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#9515490 - 11/26/13 09:47 AM PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600
PayneFish Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Temple, TX


Let's face it. Not everyone has tons of coin to drop on kayaks. I'm one of those guys. I've horse traded my way to where I am and it's taken almost 11 years to do it. Don't think for a second that it's all glitz and glam here. For you, the guy slugging away 50 hours a week for 50% of what you're worth, I know that money in your pocket is never enough but the sweet release that fishing gives you keeps you going. I know what getting off the banks and on the lakes could do for you. With that first paddle stroke you'll know the sweet bliss of kayak fishing. I do however want to make sure you spend your hard earned money wisely. You may have this kayak for quite a while. You'll want maximum resale if you do need to sell it and a good fishing platform if you keep it. So here is the deal. I've made a list of my four favorite kayaks that you can get into for less than $600. I've paddled every single one of these and owned a couple of them. They are good kayaks. Do they have lots of bells and whistles? No. Will they get you on the water? You bet. People can always find used kayaks but this is for those folks who want a brand new kayak. (Please also keep in mind you'll have to buy a paddle, life jacket and whistle in most states if you don't already have them.) Without further ado, the four kayaks you should try under $600.

Making the list: Native, Heritage, Perception and Old Town.


See more at:
http://www.paynespaddlefish.com/2013/11/four-kayaks-you-should-try-under-600.html

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#9515587 - 11/26/13 10:28 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
JoeFriday Offline
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You are cranking out some great blog posts on great topics. Keep it up!
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#9515598 - 11/26/13 10:32 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
a lo109 Offline
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I like your list and my favorite is the Pescador. That kayak is hard to beat for the price. Another one I would add to the list is an Ascend FS12T sit on top kayak from Bass Pro. They run $499 and it did me well before I swapped out.
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#9515604 - 11/26/13 10:34 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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I think the Ascend line of kayaks from Bass Pro should make this list too. I've had mine for 3 yrs now and its still going strong and from looking at the newer models they have made a tond of improvements! They also have a pretty good selection for under $600

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#9515612 - 11/26/13 10:35 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
TexanClay Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
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Loc: Frisco
Don't forget the old reliable OK Scrambler.... Not alot of bells and whistles but great starter boat

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#9515631 - 11/26/13 10:38 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
Neumie Offline
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I agree the Bass Pro Ascent FS12T and the OK Scrambler 7 Caper should be on the list. If you got rid of the Native Watercraft Redfish 12 (it's the same kayak as the Angler 12 but with a better seat and bow hatch) then you can re-title it "Four Kayaks You Should Try under $500".


Edited by Neumie (11/26/13 10:45 AM)
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#9515648 - 11/26/13 10:47 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: Neumie]
PayneFish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Neumie
I agree the Bass Pro Ascent FS12T and OK Scrambler should be on the list. If you got rid of the Native Watercraft Redfish 12 (it's the same kayak as the Angler 12 but with a better seat and bow hatch) then you can re-title it "Four Kayaks You Should Try under $500".


True true. I hesitated on the FS12T because I have not paddled one ever and have heard quite a few mixed reviews. I like the idea though. Maybe an addendum will come tomorrow. 2 More kayaks you should check out. Keep them coming fellas. Seems the BP and OK need some time in the limelight according to popular opinion. Anything else I am missing?

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#9515798 - 11/26/13 11:44 AM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
RogerB Offline
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Originally Posted By: PayneFish
[quote=Neumie] 2 More kayaks you should check out. Keep them coming fellas. Seems the BP and OK need some time in the limelight according to popular opinion. Anything else I am missing?


This may fit in with the BP yaks in that I doubt you have tested and it's not a "popular" kayak but I've read some decent reports and in person it appears to have reasonable quality and features. Another longshot but under your $600 target and often on sale. The reality is there are a limited under $600 new yaks - I think you have hit the major players.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/produc...product_rr_1_37

edit: Not real sure who makes these but one post I read says it may be molded by "The Joy Sports Company".....same company molding the feelfree line. FeelFree Kayak : Joy Sports CO.,LTD. Bangkok Thailand 10400 . Feel free (get it?) to correct me if this is incorrect.



Edited by FishAll50 (11/26/13 12:24 PM)

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#9515842 - 11/26/13 12:00 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
Mulholland Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 1887
Loc: Plano, TX
The Perception Scout was a big choice for me vs the pescador. I ended up with the pescador because it was used, and saved me money, but new for new I think I'd be paddling a scout right now. The open front storage mirroring the back seems infinitely more useful to me, save for the lack of self bailing, a hybrid like that seems very attractive. The self bailing is actually more just like self wetting kayak for me anyways apparently, as I ride in my pescador with my heels submerged at all times, which surprised me at only 185lb + limited gear.


Edited by Mulholland (11/26/13 12:49 PM)

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#9515899 - 11/26/13 12:18 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
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I'm likin my Pescador 12's for sure... Uncertain what another $500-700 would have gotten me. My bro-n-law seems to like his Old Town Caspian's which I think he bought on sale for $300

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#9515913 - 11/26/13 12:27 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
Federale Offline
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Registered: 02/22/05
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Loc: Fort Worth
+1 on scrambelr. Malibu mini x is a good little boat and might be an option for some guys.

Although it technicly does not qualify right now ACK has 13' prowlers for $629 in the outlet. I bet you could get 10% off that with known discounts bringing it under the $600 mark. This would be a good option for a lot of guys.
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#9515961 - 11/26/13 12:46 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
Bass Art Offline
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Great topic! And a great list going, too.

BKT, for me at least, one of the things the extra cash buys is carrying capacity. I weigh 265, and I carry some weight up higher. A kayak that tops out at 350# is marginal at best for me. I've paddled some of the kayaks mentioned. As soon as I sit in a Pescador 12 or Redfish, water comes up through the scuppers into the cockpit. That doesn't happen on my Ride 115.
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#9516022 - 11/26/13 01:15 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
District Paddle Offline
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Registered: 03/16/11
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
I posted this in the good deals thread, but just a heads up, we will have our FS12 sit-on-top kayaks on sale starting tomorrow (regularly $499 on sale for $399).

And yes, this is a pretty darn good starter/budget kayak for the price.

The sale starts on the 27th of November and goes to the 1st of December.

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#9516071 - 11/26/13 01:39 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: PayneFish]
PayneFish Offline
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Good looking out Dean. Look for a new post tomorrow listing the FS12. I'll drop a note about the sale as well.

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#9516328 - 11/26/13 03:12 PM Re: PPF: Four Kayaks You Should Try Under $600 [Re: Bass Art]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
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Loc: Apple Springs
Originally Posted By: Bass Art
Great topic! And a great list going, too.

BKT, for me at least, one of the things the extra cash buys is carrying capacity. I weigh 265, and I carry some weight up higher. A kayak that tops out at 350# is marginal at best for me. I've paddled some of the kayaks mentioned. As soon as I sit in a Pescador 12 or Redfish, water comes up through the scuppers into the cockpit. That doesn't happen on my Ride 115.


10-4. I weigh in at 185 and water will come up through the scupper by my feet when still. About level when on the move. I will say these are the first ones I've owned so really clueless to what the extra cash would have gotten me but still good boats for the money. PLUS I needed two boats... I'm ain't rich for certain so it's going to be a gradual upgrade for me...

With that said, I'll have two vehicle notes paid off in the next year... If I take a strong liking to the kayaks AND feel I can get by without the purchase of a bass boat(wanting it bad), I'll be seeking something like the Ride 135 or whatever they have out at that time.

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