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Fishing Kayak #14109359 09/07/19
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Anybody have insight into a good fishing kayak for a tall (6’7”) guy? Weight close to 300lbs.

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As you look into them, be sure to look at the weight if you are going to have any issues getting to the water.


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Re: Fishing Kayak [Re: MILFhunter] #14110652 09/08/19
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Get a lightweight 10 foot jon boat and put wheels on the back to hand launch it.

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One could always go to a two person version.


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Re: Fishing Kayak [Re: MILFhunter] #14111676 09/08/19
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Budget?

Hobie is a solid choice. Stable, pricey but great quality. I have one.

The 10-12’ jon boat idea ain’t a bad way to roll.

Blend the 2 and get a Gheenoe. I spend a lot of time in a small boat stream fishing for muskies here in eastern Kentucky. The gheenoe combines the paddling ease of a canoe, with the stability of a 12/36 jon boat. Will accept up to a 5hp motor and weighs 130# in the 13’ model.


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There are now a number of foot-pedal kayaks, based on the overwhelming success of the original Hobie Pro Angler. I've had my 14' Hobie for a number of years and have never had an issue with it. It's almost untippable, stable as heck, surprisingly fast (I have trouble pedaling slow enough to troll in it!) and is a virtually silent fish-catching machine.

Search YouTube for pedal kayaks and find the newer ones by Pelican and others.


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OK If I was 30 again instead of 70, perhaps I'd go with the pedal kayak. But I ain't. And a 10 ft Jon and a trolling motor and battery beats every Canoe and Kayak ever made. IMHO
For two $4 harbor freight wheels and $20 worth of aluminum angle stock, I can fish the skinny water and stretch my long azz legs in the boat.
Just remember, every foot ya pedal out, ya gots to pedal back!

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I'm 72, fubar, and I pedal mine for hours, effortlessly. It's easier than walking because you're seated while pedaling. Only the loading and unloading are a challenge, but with a trailer, even that would be eliminated.


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Re: Fishing Kayak [Re: fubarguy] #14115386 09/10/19
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Originally Posted by fubarguy
OK If I was 30 again instead of 70, perhaps I'd go with the pedal kayak. But I ain't. And a 10 ft Jon and a trolling motor and battery beats every Canoe and Kayak ever made. IMHO
For two $4 harbor freight wheels and $20 worth of aluminum angle stock, I can fish the skinny water and stretch my long azz legs in the boat.
Just remember, every foot ya pedal out, ya gots to pedal back!



And every gheenoe beats every 10-12ft jon EVER made


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I'd have to agree on the Gheenoe as an alternative to a jon. Personal preference thing. Either one is better than sitting cramped in a kayak

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