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Old January 30th, 2018, 11:51 PM #81
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I'm 99% sure I'm gonna go with the pescador pro 120 for myself and 100 for her. Unless she wants a sit in, then probably a perception sound 10.5.

Gonna check them out this weekend and see how I feel about them in person.
One thing nobody's mentioned (so maybe it only applies to me) is that finesse fishing and casting can be more difficult from a sit-in. Mrs. GnR and I have had a Perception/Aquaterra Keowee 2 since 1994. She still absolutely hates casting from it. I can identify with her, since I often need to hold my hands higher than I normally would when fishing. This can be hard on the shoulders and more fatiguing when I'm casting frequently over extended periods of time ... and then need to paddle home against the tide. I find flipping and pitching much more difficult when my seat-bottom is at or below the waterline too.

Caveat - I'm comparing a sit-in to experience from a canoe or johnboat, since I haven't actually fished from a sit-on kayak ... yet. I did take my new kayak out on its maiden voyage this past Saturday, but didn't bring fishing tackle.
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Just remember that a sit on top or inflatable kayak is easily re-entered if flipped. you just reach over, grab the boat on the far side, pull it towards you to flip it over, and climb back in . if you capsize a sit in kayak, you're rather screwed.
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One thing nobody's mentioned (so maybe it only applies to me) is that finesse fishing and casting can be more difficult from a sit-in. Mrs. GnR and I have had a Perception/Aquaterra Keowee 2 since 1994. She still absolutely hates casting from it. I can identify with her, since I often need to hold my hands higher than I normally would when fishing. This can be hard on the shoulders and more fatiguing when I'm casting frequently over extended periods of time ... and then need to paddle home against the tide. I find flipping and pitching much more difficult when my seat-bottom is at or below the waterline too.

Caveat - I'm comparing a sit-in to experience from a canoe or johnboat, since I haven't actually fished from a sit-on kayak ... yet. I did take my new kayak out on its maiden voyage this past Saturday, but didn't bring fishing tackle.


That's what I've been fishing out of for the past 12 years. 80s model Coleman Crawdad. Its awesome just heavier than hell and hard to load on top of my Jeep. I've fished sit in and sit on top kayaks, I much prefer sit on tops.

I'm upgrading the seats and floor and adding some storage areas for this season. My buddy seems to think I don't even need kayaks lol.


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Just remember that a sit on top or inflatable kayak is easily re-entered if flipped. you just reach over, grab the boat on the far side, pull it towards you to flip it over, and climb back in . if you capsize a sit in kayak, you're rather screwed.
That's what I've been telling her.

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Somewhat unrelated, but I own one of these:



From California Board Company. We go paddleboarding on the creek that surrounds our house. It's a blast.
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That just goes to show, a guy will find a way to go fishing anyway he can.
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I second what has already been said regarding 10feet vs 12feet. Get the 12, if you can only have one boat.

The problem with kayaks is they lead to more kayaks. I'm at five now: Aquaterra Prism 14, Ocean Kayak Trident in 11 and 13 feet, a Necky Dolphin 14, and Heritage Redfish 17.

Of all of them, I use the Ocean Kayak Trident 11 (which is really a 12 footer) the most.
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Might you be the same Yakfish from snaggedline.com?
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Might you be the same Yakfish from snaggedline.com?
Nah, but that guy clearly has style!!!
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Just remember that a sit on top or inflatable kayak is easily re-entered if flipped. you just reach over, grab the boat on the far side, pull it towards you to flip it over, and climb back in . if you capsize a sit in kayak, you're rather screwed.
What, no bomb proof Eskimo Roll????



Gotten too old and creaky for that fun now, but there was a time, and I always had an attached spray skirt......
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m'eh... let's see that with 60lbs of various gear, cooler, bait bucket, tackle and rod holders, on a 75 pound SOT fishing kayak. If he could roll THAT, I'd be impressed.
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