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#12028648 - 01/08/17 07:48 PM Need some advice
Bow5 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/17
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Hey y'all,
So here's the deal. I don't do much bass fishing but when I do its mostly in small tanks. I'm looking for a kayak and possibly a fish finder. I don't want to spend much more than $500. Probably close to around a 10 footer thats semi easy to transport. I don't want an inflatable one though. Any ideas?

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#12028652 - 01/08/17 07:49 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/21/16
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For that you can get a pelican at academy.

That was my first yak, then I moved up to a Jackson Big Rig.

The ones at academy have come a long way, the $500 might just cover the yak...
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#12028655 - 01/08/17 07:51 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
Bow5 Offline
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Any suggestions on a cheap but good fish finder?

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#12028657 - 01/08/17 07:52 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
Bruce Allen Offline
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there is also a whole page on here for yaks etc. check out below Kayaks


Edited by Bruce Allen (01/08/17 07:53 PM)
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#12028670 - 01/08/17 07:57 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Probly pick up a little humming Bird 176 for cheap... might get the job done.

Definitely check out the yak section as Bruce pointed out!
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#12028684 - 01/08/17 08:05 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
lodell23 Offline
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Messaged you about a fish finder

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#12028810 - 01/08/17 09:19 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
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Craigslist.

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#12029077 - 01/09/17 06:29 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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If you're going after a cheap kayak be sure and get an expensive PFD. The cheap kayaks are cheap for a reason and if you're not experienced at using one stay in shallow water until you're familiar with operating it. Hypothermia can take over really quick in this weather.


Edited by GIG'EM AGGIES (01/09/17 06:29 AM)
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#12029102 - 01/09/17 07:01 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
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Garmin, Striker 4. CHIRP sonar and GPS (no maps). $119.00

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#12030582 - 01/09/17 07:20 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
Rayzor Offline
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E-bay for the fish finder.
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#12030636 - 01/09/17 07:42 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
If you're going after a cheap kayak be sure and get an expensive PFD. The cheap kayaks are cheap for a reason and if you're not experienced at using one stay in shallow water until you're familiar with operating it. Hypothermia can take over really quick in this weather.


Very good suggestion, that is the kind of stuff that is taken for granted!
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#12030699 - 01/09/17 08:02 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Kayak on Craigslist

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#12033072 - 01/10/17 10:42 PM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
Bow5 Offline
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Registered: 01/08/17
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Thanks guys! Definitely got some good advice!

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#12033177 - 01/11/17 05:11 AM Re: Need some advice [Re: Bow5]
PaPa@fork Offline
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welcome to the forum
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