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Big guy kayak recommendations? #14084001 08/04/21 09:46 PM
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Looking for a fishing kayak for a 6’ 280lb guy. Any recommendations? What are y’all currently using?


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Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #14084039 08/04/21 10:10 PM
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Ranger - Z21, 250ProXS....J/K following for recommendations


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Bonafide ss127. It is so comfortable. I did a 360 going down a class 4 rapid and did not tip.

Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #14084128 08/04/21 11:36 PM
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check the kayak forum on here?


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Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #14084181 08/05/21 12:14 AM
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Lots of options:

Inflatable: Sea Eagle 385fta
Pedal: Hobie PA 14 or Old Town PDL
Paddle: Jackson Big Tuna
Budget: Lifetime Sport Fish Angler


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I really bought ours for my wife to use at the lake house but I’m a little bigger than the average guy so we went with 2 Hobie Mirage Outback’s and they fit my about as good as one could.


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Originally Posted by CCTX
Lots of options:

Inflatable: Sea Eagle 385fta
Pedal: Hobie PA 14 or Old Town PDL
Paddle: Jackson Big Tuna
Budget: Lifetime Sport Fish Angler

This guy knows.

Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #14084346 08/05/21 02:20 AM
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I’m very large and have the Jackson Big Rig. Stable as all get out and can float in 3” of water. Love it.

Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #14084749 08/05/21 02:26 PM
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I just bought a used Native Slayer Max 12.5. I am 6'7" 220 lbs. and am very comfortable in it. I am brand new to kayak fishing and have zero experience with any other kayaks, but I couldn't be happier with this one. It is rated to carry up to 500 lbs.

I fished out of it for the first time this past Sunday on Clark. My wife sat in a small kayak-style flip-open chair and fished off the back. It was extremely stable and easy to get around the lake even with 2 people and heading directly into the wind. I could stand up and fish no problem.

The little features on this kayak sold me on it and proved very useful on my first trip out.
- Molded-in spots for 3600 sized boxes on either side of the seat.
- Forward-facing rod holder by the seat to use when rigging up or dealing with a fish
- Forward and backward adjusting seat module
- Instant reverse Propel drive
- Track mounts everywhere
- Huge tank well area
- A ton of storage under the seat
- Recessed transducer mounting area

Like I said, I have zero experience with any other kayak, but I would definitely put this one on your list of ones to try out.

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Two yaks strapped together

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6'4" 230, I had a Hobie PA 14. It was awesome.

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Originally Posted by 572Fitter
Two yaks strapped together

roflmao

Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: 572Fitter] #14086552 08/06/21 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 572Fitter
Two yaks strapped together


Three if my wife wants to go.


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Re: Big guy kayak recommendations? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king] #14086674 08/07/21 01:02 AM
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I've never kayaked because of the stability issue. But with them now getting more advanced and with trolling motors the line is even more thin between them and bassbuster type boats. I would get a bass hunter EX or if I wanted wheels for maneuverability I'd get the bass baby. Much less expensive and much more stable. It's even built with a solid hull like a kayak

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