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Old 07-11-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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I've been thinking seriously about getting a yak for fishing on lakes and streams and to bring down there to fish but don't really know what I want.

I see most of you have the sit on top kind in the the videos that I see. What's the advantages of them vs sit in? Is there a decent yak that I can get for under $500?

I wouldn't be doing any open water fishing except possibly yaking out shark bait and quickly coming back to the beach. Most of the time down there would be spent in the sound.

What should I be looking for? Are there any brands I need to stay away from? I'd like to get a used one just to get more bang for my $$.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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Stay away from pelicans. They are cheap and they're crap. I have the second and my girlfriend has the first one. They are great kayaks for the money and unless you come across a good one on here or on craigslist, this is about as good as it's gonna get.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...417832.4417969

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...417832.4417969
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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This may be a stupid question, but can I just strap that down to the luggage rack or do I really need a bracket for it?

I don't live down there. I've been looking on craigslist up here and found a lot of Pelicans cheap. Almost bought one but got on line and found a lot of reports about them taking on water. One guy said he was 350 yards off shore and had to drag it back in. Called the guy back and cancelled the sell.

I do live about 30 miles from the closest Dicks. There is a Cabelas opening up about 3 hours from here, but about 30 minutes from my mom's house and a Bass Pro is going in about an hour from me, probably a year out though.

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So the way I read the description yours has 4 rod holders?
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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Sports authority has a fishing kayak for $225
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #6
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Get an Ocean Kayak...no one ever regrets buying one and its re-sell value doesn't deteriorate much. You will eventually want to upgrade, so might as well get something decent that you can re-sell.
http://www.austinkayak.com/products/...sic-Kayak.html
http://www.austinkayak.com/products/...nzy-Kayak.html
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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walmart.com with free ship to store

prices are good, real good.

ive bought all my yaks from there, academy has some too, sports authority is usually alot more then either.
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The smaller one doesn't look like it has rod holders. Wouldn't that be important?
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walmart.com with free ship to store

prices are good, real good.

ive bought all my yaks from there, academy has some too, sports authority is usually alot more then either.

What does Walmart have that I would want?

What's the advantages/disadvantages to sit on or sit in?
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #10
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What do you think of this one? http://www.basspro.com/Ascend-FS12T-...1401647/212177
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