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#11944119 - 11/21/16 02:09 AM noob looking for kayak
mikehunt Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/06/16
Posts: 5
Been doing research on buying a kayak to start fishing with. Just want to get some suggestions on purchasing one. I really fish for striper/hybrid and crappie. My budget is 400-500 so hoping to pick one up this black friday sale.
Looking for a SOT(10ft-12ft) kayak with decent weight to load/unload and decent storage. I was eyeing the ascend sf kayak but want to hear any input on others kayaks.

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#11944157 - 11/21/16 05:42 AM Re: noob looking for kayak [Re: mikehunt]
bassfinder78155 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/27/14
Posts: 21
Loc: Sherman, Texas
Try academy on black friday they have one on sale i work there part time it is a decent one and almost $100 off if im right. Hope you join the club.

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#11945045 - 11/21/16 03:58 PM Re: noob looking for kayak [Re: mikehunt]
christian myrick Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 2983
Loc: little elm
You can look on cl or on the classifieds here and prob find a pretty sweet ride for that price.
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#11945408 - 11/21/16 07:19 PM Re: noob looking for kayak [Re: mikehunt]
pigpoacher Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/04/16
Posts: 4
academy has OCEAN PROWLER 499.00 reg 699.00
Emotion stealth angler 299.0 reg 499.00
Academy.com

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#11945456 - 11/21/16 07:40 PM Re: noob looking for kayak [Re: mikehunt]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 39912
Loc: Kansas
Leave money in your budget for a comfy PFD and a good paddle.
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#11945905 - 11/22/16 06:35 AM Re: noob looking for kayak [Re: mikehunt]
Dan90210 Online   content
Woman of the year 2015

Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 23187
Loc: Denton County
Paddle makes a HUGE difference.

A good one will add $150-200 to the budget.

But as a beginner you may not need top of the line. But I will tell you this, they are like that ring in Lord of the Rings...

You touch one and you'll want it like that smigle thing wanted his precious.
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Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.

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#11946162 - 11/22/16 08:57 AM Re: noob looking for kayak [Re: mikehunt]
ben_beyer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 458
Loc: Bryan, TX
I started with the Carlisle Day Tripper (around $50 I think). It's a decent paddle but nothing like my AT Fishstix.

I'd try to get something moderately priced but you don't need to spend a lot of money on a paddle to get started.

Oh, and I still use the Day Tripper. When I've been down the Brazos River, it's shallow and has a rocky bottom in a lot of places. I use the cheap paddle because I'm pushing off of things and it handles the harsh conditions better than a composite blade. Plus if it breaks, it's cheaper to replace so don't be ashamed of going with a $50 paddle.


Edited by ben_beyer (11/22/16 08:59 AM)

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