Looking for recommendations for a good, stable fishing kayak. What brands do you use, and why??

+1 vote
asked Feb 27, 2018 in Kayaking by Boneyard (1,593 points)
What brand of stable fishing kayak do you use, and why did you chose this brand? I'm looking to buy one and there are so many to choose from it gets a little daunting.

4 Answers

+4 votes
answered Feb 27, 2018 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I do not know if you can get one depending where you live, but I love my Vibe Kayak and I can stand on top and use it as pretty much a paddle board, I love it, and it is very stable.
commented Feb 28, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Thanks...have looked at those.
+2 votes
answered Mar 9, 2018 by Happykayaker12 (95 points)
I have used Ocean Kayak for fishing as well as Cobra.  Either one of these brands is very stable and depending on the model, they have specific options for fishing gear...etc.
commented Mar 9, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Had not heard of Cobra...will look at them. Thanks
commented Mar 10, 2018 by Happykayaker12 (95 points)
You are welcome.
+2 votes
answered Mar 15, 2018 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I love my vibe seaghost 110. It is stable enough that I can stand on it. It is also very affordable and I haven’t had any issues with the quality of the kayak, it is very well designed and stable
commented Mar 15, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Since it is a shorter kayak, does it track well? How does it handle overall??
commented Mar 22, 2018 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I think it tracks pretty well, the rudder helps. I never thought i'd actually use the rudder, but it has come in handy, especially if there is wind, helps you keep in the direction you want to go and great for when drifting down stream. I use mine primarily for inshore fishing, even in some chop it handled well so far!
+2 votes
answered Jun 10, 2018 by jlandry81 (170 points)
I love my Kaku Wahoo 12.5, it is super stable and affordable.  The kayak has an open deck, pre drilled for a micro power pole, rudder ready, setup with several gear tracks.  The kayak tracks very well so no need for a rudder unless you really want one.  Easy to paddle and fairly fast for a super stable kayak.  The company has exceptional customer service, most times you can speak with Kevin the owner directly.
commented Jun 10, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
I have looked at those...love the graphics on them. I've heard they are not US made and I like to buy stuff "locally"...
commented Jun 10, 2018 by jlandry81 (170 points)
Yes the molded hulls are made out of country as are most unfortunately.  Kevin puts the finishing touches in Florida.  If you are looking for a made in the USA look at Wilderness Systems Radar 135 which can be upgraded to peddle.  That is probably my next one.  Jackson Kayaks also makes the ATAK which is probably the best Paddle Fishing kayak on the market., it was out of my price range for my first which is why I went with the Wahoo.
commented Jun 11, 2018 by Boneyard (1,593 points)
Thanks for the info....I appreciate it.
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