The BEST Fishing Kayak. PERIOD.

A quick walk through of my multi-functional kayak.

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  • DES51DES51 Posts: 122 Deckhand
    Just buy a boat! Life would be much easier!  🙄
  • Android77Android77 Posts: 478 Deckhand
    BOAT. Break out another thousand my maintenance cost for about 5 years.
  • JW_YakAnglerJW_YakAngler NaplesPosts: 119 Deckhand
    edited January 27 #4
    At least Steve uses his motor properly though, shutting it down and poling or paddling into the fishing zones. It drives me nuts when boats motor up to a flat, then get frustrated when they dont immediately get a bite and motor off to the next spot, trolling motor never touching the water. If they want to fish like that, go offshore. 
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 1,707 Captain
    Knowledge will help you catch more fish, but comfort is key.  I would much rather get skunked in comfort than a KMart special, that will also not be as safe.  Steve has a great youtube channel.  His kayak is a versatile model, but it is getting old, I would think that he would want to upgrade to one with the vantage seat -- keeps one drier, up off the hull and more comfortable.  I hope he keeps the yak in the shade, cause a 10 yr old kayak 10 miles offshore does not sound like a good proposition.  The older it gets the more susceptible to cracking.
  • jordinejordine flPosts: 52 Greenhorn
    Nice setup though the seat doesn't look comfy.
  • FreeLinerFreeLiner Posts: 1,415 Officer
    jordine said:
    Nice setup though the seat doesn't look comfy.
    Agreed. I wouldn’t trade my 19 Outback for it anytime soon.
  • FlatsMatt96FlatsMatt96 ChuluotaPosts: 660 Officer
    I think the best fishing kayak is the nucanoe flint. Those things are crazy stable and cool! You have a real nice setup there though.
    If youre going to burn a bridge, dont just burn it, use C4 and make a statement. 
  • Wra22Wra22 Posts: 136 Deckhand
    IMHO the best fishing kayak is the one that can handle the most dangerous conditions you fish in, that you can lift, that you can store, and that you can transport. 
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin Posts: 601 Officer
    The best kayak is the one that you can afford and use comfortably....
  • Lake-LinkerLake-Linker Posts: 58 Greenhorn
    Steve - coincidence that you posted this right after seeing a clone of your yak out near the Wilkes Barre?

    For me this WAS the "best fishing kayak". Or rather,the best option (for me) for traveling and fishing solo

     I just got back from 7 weeks in the Keys. It's becoming a yearly trip...That may seem like long enough to peddle or paddle to any spots but with windy days,not really. It tripled (or 4X) my effective range for backcountry fishing and made trips to the wrecks a possibility. It made crossing large open stretches do-able (but uncomfortable) on windy days. It opened large areas that I could learn instead of just visiting when conditions were perfect. The outrigger made re-entry from spearfishing or lobster diving almost effortless.. It made effectively fishing and exploring the backcountry possible.

     Sure,a "real" boat would be nicer but I already own several. Problem is that they don't magically appear at the launch - transportation and storage are issues...dockage...maintenance and upkeep (saltwater and my Lund ProV? Ugh!)....I can throw my kayak on top of my trailer,put my motorcycle inside - arrive in Keys,remove bike,inflate air mattress...

    Thanks for the videos,Steve...I've spent a few $$$ in your store and will again....See ya next year?
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 3,453 Captain
    I have to put my kayak on top of my car.  The best kayak is the one I can manage solo.  It isn't the ideal kayak if I lived on the water or had a trailer.  Nice setup, thanks for the video.
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