy 

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eyeguy 54
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Good morning. Getting a different yak and have been researching like crazy for a good yak at a good price. My last two were 12 footers but I am going shorter. Stay away from sun dolphin. That’s all I will say about that. @Rick G has a perception sound 9.5 and it looks to me to be one of the better designed yaks with the stronger material. 399 at fleet farm and save 40 if you get their credit card. It’s a step up from the perception swiftly with the triple keel design for better tracking. I will be heading to fleet farm to get one once the shoulder is a little better. My last two were sit on top. This one is a sit in and looks to be a winner. Up to 300 pound load. There is a 10.5 available also that goes to 335 pounds. Good luck and post pics when you get out. 

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DonkeyHodey
52 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Up to 300 pound load. There is a 10.5 available also that goes to 335 pounds.

(with all the sitting around I'm doing, I may need one that goes up to over #350 or more by the opener!...)

 

I think it some of it depends what you plan to do with the Yak.

?River (rock changes things somewhat...  FYI:  Floating the Miss and chasing smallies in summer is a hoot!). 

?trailering it or roof of car or bed of pickup (or a lake place to leave it at)

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eyeguy 54

The sound will do it all. Not for raging rivers of course 😁

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eyeguy 54

Some info

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Austin12345

Thanks guys that I have seen that kayak before I will have to look at it I have a garmin striker 4 for ice fishing I will mount on the one I end up getting I diffently like the sit on top ones better as it seems you can see better cast better and it looks over all more stable but If I want a cheaper one and sit in will have to do I might switch to a sit on top later as I keep exploring kayak fishing 

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eyeguy 54

Really liked my sit on top. Future beach pro angler 144. Very stable. Make sure if you get a sit on that they have a return policy so you can test it out. Some of them are really tippy. Cheaper ones. I have two friends that have swamped. One did it three times. Gets spendy losing equipment. I hope casting is fine in the sit in. I know rick doesn’t have an issue. 

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Rick G

Like Eyeguy, my first one was a future beach. Cheaply made and cheap price. Mine lasted for a couple years before I wore a hole in the bottom from hitting rocks and dragging it around. Took a little longer before buying my second one. Looked at the Olde towns and Perceptions... both solid company's that make good products.  My best words of advice, make sure you get something you are comfortable in, seat wise that is. Some yaks are just uncomfortable, sitting for prolonged periods gets to be pretty tough on the back and bottom😏

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eyeguy 54

Arse pad. First piece of equipment. Lol

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I picked up this gently used Pelican Catch 120 sit-on-top kayak last spring and completely fell in love with kayak fishing. I used this kayak on small lakes (<400 acres), and also the Mississippi river. I found it on Facebook Marketplace for about $650, including the Anchor Wizard anchor system. This is the 12' sit on top kayak that Pelican makes, and it is very stable for fishing river current, and it is comfortable to sit on all day long. Pelican also makes the Catch 100 kayak, which is their 10" kayak. Those run around $600 new, but I believe they are pretty stable as well. Both the Catch 120 and Catch 100 are rated for a 400 lb and 350 lb weight capacity, respectively. If you are a bigger guy, the 120 might be a better fit for you. I'm 5' 11" and about 200 pounds and the Catch 120 is very roomy for me, and it is reasonably light at 69 pounds.

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eyeguy 54

Still gotta get out together sometime. Lotta fun. 😁

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MinnowBuckets

Yes, we do eyeguy. Best entertainment in town! 

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12 hours ago, MinnowBuckets said:

 

I picked up this gently used Pelican Catch 120 sit-on-top kayak last spring and completely fell in love with kayak fishing. I used this kayak on small lakes (<400 acres), and also the Mississippi river. I found it on Facebook Marketplace for about $650, including the Anchor Wizard anchor system. This is the 12' sit on top kayak that Pelican makes, and it is very stable for fishing river current, and it is comfortable to sit on all day long. Pelican also makes the Catch 100 kayak, which is their 10" kayak. Those run around $600 new, but I believe they are pretty stable as well. Both the Catch 120 and Catch 100 are rated for a 400 lb and 350 lb weight capacity, respectively. If you are a bigger guy, the 120 might be a better fit for you. I'm 5' 11" and about 200 pounds and the Catch 120 is very roomy for me, and it is reasonably light at 69 pounds.

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oh no...  looks like you got a bit of a pickle--That license sticker is expired!  with the state shut down, you might find a tough time renewing that 😆

(I doubt CO's are gonna be needing to stay home--they're always social distanced...)

 

That looks pretty sweet...

(with me having a worse-than-usual case of cabin fever right now, the idea of floating the Miss sounds awful nice!  Suckers are gonna start running any day now though!  😁)

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