There are many different kinds of kayaks on the market today. So many, that it is really hard to find the perfect kayak for fishing.  So, here we are giving you some important tips to buy a cheap kayak for fishing

Your physical being, your physical condition, and your attitude - First of all, you need to be able to fit comfortably in the kayak seating both in width and legroom. Then consider your weight. Because how you are built, and what physical shape you are in, can determine whether you buy a kayak with a motor, pedals, or just a paddle for propelling your kayak. How do you want to get from one fishing spot and back again?

Sit-On-Top, (SOT) or Sit-In-Kayak, (SIK)? - This is a personal choice. The traditional kayak is a "sit in" kayak. This is where you sit inside the kayak. A sit on top kayak is where you sit on what is like a formed tube that lets water drain through holes called scuppers. The SOT is what, in my opinion, works best for kayak fishing. Look at both, and talk to experts, do the research; find out what is comfortable for you.

Stability - There are two kinds of stability. One is the initial stability, which is how "wobbly" it is on the water. The second factor of stability (and this is the important one) is how far a kayak can lean or tip before it sends you overboard.

Maneuverability - You need a kayak that responds and handles well. The rocker (or camber) which is the "curve" from the front to the back of the hull will determine how easily it handles, along with the length and width of the boat. The shorter the kayak and the more rocker, the quicker it responds, but may also sacrifice stability. The longer and "less" rocker of the hull, the more speed and sea-worthiness of the boat.

Weight - If the kayak is too heavy to lug around, and getting it off and on your vehicle, you probably won't use it as much. Plus, if you have to portage around obstacles it can be a real energy drain.

Maximum Weight Capacity - You also want to take into consideration your weight and the weight of your gear. The maker of the kayak will have maximum weight capacities listed. Stay well below them or you can become a barge.

Speed of Kayak - This is a personal choice. A stable, shorter, wide kayak will be slower and a longer and narrower kayak will be faster. A wider kayak can take a lot more energy and time to get to a fishing spot, and when paddling against a strong wind can be difficult. Where a longer narrow kayak slices through the water and wind easier, it can be a real trick to fish comfortably from. So a balance between the two styles seems to be an all-around safe choice.

Published by Reed Cooper