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Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing #10658244 03/01/15 03:44 PM
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I am in the market for a kayak to use in the creeks for white bass in the spring. I dont know anything about them and need to know what to get and what to stay away from. Sit in or sit on top? And anything else about them.
I want a good kayak but dont want to spend over 400-500$ if possible.
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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10658276 03/01/15 03:55 PM
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if you are catching 63 lb. fish
man I don't know what to suggest

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10658301 03/01/15 04:03 PM
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How big a boy are ya? How big are these creeks?

The pescador 12 is a good boat for the money. There's a OK prowler 13 for sale in the classifieds also.

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10658427 03/01/15 04:58 PM
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Recommend a used 12' sit on top, that's pretty standard for almost any water. There's a wide range of brands & some that have more fishing specific features than others. The type of seat is a huge factor in your experience-more & more "lawn chair" style seats & they make a huge difference. Bass Pro has a good option w/ a raised seat for the lowest $.

Most everyone will recommend a test ride/paddle to see what you like best.

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10658689 03/01/15 06:44 PM
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Im about 150 lbs 5'11". Just a young buck. The creeks i fish at most are 30 yds wide


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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10658690 03/01/15 06:45 PM
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And i dont plan on catchin 63 pound fish out of it. But ya never know what ya will hook on to!


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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10659577 03/02/15 12:33 AM
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150 pounds? You have a wide selection. I'm 170 and my pelican apex 100 angler holds me just fine.


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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10659993 03/02/15 02:30 AM
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If i cant find something used in the temple area within the next week or so i think i am going to look at a perception pescador 10 or the heritage redfish 10.

Thanks for all the help and im still open for suggestions


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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10664946 03/03/15 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Yellowcat
If i cant find something used in the temple area within the next week or so i think i am going to look at a perception pescador 10 or the heritage redfish 10.

Thanks for all the help and im still open for suggestions


By your signature you seem to be a serious big cat hunter so since you are hunting pretty good sized cats, and probably using a lot of lines with a lot of hooks, you might want to look at one of these for your type of fishing.

http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Dolphin-Scout-...1YJCCKBQBZ88P0H

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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10665003 03/03/15 10:17 PM
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The bass pro Ascend FS10 is a great river/creek yak. Light weight and comfortable chair and very stable for a sit in. Plus they are a dry ride. Just my .02 oh and the one I have (still have it!) carried my 6'3" 245lb frame just fine.

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Jimbo. I have another boat for runnin lines on the river. Just needin somethin for whites during the spring


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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Yellowcat] #10665707 03/04/15 02:14 AM
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I don't know why Malibu Kayaks do not get much love on this forum, but a mini-X is great for creeks and rivers. Wide, but very stable for beginners.

Mini-X


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Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery] #10666196 03/04/15 04:13 AM
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2nd the BPS Ascend FS10. Very stable & in your price range.
The seat ! The Seat ! is really great. I use mine in creeks
for the sandbass run. The 2015 model has some nice improvements.
I added (2) forward cleats to hold (2) sets of anchor rope.
Something to think about: I don't plan on adding rod holders
and an array of gadgets to the front dash of my yak. Fishing
in small creeks, I anchor pointing into the current, and cast
forward into the current. I just don't need obstacles to have to
cast over & around.

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing [Re: fredfarmer] #10666271 03/04/15 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: fredfarmer
I don't know why Malibu Kayaks do not get much love on this forum, but a mini-X is great for creeks and rivers. Wide, but very stable for beginners.

Mini-X


agreed. the mini x was the first yak I ever bought and I still use it for creeks and short lake trips. very stable


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