Kayak model ideas... Help

803803 Posts: 175 Officer
Looking for kayak under $650 ( used is okay) that I can fish nearshore (tracks well with decent speed) and would be suitable for duck hunting ( stable and storage for decoys), light enough to carry (under 80lbs), and under 12'6".

I know this is picky but looking for advice as I am not knowledgable on kayaks. Could someone recommend a model or point me in the appropriate direction.
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" Benjamin Franklin

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  • PottymouthPottymouth Posts: 1,547 Officer
    Craigslist. For a little more the ocean kayak endeavor at the BPS for 699.
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  • BasstarBasstar Posts: 438 Deckhand
    Native Ultimate 12. Except for price but probably worth stretching.
  • jcanracerjcanracer Posts: 4,253 Moderator
    tarpon 120? I think west marine calls it something else, but sells new for $550.
    Hobie Kayak angler for life!
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin Posts: 505 Officer
    Used Ride 115 or a 12' Malibu Stealth...check Craigslist frequently but be quick on a good
    deal.
  • 803803 Posts: 175 Officer
    Found wilderness systems tarpon 120 for $650. New is $920

    Can you stand up in this one?
    "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" Benjamin Franklin
  • Lt.FireDogLt.FireDog Posts: 1,112 Officer
    803 wrote: »
    Found wilderness systems tarpon 120 for $650. New is $920

    Can you stand up in this one?

    For most people...No.
    That goes for the current Tarpon 120, pre-2008 model, West Marine Pompano 12 & Perception Sport Pescador 12.0 (all the same family).

    What's your size?

    For standing kayaks (paddle), I would look at the Hobie Quest, "original" Ocean Big Game, Wildy Ride 135 & Commander(s), Native Slayer & Ultimate(s) and Jackson Cuda(s).

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