Not all kayaks are created the same. Indeed not for the same purpose. Fishing kayaks are in their own category. Fishing kayaks are designed with stability as well as navigability in mind. The right kind of fishing kayak for you will depend on what type of fishing you plan to engage in, as well as your personal preference when it comes to equipping your kayak. Economy Tackle/Dolphin Paddlesports has a curated list of the 3 most common types of fishing kayaks to help you choose which one best fits your needs.
Sit-on-Top Fishing Kayaks
Sit-on-top fishing kayaks like the Hobie Pro Angler are unique in that they were specifically created for fishing. The seats on sit-on-top kayaks are mounted above the hull for a better vantage point while fishing. These fishing kayaks are perfect for beginners and experts alike thanks to their stability. They are often built with small channels to drain water as well as plenty of room for accessories. Recent sit-on-top kayaks now feature pedals to take your navigating experience to the next level by leaving your hands free to focus on fishing.
Tandem Fishing Kayaks
When it comes to fishing kayaks the next best option is the tandem fishing kayaks. Fishing in kayaks was relegated to a one person experience for quite some time before these double kayaks arrived on the scene. Tandem kayaks are heavier, sturdier, and long enough to fit two adults. However, these same features make it ideal for anyone heading out solo on a tandem kayak. When seated in the rear seat they can be controlled by a single user for a smooth fishing expedition with added room for storage or accessories.
Your Custom Fishing Kayak
We can list the best premade fishing kayaks out there but none of them will come close to the one you customize yourself. Fishing aficionados all have their preferences when it comes to the exact specs that fit their needs. Kayak rigging or customization is an integral part of the fishing kayak scene. Customizations range from different attachments to drilling extra holes in kayak hulls to add extra equipment. Small or big if you are thinking about rigging your kayak to your preferred setup reach out to the Sarasota kayak rigging experts at Economy Tackle/Dolphin Paddlesports for professional advice.
Do you need to learn more about which fishing kayak would be perfect for you? Visit the Economy Tackle/Dolphin Paddlesports location at 6018 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida for more information or call us at (914) 922-9671 to schedule a demo or click here to get more information.