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You're ready to get your first kayak but you want to keep it relatively inexpensive while still getting the most out of your purchase. You'll want to look for a kayak that's durable, stable, and paddles efficiently. Don't always jump at the first deal you see, and be prepared to do your research!
While most understand that their body size will ultimately determine the kayak that best suits their needs, there are many more features regarding size to look for that cater to the kind of paddling you'll be doing.
As one of the fastest growing recreational kayak activities, kayak fishing has moved up the totem pole to attract all types of anglers from around the world. Whether you're itching to get away from the bank and onto the water or you're ready to down size from that power boat, fishing from a kayak may be your answer.
Technically, any kayak can fulfill the role of a fishing kayak if you just bring a rod out with you. But there are kayaks specifically designed for fishing, and then there are subsets of fishing kayaks best designed for certain types of fishing. We decided to feature a few of the most popular kayak picks for the 4 most common types of fishing:
We're guessing a lot of older dads out there grew up fishing but may not have ventured into the kayak fishing world over the years for whatever reason. Maybe they're nervous about leaving the shore and the stability of a yak, maybe they're not interested in the physical act of paddling, or perhaps they just haven't had the opportunity.