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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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Re: Fishing Kayak [Re: MILFhunter] #14167482 09/30/19
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I bought a NuCanoe Flint last year and have nothing but great things to say about it. Because of it, I've been on the water at least 10x more than I ever have before, and that includes the last 6 years we've owned our 16' Express Jon Boat.

The Flint has 4 verticle rod holders in the back and two horizontal holders in the front. Its a little over 11' long and weighs 60 lbs. I bought the dolly to go with it but don't use it much. I have my 13 y.o. son help me load it at home and then when I get to the water I always go to public boat ramps that I gently lower the front into the water and it makes it easy just sliding it right out. Its a little more trouble loading it by myself, but not too bad with the front in floating in the water.

I can't tell you how much more I enjoy my time on the water having a simple kayak to paddle around on instead of having to drive a motorboat and then troll with a trolling motor. I just paddle to where I want to fish, generally upstream when the dams are not generating and then just drift with the current back down to where I put in at. The Flint is very stable, I've not had any trouble with it flipping or even feeling unsteady. It's got plenty of room for all your rods, a couple of tackle boxes, and even has drink holders to the right and left. My only gripe is the fact that the dry hatch is in the back and inaccessible from the seated position. You have to get out to get into it. The only time this is a problem is when you need your cell phone. I usually pack mine in a zip lock bag in the dry hatch for fear of flipping, however the last time I went out I just kept it in my pocket.

I highly recommend the NuCanoe Flint, but any sit on top kayak will offer you many joyful hours on the water. Think the weight capacity on the Flint is around 350 lbs.


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