One of the fastest growing recreational kayak activities, kayak fishing has been enticing anglers with its ease and low cost of entry and environmental awareness. The sport, a lifestyle for some, allows you to set your own pace and provides access to those hard-to-reach fishing spots. Here at ACK, we have all the gear you need for a personalized experience out on the water.
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Not all fishing kayaks are created equal. First-time kayakers may find the diversity of selection daunting, but deciding which type of kayak is right for you boils down the question of what you plan to do and where you plan to go. Here’s an overview of the different types of kayaks that we sell:
Sit On Top
As the name suggests, the design of a sit-on-top kayak has the paddler sitting on top of the boat in an area typically referred to as the deck. This design is the most popular because it offers plenty of stability, capacity, rigging options and accessible cargo areas.
Sit-Inside kayaks have an enclosed cockpit in which the kayaker sits inside, as opposed to on top of the boat. Sit-insides are perfect for anglers who plan to fish waters where they may encounter more rapids or seek additional protection from the elements.
It’s a a kayak, it’s a canoe... It’s both! A hybrid offers the stability, openess and capacity of a canoe with the speed, comfort, and functionality of a kayak. Hybrids provide the much needed cargo space that many desire on longer fishing trips.
Stand Up Paddleboards may not seem like an obivious choice but the ability to stand, sight fish and cast will make you think twice. Many of today's SUPs offer features and accessories designed specifically for fishing.
Your paddle and PFD are the essential accessories to consider after deciding on the ideal kayak for you.
A fishing paddle is not much different than your standard recreational paddle but offers designs and features more applicable to fishing — from cool fish scale pattern designs to integrated rulers and hook retrieval functionality.
Not only will a fishing life vest (PFD) keep you safe but it will provide plenty of storage and latch points for tackle, tools and other accessories. Choose from traditional foam based PFDs to inflatable designs for maximum movement.