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Old July 29th, 2017, 12:41 PM #1
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Need two kayaks: one fishing and one casual

So my wife and I want to get some kayaks. I want one for fishing ponds, lakes, rivers, reservoirs etc. Nothing too crazy water wise, if it's going to be bad out I'm not going.

Now my cousin has a Hobie Angler but that thing is heavy I've heard. I want to be able to drag thing this occasionally to deep woods ponds, but mostly will be easy loading and unloading. So weight isn't a HUGE deal.

Lastly, my wife wants one too. So for her, it'll be a casual one. Maybe something she can fish from too?

All in all, looking for any recommendations on which way to go. Info to read, experiences etc.

I'd prefer used, maybe you know someone?
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recent discussion here. https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=210854

A sit on top style is great for both fishing and recreational use.

My own experience: Wilderness Tarpon 100 & 120 are great for either use.
http://www.austinkayak.com/products/...id-Wheels.html make it easy to cart around from launch site to vehicle with one person.
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Old July 29th, 2017, 01:05 PM #3
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A year from now you might be taking that yak places you never thought. I started out thinking the same way you are and now I'm fishing in the bay with it. If someone would've told me that I would've thought they were crazy.
Lots of good info on www.snaggedline.com
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Started kayaking a million years ago, in NYS for whitewater and rivers... FL taught me I could use them for fishing too... MD taught me I could hunt out of it

I have my wlderness systems tarpon, wife and son have thier entry level kayaks... for the son's and the spare, I installed the rod holders. For the Potomac and Monocacy and the small ponds around here, its perfect.
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I have an ascend fs10 from bass pro. Love it. The only advice I would give is to get one with a real seat/chair. You will thank me later.
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I bought my 11 year olds the Pelican kayaks from Dicks. One 8' and one 10'. They are light enough for the kiddos to shlep which is key. Also they are cheap.

I have a woods pond in mind.....cant wait to fish it. No bank to fish off of so kayak should be great!

My buddy has a hobie and it takes two people to load.....defeats the purpose if you ask me....
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+1 on the WS Tarpon series for virtually all recreational use. Mrs.BurtonRW and I have a pair of 120s.

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I know nothing about the quality but I got an email from Tractor Supply the other day with kayaks.
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Yeah I'd like to be able to load it by myself. That's a huge plus. Portability.
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What makes a good fishing boat bad for casual use and a great casual use boat bad for fishing?

I'd think either one, if nicer, would be good for both uses.

Honest question.
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