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#12670008 - 03/12/18 11:05 PM Need advice on Fishing Kayak
Dolores Malone Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/06/18
Posts: 8
Loc: Froe Street, Fairmon
Hi guys, need some advice or help, please

I Am thinking of buying a fishing kayak I don't have many choices.I searched many websites but I am totally confused about that.Here is two good review of Fishing kayak

https://kayakfisherly.com/lifetime-youth-6-feet-wave-kayak-review/

https://kayakfisherly.com/sun-dolphin-aruba-ss-sit-kayak-review/

need advice for good one.Thanks in advance.


Edited by Dolores Malone (03/15/18 12:23 AM)

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#12670016 - 03/12/18 11:18 PM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
lconn4 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9333
Loc: Cherokee County
What is your budget?
How will you transport it? Do you have a roof rack for car or in bed of truck?
Where do you plan to fish? rivers, creeks, open water?
Don't forget you'll need a paddle and good pfd.

Have you paddled before? Lots more questions depending on your answers. Which will probably lead to more questions.

Have you considered buying used? What part of the country are you located?

Here is a proven good starter kayak at a fair price. Bet its sold within the week.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/boa/d/tarponft-sit-on-top/6528544709.html

If I lived in Dallas I would buy it and I don't even need one. smile



Edited by lconn4 (03/12/18 11:36 PM)
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#12670095 - 03/13/18 05:36 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1866
Loc: Texas
IConn4 has it covered really well. I'd only add that you would really benefit from going to a demo day where various retail outlets will have 10 or 20 or more brands and models out for people to test on the water. Mariner Sails in Dallas does this, Austin Kayak does it, and I think Anglers in Fort Worth, too, among others.

If your budget is limited, there are SO MANY better quality used kayaks out there that I think I'd look for a 2 or 3 year old kayak that has been well cared for, get one for a fraction of new prices.

Brad

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#12670300 - 03/13/18 08:41 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
IslandJim Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 339
Loc: Rockport, TX
Roy's Bait & Tackle in Corpus Christi has a Demo Day for kayaks on Apr. 28th. They usually have about 40 yaks you can paddle or pedal. If you're close, it's a great opportunity to try lots of different kayaks. IslandJim
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#12670443 - 03/13/18 09:41 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
Treadlightly2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 124
Loc: Fort Worth
I'm going to jump in here rather than starting a new thread. I'm looking at the Perception Pescador Angler 12' at Academy for $499.00. Anyone here have an opinion on this kayak? I'm 5'9" 190. Previously owned a Heritage Osprey that worked very well for me. I'll be using it to fish on DFW lakes and rivers.


Edited by Treadlightly2 (03/13/18 09:43 AM)

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#12670451 - 03/13/18 09:43 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 42267
Loc: Kansas
Why don't you have many choices? Why is there a kiddie kayak on your list? Is this a joke?

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#12670499 - 03/13/18 10:02 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: lconn4]
Treadlightly2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 124
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: lconn4
What is your budget?
How will you transport it? Do you have a roof rack for car or in bed of truck?
Where do you plan to fish? rivers, creeks, open water?
Don't forget you'll need a paddle and good pfd.

Have you paddled before? Lots more questions depending on your answers. Which will probably lead to more questions.

Have you considered buying used? What part of the country are you located?

Here is a proven good starter kayak at a fair price. Bet its sold within the week.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/boa/d/tarponft-sit-on-top/6528544709.html

If I lived in Dallas I would buy it and I don't even need one. smile



Thanks for the heads up. Hope it's still available. I've emailed the owner, waiting for a reply.

EDIT Yep going to get it after work...Woo Hoo!!


Edited by Treadlightly2 (03/13/18 01:08 PM)

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#12670890 - 03/13/18 01:21 PM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Treadlightly2]
lconn4 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 9333
Loc: Cherokee County
Originally Posted By: Treadlightly2
Originally Posted By: lconn4
What is your budget?
How will you transport it? Do you have a roof rack for car or in bed of truck?
Where do you plan to fish? rivers, creeks, open water?
Don't forget you'll need a paddle and good pfd.

Have you paddled before? Lots more questions depending on your answers. Which will probably lead to more questions.

Have you considered buying used? What part of the country are you located?

Here is a proven good starter kayak at a fair price. Bet its sold within the week.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/boa/d/tarponft-sit-on-top/6528544709.html

If I lived in Dallas I would buy it and I don't even need one. smile





Thanks for the heads up. Hope it's still available. I've emailed the owner, waiting for a reply.

EDIT Yep going to get it after work...Woo Hoo!!


That's how the good deals go. You have to act fast. cheers
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A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

https://vimeo.com/73372194


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#12680751 - 03/19/18 11:17 PM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
naparat Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 159
Loc: EDGEWOOD TX
I have 2016 12ft ascend lime green with paddle x4 elite, anchor with anchor trolley will toss in
a life jacket, sit on top very compfortable.903 896 1228 700.00 I do not need help selling.
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#12680853 - 03/20/18 06:57 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
RealBigReel Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1270
Loc: Stephenville, TX
Originally Posted By: Dolores Malone
Hi guys, need some advice or help, please

I Am thinking of buying a fishing kayak I don't have many choices.I searched many websites but I am totally confused about that.Here is two good review of Fishing kayak

https://kayakfisherly.com/lifetime-youth-6-feet-wave-kayak-review/

https://kayakfisherly.com/sun-dolphin-aruba-ss-sit-kayak-review/

need advice for good one.Thanks in advance.


Let me be perfectly frank. Neither of those choices would work for anyone other than a small child and neither is a fishing kayak.
I would not recommend a fishing kayak for anyone over 12 years that wasn't at least 11 feet long. And the only kayak under 12 feet long that I would recommend would be a OK Scambler.
If you don't currently have the funds for something better, I suggest you do some more research and do some demos. You will find that you will be glad you didn't settle for something so totally inadequate.
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#12682638 - 03/21/18 09:47 AM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Treadlightly2]
craigfish Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 222
Loc: West Tx.
I had one (Pescador 12)until this year and upgraded. Its got a lot of storage and is affordable but that's pretty much the only positive things I would say about it. The seat is a butt numb box, not very comfortable at all. It doesn't take much equip on top to make it tippy. If it were me I would look for a used kayak from a better company.

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#12683202 - 03/21/18 03:25 PM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: RealBigReel]
christian myrick Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 3167
Loc: little elm
Scrambler is a great little kayak. I still have a speck, just a green scrambler.
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#12683702 - 03/21/18 10:10 PM Re: Need advice on Fishing Kayak [Re: Dolores Malone]
Bug-e Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 604
Loc: College Station, TX
I have a Scrambler that’s been gathering dust in my garage. I will sell it pretty cheap if interested.

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