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Looking for a fishing Kayak
« on: August 10, 2020, 12:51:16 PM »
I just sold a kayak, so now I am in the market for a fishing kayak. Would like to stay under $1500
 I will primarily fishing Pine Creek, Loyalsock Creek and the Susquehanna.
Just looking for some suggestions on what works and what doesn't.

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Looking for a fishing Kayak
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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 02:02:16 PM »
My wife and I go for walks on the Isle of Que. For the last 4 days we have been seeing kayakers from all over the U.S. fishing on the Susquehanna. There was a Hobie Kayak Tournament going on. See link below:

https://www.thefishingwire.com/releases/45611b14-9f57-493d-9b75-eb82e1ebb276

Hobie Kayaks are neat. And I believe some are within your price range. Hands free...foot propulsion or you can remove the foot propeller and paddle. Some we saw this week were equipped with all the electronics and rod holders you could imagine.

I've only ever used a canoe but these puppies (Hobies) have always gotten my attention.

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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 02:42:07 PM »
Thank you Dry
I will have to look at the Hobies. I'm not in a big hurry and will take my time looking. Now probably isn't the best time to be looking,from what I hear a lot of kayaks are sold out and dealers are having problems getting more in.

Kayaks are easy to launch and take out if you have some kind of trailer.

I have a semi V boat but this spring with higher water and no docks it was a bear to put in and out.  I remedied that by adding a jet John 1648 to the fleet. Much Much easier to put in and out.
And coming in handy with this skinny water.

My youngest son done some kayaking on Pine Creek and caught some really nice SM's. So I would like to joined him maybe this fall and next spring.

Thinking about getting 12' fishing kayak only because it's a happy medium.  Pros or cons?
Might add I have been kayaking for years so I'm not exactly a novice...just need updated on fishing yaks.
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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 08:52:32 PM »
I'm probably too old for a fishing kayak, though I do still have good knees! If you are not aware of this guy, check it out. Might give you a few ideas. Plus this guy gets into some nice fish. Real no bs channel.

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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 08:29:24 AM »
I have a Hobie Compass pedal kayak and really like it.  Once you go hands free when fishing you will not want to go back to paddling.  I can pedal longer distances as well as moving faster using less energy.  I fish alone most often and launch and take out in the same place, so being able to fish and pedal back to the launch area is important.  The Hobie Passport model is in your price range.  Good luck.
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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 08:15:29 PM »
I have a Hobie Compass pedal kayak and really like it.  Once you go hands free when fishing you will not want to go back to paddling.  I can pedal longer distances as well as moving faster using less energy.  I fish alone most often and launch and take out in the same place, so being able to fish and pedal back to the launch area is important.  The Hobie Passport model is in your price range.  Good luck.
Only concern with the Hobie is with the pedals. On the creeks mention not sure I would have enough water for pedals in some spots. I will have to look into that...Thanks!

Phil nice video!! Guy has a nice setup.
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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 05:31:50 AM »
Phil nice video!! Guy has a nice setup.
I was impressed with his fabrication skills!
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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 08:44:22 AM »
River is getting bad up here. Scraped bottom in the Jet yesterday...no water.
Might have to get a Kayak if we soon don't get rain.

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=ctp&gage=wilp1&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 04:51:27 PM »
Only concern with the Hobie is with the pedals. On the creeks mention not sure I would have enough water for pedals in some spots. I will have to look into that...Thanks!

Phil nice video!! Guy has a nice setup.

You can pedal with the fins just under the hull in shallow water or pin the fins against the hull and paddle or just pull up the drive altogether and paddle it.....it paddles well.  Good luck.

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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2020, 09:15:43 AM »
My wife and I go for walks on the Isle of Que. For the last 4 days we have been seeing kayakers from all over the U.S. fishing on the Susquehanna. There was a Hobie Kayak Tournament going on. See link below:

https://www.thefishingwire.com/releases/45611b14-9f57-493d-9b75-eb82e1ebb276

Hobie Kayaks are neat. And I believe some are within your price range. Hands free...foot propulsion or you can remove the foot propeller and paddle. Some we saw this week were equipped with all the electronics and rod holders you could imagine.

I've only ever used a canoe but these puppies (Hobies) have always gotten my attention.

Bill
Looks like they had some good fishing!

Phil

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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2020, 11:57:01 AM »
Oh!!!!!!! To be young again  ;)  :)  8)

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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2020, 06:32:49 AM »
Oh!!!!!!! To be young again  ;)  :)  8)

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Re: Looking for a fishing Kayak
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2020, 09:22:43 AM »
Thanks for the link! I do currently own a Ocean Kayak but my oldest son borrowed it about 3 years ago and hasn't brought it back.
Kayak shopping got put on the back burner for now. I bought a new used boat.
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