It's not fair to do what I am doing, extending your budget a bit, but I wanted to note that last weekend's North Texas Kayaking Bass Tournament Championships was won by Guillermo Gonzalez fishing out of a Diablo, not sure which model as he uses several as I recall.
No, I don't own one, but I am super impressed with a guy going out and dominating the kayak fishing tournaments in a simple but effective paddle kayak. Lots of guys are out in $3700 "stock" pedalers and he is manhandling them from this simpler platform.
I think the big Diablo polyethylene fishing kayak is $999. Yes, it'll be stripped but the neat thing is no matter what you buy, you are going to accessorize the heck out of it. Take my word for it, everyone's here, too, about how this goes.
Plan on spending several hundred more for paddles, an anchor trolley, etc.
Oh! You could likely find a used one to boot and that'd be great!
I'd demo one of these for sure, others too.
Edited by Brad R (08/16/17 03:22 PM)