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#6094208 - 04/21/11 06:03 AM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: RealBigReel]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 6002
Loc: Ray Roberts
If you put floats on your rods they will float. It cost maybe a $1 per rod, and works great.

The bottom line is it's a personal choice. Try both, and you decide which one you like more.

Or buy both, and see which one you take out more smile.
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#6096606 - 04/21/11 04:14 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: Shaun Russell]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3143
Loc: On my kayak
I would think if you're in a sink and it turtles unless you know how to right you self your going to bail out of it and then turn it up right. You would still loose a lot of your stuff. I turtled my sot at the GTG racing it backward in 3 feet of water. It didn't take 3 second to flip it back and get back in it. If I was in a sink I would have to go back to shore to get back in it.
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#6099774 - 04/22/11 12:28 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: Todd™]
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Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 15
Loc: BFFE
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#6111038 - 04/25/11 08:59 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: Slack Water]
CityByTheSeaCitizen Offline
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Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 244
Loc: Carrollton
The only time I would want a sink was in white water.

As for fishing SOTs, I wouldn't go shorter than 12' if you are average build of 5'10 and 180-200. It won't track well, and it will get topheavy if you overload it.

If you are buying for the first time, pay attention to the seat. It is the most important additional piece to the kayak.

You have probably seen yakinYota do it, but it is really hard to paddle a tandem with one person. And don't ever plan to have two people fish out of a tandem kayak.

In the next year, I will be upgading my fleet to a stealth (me) and a 12' ultimate (wife).
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#6128131 - 04/29/11 09:47 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: CityByTheSeaCitizen]
hellbender Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 737
Loc: prairies and lakes
http://www.feelfreekayak.com/products/moken12-angler/

these look pretty sweet.dont think any dealers in dallas area.

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#6133327 - 05/01/11 06:14 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: hellbender]
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Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1149
Loc: Stephenville, TX
The Moken 12 Angler is a little narrow at 29", and heavy at 72.7 lbs.
I really don't care for the rear wheel, pretty much useless as far as I can see.
Built in seat back is too short for me.
Much too expensive at 828 bucks. ($916.39 with tax and shipping)
However if you really want one it is available from ACK.


Edited by RealBigReel (05/01/11 06:15 PM)
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#6134952 - 05/02/11 12:18 AM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: RealBigReel]
hellbender Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 737
Loc: prairies and lakes
Originally Posted By: RealBigReel
The Moken 12 Angler is a little narrow at 29", and heavy at 72.7 lbs.
I really don't care for the rear wheel, pretty much useless as far as I can see.
Built in seat back is too short for me.
Much too expensive at 828 bucks. ($916.39 with tax and shipping)
However if you really want one it is available from ACK.


without a demo we have no idea if that wheel is useless or not & im not driving to austin kayak to demo one.unless ack is a dallas dealer.

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#6160350 - 05/08/11 05:26 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: hellbender]
hellbender Offline
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Registered: 12/26/01
Posts: 737
Loc: prairies and lakes
after some research, im liking the malibu x-factor for the ultimate fishing yak.looking for a used one.

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#6172729 - 05/11/11 02:38 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: hellbender]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/09
Posts: 9247
hellbender,

X-factor is a good choice in my book if your fishing open water or ever think about paddling the bays, chip channels or fishing BTB thumb Malibu has certainly made a name for themselves in the sport. Be aware that that yak is big & heavy! Exactly what a man my size would feel comfy in. Good luck in the hunt. Please let us know how you like it.


Length: 14' 4"
Weight: 62lbs.
Width: 33" (at beam)
Depth: 4.75"(from waterline)
Footrests: Deluxe Adjustable

Max. load: 625 lbs. (these 2 are pushin it) rolfmao


Link to Malibu fishing kayaks: http://www.malibukayaks.com/fishing_kayaks.asp


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#6174406 - 05/11/11 09:15 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 6002
Loc: Ray Roberts
AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...first love. smile
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#6180266 - 05/13/11 10:01 AM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: hellbender]
bert Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 1983
Loc: Wylie, TX, USA
Originally Posted By: hellbender
after some research, im liking the malibu x-factor for the ultimate fishing yak.looking for a used one.


I definitely recommend rowing it before you buy it, I like a lot of things about mine but it was not a joy to row at all.
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#6188947 - 05/16/11 08:35 AM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: bert]
butch sanders Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 19686
Loc: Arlington, Texas
try & go duck hunting in a SOT

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#6191479 - 05/16/11 06:48 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: butch sanders]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Originally Posted By: butch sanders
try & go duck hunting in a SOT

You mean like this?

http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/drupal/node/251
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#6195310 - 05/17/11 04:05 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: Shaun Russell]
butch sanders Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: Arlington, Texas
wow
how would you like paddling that around
i bet it works though

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#6195687 - 05/17/11 05:52 PM Re: How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak [Re: butch sanders]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
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Loc: Ray Roberts
It has the Mirage drive. You peddle with your feet, not paddle with your hands. I mean, you can paddle if you need to, but the peddling is a terrific way to get around.
I have the kayak just like it(Hobie Outback). It's extremely stable. A little pricey, but a great Kayak.

http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaks/features/miragedrive/
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