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Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing

Posted By: Yellowcat

Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/01/15 03:44 PM

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.
Thanks
Posted By: butch sanders

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/01/15 03:55 PM

if you are catching 63 lb. fish
man I don't know what to suggest
Posted By: BKT

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/01/15 04:03 PM

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.
Posted By: CamoCuda

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/01/15 04:58 PM

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.
Posted By: Yellowcat

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/01/15 06:44 PM

Im about 150 lbs 5'11". Just a young buck. The creeks i fish at most are 30 yds wide
Posted By: Yellowcat

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/01/15 06:45 PM

And i dont plan on catchin 63 pound fish out of it. But ya never know what ya will hook on to!
Posted By: Knot at work

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/02/15 12:33 AM

150 pounds? You have a wide selection. I'm 170 and my pelican apex 100 angler holds me just fine.
Posted By: Yellowcat

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/02/15 02:30 AM

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
Posted By: Jimbo

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/03/15 09:53 PM

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
Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/03/15 10:17 PM

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.
Posted By: Yellowcat

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/04/15 01:05 AM

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

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/04/15 02:14 AM

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
Posted By: The Leadbetter Legend

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/04/15 04:13 AM

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.
Posted By: Bass fro chop

Re: Need help picking the right kayak for creek fishing - 03/04/15 04:39 AM

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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