Canoe or kayak for fishing??

Canoe or kayak for fishing??

Joined: March 24th, 2017, 8:05 pm

March 24th, 2017, 8:05 pm #1

I need some advice. I would like to have a small canoe or a kayak to throw on top of the car to fish some nearby lakes without the hassle of pulling my boat out of the water, etc. I would appreciate your suggestions as the regular contributors to this board know much more than I about canoes and kayaks.
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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

March 24th, 2017, 10:21 pm #2

A solo canoe - 14' or so - is quite manageable as far as cartopping. (I have a Wenonah Vagabond). Other good options would be a 12' kayak, either a sit-on-top or one with a cockpit. There are a lot of SOT's with nice fishing setups. SOT's are generally heavier, that's why I'm mentioning 12' instead of 14' boats. Go with a good manufacturer too - Wilderness Systems, Perception, Ocean Kayak, Jackson, etc..
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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

March 24th, 2017, 10:23 pm #3

I need some advice. I would like to have a small canoe or a kayak to throw on top of the car to fish some nearby lakes without the hassle of pulling my boat out of the water, etc. I would appreciate your suggestions as the regular contributors to this board know much more than I about canoes and kayaks.
http://www.rutabaga.com/Fishing-Kayaks_c_35-1-1.html
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Joined: May 16th, 2003, 12:40 am

March 26th, 2017, 3:39 am #4

I need some advice. I would like to have a small canoe or a kayak to throw on top of the car to fish some nearby lakes without the hassle of pulling my boat out of the water, etc. I would appreciate your suggestions as the regular contributors to this board know much more than I about canoes and kayaks.
I have a 14 foot solo canoe, about 40 pounds, not as fast as a kayak or good in the wind because it rides higher, but I enjoy fishing out of it. It provides room for a tackle box and small cooler or other gear. I think weight is roughly equal or less on a solo canoe than a decked Kayak and depending on length and hull design a canoe actually draws less water so you can get into shallow areas. A sit on top works for fishing to. Stay away from decked kayaks unless you go light on tackle. Just my opinion.
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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

April 10th, 2017, 4:51 pm #5

I need some advice. I would like to have a small canoe or a kayak to throw on top of the car to fish some nearby lakes without the hassle of pulling my boat out of the water, etc. I would appreciate your suggestions as the regular contributors to this board know much more than I about canoes and kayaks.
on paddling.com - they're in Pennsylvania but asking $575 for a 12' OT Dirigo set up for fishing https://forums.paddling.com/discussion/ ... pics-added
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Joined: April 22nd, 2003, 1:37 am

April 10th, 2017, 5:02 pm #6

shorter one, it's in IL, for $350: https://forums.paddling.com/discussion/ ... hon-il-350

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